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Eileen Prendiville
Children's Therapy Centre
Tír na nÓg
Co. Westmeath
Ireland >>
Phone: +353 (0)87 6488149


Eileen Prendiville, E.A.P., M.I.A.H.I.P, I.B.E.C.P.T, C.P.T.-P, R.N.M.H, DIP. Ed.
Eileen Prendiville is the Director and Core Trainer for CTC's training programme.

She has worked with children for thirty years and specialises in the field of child sexual abuse. She has trained and worked in the fields of Pre-school Education, Mental Handicap and Child Psychiatry. Eileen is renowned for her therapy work children and with adult survivors of childhood trauma.

Eileen worked with The CARI Foundation for almost fourteen years, most recently as National Clinical Director. She left CARI, to work full time with the Children's Therapy Centre, in the summer of 2004. She holds qualifications in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, Jungian Sand Play Therapy, Biodynamic Psychotherapy and Family Law and is a holder of The European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP).

Eileen has extensive experience in delivering training and is certified as a Teaching Professor in Child and Play Therapy by IBECPT - The International Board of Examiners of Certified Child and Play Therapists. Courses delivered by Eileen will automatically qualify for CPD points with IBECPT (The International Board of Examiners of Certified Child and Play Therapists) In addition to providing training in Child Psychotherapy, Play Therapy and Therapeutic Play, Eileen also delivers training related to child sexual abuse issues and has extensive experience of designing and delivering training to meet the needs of statutory and voluntary agencies. She has taught play therapy and therapeutic play modules at Graduate, Post Graduate, and Doctoral Level on a number of courses.

More About CTC
Children's Therapy Centre has a team of experienced teaching staff including qualified and experienced psychotherapists, play therapists, creative arts therapists, and psychologists. All trainers hold suitable qualifications and professional accreditation. We have been delivering high quality training since the mid 90's.

Children's Therapy Centre provides training in Play Therapy, Child Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Playwork, Creative Supervision, and specialised intensive training in trauma and child abuse interventions especially child sexual abuse

CTC's Training Centre is located in Ballymore, Co Westmeath but we offer accredited courses at other locations occasionally and also design and deliver courses for agencies and groups on request. We deliver training in Ireland and abroad.

Courses are designed for: Practitioners in health and social services including child-care workers, project workers, occupational therapists, creative arts therapists, play therapists, nurses, classroom and special needs assistants, pre-school teachers, day care staff, staff in special needs settings (day care or residential units), and for anyone wishing to work oversees as a volunteer in developing countries or disaster areas.

Organisations using Children’s Therapy Centre Training
Staff of all the major stakeholders in childcare and therapeutic interventions in Ireland, including all HSE regions, regularly attend CTC courses. These include a variety of Community Care teams, Residential Child Care Services, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Special Needs Services, many RCC's, Barnardos services, ISPCC etc. In addition the following list (in alphabetical order), includes some of the other agencies that either commission training or send staff on CTC courses:

Adapt Kerry
Adapt Limerick
Adelaide and Meath Hospital
Aistear Beo
Arches Counselling Service
Ballsgrove Health Centre
Barnardos (many Centres)
Beaumont Hospital
Blue Box Creative Learning Centre
Bo Peep Kids
Bray Community Addiction Team
Brothers of Charity
CARI Foundation
Cherry Orchard Family Centre
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Departments (numerous)
Clara Family Resource Centre
Connaught Street Family Centre
COPE Foundation
Crawford College
Cumas Project
Curam Family Centre
Daughters of Charity
Dochas Family Centre
Doctoral Programme (Clinical Psychology) University of Limerick
Dolphin Creche
Dublin Institute of Technology
Dundalk Counselling Centre
Elm House
Enable Ireland
Finglas C&A Unit
Gleann Alainn
Grovelands Childcare
Headway Ireland
Irish Association Creative Arts Therapists
Irish Sex Education Network
Jobstown Family Centre
Kildare Youth Service
KYS Family Support Service
Liberty Creche
Living Life Counselling Centre
Mary Immaculate College
Naas Child and Family Project
National Counselling Service
Oasis Counselling Service
Peter Bradley Foundation
Play Therapy International
Play Therapy Ireland
Psychological Services Community Care
Rape Crisis Centre’s (nationwide)
RehabCare Bray
Rian Counselling Service
Springboard (many locations)
St Augustine’s Special School
St Brigid's Family Centre
St Joseph’s School, Ferryhouse
St Mary’s Hospital
St Patrick’s (Upton)
Step by Step
Swan Youth Service
Tara Healing Arts
Teen Counselling Mater Dei
Vocational Education Committee
Wicklow Child and Family Centre
Women’s Aid Fermanagh