Elzaan Marnane, Principal Clinical Psychologist
Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist
Elzaan is a Principal Clinical Psychologist. Elzaan qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2004. In 2006, she moved to Ireland and registered to practice through the Department of Health and Children. She is registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Elzaan’s passion is to make psychological therapy accessible to all. For the past 12 years, she has specialised in providing psychological support to adults with autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disabilities under the mentorship of the late Dr Alan Corbett – an international leader in this field. Elzaan provides guest lectures on the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme at Trinity College Dublin where, for the past 10 years, she has taught on this subject. She also supervises students on this programme. The specific focus of their placement is to develop the skills of adapting therapy and tailoring the therapeutic approach to match the strengths and needs of the client – an invaluable skill in the support of all individuals in distress. She has developed a comprehensive intervention model for adults with autism which she applies at Core Clinical.
For the past 4 years she has worked as the psychology manager at a large organisation in North Dublin. She assembled a dynamic team which, under her leadership, were enabled to excel in the provision of ethical, high quality care and evidence-based interventions that are creative, thoughtful, effective and supportive of clients and colleagues.
Elzaan is currently working towards advanced Schema Therapy accreditation with the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST). Schema Therapy is a therapeutic model that integrates the best parts of CBT, psychoanalytic, interpersonal and experiential therapies. It aims to resolve the origins of psychological distress, rather than just symptom management.