MR DAVID BIRD - Mr David Bird BSc Hons MSc Clin
MR DAVID BIRD
GROUND FLOOR, FESTIVAL HOUSE, JESSOP AVENUE, CHELTENHAM, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263715
Fax: 01242 528299
Email: team3@hughkochassociates.co.uk

Website: www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

TITLE: Mr David Bird BSc Hons MSc Clin

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
BSc (Hons) Modular Majoring in Psychology 1979 City of London Polytechnic
MSc Human Communication 1984 City University
MSc Clinical Psychology 1987 Leicester University
Member: Associate Fellow C.Psychol British Psychological Society

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
Dewsbury and Wakefield Area Clinical Psychologist working within
learning disability services 1989 - 1993
British Psychological Society Assistant Executive Secretary 1989 - 1993
Yorkshire Centre for Forensic Psychiatry Forensic Clinical Psychologist 1993-1995
Yorkshire Centre for Forensic Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology Services Manager 1993-2003
Yorkshire Centre for Forensic Psychiatry Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist 1995 - 2003
Managing Director, The Forensic Psychology Agency Ltd 2003- to date

TYPICAL AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT
Psychological Assessments in Personal Injury and Employment/Absence Management with both adults and
Undertakes assessments of post traumatic stress in children & adolescents.
Travel Anxiety and Phobia
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Assessment of Psychological Disorders and Pain
Panic Disorder and Anxiety
Preparation of medico-legal reports
Working with offenders with mental health problems

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Psychological Sequelae of road traffic accidents

CLINIC LOCATIONS Dr Bird currently provides reports for both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and insurers including joint instructions. Clients are typically seen within 4-6 weeks.  For more information on clinic locations please visit www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

PUBLICATIONS:
Burns M., Bird.D., Leach C., and Higgins K., (2003) Anger Management Training: the effects of a structured programme on the self-reported anger experience of forensic inpatients with learning disabilities. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in press.
Johnston M. and Bird D. (1984). Psychological Aspects of In-Vitro Fertilisation. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Annual Conference: Abstract in Bulletin of the BPS 37: A130.
Johnston M., Shaw R. and Bird D. (1987) “Test-Tube-Baby” Procedures: Stress and Judgements Under Uncertainty. Psychology and Health 1: 25-38.
Shapiro D.A., Harper H., Startup M., Reynolds S., Bird D., and Suokas A. (1991). The High Water Mark of the Drug Metaphor: A Meta-Analytic Critique of Process-Outcome Research”. IN Russell R.L.(ed). “Psychotherapy Research: Assessing and Redirecting the Tradition”.

CLINIC LOCATIONS:
Nottingham, Sheffield and Wakefield.

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