Dr. Hollie Byrne
Hollie is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in a range of clinical settings prior to and during postgraduate psychology training. These settings include HSE Primary Care, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Adult and Older Adult psychology services, hospital based psychology services for children and young people with cancer, Early Intervention and School Age Disability services.
Hollie has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Psychological Science in UCD. She graduated from a professional clinical psychology training program, the UCD PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2018. Hollie’s doctoral thesis focused on exploring anxiety experienced by women during pregnancy and in the first postnatal year. Hollie has previously completed research projects in the area of educational options for children with autism and the impact of bullying on youth mental health.
Prior to training in clinical psychology, Hollie worked with young adults with a range of mental health and developmental needs in order to support them to transition to third level, with a focus on developing well-being, organisational, social and self-advocacy skills.
Hollie has completed training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R). She has also completed facilitator training for the Parent’s Plus Adolescents Program.
Hollie has a keen interest in keeping up to date with best-practice information and research related to issues which are important to the young people she works with, such as technology and well-being, sexuality and gender identity.
Hollie has experience of completing assessments and intervention with children and adolescents experiencing emotional, behavioural and developmental difficulties, as well as working with parents and family systems. Hollie currently also works on a School Age Disability Service team with families of children aged 6-18 who are presenting with complex developmental needs.
Hollie draws upon a range of therapeutic approaches in relation to assisting children, young people and families to develop an understanding of the difficulties they are experiencing, and the unique profile of strengths that a child, adolescent or family presents with. Hollie has a particular interest in using cognitive behavioural and strengths-based therapy approaches when working with children and young people.