Cardigan Counselling And Psychological Services (CCAPS)

7 Ebens Lane, Cardigan – Mob: 07484878286 Email: ccaps@btinternet.com.com – web: http://www.ccaps.co.uk Robert William Jones PhD, MSc, PG Dip, Grad Dip, Dip. C.Psychol. AFBPsS. Consultant Clinical Psychologist, ConsultantCounselling Psychologist

CURRICULUM VITAE & PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Robert Jones is a consultant clinical psychologist and consultant counselling psychologist specialising in adult and children’s mental health, learning disabilities, vulnerable adults and occupational health. Robert has specific expertise in abuse, trauma, and autism spectrum disorders particularly Asperger Syndrome. Robert is an independent psychologist whose work includes clinical, medico-legal, Educational and occupational health practice. He provides clinical, consultancy, supervision, and expert witness services to the NHS, the Police, Insurance companies, Local Education Authorities and private schools, Local Authority Social Services, the Crown Prosecution Service, and the Courts.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS:

1985: Diploma in Secondary teaching, Auckland College of Education

2004: Phd (Nutritional Science) College of Life Science, Austin TX

2006: Graduate Diploma of Psychology, QUT Brisbane

2008: PostGraduate Diploma in Psychology, BOND Brisbane

2011: MSC Counselling, ACAP Brisbane

2009 – 2011: Post Graduate training in the following therapeutic approaches – CBT, Humanistic/existential,    Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, Behaviour Therapy, Exposure Therapy.

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS:

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Clinical Psychologist; Registered Counselling Psychologist (PYL26295)

British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist (248222); Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the BPS

SPECIALIST SKILLS & EXPERTISE:

Clinical, counselling, and forensic consultancy and professional supervision. Adult Mental health, Education, Learning Disabilities, Forensic and occupational health assessment, management, and interventions.

SPECIALIST INTERESTS:

Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Domestic Violence Complex and challenging needs Autism Spectrum Disorders particularly Asperger Syndrome; ADHD, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Golden-Har Syndrome, and Downs Syndrome. Parenting and family assessment in Child Care Proceedings. Expert Witness opinion and testimony.

CAREER HISTORY:

2012 - 2019 (Current) Consultant Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with Cardiff Counselling And Psychological Services (CCAPS). Medico-legal work for agencies, the legal profession and courts, and for insurance companies. All forms of assessments including: Personality, ASD, Intelligence, other developmental disabilities, and psychological injury.

2013 – 2014 Consultant Clinical Psychologist Plymouth Community Healthcare. Secure acute unit – Men and women with complex conditions; assessments and interventions. Secure chronic unit - men with complex conditions; assessments and interventions.

2011 – 2012 Clinical and Counselling Psychologist, NSFT. Learning disabilities in the community including autism spectrum, ADHD, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Golden Har Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome. Secure step-down unit preparing clients for return to the community.

2010 – 2011 Counselling Psychologist, Independent. Medico-legal for agencies, the legal profession and the court; insurance companies, educational assessments, parenting and family issues.

2009 Counselling Psychologist, Paradise Kids, Brisbane. Child psychology and working with parents following acute bereavement including incarceration of parent (s). All work included assessments, individual and group processes.

2008 Counselling Psychologist, Belmont Private Hospital, Brisbane. Acute ward for mixed gender, mainly depression, anxiety related disorders, and post-partum depression.

1985 – 2004 High School Teacher, New Zealand and Australia. General teaching, specialist teaching (I.T.), child counsellor.

REFEREES:

Naresh Buttan Consultant Psychiatrist, Plymouth Community HealthCare: and Honorary University Fellow at Plymouth Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (NC). Emails: naresh.buttan@Plymouth.ac.uk, and n.buttan@nhs.net
Clive Hudson, Consultant Counselling Psychologist, LD Services, Lowestoft, Suffolk: clive.Hudson@nsft.nhs.net


PUBLICATIONS:

The Social Strategies for Unwinding Scale (SSUS) (Jones, 2008) An Investigation into Differential Experiences to Stress between the Asian and General Population at one Australian University: www.ccaps.co.uk/resources/student%20stress.pdf May 2008, pp 1-56

Effect of a Group-Style Intervention, for Children Suffering Grief and Complicated Grief: www.ccaps.co.uk/resources/complicated%20Grief June 2010, pp1-19.

Policy Implementation Guidance on Mental Health Services for Prisoners in Wales - February 2014.The British Psychological Society

The Psychologists Toolbox: A Practical Approach for Clinical Psychologists

The Psychologists Toolbox: Home Edition for Self Help

The Psychologists Toolbox: Your Food May Be Killing You

Practical Psychology: For Clinical Psychologists

Practical Psychology: Home edition For Self Help

Practical Nutrition

Practical Nutrition: Second Edition