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Behaviour Support Specialist       

UPR Behaviour Support – Behaviour Support Services in the South East of Ireland

Formerly with:

H.S.E. – Carlow/Kilkenny Psychology Services – Disability Dept.

S.O.S Kilkenny Ltd, Co. Kilkenny – A Service Provider for people with learning disabilities in the City and County of Kilkenny

Associate Lecturer           

Institute of Technology, Carlow 

Courses: Meeting the Challenge of Challenging Behaviour (Level 8  Continuing Professional Development and Life Long Learning Programme), and Positive Well Being (A new Lifelong Learning Programme at Level 7) 

 

Competencies

CBT   Competency in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based individual and group sessions

PBS & MEBS      Assessment, design, and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support and Multi Element Behavioural Support Programmes (MEBS)

ABA    Design and implementation of Applied Behaviour Analysis programmes

MBSR & MBCT    Competency in using mindfulness based approaches, including the teaching of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT)

.b  Certifed Teacher of the .b (Stop and Be) Mindfullness programme for youg people

CPI   Certified Master Instructor in Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention with the Crisis Prevention Institute

Studio III  Certified Instructor in Low Arousal Strategies

Capacity Building    Design and delivery of training for managerial and frontline staff teams in all of the above

 

Career Highlights

Projects Officer  Challenging Behaviour Project, H.S.E. South Eastern Region Facilitating the implementation of the recommendations of a specially commissioned report on challenging behaviour

Projects Officer  S.O.S Kilkenny Ltd – Staff Development and Training; ‘Excellence Through People’ Co-ordination; Person Centred Practice Introduction and Implementation

Manager, Vocational Training Centres: S.O.S Kilkenny Ltd  and St. Michael’s House, Dublin

Community /Youth Worker: Donnycarney Youth Project, Dublin 5 – A Community Youth Project providing supports to a local community and Sandymount Community Services, Sandymount, Dublin 4 – An independent community development project providing a wide range of maintenance and information services.

 

Knowledge Acquirement

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy, University College Cork

Post Graduate/Higher Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy, University College Cork

Certificate in Multi Element Behavioural Support, Callan Institute for Positive Behaviour Support, Dublin.

Certificate in Mindfulness Based Approaches, Institute of Mindfulness, Germany

Certificate in Behaviour Analysis and Therapy, Dept. of Applied Psychology, University College Cork

National Diploma in Business Studies (Training and Development), Dublin Institute of Technology