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David O'Donoghue, Psy.D.

David O’Donaghue, Psy.D.

Founder and Director of the Lyceum

David was trained  as a clinical psychologist and worked and taught in the field for 18 years. He went back to school and did doctoral studies in philosophy for five years, concentrating on the practice of the New England Transcendentalists and the local village Lyceums to use conversation as a means of education. David was motivated by this model to start his own Lyceum . He started the Lyceum as an independent adult educational center in the mountains of North Carolina in 2000. The school was relocated to New Orleans in 2003. David specializes in conversations around philosophy (philocafes), literature/poetry, and films. He is a visual artist of sorts and has been making forays into the theatre world.