Behaviour Support Specialist
UPR Behaviour Support – Behaviour Support Services in the South East of Ireland
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
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)
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
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.
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