Special Interest Group in Intellectual Disabilities

About Us  

The ID SIG is comprised of psychologists who are working, researching, or have an interest, in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and who are members of PSI.  Membership is open to all members of PSI with an interest in the area; there is no requirement for members to have specialist qualifications or expertise in the area of intellectual and developmental disabilities in order to join the SIG.  Our aim is to support members, and advocate for the people we work with, through supporting continuing professional development, offering a space to give and receive professional support, and working to promote the field of intellectual disability psychology.  

The ID SIG (formerly called the Special Interest Group in Learning Disabilities) was the first special interest group to be formed within the PSI. We were founded in 1974 following discussion at the PSI annual conference in Limerick in 1973. Our overall aim is to support members, and advocate for the people they work with, through supporting continuing professional development, offering a space to give and receive professional support and working to promote the field of intellectual disability psychology.

Officers

Catherine Long

Chair

Gillian Martin

Correspondence Secretary

Micheal Tully

Minutes Secretary

Noella Lyons

Treasurer

Noella Lyons

Training Coordinator

Hollie Duff (supported by Gillian Martin)

Social Media/Communications

Jaqueline Flanagan

Ordinary Member

Sanja Hrzica

Ordinary Member

Claire Lacey

Ordinary Member

Johnny Watters

Ordinary Member