Trainee Clinical Psychologist
I am in my second year of clinical training, which involves undertaking placements in Older Peoples' Mental Health and Intellectual Disability services.
In my first year, I completed placements in Acute Inpatient Adult Mental Health and Child and Adolescent Mental Health services.
Prior to training, I worked as an Assistant Psychologist in Adult Mental Health, Older Peoples' Services and a Specialist Anxiety and Trauma service. I also carried out research, evaluating a pilot psychology service within the Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma Department at the Royal London Hospital.
I have an interest in trauma, including Complex Trauma, voice hearing and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Of the psychological models that I have begun to work with, I have been especially drawn to Systemic, Narrative and Compassion-Focused approaches. I am also interested in Community Psychology and the promotion of psychological wellbeing through community participation and social change.
Publications and presentations
Choudhury-Peters, D., Tahim, A., Davies, A., & Bhatti, N. (2017). Model of collaborative care for post-traumatic stress disorder in patients and carers (Letter to the editor). British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 55(4), 443 – 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2016.11.002.
Davies, A. & Kustner, C. (2017, August). Family Support in Psychosis Project, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Presented at The 20th International Congress of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis, Liverpool, UK.