Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

About Us

The Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health promotes the clinical practice, education and research regarding the health and development of parents and infants from conception and pregnancy through to five years postpartum, within both the discipline of Psychology in addition to interdisciplinary cooperation with other medical and allied health professions.

  • To promote research and practice related to the psychology of parents, infants and families during the perinatal period and within the infant’s first five years of life
  • To provide opportunities for training and professional development in the area of perinatal and infant psychology
  • To provide forums for discussion, information sharing and professional support
  • To promote awareness of the field of perinatal and infant psychology on a broader societal level
  • To provide informed advice to the PSI on matters related to psychological practice within this specialist area
  • To inform policy and service development at a national level 


Contact Committee: perinatalandinfant@psychologicalsociety.ie


Anne-Marie Casey


Jillian Doyle

Vice Chair

Caragh Hesse-Tyson


Katie McDonnell


Anne-Marie Casey and Eithne Ni Longphuirt

Communications and Social Media

Sabrina Coyle

Ordinary Member

Jessica Dailey

Ordinary Member

Claire Crowe

Ordinary Member

Karen Matvienko-Sikar

Ordinary Member

Aine Herlihy

Ordinary Member

Annette Lloyd

Ordinary Member

Rebecca Ryan

Ordinary Member

Aoife Menton

Ordinary Member