Registered Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psychol.), University of Southampton, December 2004
B.A. Hons. Psychology (2.1), University of Nottingham, July 1998
BPS Division of Clinical Psychology
Health and Care Professions Council (Reg. No. PYL21251)
2014-present Registered Clinical Psychologist: Independent Practice
2004-2017 Clinical Psychologist: (CAMHS) Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
2001-2004 Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust
2000-2001 Assistant Psychologist, Norfolk Mental Health Care NHS Trust
1999–2000 Assistant Psychologist, Northwest Anglia Healthcare NHS Trust
1998–1999 Assistant Psychologist, Northern Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust
Provision of specialist clinical psychology assessments, psychological formulations, and evidence-based interventions to children and young people (aged 4-18 years) and their families.
Experience in working with clients who experience a range of mental health difficulties including phobias, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, self-harm behaviours, and co-morbid developmental disorders (autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Anxiety disorders are my area of special clinical interest.
Working as an integrative therapist, drawing on behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, and family/systems ideas and models.
Experience of facilitating anxiety management groups based on cognitive-behavioural principles.
Provision of neuropsychological assessments when there is a hypothesis that a young person’s mental health concerns are compounded by difficulties related to intellectual ability, memory, or attention.
Working within a multi-disciplinary team and maintaining good working relationships with other statutory, charitable and voluntary services.
Provision of clinical and managerial supervision to multi-disciplinary team colleagues and junior psychology staff. Consultation to colleagues and professionals from a range of other agencies (including schools and Children’s Services).
Experience in teaching and training, including workshops on common mental health difficulties (anxiety, depression, self-harm) presented to education staff, and more specialist teaching events (anxiety, cognitive-behavioural therapy) offered to CAMHS professionals and Trainee Clinical Psychologists.
My Doctoral thesis was entitled: “School Refusal: The Roles of Anxiety and Cognition”, and investigated the occurrence of negative cognitions in a non-clinical population of school-refusing children.
I was involved, as a cognitive-behavioural therapist, in a national research project that is investigating the long-term efficacy of interventions for adolescent depression.
Within my NHS role I am responsible for supervising Assistant Psychologists who work on outcomes research (related to the national CAMHS Outcomes Research Consortium).
Continuing Professional Development/Training
HCPC registration requires ongoing engagement in CPD opportunities. Within my NHS role this includes training in areas such as child protection, risk management, suicide prevention, and information governance. I have also sought more specialist training opportunities in therapeutic approaches (CBT, CAT, mindfulness) and areas of clinical interest (dissociative disorders).
In 2015, I gained a ‘Certificate in Creative Therapy’ (Life-Force Centre; endorsed by the BACP). As part of my CPD, I have also published the following case-related work:
· Rogers, S. (2015). Lily - Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. In Coad, A. and Wrycraft, N. (Eds.), CBT approaches for children and youg people. A practical case study guide. (pp. 84-98). England: Open University Press.
· Rogers, S. (2015). Sophia – Post-traumatic stress disorder. In Coad, A. and Wrycraft, N. (Eds.), CBT approaches for children and young people. A practical case study guide. (pp. 135-150). England: Open University Press.
· Rogers, S. (2016). Adapting CBT for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). BACP Children & Young People, September 2016, 12-16.