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Dr David Ankers

Clinical Psychologist

Covers Staffordshire and surrounding areas.

Summary of skills

• Specialist knowledge and skills in working with neurodevelopmental problems, disability in adults and child cases

• Systemic work with couples, families, care teams and MDTs

• Enjoys working with the system around the child

• Experience of working with loss and trauma

• Interest in cognitive aspects of client needs

• Explorative, reflective style that draws from a range of psychological approaches including trauma models and rehabilitation

• Expertise in cognitive and behavioural interventions including Third Wave Approaches

• Strong assessment skills including cognitive and neurodevelopmental assessments

• Able to provide treatment in the medico-legal context with clients across the lifespan

Specialist skills


• Trauma work

• Behavioural framework

• Working with parents/families

• Parenting programmes

• Fostering & Adoption
• Neurodevelopmental assessment & interventions

• Emotional & behavioural difficulties

• Systemic approaches/training

• Attachment issues

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