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TEAM

Forensic Psychological Services was established by its director Dr. Patrick Randall, who has brought together a continually expanding multi-disciplinary team of highly trained and experienced professionals with backgrounds in forensic, clinical, and counselling psychology, social work, psychotherapy, and probation.

 

Clinicians:

 

 Dr. Patrick Randall

Patrick completed his clinical training in 1993 and subsequently graduated from the University of Potchefstroom, South Africa, with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. He came to Ireland in 1995 and has been working in a variety of forensic and clinical settings since then.

In 2009, Patrick founded Forensic Psychological Services as one of its directors. He is mainly responsible for the general management of the service and service and programme development. Patrick also provides training, consultation, and supervision to other professionals. Additionally, he is involved in direct clinical work and has a vast experience in giving expert testimony in courts.

Patrick is particularly interested in people who have committed sexual offences and adolescents displaying challenging or harmful behaviours.

Qualifications: B.A., M.A., PsyD., Reg. Psychol., A.F.Ps.S.I.

 

Dr. Jeanine De Volder

Jeanine obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology from UCD. She also is a fully qualified psychotherapist. Jeanine has been working in a variety of forensic settings since 1996.

Since 2009, Jeanine is one of the directors of Forensic Psychological Services. She currently holds the position of Principal Forensic Psychologist with the service. Jeanine also manages the Kilkenny office.

Apart from direct clinical work, Jeanine is also involved in supervision and training of other professionals and in the programme and service development. Additionally, Jeanine is one of the specialist group facilitators.

Jeanine has a special interest in those who have committed sexual and violent offences.

Qualifications: B.A., H.Dip.Psych., M.Psych.Sc., Ph.D., Grad.Dip. (Counselling and Psychotherapy), Reg. Psychol. PsSI.

 

Maike Le Breton, Dipl.-Psych.

Maike graduated from the University of Giessen, Germany, with a diploma in psychology. She has since been working in a variety of forensic and clinical settings.

Since 2009, Maike is one of the directors of Forensic Psychological Services Ltd. Within the service, she is involved in direct clinical work, training, and programme and service development. Maike is also one of the specialist group facilitators.

Maike also offers assessment and therapy services in German.

Maike has a special interest in female sexual offenders, people with learning disabilities who display harmful or challenging behaviours, and in cases of false confessions.

Qualifications: Dipl.-Psych. (Germany), Reg.Psychol., PsSI, and BDP (Bund Deutscher Psychologen (Federation of German Psychologists)

 

Dr. Davina Walsh

Davina qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She has since been working in a variety of clinical and forensic settings.

In 2011, Davina joined the FPS team as Principal Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. As well as carrying a clinical case load, she engages in case consultation, clinical supervision of other members of staff, and clinical supervision of professionals external to the service. 

Davina has a special interest in working with children and members of the clergy.

Qualifications: B.A., M.A. (Psych.& Health), D.Clin.Psych., Reg.Clin.Psychol., AFPsSI.

 

Dr. Michael Leibowitz

Michael qualified in Social Work and Clinical Social Work at the School of Social Work, University of Cape Town, South Africa. He subsequently obtained a doctorate in psychoanalytic research from the Centre For Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom and completed further psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at University College Dublin. Michael is also a Board Certified Social Worker in the Republic of Ireland.

Having worked locally and internationally, Michael has over thirty years post-qualifying experience in the field of adult mental health.

Michael joined Forensic Psychological Services in 2011 as an associate practitioner. He mainly provides individual and group therapeutic services to clients and is one of the specialist group facilitators.

Michael has a specific interest in psychotherapy treatment of adults who have sexually offended over the Internet.

Qualifications:
B.Soc.Sc.(SW)(Hons),NQSW (Equiv.), M.Soc.Sc.(Clin SW), M.Sc., Ph.D.

 

Siobhán Nic Coitir

Siobhán Nic Coitir graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. More recently, she completed a Masters in Forensic Psychology.

Siobhán worked in clinical, educational and mental health settings before joining the FPS team as Senior Counselling and Forensic Psychologist. She provides assessment and therapeutic services to clients. Siobhán is also one of the specialist group facilitators.

Siobhán has extensive experience working with adolescents and has a particular interest in working with those who display challenging behaviour and who sexually offend. Siobhán is also interested in group work and training.

Qualifications: B.A., M.Sc. (Counselling Psychology); M.Sc. (Forensic Psychology); Reg.Psychol.,PsSI 

 

Neville Dalton

Neville is a Senior Psychotherapist.  He co-facilitates one of our sex offender treatment groups.  Prior to joining FPS, Neville had extensive experience as a Probation Officer and Senior Probation Officer within the Irish Probation Sevice.

 

Dr. Rioghnach O'Leary

Ríoghnach completed her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin in 2014. She carried out her doctorate research with FPS and investigated the relationship between experiences of stigmatisation and risk of sexual re-offending.

Ríoghnach has experience working in addiction services, HSE Primary Care Psychology and with persons with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. She provides assessments and therapeutic services to clients at FPS.

She is particularly interested in psychotherapeutic work with both adults and young people who have committed sexual offences.

Qualifications: BA(Applied Psychology); H.Dip. (Psychotherapy) D.Couns.Psych.


Dr. Sarah Culligan

 

Lotte Brandsma