Jo-Anne holds a B.A. in Honours Psychology, an M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a Certificate in Child Psychotherapy and an M.A. in Educational Psychology. Jo-Anne’s most recent work has included working in residential and the community with children, adolescents and adults with Autism and/or physical or cognitive disability. Jo-Anne provides educational assessments, emotional and behavioural assessments; therapeutic services to children and adolescents, child and family assessments, behaviour support plans, risk assessments and mental health assessments. Jo-Anne competed studies in addictions and child psychotherapy where training was provided in a range of creative therapies to work with children/adolescents. Jo-Anne is trained to provide assessments in areas such as cognitive abilities and disabilities in children, Autism, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioural problems, risk of young people who display sexually harmful behaviour and also mental health, i.e. anxiety, depression, suicidal tendencies, self harm and addiction. She has years of experience working with families and children/young people with challenging behaviour. Jo-Anne provides a professional service offering comprehensive psycho-educational assessments to children from one year into adulthood. Jo-Anne has over 20 years experience working as a Psychologist in organisations that include R & K Bishop Educational Psychologists, GALRO, Oberstown Young Offenders Detention Centre, Finglas Child & Adolescent Centre, Glen Parva Prison and Shanganagh Open Prison for Young Offenders.
Registered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Full member of the Division of Educational Psychologists.
Registered with the Scheme for the commission of Psychological Assessments (SCPA).
Registered as Level A Occupational/Educational Test User on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) WITH THE British Psychological Society and the European Register.