What is the Psychology and Therapeutic Service
We are an experienced team of Child, Adolescent, Community and Educational Psychologists, Family Systemic Psychotherapist, Assistant Psychologists and Inclusion Facilitators work across Suffolk.
Our Assistant Psychologists provide a broadly based, psychological service to:
Promote and encourage person centred, inclusive practice and effective ways of working that leads to improved outcomes for children and young people, and families.
Contribute to work-based staff training.
Contribute to relevant research and developmental projects.
Contribute to the development and implementation of effective psychological interventions and evidence-based reports.
What do we do?
We work using trauma informed and person-centred approaches, drawing on the strengths of each individual child or young person to find what works best for them.
We aspire to develop and grow our evidence-based psychological approaches to colleagues and staff who work with children and young people.
We work with children and young people aged 0-25, and have well-established connections with the Virtual School, the Youth Justice Service, and Fostering and Adoption.
Alongside delivering statutory work such as Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments, we also provide a wealth of therapeutic interventions.
Many of our colleagues within the Psychology and Therapeutic Services are specialists working within the fields of trauma, attachment, adoption and sleep.
Our involvement may include:
- Direct work with your child or young people, including the people who are important to them.
- Help finding solutions to the issues they are facing.
- Working with groups of students to deliver interventions and projects.
- Working with educational and pastoral staff e.g. in training, research and project work.
Our model of support always requires there to be a ‘key adult’ closely involved in each piece of direct work that we do. This maximises the likelihood of positive outcomes and continuity.