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We provide a wide range of services for adults with learning disabilities and for children with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families and carers. We accept referrals from a range of sources, including self-referrals. Our work is across inpatient wards as well as community multi-disciplinary teams with health, education and social care colleagues.

We offer specialist assessment and evidence-based interventions for a range of clinical problems including:

  • assessment of child development and trauma
  • cognitive functioning and neuropsychological assessments
  • assessment of neuro-developmental disorders including autism
  • dementia assessments
  • risk assessment
  • challenging behaviour and emotional problems
  • skills deficits and capacity
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • interpersonal relationship problems
  • criminal behaviour

Responsibilities include:

  • direct clinical work with the patient
  • formulation and differential diagnosis/ understanding of presenting problems
  • advice to parents, carers, and other professionals
  • provision of training on psychological issues and their management
  • advice on service provision and development, particularly with third sector agencies
  • research and evaluation to contribute to evidence-based science

We also provide  teaching and placement experiences for trainee clinical psychologists on the Edinburgh University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Course.