|Qualifications:||M.I.A.H.I.P., S.I.A.P.T.P., B.Ed, M.Ed., MA Psychotherapy and Play Therapy|
|Role:||MA Course Leader|
Siobhán is our MA Course Leader on the MA Creative Psychotherapy (Humanistic & Integrative Modality) at the Children’s Therapy Centre. Siobhan is a child and adolescent psychotherapist, play therapist, clinical supervisor, author, presenter, and trainer. She also maintains a private child and adolescent psychotherapy and play therapy practice.
Siobhán’s original background is in primary school teaching. She has taught widely in a number of institutions in Ireland and has been involved in training teachers in pilot programmes to influence the teaching methodologies utilized. After having spent over ten years in the classroom Siobhán decided to focus on her therapy and training work. In addition to teaching on our Masters Programme, Siobhán also designs and facilitates a range of our short courses and teaches on our QQI Level 6 Therapeutic Play Skills Certificate in Limerck. Siobhán travels and presents internationally and has a keen interest in writing. She contributed a chapter on ‘Accelerated Psychological Development’ 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 also written about the use of puppets in therapy and education settings in Play Therapy Today: Contemporary Practice with Individuals, Groups and Carers and also Puppet Play Therapy: A Practical Guidebook. She has also contributed a chapter on Sensory Play in Creative Psychotherapy: Applying the principles of neurodevelopment to play and expressive arts-based practice. She is currently working on 3 further chapters.