Lorraine O.B. Madden
C. Psychol., Ps.S.I. M6672 M.A. B. Ed. Psych. Ad.Dip.
Clinical Director Lorraine O.B. Madden is a Chartered Educational Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland. She is also a published research author, lecturer in University College Dublin, a wife and a mother of two children. Lorraine specialises in the areas of child development, infant mental health and early intervention. Lorraine and the clinic’s highly qualified team of healthcare professionals believe in helping all children reach their full potential in life.
Lorraine begun her career working as a home tutor with children who presented with Autism. She then worked as a primary school teacher, before returning to university to complete her studies in Educational Psychology. As a psychologist, she initially worked with the HSE in both Early Intervention and School Aged Services. After some time working with the HSE, Lorraine set up her own clinical practice, The EPT Clinic in January 2019. The practice now comprises of over 12 team members, specialiseing in excellence in peadiatric healthcare.
Infant Mental Health:
In recent years, Lorraine has developed a special interest in supporting families with young babies and toddlers. This began during her time working in Early Intervention Psychology Services in the HSE Cork. She underwent extensive training, including Masterclass in Infant Mental Health training, training with the The Squiggle Foundation and the NSPCC. She also engaged in CPD in developmental trauma and interpersonal, neurobiological approaches to development and resiliency.
Lorraine published work in The Irish Psychologist (2008), the National Educational Psychological Service’s February Research Brief (2014), and most recently, in the UK’s peer reviewed journal Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (2017).
Awards: “Excellent” and Highly Commended Award at the PSI Students Congress (2008).
Conferences: Presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland’s National Conference in 2016.
- Chartered Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland
- Member of the Division of Educational Psychologists, PSI
- Chairperson of the Kilkenny/Carlow Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Steering Group (0-3 yrs)
- Member of the Irish Association for Infant Mental Health
- Lorraine spent two terms on the Committee of the Division of Educational Psychologists, PSI and she is currently on a working group with the PSI who are revising the Best Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders for children and adolescents (birth to 18 years).
Lorraine’s Qualifications & Training
M.A. in Educational Psychology: University College Dublin
B.Ed in Education and Psychology: Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
Advanced Diploma in Professional Development & Inclusive Education: Queen’s University of Belfast. Specialised in: Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Dyslexia
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 from the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Network
Certificate in Assessment of Children’s Behavioural, Social, and Clinical Functioning: Presented by Jerome Sattler, Ph.D.
Certificate in Supporting Professionals utilising TEACCH: The Psychological Society of Ireland
Certificate in Raising Standards for Literacy and Numeracy Through Action Research: Dr. Jean McNiff, Kilkenny Education Centre
Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children, The Power of Play: The Children’s Therapy Centre, Eileen Prenderville
Certificate in Age Appropriate Mathematics: Continuous Professional Development College
Mental Health Programme Certificate: The Chairman and Board of Directors of Mental Health Ireland
Trained in utilising Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS)