Dr Jean Sorohan
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Jean is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with 16 years experience working with children and young people with developmental delays and complex emotional and behavioural issues.
PLEASE NOTE THAT JEAN IS CURRENTLY ON TEMPORARY LEAVE FROM THE CHILDREN’S CLINIC.
She achieved her undergraduate degree in Psychology and English literature from Trinity College Dublin, and completed a diploma in Applied Psychology from The University of Ulster, Jordanstown. She graduated from the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Trinity College Dublin with a doctoral dissertation focusing on the area of challenging behavior and intellectual disabilities.
Jean currently also work as a Senior Clinical Psychologist with Enable Ireland Early Services across the counties of Cavan and Monaghan, providing an assessment and intervention service to children under the age of six with developmental delays.
Prior to this, Jean worked in the HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health and disability services across Dublin and Leinster. Her roles included working in residential units, a Child and Adolescent inpatient unit and community mental health and disability teams. She has experiences in supporting clinical and educational psychologists in training placements, as well as providing training and consultation to other professionals.
Jean's priority is to take a child led approach to assessment and therapy. Her areas of expertise include developmental assessment with younger children, and complex mental health assessment with children and adolescents. She has specialist training in Autism assessment, cognitive assessment and assessment of low mood, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal ideation and psychosis.
Jean's particular interests include infant mental health, attachment and relationship development, and supporting children and young people with emotional regulation and behaviour within the family context. She has many years of experience in understanding challenging behaviours and supporting parents and other professionals to respond to difficult behaviours. She is trained as a Parents Plus facilitator and has delivered parenting interventions and parenting groups. She is a supporter of attachment parenting and child centred intervention.
Jean's therapeutic practice includes behavioural interventions, and therapy drawing on solution focused, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness and narrative therapies. She is passionate about supporting children and young people to develop resilience and coping skills, and to support families to have more connected interactions in today’s busy world.
Jean has a keen interest in the role of Clinical Psychology in the media and in public policy and is very invested in her professional role as an advocate for mental health awareness in the wider community.
She is a busy parent to two smaller people and in her rare spare moments she likes to explore the outdoors, travel, read and indulge a passion for art and fashion.
Additional training includes:
S.I.P.P.S. for prodromal psychosis assessment.
Trainer training in the STORM program for suicide risk assessment and crisis intervention.
Facilitator training for Parent’s Plus; The Early Years