DR DAWN BRADLEY
HCPC Registered - Chartered Psychologist
SUMMIT PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES was established in 2017 by Dr Dawn Bradley, who has worked in education since 1998. Originally a secondary school teacher of English, Drama, and Child Development, Dawn went on to teach in the Prison Service before training as a Child and Educational Psychologist in 2006.
In her career Dr Dawn has developed specialist skills in attachment and trauma, the needs of looked after children, and how educational communities can support the social, emotional, and well-being needs of children and young people.
Dawn is strong advocate for change and has researched and developed many training programmes to support educational communities to become agents of change in the lives of children and young people. She is an advisory Educational Psychologist for ARC (Attachment Research Community), a registered training provider for the ELSA programme, an Emotion Coach, and regularly offers training in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's), Schools as a Safe Base, and Advanced Attachment and Trauma training.
Dr Dawn Bradley is a HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist and is also a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol). This is a professional status awarded by the British Psychological Society as a benchmark of professional recognition for psychologists, reflecting the highest standards of psychological knowledge and expertise.
Dawn is also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. The title, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) is awarded in recognition of several years' experience and contribution to the field of psychology. To be granted this title psychologists must have been successfully engaged in the professional application of a specialised knowledge of psychology, possess a research qualification in psychology and have been engaged in the application, discovery, development or dissemination of psychological knowledge or practice for an aggregate of at least four years full time (or its part time equivalent); published psychological works or exercised specialised psychological knowledge. Associate Fellows use the letters AFBPsS after their name. This is a mark of experience, competence and reputation of psychological knowledge within the field of psychology.
Dr Dawn is published and regularly engages with applied research and development. Her most recent body of work was the 'Staffordshire Trauma Informed and Attachment Aware Self-Evaluation Framework for Educational Settings'.
Dawn is passionate about learning and helping others through the application of psychology. To this end, she is a registered supervisor and offers supervision to both psychologists and non-psychologists. Dr Dawn Bradley is registered with the British Psychological Society on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) which is designed to recognise psychologists with specialist expertise in supervision.