Dr Francis Selemo, Clinical Psychologist & Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
CLINICAL CONSULTANCY AND SUPERVISION FOR CLINICIANS
Contribute to effective working of carers, psychologists and other professionals (e.g. teachers of children with a learning disability), multi-disciplinary clinical teams, mental health and non mental health organisations to work psychologically with issues.
Provide specialist evaluations of treatment and mental health issues and proposed possible service options via expert psychological advice, case conference presentations, training and supervision to support a psychologically understanding of issues.
Issues for consultations include relating to individual patient care; how to manage complex risk, abuse, severe and enduring mental health problems and challenging behaviour. Specific case studies available on request.
Provide supervision of cognitive behaviour therapy.
Problem solving face-to-face, phone or group consultations (Post-Milan systemic therapy skills) with the ward managers, speech and language therapists, key workers, case review officer, school tutors, parents, carers and partners (e.g. wife or husband).
Consultations also attempt to explore how best to access non-appointment attending clients for future intervention, the nature of their problems and the best alternative interventions.
Consultations in multidisciplinary clinical meetings, psychology team meeting, and peer supervision meetings and with Social Services, refuge specialist workers. Recommendations to staff for behavioural work involving teaching appropriate differential behaviour to help clients discriminate between appropriate and non-safe places behaviours.