I am experienced in working in a range of clinical settings, including NHS, Private, and the Ministry of Defence. These varying experiences have taught me how to adapt to the needs of not only different client groups but different service needs. I have sound knowledge of causes, symptoms, and maintenance factors of psychological disorders, such as depression and PTSD, and physical disorders, such as meningitis, TBI, and chronic pain. I am experienced in working with individuals with co-morbidity of the above disorders; this has allowed me to acquire further knowledge of how disorders can impact each other.
My experience in assessing psychological and cognitive difficulties is extensive. I have assessed using self-report measures, such as the PHQ-9 and GAD-7, cognitive assessments batteries such as the WAIS-IV, WMS-IV, D-KEFS, and through observations of behaviour. I have learned to adapt assessments to the needs of the individual, for example through the use of pictures as an alternative form of communication. Such experience has allowed me to gain confidence in assessing individuals with varying disorders and environments.
I have learnt to conduct therapies based upon psychological models and current research as the basis, which best supports the client’s goals. I have, under supervision, supported in the implementation of psychological therapies such as CBT, ACT and Schema Therapy. I am also highly experienced in providing cognitive therapies and behavioural interventions using applied behaviour analysis. I have conducted 1:1 and group sessions, both independently but also in conjunction with other clinicians. Due to recent needs I have also gained experience assessing and providing intervention remotely. I fundamentally believe in reflective practice; whether this is using outcome measures or through discussion. I have been able to utilise such reflections and improve my future clinical practice.
I have experience supporting in compiling reports to a high standard following assessment and communicating results of assessment during reviews to patients, their families and other agencies such as social care. I can communicate effectively to all involved, ensuring to be empathetic.
I have also gained experience conducting research. I have conducted both quantitative and qualitative research and completed clinical service audits; in which I became apt in using software such as excel and SPSS. I have a publication in the Journal of Neurology in which we gender differences of anxiety and depression in those with Huntington’s disease (HD), by disease stage (Dale, Cramp and Shimozaki. 2014). Through my MSc research, I learnt methods of implementing such research knowledge into clinical practice; through identifying both barriers and enablers. I continue to utilise such skills through regularly keeping up to date with the latest research articles, for CPD, and applying them appropriately to the service and clients.
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