Trainee Clinical Psychologist
I am in my second year of clinical training, which involves undertaking placements in older peoples' and learning disability services.
In my first year, I completed work placements in an acute inpatient adult mental health service and in a child and adolescent mental health team.
Prior to training, I worked in assistant psychologist roles within adult and older people's mental health services. I was also a research assistant evaluating a pilot programme embedding psychological services 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 so far 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 impact of social, cultural, economic and political influences on communities and individual health and wellbeing.
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.