Deirdre is a clinical psychologist with 20 years experience working with parents and children and consulting with a wide range of professional groups including teachers. A co-founder of ICEP Europe, she has lectured part-time in psychology at University College Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin.
Before joining ICEP Europe, Dr. MacIntyre was principal psychologist in charge of Child and Adolescent Psychology Services in the Irish Eastern Regional Health Authority. In that capacity she was involved in establishing community based psychology services for children and families. In her clinical work Deirdre was attached to a number of special schools and residential treatment units for young people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. Deirdre is also the co-author of the Stay Safe Programme, a nationally implemented child protection programme. Among her interests are the early detection of learning difficulties, such as dyslexia or adhd and effective interventions for behaviour support.