Dr. Eimir McGrath
PhD, MIAHIP (Supervisor) MIAPTP (Supervisor)
Eimir is a psychotherapist and supervisor accredited by the IAHIP branch of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy, and the Irish Association for Psychotherapy and Play Therapy (founder member and former chairperson).
She is co-founder of Disability Psychotherapy Ireland and is currently Secretary of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability (UK). She is the Ireland Contact Person for the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation.
Eimir specializes in attachment issues and complex trauma, including Dissociative Disorders.
She has worked extensively with both children and adults with disabilities, as well as their support systems, in a wide variety of residential, educational and clinical settings.
Eimir is a researcher, lecturer and trainer in several disciplines including psychotherapy, play therapy, and critical disability studies. She presents papers and runs workshops at conferences both nationally and internationally.
She is a core trainer on the Garda Siochana Specialist Interviewer Training Course and provides psychotherapy, consultancy, bespoke training and specialist supervision to a range of organisations including HSE, Tusla, Camphill Communities, CARI Dublin, Bluebox Limerick.
Her published works focus on the theoretical application of interpersonal neurobiology to the psychotherapeutic process; the role of creative arts in psychotherapy; and the critical analysis of perceptions of disability within society.