The QPC clinical team are able to offer a comprehensive assessment and therapeutic service. All of QPC’s therapeutic work is built on and around QPC’s four practice pillars (attachment, acting as a good parent, permanency and resilience – see here for more information as to what this means to the clinical and care practice).
The process of our clinical work:
Led by Dr Yehuda Marshall, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, the clinical team utilise a 4-stepped approach to our therapeutic work:
- Assessment (for additional information please follow this link)
- Conduct appropriate interviews, including taking a detailed history
- Select appropriate assessment procedures
- Administer and interpret standardised psychometric assessments (including WRIT and WRAT)
- Administer additional bespoke assessments when required
- Conduct appropriate risk assessment
A formulation involves creating a narrative around the young person’s background and psychological profile, which allows us to understand their current functioning.
- Use theory in developing a formulation and action plan
- Reformulate problems and situations in the light of further information
- Incorporate socio-political context in formulations
3. Intervention (for additional information please follow this link)
- Use evidence-based interventions and review current literature
- Make theory – practice links
- Adapt interventions to individual needs
- Utilise and interpret appropriate measures to evaluate outcome
- Assess when further intervention may not be appropriate
- Utilise individual evaluation and auditing procedures to establish whether the intervention is working.
- Use the evaluation process to reinforce the existing intervention or to amend accordingly