Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Dr Adrian Whittington

Dr Adrian Whittington

Chair, Psychological Professions Network: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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Dr Adrian Whittington is Joint Director of Psychology and Psychological Therapies. Adrian is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. 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.

Whittington, A., Smalley, V., & Goble, L. (2007). Is it worth investing in Statement of Equivalence (SoE) Training? Part 1: Do SoE candidates increase workforce diversity and do they continue to work in the NHS? Clinical Psychology Forum, 177, 13-17.

Whittington, A. & Burns, J. (2005). The dilemmas of residential care staff working with the challenging behaviour of people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 44, 59-76.

Dr Alice Plummer

Dr Alice Plummer

Clinical Programme Manager, Psychological Professions Network: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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Dr Alice Plummer is the Clinical Programme Manager for the Psychological Professions Network, 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. She is passionate about joining up all the Psychological Professions across the region, so we can have a strong voice together to promote what we do, share ideas, clinical excellence and collaborate to ultimately better serve the people we work with.

Eloise Tierney

Eloise Tierney

Research Assistant, Psychological Professions Network: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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Eloise Tierney is a research assistant for the Psychological Professions Network: Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Within her role, Eloise also manages communications, such as curating the Twitter account and the bi-monthly eNewsletter. Eloise has completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and an MSc in Mental Health Research. Eloise is interested in psychological research in general, but is passionate about research which promotes evidence for resources and treatments that benefit those with mental health problems. Eloise is excited to be able to contribute to projects that will help to deliver the vision of the PPN, and is hopeful about the future of psychological healthcare within the NHS.

Lynette Chatfield

Programme Administrator, Psychological Professions Network: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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Lynette Chatfield is personal assistant to Dr Alice Plummer and project administrator for the Psychological Professions Network, employed by Sussex Partnership on behalf of Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Lynette has extensive administrative experience and has worked in the NHS for many years. Lynette joined us from Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group, where she delivered administrative support to over 50 Continuing Healthcare clinicians and was involved with many projects. Lynette is extremely dedicated to the NHS, and believes in promoting its vision and values. She is excited and confident about its future, having had vast experience of service development and change.

Cristina LaCara

Darzi Fellow, Psychological Professions Network: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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Cristina is a Darzi Fellow studying Leadership in Healthcare with a Systemic approach at London South Bank University and working with the Psychological Professions Network in supporting the creation of a joined-up voice for all Psychological Professions in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Cristina is passionate about the expansion and development of psychological therapies and how it can make a huge difference to patients’ care. Cristina is also a Psychodynamic Counsellor and has worked in IAPT Services across Kent, Surrey and Sussex for the past 7 years and gained a lot of experience of working with patients with mild to severe depression and anxiety and trauma. Cristina has also gained experience of working with people with severe mental health issues within inpatient services and in the community.

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