SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS

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We provide a wide range of services to commissioner's and commissioning groups, educational communities including multi-academy trusts, local authority maintained schools, and independent providers of education. We use a blended model of both in person and virtual services for greater flexibility and choice of service delivery.

 

Summit applies evidence based applied psychology to meet the needs of service users, offering consultation at all levels. We offer organisational and systems work for change, CPD training and development, supervision, systemic support, and education professionals peer networking events.

We are able to provide systemic behaviour support for the primary sector (south Staffordshire) and Child and Educational Psychology across Staffordshire and in the surrounding areas. Summit HCPC registered psychologists work in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice and our SEND support and planning services include contributing to statutory assessment processes in all areas of need for 0 - 25 year olds.

 

Our team have specialist knowledge and skills in applying relational care approaches in an educational context to mediate adverse experiences and support all elements of SEMH. We apply and use strength based approaches to develop resilience and growth.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

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Learning, Exploration, Aspiration, Development

Quality assured, accredited, and sought after professional development and training is provided by the team and our professional partners.

We have enjoyed and and continue to enjoy working with teacher training schools, all educational communities, social care, parents and carers, and commissioners.

We offer a wide range of knowledge shares, workshops, cafe days, peer networking events and CPD training in all areas of applied Child and Educational psychology. We are accredited ELSA trainers and supervisors, Practitioner Emotion Coaches, and we regularly offer highly valued and sought after specialist Attachment, Trauma, and Relational Care CPD events.

The Schools Trauma Informed and Attachment Aware Self-Evaluation Framework researched and operationalised by Dr Dawn Bradley, is a popular and transformative process for schools seeking systemic and organisational change and which is offered to multi academy trusts and individual educational settings.

 

Our 'First for Knowledge' training and supervision space at 1 Barracks Square, provides a welcoming, intimate and nurturing space that we look forward to sharing with you.

We also provide workshops and key notes for conferences. We delight in collaborating, so please do get in touch to discuss your vision and aims.

SUPERVISION

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Summit offers supervsion for both psychologists and non psychologists. Our supervisors are highly experienced with approved Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor status with the British Psychological Society.

The fundamental aim of supervision is to support continued professional development through engaging in respectful, open, and authentic relationships. We provide a nurturing, private, interuption free supervisory space at 'First for Knowledge' 1 Barracks Square, ST5 1LG and can also attend your setting.

 

Our supervisors will help you reflect on work related practices, share their knowledge, and support you to develop and embed new skills in your field. We are here to enhance your growth, offering supervision to psychologists and non-psychologists working with or in educational contexts.

Supervisory relationships are ordinarily one to one, but can also be offered as small group supervision, or supportive peer networks (S.P.Ns.) For group supervision we ask for an initial meeting with all group members to make sure this type of supervision would work for everyone.

Regardless of whether you opt for individual or group supervision, confidentiality, trust, and equality underpin all supervisory relationships.

 

THERAPY AND THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT

Childhood Psychology

Our approach to therapeutic support and therapy is one which takes into consideration the adults and the environments which children live in and experience, as well as the individual needs of the child or young person.

 

We are systemic in our approach and explore how different systems interact with the other. For this reason, we will often work with parents, carers, schools, and supporting professionals, as well indvidually with children and young people. We do not label or diagnose difficulties and needs, but work for change, healing, development and growth.

 

Dr Dawn Bradley offers EMDR therapy to adults, young people, and children. Unlike most therapies EMDR it is not a talking therapy and is an eight phase psychotherapy treatment using bilateral stimulation to process distressing memories for positive transformation. It is an evidence based therapy recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).