120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
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A enthusiastic, skilled and well motivated psychologist with a track record of safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Experienced in providing specialist psychological assessments of referred clients based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from psychological and neuropsychological testing. Multi skilled and able to manage a client’s mental health problems, based upon an appropriate assessment the client’s problems.
Seeking to obtain a appropriate and permanent position with a public or private sector organization that offers room for career progression.
London Health Authority
PSYCHOLOGIST – May 2008 – Present
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside GP’s, nurses, social workers, education professionals, health visitors, psychiatrists and occupational therapists. Helping to treat service users who have learning disabilities, mental health issues or who have been detained under the mental health act.
- Assessing a patients needs and then recommending a suitable and appropriate method of treatment for them.
- Maintaining accurate records of clinical work.
- Providing counseling to clients.
- Dealing with a workload that includes patents struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional problems and addictions.
- Assessing a client’s needs, abilities or behaviour using a variety of methods.
- Involved in the short listing and interviewing of graduate psychologists.
- Conducting interviews and also direct observations of behaviour.
- Working in accordance with policies and procedures which govern confidentiality and data protection, information sharing and disclosure.
- Devising and monitoring appropriate programmes of treatment for clients.
- Working hard to maintain the highest standards of care and service.
- Providing a consultation service to other colleagues and healthcare professionals.
- Participating in all mandatory and essential training.
- Evaluating and making decisions about a patients treatment options.
- Using research skills and collected data for audit, policy and service development.
- Providing clinical supervision to non-psychologists.
- Excellent listening skills.
- Ability to accurately identify and distinguish various forms of human behaviour.
- Registered with the Health Professions Council.
- Able to professionally manage frequent verbal abuse and occasional physical aggression from service users.
- Giving due regard to issues of confidentiality.
- Previous experience of providing a community based out-patient service.
- Fully aware of the relevant National and Local codes of practice.
- Good understanding of the range of child and adolescent mental health services.
- Knowledge of contemporary legislation.
- Skills in personal supervision.
- Having a sympathetic and understanding outlook to a patients concerns.
- Emotional resilience in the face of distressing situations.
- Can communicate effectively in a highly emotive and tense atmosphere.
- Ability to work co-operatively with other disciplines.
- Good personal boundaries and ability to maintain these.
- Ability to concentrate for substantial periods of time when with patients.
KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Deliberate Self Harm (DSH)
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Evesham North University 2005 – 2008
BA (Hons) Psychology
Coventry North College 2003 – 2005
A levels: Maths (C) English (C) Physics (B)
REFERENCES – Available on request.
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