Special Interest Group for Psychologists in Private Practice

Objectives of the SIGPPP

  • To provide a means of supporting and addressing the professional needs and interests of psychologists in private practice.
  • To advocate for psychologists in private practice within the PSI and externally.
  • To provide a forum for SIGPPP members to network with other psychologists in private practice and share relevant experience, knowledge, resources and expertise.
  • To explore and facilitate the establishment of a private practice-based research network.




Membership of the SIGPPP (€10) is open to PSI members with a minimum of obtaining graduate membership with the PSI.

Who we are: Aims and Objectives

For the purpose of the SIGPPP, a psychologist in private practice is an independent psychologist practitioner operating in a full-time or a part-time capacity in any recognized field of psychology.

Purpose of the SIGPPP

The purpose of the SIGPPP is to support and address the professional concerns of psychologists who are working in private practice in relation to any matters relevant to the running of their professional practice that are not already addressed by other appropriate Divisions of the PSI.


Just place your PSI number (including letters) in your online application under the heading 'Relevant Training'. (Forms are standard for all Divisions and Sigs, so you can skip certain fields that are not relevant to your group). This will be verified by first PSI admin and then you will be added to the SIG.


Committee contact email: privatepractice@psychologicalsociety.ie


John Wills


John Francis Leader

Vice Chair

Laura Neme

Advisory Chairperson

Albert Osthoff


Deirdre Murphy

Assistant Secretary

Margo Grudzien


Grania Clarke

Assistant Treasurer

Pat Marley

Membership Secretary

Laurena Nally

Assistant Membership Secretary

Susan McAteer

Communications Officer

Marie English

Ordinary Member

Maria Corrigan

Ordinary Member

Blaithin MacMahon

Ordinary Member

Apply Online

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