Curriculum Vitae Dip SW, BSc, PG Dip, MA Creative Attachment Therapist & Consultant Contact Information t: e: w: 85 High Meadows, Midsomer Norton, BATH, BA3 2RZ 07970 359617 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carlykingswood.co.uk Education and Qualifications Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Level 2 March 2015 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Level 1 July 2014 Metanoia Institute (University of Middlesex) 2012-2013 Masters in Therapeutic Fostering & Adoption Managing Practice Learning Parts I and II July 2007 Course run by Wiltshire County Council University of Roehampton, London 2004-2006 Achieved: Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy Bath & Northeast Somerset Adult Education 2001 Achieved: British Sign Language, Level 1 University of Bath, Bath 1999-2002 Achieved: BSc Hons in Social Work and Applied Social Studies Chew Valley School, Bristol 1997-1999 Achieved: 3 A-levels, Grades B,B and C Text and Word Processing, Levels 1 and 2. Colston’s Girls’ School, Bristol 1992-1997 Achieved: 9 GCSEs, Grades A*, A and B. Other Training I have undertaken further training in the fields of trauma, separation and loss, attachment and therapeutic foster caring with BAPT, The Centre for Child Mental Health, Capstone Foster Care, Kate Cairns Associates, TAG and Janina Fisher. Professional Body Memberships British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) The Fostering Network BAAF PTUK Work Experience 2006 - Present: Free lance Therapy & Consultancy work. This includes work with children who have been abused and/or neglected, both long term work and time-limited interventions. Many of the children with whom I work have suffered loss and have attachment difficulties or disorders. My work allows them to explore historical experiences, their feelings about these and make sense of them, empowering the child to move forward in their views of themselves and of the significant relationships in their life. It also includes liaison or direct work with the families of children who are in therapy in an attempt to build attachment bonds between children and their carers. Consultation is with parents/carers and professionals for therapeutic planning and considering what might be going on in the child’s inner world. April 2010 – Present: Therapeutic Foster Parent June 2010 – July 2014: Family Therapist at Catchpoint. In this role I work with a specialised team with extensive experience in the field of attachment, trauma and adoption. We offer therapeutic support to families of adopted and long-term placed children and assessments of attachment and therapeutic needs. www.catchpoint.org Sept 2009 – May 2010: Assistant Team Manager. Children & Families Locality Team in Bath and Northeast Somerset. Temporary contract involving a mixture of caseholding and supervising other Social Workers in the team. March 2009 – Present: Independent Supervisor. Supervising groups or individual professionals working with children, adolescents and families. This includes Play Therapy Students. Sept 2007 – Sept 2009: Practice Teaching. Supervising, teaching and assessing Social Work Students on placement. I supervised around 3 students per year from Bristol University, Bath University and Wiltshire College. Nov 2005 - Dec 2006: Play Therapy Placements - B&NES Social Services and Barnardos Family Centre, Midsomer Norton. Work with children around attachment disorders/difficulties, extreme global delay, victims of sexual and emotional abuse, victims of neglect and those who have experienced and are struggling to cope with loss, bereavement, parental separation and domestic violence. Oct 2002 – July 2006: Bath and Northeast Somerset Social Services, Child Protection Social Work (full-time). This included work with very vulnerable and challenging children and their families in both the Referral & Assessment Team and the Long Term Team. I balanced risk and needs and, with the use of supervision, make judgements about that risk and took appropriate action within the financial and circumstantial constraints of each individual case and the department as a whole. I identified and delivered packages of provision in order to meet that need and/or reduce risk. This included court work and direct work with children to ascertain their feelings and needs. 2002: Wiltshire Social Services, job split between Social Work and Family Support Work (full-time, temporary contract). Here I worked as a duty intake Social Worker, taking referrals and carrying out initial Assessments and referrals. In the Family Support Team I co-ordinated summer activities for children and young people in West Wiltshire. I gained information about the needs of children to me referred and provided a package of care to meet those needs within budget and resource constraints. I also carried out direct group and individual work with the most challenging of these children to support families and foster carers over the summer break and to provide these children with safe, stimulating environment. 1996 – 2001: Part-time Home Care Assistant plus other part-time jobs. Voluntary Experience This has included work with adults with learning disabilities, group work with children and adolescents both in a Sunday School setting and in running summer activities and community projects. Present Approach to Therapeutic Work I work with traumatised children and their families in the context of foster or kinship care or adoption. Therapeutic work is usually done with parent’s full participation in sessions. I work to an attachment and trauma recovery model and draw on approaches including PACE, mentalisation & TB-CBT. I have a DBS check, am fully insured and have a full business use driving licence. Personal Interests I enjoy films and reading and regularly run and swim.