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Blathnaid McCabe


IASW Supervisors

Name: Blathnaid McCabe

Type of Work/Specialism: Children & Families and Adults within various sectors


Telephone: 087 284 7787

CORU Registration Number: SW005622

Region/Location: Cavan, Monaghan, Meath, and Louth

Charge per hour: € 80

Description of relevant experience/profile:  20 years’ experience as a Social Worker. Experience includes:

  • Assessment and interventions with children, adolescents experiencing early adverse experiences, trauma, mental health difficulties, behavioural and emotional difficulties, and disabilities.
  • Extensive experience of providing family-based interventions. Leadership/Management/Healthcare and the Law training.
  • Currently working in private practice as Psychotherapist and Social Work supervisor. Worked as Clinical Manager in Jigsaw (National Centre for Youth Mental Health).
  • Previous experience as Principal Mental Health Social Worker in Mental Health Dept in Paediatric Hospital.
  • Experience of working in Medical Social Work (Paediatric, Maternity and Adult). 10 years’ experience working in Child Sexual Abuse Unit (Assessment & Therapy services).
  • 10 years+ experience of providing supervision to social workers (senior and main grade).
  • Extensive experience of supervision, management and working directly with children, adults, and families using a variety of modalities (for example, Psychodynamic, Systemic).
  • Assessment & Treatment of Suicidality, MI, CFT, Trauma informed). Tutor on TCD BSS Course.
  • Training in Supervision 7 Group Supervision (HSE Training) and Group Supervision. Experience in managing teams including MDTs.

Qualifications: B.Soc.Sc, MSoc.Sc., MSc training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Professional registrations: CORU and ICP – Irish Council for Psychotherapy

Extra skills: Assessment & Therapy:

  • 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.
  • Completing clear formulations and making recommendations regarding risk/need and future care planning. Providing short term to long term therapeutic interventions which is informed by a comprehensive therapeutic assessment.
  • Providing parenting interventions to parents at group and individual level. Facilitating workshops for young people/parents/guardians’ professionals and community groups.
  • Working with Hospital teams (specifically Temple St. hospital) in enabling teams to understand challenging behaviour, and managing same, as well as enabling self-care as part of the challenges of the work using a psycho-dynamic, trauma informed perspective to prevent burnout and vicarious trauma.
  • Training facilitator within the areas of mental health, behaviour management and CSA Assessment and Treatment with teams from diverse settings including acute sector and in the community.