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About Ben

Ben has always been interested in human behaviour and curious about how we respond when difficulties occur. His ultimate goal is to train to become a Clinical Psychologist. He recognises the importance of being able to link client difficulties with psychological models such as attachment, learning and behavioural theories. He is also committed to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care within mental health through achieving recognisably high standards of care, transparent responsibility and accountability for those standards, and a constant dynamic of improvement.

In his current role as an Assistant Psychologist Ben works as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team that includes staff with a range of experience, and from a range of professional backgrounds. Ben has delivered staff training to various multidisciplinary teams and currently also provides 1:1 interventions to service users and under the supervision of a trained Clinical Psychologist. Alongside his current role he has recently been involved in a service evaluation research project. The aim of the retrospective study was to evaluate the effectiveness of inpatient treatment from the perspective of patients who have been discharged from inpatient care. Additionally to this Ben has co-facilitated Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) groups both within inpatient and community settings.

Thus far his pathway to psychology has been a varied one as prior to a career in Psychology Ben worked for BBC Television and for several independent production companies also. This was within the capacity as a Researcher and then as an Associate Producer.