Check Jacinta's professional credentials
- BSc Psychology with Sociology (1st Class Honours) - University of Surrey (2000 - 2003)
- MSc Forensic Psychology (Distinction and University Claire Whelan Award) - University of Surrey (2005 - 2007)
- D. Clin Psych. (Doctorate of Clinical Psychology) - University of Surrey (2008 - 2011)
- Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- 2012 - Present - Currently work as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in Oxfordshire, working across and within general paediatrics, developmental clinics; undertaking as part of a broader multi-disciplinary team ASD and developmental assessments and within the neonatal team where I support families and our young babies from a perinatal and infant mental health perspective.
- 2011- 2012 - Clinical Psychologist on a Randomised Control Trial developing new interventions for treating anxiety in individuals with paranoid psychosis.
- 2009 - 2017 - Working as a Freelance Examiner for Pearson Assessment on the standardisation of both Wechsler Adult Intelligent Scale (WAIS) and Wechsler Intelligent Scale for Children - IV (WISC)
- Prior to Qualification - Worked as a Researcher, and in Assistant Psychologist posts in forensic and neuro-rehab settings.
- Working with younger children who present with challenges around poor sleep, faddy eating, challenging behaviour and attachment difficulties and providing parenting support and skills to help manage these challenges.
- Assessment of children for neuro-developmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Helping young children and adolescents make sense of difficult emotions such as anxiety, anger and low mood and supporting them with skills to manage such feelings.
- Working with children and young people with low self-esteem and school based anxieties.
- Working with children who have experienced trauma (PTSD or other)
- Work with bereaved children or those who are struggling with loss
Interventions offered are likely to be based upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Attachment Therapy or draw upon other well recognised and evidenced theories. It is possible to access OCP's services through some private health insurance policies.
We both attend regular clinical supervision sessions in order to maintain the quality of the therapy offered and keep up to date with advances in clinical psychology by attending relevant Continued Professional Development Events.
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