Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland
M.A.E.P. (Educational Psychology), M.Sc. (Health Psychology), D.D.S (Disability Studies). B.A. (Hons.) Psychology. C.Psychol. PsSI. 7624621a
Geraldine completed an honours degree in Psychology in 2004, a Masters in Health Psychology in 2009, a diploma in Disability Studies in 2010 and a Masters in Educational Psychology in 2014. Geraldine trained as an ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) tutor and taught preschool children with Autism prior to training as an Educational Psychologist. Since qualifying, she worked with a voluntary organisation supporting adults with intellectual disabilities alongside her role as a Psychologist with a HSE Children’s Disability Service.
Autism is an area of special interest for Geraldine, she is passionate about advocating for individuals with Autism so their experience of the world can be better understood and consequently, they can be appropriately supported and empowered to live their best possible lives.
Geraldine is trained in Early Intervention Family Centred Practice, she is also trained to deliver Stepping Stones Triple P parenting courses to parents of children with disabilities, and the NAS Early Bird parenting course to parents of children with Autism. Additionally, she is a FRIENDS facilitator. FRIENDS resilience programmes are evidence-based intervention programmes designed to increase social and emotional skills, promote resilience and prevent anxiety and depression in children and adults.
Geraldine is a Mum to busy twin toddler boys! She is also a founding member of the Killina Presentation Resource Centre; a centre in her local community which was set up to provide much needed services in the area.