Oliver O’Driscoll

Educational and Child Psychologist in-training

 

Oliver is a trainee Educational and Child Psychologist currently studying in Mary Immaculate College. Oliver originally graduated as a primary school teacher and has been working with the Department of Education and Skills since 2016 as a Mainstream and Special Education teacher.

 

Oliver returned to postgraduate education in 2018 to complete a Master’s in Psychology at the University of Limerick, receiving a first-class honors, level 9 qualification.

Throughout his role as an educator, Oliver has worked with students with varying support needs including ASD, Dyslexia, DCD, Down-syndrome and other learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

In an aim to enhance and develop his skills and knowledge, Oliver has worked as a personal one to one tutor on the July Provision, In-Person Supplementary Programmes and as a private grind’s teacher. He has also worked with students with disabilities in a special school setting in Kilkenny and as a trainee NEPS psychologist. Oliver believes in supporting the progression of all children through the application of psychological theory and practice in education.

Additional Certificates:

 

  • Children’s First E-learning certificate

  • Certificate in the promotion of Psychological Wellbeing in schools
  • Certificate in Informing and Supporting Families of Children with Disabilities
  • Higher diploma in education
  • Garda Vetting

Publications/Research:

 

  • Irish Psychologist Abstract supplement 2020 for Psychology Student Congress Title: ‘The Consequences of Endorsing Mastery Goals on Student Motivation, Learning Efficacy and Achievement’
  • Oliver’s current research interests lie in the area of growth mindset interventions, formative assessment feedback, praise and positive psychological interventions.

Affiliations:

 

  • Registered member of the Teaching Council
  • Graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Associate member of the division of Educational Psychology, PSI
  • Member of the special interest group of Intellectual Disabilities, PSI

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