ABOUT

ABOUT DR. MARILYN SHER

I am a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. I am also a CAT practitioner and supervisor. I have had a private practice since January 2008. In terms of my clinical work, I have undertaken assessment and therapy with children and adolescents with mental health problems, trauma and developmental difficulties since 2006. In addition, I have worked with adolescents and adults with a range of mental health difficulties, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, personality disorders and developmental difficulties. Therapeutic input is always designed to match the specific needs of the client, drawing on evidence-based practices. I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, CAT, EMDR, DBT and ACT. In addition, I have regularly engaged in consultative work as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team, as well as with carers, families, and schools, to support treatment delivery as well as develop support and risk management strategies.

ABOUT

ABOUT DR. MARILYN SHER

I am a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. I am also a CAT practitioner and supervisor. I have had a private practice since January 2008. In terms of my clinical work, I have undertaken assessment and therapy with children and adolescents with mental health problems, trauma and developmental difficulties since 2006. In addition, I have worked with adolescents and adults with a range of mental health difficulties, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, personality disorders and developmental difficulties. Therapeutic input is always designed to match the specific needs of the client, drawing on evidence-based practices. I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, CAT, EMDR, DBT and ACT. In addition, I have regularly engaged in consultative work as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team, as well as with carers, families, and schools, to support treatment delivery as well as develop support and risk management strategies.

In terms of the forensic arena I have experience working with a range of offenders in a secure hospital environment, including adolescents, adults and older adults. My experience includes working with those who fall on the autistic spectrum, have learning disability, psychosis, affective disorders and personality disorders. Offence histories of clients I have worked with are predominantly of a sexual and violent (i.e. homicide; GBH; rape) nature, as well as arson.

I have designed/adapted and delivered offence specific treatments for adolescents and adults, such as an Adapted Sexual Offender Treatment Programme, and undertaken extensive pre and post treatment assessment of risk. I prepare reports for CPA’s, tribunals, parole boards, family court and criminal court. On some occasions I have been required to give oral evidence at hearings for which I have prepared a report. These reports include assessments of risk, psychological functioning and capacity to engage in a trial process.

I additionally train other professionals in the use of structured risk assessments such as the SAVRY and START/START:AV, as well as other topics such as adapting interventions for neurodevelopmental difficulties, workshops for teachers on ADHD and positive behavioural support (PBS) strategies.
I have delivered a number of presentations at conferences and enjoy undertaking a range of research activities.

AFFILIATIONS

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) – Chartered Forensic and Clinical Psychologist
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Registered Forensic and Clinical Psychologist
  • Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) – CAT Practitioner and CAT Supervisor
  • Member of EMDR UK & Ireland
  • Member of DCP Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families (CYPF)
  • Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (ACHIPPP)

Please see my CV for details of research, publications and conference presentations

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