Dr Luisa Fernandez-Ford
Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263715
Fax: 01242 528299
Email: team5@hughkochassociates.co.uk

Website: www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

TITLE: Dr Luisa Fernandez-Ford - BSc (Hons), DClinPsy , C.Psychol

Dr Luisa Fernandez-Ford
Ground Floor South Wing, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263 715       Fax: 01242 528 299
 
NAME: Dr Luisa Fernandez-Ford -  BSc (Hons), DClinPsy , C.Psychol
 
 
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Bachelor of Science in Psychology(BSc Hons) 1994
Manchester Metropolitan University
 
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology(DClinPsych) 2003
University of Surrey
 
 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
 
1998 - 2000                       Assistant Psychologist, Adults with Learning Disabilities, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.
 
2000 - 2003                       Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Surrey Oaklands NHS Trust. Four main client groups of older adults, working age adults with learning disability and children and adolescents aged 14-25 and one with children and adolescents with developmental disorders.
 
2007 - 2012                       Independent practice, offering psychological assessment and intervention in private practice to young people placed at an Independent Residential Special School, Gloucestershire, with autism and learning disabilities; psychological treatment following personal injury civil cases for children and adults.
 
2012 – current                  Independent practice offering Expert Witness assessments of children and parents.
 
2003 - 2015                       Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Gloucestershire – Specialist assessment of children with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Assessment and treatment of children and young people with a range of mental health difficulties.
 
2015 - current                   Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Gloucestershire – Expert Witness assessments of children and parents and consultations to Social Workers; Specialist assessment of children with complex neurodevelopmental difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
 
 
TYPICAL AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT:
 
  1. Specialises in assessing and supporting children and young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and/or learning disabilities.
  2. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders, attachment issues, children in care, adopted children and children who have experienced trauma and abuse.
  3. Providing Expert Opinion to the Court, focusing on the provision of parenting assessments, attachment assessments, developmental, psychological and cognitive assessments of children and young people.
  4. Psychological treatment following personal injury civil cases and psychological consultation to specialist residential schools for children with emotional behavioural and learning difficulties.
 
PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) – Number:  PYL06174
 
SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL TRAINING:
 
  • Assessment and Management of Clinical Risk (1 day)
  • Story Stem Assessment Training (Anna Freud Centre) (3 days)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Training (June 2016)
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Training (July 2015)
  • Trauma in Children and Adolescents (April 2012) University of Bath
  • Child protection update (Nov 2011), In house training.
  • Advanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression, Anxiety and OCD   (April 2009,) Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.
  • Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health (Nov 2010, one day), In House training.
  • Attachment, Relationships and Brain Development(2006, 2 ½ days) In House training.
  • Webster Stratton Parent Training Programme (April 2005, five days), Webster Stratton Parent Training Series.
 
CLINICS:
 
Dr Fernandez-Ford provides reports for both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and insurers including joint instructions.
Clients are typically seen within 4-6 weeks of instruction.
 
For more information please visit www.hughkochassociates.co.uk
 
Dr Fernandez-Ford will be on Team 5  team5@hughkochassociates.co.uk
 
 
 

CLINIC LOCATIONS:
West Bromwich.

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