Dr Bridget Tiernan


ABCPiP, Northern Ireland



Bridget undertook undergraduate psychology training at University of Glasgow before working as an assistant psychologist in the NHS in London.  She studied Clinical Psychology at Queens University Belfast and has worked in services for looked after and adopted children post-qualifying.  This work involves support to carers around therapeutic parenting as well as direct work with children up to eighteen years in fostering, adoption and residential contexts.  She undertook further training in child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Trinity College Dublin and on qualifying, became involved with her area’s new infant mental health service, ABC PiP.  She feels incredibly passionate about both working roles and is committed to looking at supporting early intervention across services.  Her personal interests include any kind of adventure or travel, DIY, gardening and getting outdoors with her  two dogs.



Publications: Ciara Downes, Sara Kieran & Bridget Tiernan (2019) “Now I Know I’m Not the Only one”: A Group Therapy Approach for Adoptive Parents, Child Care in Practice, DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2019.1664992

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