Presenters Bio: Having trained with UU and Middlesex University, David has worked as a research-practitioner for some 25-years in child, adolescent, adult and forensic mental health settings. For 10 years he worked in, managed and developed therapeutic community psychiatric alternatives for persons experiencing or recovering from schizophrenia, schizophrenia spectrum and personality disorders. David also worked in a Belfast trauma centre with individuals experiencing complex conflict-related trauma and more recently was the Clinical Lead of a cross-community primary care intervention for individuals who were chronically traumatised because of the NI "troubles", funded by the OFMDFM. For upwards of ten years, David was a clinical supervisor with the NEXUS institute working with the survivors of child and adult sexual violence. David also worked as a Senior Lecturer in Dublin City University integral in developing, designing and subsequently teaching into a Doctoral Clinical Psychotherapy training programme. Currently, he is an associate lecturer with PCI College and also teaches into a satellite MSc psychotherapy programme for NHS multidisciplinary mental health professionals (Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and Mental Health Nurses) in the Belfast Trust. David is published in the field of specialised psychotherapy research and clinical commentary and has a special clinical/research interest in mental health in the workplace, clinical as well as personal recovery, mindfulness, chronic – complex trauma and related personality disordered and psychotic states of mind. David is currently enrolled on a group psychotherapy training program under scholarship with the Washington DC school of Psychiatry. Currently, he is Consultant Psychologist and Clinical Lead of the Psychological Therapies with the Northern Ireland Association of Mental Health and has a small, private psychotherapy practice.
Key learning outcomes include:
Training Level: All Levels.
CPD certificates will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Workshop.