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A highly committed graduate psychologist with an excellent understanding of the concepts of human behaviour and who possesses the drive to succeed and exceed expectations of all work provided. Possessing the ability to communicate with all levels of people to fully assess and analyse the mind-sets of patients, thus enabling the correct course of treatment or therapy required to be devised. With the ability to organise and prioritise a workload to a high standard with superb accuracy to benefit the individual needs of each patient. Able to fully integrate into a team as well as being able to function extremely well under own initiative and is currently seeking an opportunity where existing skills and abilities may be utilised and progressed further.
MSc Research Methods: conducted meta-analysis, searching databases, recruiting subjects, gathering data, data cleaning, SPSS, report writing, analysing, presentations.
Graduate Day-Care Worker (Volunteer)
• Managed day-care centre
• Supported colleagues and service users
• Conducted one-to-one assessments and made referrals to appropriate bodies
• Visited practice managers at local GP surgeries
Transitional Rehabilitation Unit
February 2008 - December 2009
• Devised and implemented Individual Behavioural Plans (IBP)
• Gathered observational data for functional analysis
• Administered, scored, graphed and interpreted HADS, BASS, AQ, OAS, GOAT
• Completed monthly reports and risk assessments
• Administered medication
• Facilitated therapy groups
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Assistant
The Priory Hospital, Southgate, North London
September 2001 - July 2002
• Facilitated low-skilled key groups i.e. support, music imagery, relaxation, and pottery
• Co-facilitated specialist groups (Bodily Dismorphic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,
Psychodrama, Anger Management, and CBT Skills 1 and 2)
• One-to-one work with the clients (exposure and response prevention)
• Attended client assessments and MDT meeting
• Admin tasks (booked referrals via phone and internet, booked rooms for consultants, day-care
charging on opus alive)
A Meta-analytic Review of Unrealistic Optimism in Health Related Behaviours
The findings were that people tend to be more unrealistically optimists when health behaviours were linked to severe life threatening illnesses and which carry a stigma (AIDS/HIV).
Negative and Positive Priming in OCD Patients and Student Controls (2003) Proceedings of the British
Research Project entitled "Negative and Positive Priming in OCD Patients and Student Controls (2003)" presented at the annual proceedings of the british psychological society.
Qualifications & Certifications
Sinfin Community School
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