Eileen Prendiville

Eileen Prendiville
CTC Staff
Qualifications:E.C.P., S.I.A.H.I.P., S.I.A.P.T.P., R.N.M.H.,
Role:Director of Academic Affairs

Eileen is CTC’s Director of Academic Affairs and a core trainer for the MA in Creative Psychotherapy and the Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy. Eileen has worked with children for over thirty-five years and now specialises in the field of play therapy and psychotherapy training. She presents regularly at international training events.  Eileen has trained and worked in the fields of pre-school education, intellectual disability and child psychiatry, she has particular expertise in working with issues of child sexual abuse with both child and adult clients.  Eileen holds qualifications in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, Jungian Sand Play Therapy, Biodynamic Psychotherapy and Family Law. She was a founder member of the Children at Risk in Ireland Foundation and was their National Clinical Director until 2004. She is a psychotherapist, play therapist, supervisor, author, and teacher. She held the position of Chairperson of the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy from 2012 – 2014. With Justine Howard, Eileen co-edited Play Therapy Today: Contemporary practice with individuals, groups, and carers published by Routledge (2014), and contributed a chapter to this book. She also contributed a chapter on ‘Abreaction’ in the 2nd edition (2014) of Dr Charles Schaefer’s seminal text, ‘The Therapeutic Powers of Play: 20 Core Agents of Change’ co-authored with Dr Athena Drewes. She has another chapter (Healing Children Affected by Sexual Abuse: The Therapeutic Touchstone) in ‘Play Therapy with Vulnerable Populations: No Child Forgotten‘. She has recently had 3 further chapters published and her second book, Creative Psychotherapy: Applying the principles of neurobiology to play and expressive arts-based practice, was published in 2016. She is now working on her 3rd book: Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play.

Most queries are best directed to our MA Course Leader Siobhan Prendiville, however if you need to contact Eileen in particular you can use the form below.