The Psychological Society of Ireland



The Psychological Society of Ireland,
Floor 2, Grantham House,
Grantham Street, Dublin 8, D08 W8HD.

Division of Forensic Psychology

Welcome to the Division of Forensic Psychology


The Special Interest Group in Forensic Psychology held its first meeting in March 2004.
Subsequently, the Division of Forensic Psychology came into being with the acceptance of the motion presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Psychological Society of Ireland on the 26th of May 2007 which read: 'That this meeting endorses the recommendation of Council to establish a Division of Forensic Psychology in the Society.' The motion was passed unanimously.

The Division of Forensic Psychology continues to meet regularly to discuss issues relating to the work of Forensic Psychologists and Psychologists in the Criminal Justice System and Health Service. The Division of Forensic Psychology has links with the Forensic Faculty of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society and the Forensic Division of the British Psychological Society. Such relationships are important to members working in this field and to support psychologists to practice professionally in this area of work in Ireland/UK and overseas.

The Aims of the Division

(I) To enhance the recognition of forensic psychology in Ireland as a distinct specialism of psychology.

(II) To promote public awareness of the nature, aims and practical applications of forensic psychology for the benefit of individuals and organisations.

(III) To develop a career pathway in forensic psychology for students to follow.

(IV) To encourage links with psychologists in other jurisdictions.

(V) To enhance the recognition of the psychological aspects of Forensic and illness.

(VI) To promote psychological study in all forensic fields.

Contact Details

The Secretary
Division of Forensic Psychology
The Psychological Society of Ireland
Floor 2
Grantham House
Grantham Street
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 472 0105

Membership Information

Division rules and membership application forms are available in the download section of this page.

Contact the Division

To contact the Division please email: 

Related Upcoming Events

Test User: Occupational, Ability (former Level A)
Psychometric Test Training with Selection by Design

27th - 28th April


Social Anxiety – A CBT Case Formulation
Speaker: Odhran Mc Carthy

27th April


A 4 Day Externship Training in Dr. Susan Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
New York EFT Trainer, George Faller (LMFT)

28th April


Receive Latest PSI News & Events via Email

PSI Membership

Join PSI Today !

Are you a mental health professional, researcher or student psychologist?

Join now!


X We use Session cookies to provide a better user experience to members and Google Analytics cookies for web traffic analysis only

NOTE: No personal information is stored in any cookies set by this website.

If you need more information on compliance with the EU Cookie Directive (EU Directive 2009/136/EC) please contact Active Online 0n 01 8666116 or

Allow cookies:
Yes No

One cookie will be stored to remember your selection.