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Dr Matthew DicksBSc, DClinPsych CPsychol

  • Areas Covered:
  • Bristol
  • Exeter
  • Gloucester
  • Taunton
  • Swindon
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Plymouth
  • Wolverhampton
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)

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Typical areas of involvement

Assessment skills

  • Initial needs assessments, wellbeing, standard formulation based, mental health, mental capacity, medico-legal and neuropsychological assessments.

Rehabilitation skills

  • Managing the rehabilitation of clients with psychological injury, acquired brain injury, pain management and complex injury.
  • Working within multi-disciplinary teams and various settings, such as mental health, acquired brain injury and physical health.

Therapeutic skills

  • Working therapeutically with individuals, couples, and families, as well as adults across the full life range and children.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systemic and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing skills that are used within a focused and time-limited structure.
  • Worked with a wide range of adults with complex medical and psychological cases.
  • Interest in psychological and adjustment issues relating to chronic illness and pain.

Psycho-education/ group skills

  • Experience of running psycho-education, therapy and support groups.
  • Taught a very wide range of subjects and run courses on health-related matters, including;
    • ain management
    • Cancer survivorship courses (dealing with post-treatment challenges)
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (a skills based course)
    • Mindfulness (8 week MBCT)
    • Living with uncertainty
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Bereavement
    • Assertiveness
    • Stress management

Training and Supervision

  • Provided training for volunteers, nurses, junior doctors, Trainee Clinical Psychologists, and qualified Clinical Psychologists and supervised Trainee Clinical Psychologists, band 7 and 8a Counselling/ Clinical Psychologists.
  • Additionally he has presented at conferences and lectured on the Bristol, Bath and Oxford Clinical Psychology trainee courses.

Employment History

March 2017 - Current

In-House Clinical Psychologist for Case Management Rehabilitation Company (8b) LOCUM 6 months

  • May 2012 - February 2017

    Clinical Psychologist for cancer charity (8a)

    October 2010 - May2012

    Therapist in private practice

    October 2006 - September 2010

    Lead Clinical Psychologist for Renal and Transplant Directorate (8a)

    September 2004 - September 2006

    Clinical Psychologist for acquired brain injury team (8a)

    August 2003 - September 2004

    Clinical Psychologist for CMHT & Neuropsychology Service (7)

Professional Qualifications

2002

EMDR Training and Consultancy Certificate in EMDR (level 1)

1999-2002

University of Birmingham Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

  • 1998-1999

    Centre Training School Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Diploma

    1992-1995

    University of West of England Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Health Science (Hons.)

Memberships

  • Health Professions Council registered
  • British Psychological Society - Chartered Status

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