Dr E J – Educational Psychologist

My most recent post as an Educational Psychologist with Cornwall Educational Psychology Service required me to build relationships with a patch of schools to support the inclusion of children with SEN, using mainly solution focused techniques within a consultation framework. I worked systemically with school staff and families, developing and providing whole school training.  Services also included the preparation of psychological advices to contribute towards the statutory assessment of SEN.

 

Areas of expertise:
• Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
• Solution Focused Brief Therapy
• Video Interactive Guidance
• Consultation with schools and specialist settings
• Psychological supervision of youth professionals and teaching staff
• Dynamic and cognitive assessment
• Research into psychological support for youth professionals
• Whole-school systemic work
• Psychological contribution to the assessment of special educational needs for the statutory assessment process.

 

Training developed:
• Useful Psychology for Youth professionals
• Under the Hood: PACE for Youth Professionals
• Instead Of This: Solution Focused Approaches for Youth Professionals
• Psychodynamic Techniques in Everyday Practice
• Useful Neuropsychology for Practice with Young People
• Attachment Skills in the Classroom
• The Communication-Friendly Classroom

 

Education:
Exeter University Educational, Child and Community Psychology Ded. Educational, Child and Community Psychology – 2009
College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth Youth and Community Studies Post Graduate JNC diploma – 2002
University of Northumbria at Newcastle Psychology Bsc. (hons): 2:1. – 1999

 

Employment:

Educational Psychologist – Cornwall Educational Psychology Service 2010-2013
Direct intervention work including Video Interactive Guidance, narrative work and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. The provision of similar work on a commissioned basis to Short Stay Schools and the Isles of Scilly.

Trainee Educational Psychologist – Cornwall Educational Psychology Service 2008-2010
As above with an increasing patch of schools under the supervision of a Senior Educational Psychologist. Focus during this time on the development and application of solution focused peer supervision with professionals from the Police, Youth Offending Team and Youth Service.

Centre Manager – Mullion Youth and Community Centre 2004-2007
The setting up and management of a community centre, establishing and developing a centre team and financial sustainability. Managing the delivery of outcomes for children, young people and their families. Representation of the organisation at local strategic CYPF levels.

Youth Work Coordinator – Cornwall Youth Service 2001-2004
Street-based youth work targeted at vulnerable young people with a relationship-based informal education approach including sexual health, well -being, drug and alcohol awareness, personal safety, and choice.

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