B.A, PSI M12721
Psychology Student and Assistant Psychologist
Graduate Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Daniel is currently working as a psychology student and Assistant Psychologist. He recently graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology (W.I.T), completing his B.A (Hons) in Psychology. During his time at W.I.T, Daniel also sang at events to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Starting in September Daniel will be undertaking his MSc in Psychological Science at the University of Limerick.
Daniel is autistic and the Irish ambassador for the Autism Charity, Anna Kennedy Online (AKO). AKO is an Organization that aims to improve the lives of those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related Neurodiversities.
Through his role as an ambassador, Daniel has given lectures and presentations on Autism and other complex Neurodiversities with the goal of raising awareness and understanding among both the general and professional populations. Some of these include guest lecturing on the University College Cork (UCC) Diploma in Autism Studies course, speaking at the Cork Autism Conference 2019 and giving a presentation at the Bluebird Autism Talk.
In order to develop his skillset and acquire a greater depth of knowledge in the area of paediatric psychology and education, Daniel completed work experience in both mainstream and special educational needs schools. Daniel has a particular interest in enhancing quality of life and societal engagement for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related Neurodiversities. Daniel is a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (M12721).
In his spare time, Daniel is an active and competitive powerlifter, and a singer.
- Children’s First E-learning certificate
Docherty, D. (2019). Autism: Aptitudes & Adversities, UCC Diploma in Autism Studies. November 2019.
Docherty, D. (2019). Autism’s Got Talent & Anna Kennedy Online Ambassador Experience, Cork Autism Conference 2019. September 2019.
Docherty, D. (2019). Autism: Strengths & Needs, Bluebird Autism Talk. November 2019.
Docherty, D. (2019). Growing up Autistic, The School of the Holy Spirit Kilkenny. September 2019.
Docherty, D. (2019). Autism: Aptitudes & Adversities, Castlecomer Community School. January 2020.
Docherty, D. (2021). Autism: Aptitudes & Adversities, Wicklow Sudbury Democratic School. November 2021.
- Graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
- Charity Ambassador for Anna Kennedy Online (AKO)