"The Psychologist's Child"
Dr Kimberley Bennett
PsyD. Child, Adolescent and Educational Psychology
I am so glad you are here. I'm a mother to two beautiful children. My eldest was the inspiration behind The Psychologist's Child. Becoming his mother taught me more than any of my professional training to date. My highly sensitive son guided me down the gentle parenting path which has aligned so seamlessly with the theory and research that I studied and practiced throughout my Psychology career.
When I became a mother, I struggled to find parenting advice that was compatible with my understanding of child development, attachment, neuroscience, and interpersonal neurobiology. I also struggled to find parenting advice that was sympathetic to my maternal instincts; that promoted responsive and attuned care. The Psychologist's Child was created to support other families to feel confident in their decision to parent from a place of connection, to nurture their relationship with their child, to nourish their child's neurodevelopment while navigating the challenges of infancy and early childhood. I want to share what I have learned with you.
I have a particular interest in Child Development, Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Infant Mental Health, Positive & Gentle Parenting.
I draw from many approaches including positive, gentle, and conscious parenting. I support parents to develop a relational approach to parenting that aligns with their values and current capacity.
Changes to your relationship with your child can be made from today. There is so much time left from here.
I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist (Educational) through the regulating body HCPC under my maiden name Kimberley McConkey. PYL28373. The title of Educational Psychologist is protected by law and professionals must be registered to use it.
Doctorate in Child, Adolescent & Educational Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast, 2012
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (Level One) 2012
Foundation Level Training in Family Therapy (2011)
BA in Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin, 2008
NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development