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Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Dr Adrian Whittington

Dr Adrian Whittington

Co-Chair, Psychological Professions Network, South East England.

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 South East England, 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 Bill Tiplady

Dr Bill Tiplady

Co-Chair Psychological Professions Network, South East England.

Bill is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the Associate Director of Psychological Services at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. As a clinician, Bill has worked across the adult mental health pathway and particularly in inpatient and crisis services as well as having an interest in supporting and developing teams and services. With experience of leading both psychological therapies, and wider mental health services as a Clinical Director, Bill has led and contributed to strategic quality and service improvement programmes at trust, regional, and national level. This has included chairing cross-London NHSE work programmes on improving access to Psychological Therapies for people with serious mental health problems and on improving physical healthcare for this group. Bill is committed to expanding on the contribution which all 12 psychological professions can make to more person centred and effective physical and mental health care - as well as ensuring that psychological services themselves offer great quality evidence based services which are designed around the needs of people who will use them.

Lynsey Dorn

Lynsey Dorn

Senior Assistant Psychologist, Psychological Professions Network, South East England.

Lynsey graduated with a BSc in Psychology in 2017 and an MSc in Mental Health Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London in 2018. Lynsey then worked as a Research Assistant for a consultancy service to investigate the impact of educational initiatives on workplace risk. Alongside this, she held several clinical roles in a voluntary capacity before joining Northamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist. For over three years, Lynsey worked at the IoPPN as a Research Assistant on the Risk, Resilience, Ethnicity and AdolesCent Mental Health study (REACH), an EU funded longitudinal research programme investigating adolescent mental health in inner-city London, including the effects of Covid-19 and social restrictions. In 2021, Lynsey joined the Psychological Professions Network, South East England where she supports the network in giving a voice to all the psychological professions and promoting excellence in practice.

Robyn Clare

Robyn Clare

Senior Assistant Psychologist, Psychological Professions Network (PPN) South East England.

Robyn joined the PPN-SE in December 2021. Robyn has previously worked as an Assistant Psychologist within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient settings and within Children’s Social Care services. She has gained additional clinical experience in a number of other roles, such as within Adult Forensic inpatient settings and third sector organisations. Robyn is particularly passionate about the need for psychological professionals to use their knowledge and experience to influence public discourse and promote psychologically informed policies. She is committed to working together with local communities and historically marginalised groups to recognise to the wider social factors involved in distress, and to address these factors through community led responses.

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Becoming a member of the Psychological Professions Network gives you access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities to contribute and influence psychological healthcare for all those who work in it and use it.

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