Dr. Moya O'Brien
Moya is a clinical psychologist, co-founder of ICEP Europe and a member of both PSI and BPS. Moya has designed and co-authored several of ICEP Europe’s online programmes including Teaching Hope and Optimism and another programme on Happiness. Among Moya’s interests are Applied Behaviour Analysis, Positive Psychology and effective interventions with families and children and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. As Manager of the Eastern Regional Health Authority’s Parenting Unit, Moya was responsible for the design and delivery of parenting programmes across the region from 1999 to 2003. Moya lectures in special educational needs on the collaborative programme with the University of East London. Moya’s research interests include the application of positive psychology to educational contexts and the promotion of wellbeing and resilience in children and families. She is involved in ongoing research in the area of special educational needs, wellbeing, online learning and assistive technology.