Linda completed her master’s programme in Educational Psychology from UCL in 2003 and worked as an Educational Psychologist in Enfield until September 2019. She was a link Educational Psychologist for excluded pupils in a Pupil Referral Unit which also provided an outreach service to schools for supporting children with challenging behaviour. Linda was also the link EP for special schools for the deaf and has been joint chair of PsycHIC, a national special interest group for EPs working with the deaf and hearing impaired. Linda was a part of the joint EPS and a member of a Systemic Family Therapy Team in Enfield CAMHS for five years. She completed a course on Mindfulness-Based Approaches for working with Children and Young People at UCL in 2013 and a certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) on the Anna Freud/ UCL course in November 2015.
Linda has recently been involved in promoting the use of CBT to encourage self-esteem and emotional resilience in school children. She has followed her interest in mindfulness by frequent training of professionals, teaching staff and by running groups for mainstream and special needs CYP, within her work for the Advisory Service for Autism for Enfield. This year Linda will be participating in further training with Dr Susan Bogles who uses mindfulness with children with ADHD and autism. In recent years Linda has been a practice tutor for both first year students and a placement supervisor for 2nd and 3rd year trainee Educational Psychologists studying at UCL. Professional interests include interventions to address emotional and behavioural difficulties; therapeutic approaches involving mindfulness and CBT.
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