Dr Luisa Fernandez-FordBSc (Hons), DClinPsy , C.Psychol

  • Areas Covered:
  • West Bromwich
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)

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Typical areas of involvement

  •  Specialises in assessing and supporting children and young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and/or learning disabilities.
  • Children with neurodevelopmental disorders, attachment issues, children in care, adopted children and children who have experienced trauma and abuse.
  • Providing Expert Opinion to the Court, focusing on the provision of parenting assessments, attachment assessments, developmental, psychological and cognitive assessments of children and young people.
  • Psychological treatment following personal injury civil cases and psychological consultation to specialist residential schools for children with emotional behavioural and learning difficulties.

Employment History

2015 - Current

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Gloucestershire – Expert Witness assessments of children and parents and consultations to Social Workers; Specialist assessment of children with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

  • 2012 – Current

    Independent practice offering Expert Witness assessments of children and parents.

    2003 - 2015

    Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Gloucestershire – Specialist assessment of children with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Assessment and treatment of children and young people with a range of mental health difficulties.

    2007 - 2012

    Independent practice, offering psychological assessment and intervention in private practice to young people placed at an Independent Residential Special School, Gloucestershire, with autism and learning disabilities; psychological treatment following personal injury civil cases for children and adults.

    2000 - 2003

    Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Surrey Oaklands NHS Trust. Four main client groups of older adults, working age adults with learning disability and children and adolescents aged 14-25 and one with children and adolescents with developmental disorders

    1998 - 2000

    Assistant Psychologist, Adults with Learning Disabilities, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

Recent Training Courses

• Assessment and Management of Clinical Risk (1 day) • Story Stem Assessment Training (Anna Freud Centre) (3 days) • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Training (June 2016) • Child Sexual Exploitation Training (July 2015) • Trauma in Children and Adolescents (April 2012) University of Bath • Child protection update (Nov 2011), In house training. • Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression, Anxiety and OCD (April 2009,) Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. • Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health (Nov 2010, one day), In House training. • Attachment, Relationships and Brain Development (2006, 2 ½ days) In House training. • Webster Stratton Parent Training Programme (April 2005, five days), Webster Stratton Parent Training Series.

Professional Qualifications

2003

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) University of Surrey

1994

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University

Memberships

  • Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)

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