Dr. Elizabeth Collins, Senior Clinical Psychologist
B.Sc, MSc, D. Clin Psych, C. Psychol., Ps.S.I
Elizabeth is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working in a range of clinical settings in the HSE and the NHS in the UK. Elizabeth is a Chartered Member of the Psychology Society of Ireland (M7297C) and is registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) UK (PYL24495)
Elizabeth completed her training in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings College London. She also completed her primary degrees in the UK, a BSc at Leicester University and an MSc in Health Psychology at Surrey University. She spent the first part of her career working in a variety of services for children and young people in the UK and returned home to Ireland in 2011.
Elizabeth has extensive experience working as a clinical psychologist across a range of services, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Primary Care, Disability services and Residential services. In particular, she has spent a significant time working in child and adolescent mental health services, assessing and treating children who present with difficulties related to anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders and neurodevelopmental difficulties and behavioural challenges.
Elizabeth has substantial experience in the assessment and intervention of neurodevelopmental difficulties across the lifespan. She has worked in the assessment of autism for children and young people who present with significant mental health difficulties, in adult autism assessments and in the assessment of autism in disability services. She delivers parent education training post diagnosis and provides training and education to staff in a variety of services on autism.
Other areas of work Elizabeth has been involved include working with Tusla to provide consultation, assessment and support for young people in the care system. Elizabeth has experience in delivering parent support programs and she has contributed to teaching and training of psychologists at universities in the UK and Ireland. She also provides supervision for psychologists at varying stages of their career.
Elizabeth is dedicated to providing a quality psychology service with all the children and families she has the privilege to meet and work with. She is guided by her experience and follows best practice and evidence based guidelines. She uses a collaborative approach, ensuring a focus on strengths based approach with the child at the centre of the process.
Dr. Jennifer Shore, Clinical Psychologist
HDipPsy, M.A., PhD ClinPsy Psychol., Ps.S.I
Jennifer is a clinical psychologist who has worked for a number of years in a variety of HSE clinical settings. She is a Chartered Member with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) (M6811C) and was previously a committee member of the Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health within the PSI.
Jennifer completed her training in Clinical Psychology in University College Dublin. She completed her primary degrees in University College Cork; a Higher Diploma in Psychology as well as a Masters in Applied Psychology.
Prior to becoming a psychologist, Jennifer worked for a number of years in the social care field in various residential settings. Her research history has focused on various aspects of child and family functioning, with her most recent endeavour focusing on models of services for infants and families during the first five years of life.
Jennifer has worked in a variety of settings providing psychology assessment and intervention to individuals across the lifespan, including disability services, primary care, mental health services and paediatric psycho-oncology. She also has provided supervision to both assistant and trainee psychologists.
Jennifer enjoys working collaboratively with her clients and she is committed to providing a quality psychology service to the children and families she works with. Her approach is integrative and evidenced-based so that assessments and interventions can be tailored to the needs and goals of the individual.
Dr. Lainey Keane, Senior Educational and Child Psychologist
B.Ed. Psych; Grad Dip; DECPsy; Ps.S.I
Lainey is a Senior Educational Psychologist, a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) (Membership Number: M12867C) and a qualified primary school teacher. She is currently working as a psychologist within an autism assessment team.
Lainey completed a Bachelor in Education and Psychology (First Class Honours) in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, before completing a Graduate Diploma in Early Intervention in Trinity College Dublin. Lainey also worked with the Junior Researcher Programme in the area of psychology, at Cambridge University, UK. She subsequently completed a Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick where her thesis focussed on the area of assessment of children with English as an Additional Language. The research focussed on the Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Approach which can be applied to the area of Specific Learning Difficulties (i.e., Dyslexia) assessments.
Prior to becoming a psychologist, Lainey worked as a primary school teacher. She has subsequently worked and trained as a psychologist across a number of settings including the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), Children’s Disability Services and Primary Care Services. Lainey also delivers lectures from undergraduate to Doctoral level and engages in supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. She also has provided supervision to trainee psychologists.
Lainey’s research and professional interests lie in the areas of assessment of Specific Learning Difficulties (i.e., Dyslexia); Autism, in particular, Neuroaffirmative Practice; as well as working within the principles of Theraplay. She also has an interest in focussing on relational aspects in managing behaviour that challenges and her work focusses on environmental factors as opposed to “within child” factors (i.e., looking at how we can change the environment and not the child). Lainey has recently written a Book Chapter based on assessment in a recent book, “Perspectives on Childhood”. She has several other national and international publications.