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Caoimhe is a registered Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in the area of Child and Adolescent Psychology and Psychotherapy.  She worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services from 1980 to 1997, at the Mater Child Guidance Clinic and later at Lucena Clinic.  She completed a Masters in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy in 1992.  Her thesis for this Masters focused on the effects of a father’s absence on the internal world of the child. Since 1997 she has continued her work in Private Practice seeing children adolescents and their families. 

She has lectured on Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programmes at  UCD and TCD and at several Psychotherapy Training Institutes.  She was a co- director of the Foundation Year in Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Training from 1998 – 2005 and  has extensive training experience with guidance counselors, school counsellors,  teachers, psychologists and psychotherapists.  She has been an approved  supervisor of clinical psychologists and psychotherapists for over twenty years.

More recently Caoimhe has focused on the needs of Children of Separated Parents and their Children as they navigate their way through court proceedings and she provides consultations and reports to the District, Circuit and High Courts in relation to the best interest of children.

Caoimhe is also a trained collaborative practitioner and has extensive experience of working collaboratively with solicitors, barristers and judges.


Caoimhe Nic Dhomhnaill
Child Psychologist and Pyschotherapist

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