ICEP Europe is the trusted source for online continuing education and professional development for educators and allied professionals who work with children and young people. Specialising in psychology and special needs, our courses are all developed and taught by leading practitioners in their fields. Our aim as an organisation is to assist all children in reaching their full potential through the highest quality continuing professional development.

Founded in 2001, ICEP Europe was part of University College Dublin’s Campus Company Development Programme and was the overall winner of the sixth Campus Company Development Programme award in 2001. ICEP Europe developed one of the world’s first online courses on autism.


Dr Deirdre MacIntyre, Founding Director
Deirdre is a clinical psychologist with 20 year’s experience working with parents and children and consulting with a wide range of professional groups including teachers. A co-founder of ICEP Europe, she has lectured part-time in psychology at University College Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin.

Before joining ICEP Europe, Dr. MacIntyre was principal psychologist in charge of Child and Adolescent Psychology Services in the Irish Eastern Regional Health Authority. In that capacity she was involved in establishing community based psychology services for children and families. In her clinical work Deirdre was attached to a number of special schools and residential treatment units for young people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. Deirdre is also the co-author of the Stay Safe Programme, a nationally implemented child protection programme. Among her interests are the early detection of learning difficulties, such as dyslexia or ADHD and effective interventions for behaviour support.

Dr Moya O’Brien, Founding Director
Moya is a clinical psychologist who trained both in Ireland and in the USA. With almost 20 year’s experience as a clinical psychologist, Dr. O’Brien has worked for many years in the area of special needs and continues to provide consultation to schools. She has taught on the MSc in Education and on the Career Guidance and Counselling course in the National University of Ireland in Maynooth. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Her experience includes working in the May Institute Cape Cod and working in the Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis in Los Angeles. She was employed in the Irish Eastern Regional Health Authority as manager of the Parenting Unit before co-founding ICEP Europe. Moya’s current research interests include the application of ABA in both mainstream and special school settings and the implementation of school-wide policies for the support of students with special educational needs and/or challenging behaviour.

ICEP Europe is delighted to work with internationally recognised specialists in the fields of special and inclusive educational provision. Such additions to the ICEP team, provide a extensive range of expertise and talent to assist with course creation and support.