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Therapy Overview

Our therapeutic model recognises that all the children and young people we support are individual and our provision is tailored to meet their needs and wishes from the point of admission and throughout their journey with us.

Therapeutic support within the school is led by the Clinical Lead, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is delivered by a core multi-disciplinary team of clinicians made up of Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Psychotherapy.  The team are able to undertake a full range of specialist cognitive and mental wellbeing assessments and, if indicated through the assessment, offer therapeutic interventions to include: Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Counselling, Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Processing (EMDR) and Socio-Educative Therapy.

The school’s designated team reflects the needs of the children and young people that learn with us, however additional support can also be accessed from other specialists within the wider Clinical Team; to include Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. This enables us to be responsive to any newly identified, time limited or changing needs of a child or young person throughout their placement with us.

Offering highly specialised screening, assessment, consultation, reflective practice supervision and bespoke training, the embedded Clinical Team work directly with the education team to develop a shared understanding of the child’s presenting needs and difficulties which may act as barriers to their personal and educational development as well as identify areas of strength which can support them to achieve, enjoy and fulfil their aims and wishes.

The clinical team support the education team in developing a pupil centred curriculum which proactively promotes the children and young people’s emotional, social and mental health.  We aim to deliver the highest quality provision which maximises each person’s quality of life and personal achievements.

Our evidence informed models are based on best practice guidance and are governed through the Outcomes First Group Governance Framework.

As well as classroom based interventions, the clinical team offer direct therapeutic work within the school’s designated therapy suite.  This offers the children and young people a safe and private protected space within which to engage with their therapist.

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