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IASW Independent Social Workers

Name: Bláthnaid McCabe 


Telephone: 087 2847787 

Type of Work/Specialism: Child sexual abuse, complex trauma, family intervention mental health , consultations with teams, MDT, case management 

CORU Registration Number: SW005622 

Region/Location: Dublin/North East & online 

Languages spoken: English 

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Description of relevant experience/profile: Blathnaid McCabe B.Soc.Sc., M.Soc.Sc., MSc. Blathnaid is an accredited Psychotherapist with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and a CORU registered Social Worker specialising in the area of child abuse, complex trauma and child & adolescent mental health.   

Mental Health Social Worker, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and Clinical Manager in the area of mental health, child welare and related fields for over 20 years  

Blathnaid also has experience of working with adults who have experienced trauma (HSE National Counselling Service – NCS) and worked as an independent social worker and psychotherapist 

Qualifications: B.Soc.Sc., M.Soc.Sc., MSc. (Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy) 

Professional registrations: CORU, IASW, ICP 

Extra skills: 

  • Provision of supervision over a number of years on a one-to-one basis and at group level with social workers across a number of settings incorporating case management and reflective practice principles 
  • Management of Multidisciplinary & Social Work Teams  
  • Assessment and intervention with children and families who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or additional traumas 
  • Conducting assessments of children up to the age of 18 years with a broad spectrum of psychiatric, emotional, and behavioural difficulties 
  • Conducting comprehensive and therapeutic assessments of children presenting with high-risk behaviours up to aged 18 including sexual abuse/trauma/ acute and chronic mental health difficulties/social and emotional (regulation) difficulties  
  • Working with Hospital teams in enabling teams to understand challenging behaviours and emotional difficulties and managing same 
  • Provision of Support in Hospital settings in enabling self-care as part of the challenges of the work to prevent burnout and vicarious trauma using a psycho-dynamic and trauma informed perspective  
  • Provision of workshops to organisation on wellbeing and mental health in the workplace 
  • Supervision & Management Training and currently employed as a Principal Social Worker 
  • Provision of therapeutic interventions and support to parents whose children are in the care of Tusla