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CLAIRE GRIFFIN, D. Psych. Sc., C.Psych.

CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

Clinical Psychology for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families

Dr. Claire Griffin completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland after earning her Master’s Degree (M.Litt) and B.A. (Hons) Degree, both in Psychology, at UCD.

During her doctoral clinical training, Dr. Griffin worked in a number of hospital and community-based services for children, adolescents and adults with mental health difficulties and with intellectual disabilities. Most recently she worked for three years as a clinical psychologist in the largest child and adolescent mental health service in the Republic of Ireland, working in both outpatient settings and in a day hospital with children and adolescents presenting with a range of complex mental health problems. Dr. Griffin’s Master’s Degree research focused on the evaluation of an early-intervention parenting program for children with behavioural and/or developmental difficulties, and she has published a number of papers in the area of parenting research.

Dr. Griffin has an interest in a broad range of mental health difficulties. While she mainly uses cognitive behavioural therapy, her approach is integrative and she draws from systemic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and psychodynamic principles. She works in a collaborative and strengths-focused way, providing evidence-based treatment that is tailored to the individual needs of each client, and she incorporates art and creative approaches when working with children. Dr. Griffin works primarily with children, adolescents and their families, and also works with adults.

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