Caidreamh; Family and Practitioner assessment and therapeutic services was established in early 2018 and grew out of a small but progressive service based in Southern Ireland. This service delivers assessment, guidance and therapy to children and families. Caidreamh provide private family law assessments, educational assessments, global family assessments, parenting capacity assessments and attachment assessments. The service provides brief psychological assessments where a child may have experienced trauma in the form of a one off event for example, a car accident. The service responds to the needs of practitioners in areas of training, practice development and clinical supervision.
Members of the team at Caidreamh take referrals for and offer clinical consultation, guidance and supervision to teams and professional networks engaged in complex case work. The team work with children presenting with relational and developmental trauma, anxiety, OCD and depression. In situations where children experience highly conflictual parental separation Caidreamh can provide short term focused therapeutic support. The team also offer advice and guidance on child-parent contact. Dr Mairead Ni Eidhin, Dr Nicola O’Sullivan and Ms Carmel Jennings are the establishing partners of this service.