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During my career I have engaged in a number of training courses and conferences to inform my work. These include courses specific to working in a therapeutic community, drugs and drug users, life sentences, anxiety, depression, mental illness, personality disorder, specific training related to assessments e.g. PCL-r, VRS, HCR-20, RSVP WAIS-III, IPDE, anger and aggression, cognitive behavioural interventions, self esteem, motivational interviewing and sexual abuse. I have taken part in three ten-week seminar programmes exploring the impact of trauma and sexual abuse working with clients from a psychodynamic perspective. I have participated in Schema therapy training which I use in clinical practice. I am fully trained in the use of EMDR. I have completed specific courses in relation to expert witness work

As well as lecturing at the university, I provide psychological assessments of offending behaviour for court at the request of local and national solicitors. My expertise is particularly in the assessment of risk of commission of violent and sexually violent offending. I also provide psychological assessments regarding safeguarding concerns for local authority care proceedings

I also work country-wide, providing risk-assessments to inform asylum and Immigration Tribunals

I am a psychologist member of the Parole Board which involved making decisions about the progression or release of indeterminate sentenced prisoners

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