The Caidreamh Team


Dr Mairead Ní Eidhin is a chartered psychologist and a member of The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Dr Ní Eidhin holds a degree in Applied Psychology and Criminal Psychology from University College Cork, a Diploma in Family Therapy from University of Limerick and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology the from Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Ní Eidhin has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental health over 18 years and has a private practice where she works with Children and Adolescents with a variety of mental health and social difficulties. Dr Ní Eidhin has lectured in Magee and Queens University, National University Ireland Galway and University of Limerick on child mental health. Dr Ní Eidhin works in the school and court system as part of this private practice. Dr Ní Eidhin has also worked in Neuropsychology for 4 years. Dr Ní Eidhin carries out psychological assessments in Caidreamh, engages in therapeutic work and supports the provision of services as required. She also assesses the impact of road traffic and other accidents on infants young children and teenagers. Dr Ní Eidhin provides clinical supervision to a number of professionals. Dr Ni Eidhin is a visiting lecturer on the Masters in Psychology Course in University College Cork and is also a visiting lecturer to medical students in University College Cork teaching Neuropsychology.



Ms Carmel Jennings holds a Bachelor of Social Science from University College Dublin and a Diploma in the Psychology of Adolescence from University College Cork. Ms Jennings has worked in the private and public residential child care system in Ireland for over 15 years. She has managed regional and independent residential teams throughout her working life, working with teenagers in secure care, open residential units and in addiction treatment facilities. Ms Jennings has also worked in Family support doing direct assessment and therapeutic work with both parents and children. She has a keen interest in early childhood and parenting intervention. She has undertaken further training in child protection and welfare in the legal system and is a parenting when separated programme facilitator. Ms Jennings works with children who have experienced separation and provides parent mentoring to parents upon request. Ms Jennings is trained to administer the Marschak Interaction Method (MIM). The Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) is a play-based, structured technique for observing and assessing the relationship between a parent/caregiver and child or between any two individuals.