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Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Dr Adrian Whittington

Dr Adrian Whittington

Dr Adrian Whittington Chair, Psychological Professions Network, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Dr Adrian Whittington is National Lead for Psychological Professions at NHS England / Improvement and Health Education England. Adrian is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. He is passionate about growing mental health and wellbeing through working with communities, through education, and enabling wider access to evidence-based interventions and therapies. Adrian also holds roles as the Clinical Lead for Mental Health at Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex, as National Clinical Advisor on Education to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme at NHS England. Adrian specialises clinically in psychological therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and teaches on a number of Postgraduate Programmes for Psychologists and Psychological Therapists. Adrian has written and co-edited books on anxiety, CBT, and clinical psychology. Selected Publications: Bourne, P., Meddings, S. and Whittington, A. (2017). An Evaluation of Service use Outcomes in a Recovery College. Journal of Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/09638237.2017.1417557 https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2017.1417557 Stevens, D., Whittington, A., Moulton-Perkins, A., & Palachandran, V. (2015). Volunteer Psychology Internships: Conveyor belt of Exploitation or Stepping Stone to Success? Clinical Psychology Forum, 270, 34-39. Davey, G., Lake, N., & Whittington, A. (2015). Topics in Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology (2nd Ed.). Routledge: London. Whittington, A. & Grey, N. (2014). How to Become a More Effective CBT Therapist: Mastering Metacompetence in Clinical Practice. Wiley Blackwell: Chichester.

Dr Alice Plummer

Dr Alice Plummer

Dr Alice Plummer Clinical Programme Manager, Psychological Professions Network (PPN), Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Dr Alice Plummer is the Clinical Programme Manager for the PPN, employed by Sussex Partnership on behalf of Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Alice is a Principal Clinical Psychologist, with extensive experience of working with adults of all ages with trauma and high levels of psychological distress, troubling symptoms, long term physical health and co-morbid mental health conditions. Alice is also an EMDR Europe accredited practitioner, and has a postgraduate diploma in counselling. Alice was a sick children’s nurse before becoming a clinical psychologist, and has a long-standing practice of compassionate care and multi-disciplinary working. Alice is very passionate about joining up all the psychological professions both within the region as well as nationally across all regions, so we have a more unified strategic voice to influence NHS commissioned psychological healthcare, and further integrate bio-medical and psycho-social approaches. The PPN brings together those who plan, deliver and use psychological healthcare within a community of psychological practice. Alice is very dedicated to working in partnership with experts by experience, so we can ultimately better serve the people and communities we work with.

Amy Pound

Amy Pound

Amy Pound Senior Assistant Psychologist, Psychological Professions Network (PPN), Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Amy is the Senior Asssitant Psychologist for the PPN, employed by Sussex Partnership on behalf of Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Amy joined the PPN with a background in Psychology (BSc with clinical approaches) and previously worked as a Senior Asssitant Psychologist overseeing national training programmes. Amy is a co-chair for the PPN Kent, Surrey and Sussex Aspiring Psychological Professions (APP) subnetwork, valuing and promoting the voice of the future psychological workforce. Amy is dedicated to working in partnership with experts by experience, with particular interests in staff wellbeing, retention, and widening access of psychological professions.

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