Zoe Kennelly

Doctorate Educational Psychologist in Training

PSI M9676

 

Zoë Kenneally is Doctorate Educational Psychologist in training with University College Dublin. She originally studied Early Years Education in Cork Institute of Technology prior to pursuing Psychology. Zoë worked in the Early Years sector for 6 years and in this time managed a Pobal funded childcare facility.

Zoë then pursued her love of Psychology by completing a Higher Diploma in Psychology in Trinity College Dublin. During the course she volunteered with Trinity’s Child Research lab transcribing parent and child interactions. She gained experience in the area of applied behaviour analysis working as a tutor with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Zoë completed her thesis on preschool anxiety which she presented at the 2019 PSI conference.

 

Following her Higher Diploma, Zoë completed a Masters in Applied Psychology. Whilst completing the Masters she volunteered as an assistant researcher in the Whelan Lab  in Trinity College’s Institute of Neuroscience. She was part of the team conducting a large scale study on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. During her experience in this role Zoë conducted brain electrical activity tests (EEG) and gained experience of structured clinical interviews. She completed her Thesis on ‘The role of anxiety in emotional inhibitory control: an examination into attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and its heritability’. Zoë volunteered as an assistant psychologist throughout her Masters working under the supervision of a clinical psychologist in a primary school in Dublin.

Upon completing the Masters Zoë worked as an assistant psychologist for a private psychology service in Dublin. During her time in this role, she observed the AON psychology assessment process. Zoë then went on to work as an assistant psychologist for the National Learning Network and was based in the National College for Art and Design (NCAD). She provided support for students in the college who sought academic, wellbeing, social or organisational support. Zoë assisted her supervisor completing Dyslexia assessments and making recommendations for support for third level students. She completed ‘Need Assessments’ to establish third level student’s eligibility for the ‘HEA fund for students with disabilities’. Throughout her time in the NCAD Zoë provided group wellbeing and academic writing sessions.

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)(2020) – workshop in suicide first aid.
  • CBT for complicated PTSD improving your practice – IABCP Cert (March 2018)
  • Safe Talk (2020)- Suicide Alertness Training.
  • Children First Training (March 2018)

 

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