Doctorate, Clinical Psychology
Completed 2008, Sheffield University, UK.
Master of Science, Clinical Psychology
Completed 1981, Surrey University, UK.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Psychology – First Class
Completed 1979, Sheffield University, UK.
Triple P Positive Parenting Program, University of Queensland Accredited practitioner
Triple P is a parenting and family support strategy that aims to prevent severe behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents. And because Triple P is designed and tailored to the needs of parents, you can select one of the many levels of Triple P suited to the specific needs of your organisation and/or clients.
Accredited practitioner in the following levels:
Primary Care Triple P
Designed as a brief intervention for parents or carers with a specific concern about their child’s behaviour who require one-to-one consultations and active skills training.
Group Level 4
Parents or carers of children requiring intensive input in positive parenting or those who wish to learn a variety of parenting skills to apply to multiple contexts.
Group Level 4 Teen
A group intervention for parents or carers with concerns about their teen’s behaviour who require intensive input in positive parenting.
For parents or carers with concerns about their child’s behaviour who require intensive training in positive parenting on a one to one basis over 10 weeks.
A series of modules, usually delivered one to one, for parents of children with concurrent child behaviour problems and family adjustment difficulties, e.g. parental depression or stress and partner conflict. These parents have attempted a Level 4 programme and require further support to make the required improvements.
A series of specific, high intensity modules designed for Parents who have anger management issues and other issues that put them at risk of child abuse and neglect.
Lifestyle Triple P
Group or individual sessions for parents or carers of overweight or obese children (5-10 years of age) who are concerned about their child’s weight and are willing to make changes in their family’s lifestyle. Creating lifestyle differences usually requires a long term commitment to change and these parents can be supported for up to 6 months of regular appointments.
More information about Triple P is available at TripleP.net
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Health Economy Leadership Programme (2011 – 2012), North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.
Multi-module, Cross organisational leadership course.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2010) Workshop, The ACT Special Interest Group of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a contextual cognitive behavioural therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behaviour change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility means contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting in behaviour in the service of chosen values. (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies)
British Association of Medical Managers management course (2010).
Residential management course with a focus on organisational change and leadership, the role and future of the NHS.
Narrative Therapy (1998), Centrecare Marriage and Family Service, Western Australia.
“Narrative therapy seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling and community work, which centres people as experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist then to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.” What is Narrative Therapy? (2000) Alice Morgan.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (1994), Centrecare Marriage and Family Service, Western Australia.
“Solution-focused brief therapy is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. It explores current resources and future hopes rather than present problems and past causes and typically involves only three to five sessions.” Chris Iveson (2002).
Certificate in Drug Abuse and Addiction Behaviours (1991), Drug and Alcohol Authority