The Clinical Psychologist works to promote and enhance the emotional well being and quality of life of people with a learning disability.
The Clinical Psychologist offers specialist assessment and interventions for a range of clinical problems including:
- assessment of child development
- cognitive functioning and adaptive behaviour skills assessments
- assessment of developmental disorders including Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
- dementia assessments
- assessments of sexual and social knowledge and understanding
- challenging behaviour and emotional problems, skills deficits, anxiety, depression, relationship problems
- criminal behaviour including sexually abusive behaviour
The Clinical Psychologist works by:
- direct clinical work with the client
- advice to parents, carers, and other professionals
- provision of training on psychological issues
- advice on service provision and development
The Clinical Psychologist aims to be easily accessible and locally available. Clients can be visited in their own home, hospital or at an alternative location. Clinic appointments are also available.