The Caidreamh Team
DR. MAIREAD NÍ EIDHIN
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.
DR NICOLA O’ SULLIVAN
Dr Nicola O’Sullivan holds a diploma and degree in Social Science in Youth & Community Work from University College Cork, and a Masters in Child Protection and Welfare from Trinity College Trinity College Dublin. Dr O’Sullivan holds a Doctorate in Social Care and Emotional Wellbeing from the Tavistock and Portman Trust, London. She has worked with children and families in the residential care system and community for seventeen years. Dr O’Sullivan established and managed two child protection family support services and managed a large residential unit and social care team, specialising in parent-infant mental health and early childhood development. Dr O’Sullivan lectures on the topic of parent-infant mental health, psychodynamic theory and reflective practice and neglect in childhood on the Post Graduate Diploma in Child Protection and Welfare at Trinity College Dublin. In 2018 Dr O’Sullivan began teaching on the Certificate in Mental Health in the Community in University College Cork. She is also an external examiner of the social care degree programme at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown. Dr O’Sullivan provides individual and group supervision to social workers, social care workers and community workers at all levels.
MS CARMEL JENNINGS
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.