The Psychology Team is comprised of Clinical and Forensic Psychologists, as well as Trainee and Assistant Psychologists. Our aim is to provide service users with high quality, evidenced-based psychological assessments and interventions, while working with the wider team to promote a culture of psychologically-informed care. Prior to their first CPA service users are invited to take part in a comprehensive psychological assessment. The assessment aims to provide the service user and the team with an individualised and compassionate understanding of the service user’s presentation and collaboratively make recommendations regarding their needs and possible treatments. This might include developing an understanding of a service user’s harmful or challenging behaviours (e.g. self-harm, aggression and violence and sexually harmful behaviours). When appropriate service users may be offered one to one or group based psychological therapy according to their needs identified through the psychological assessment. Psychological interventions aim to reduce risk and promote recovery and wellbeing, through addressing difficulties related to mental health, trauma, substance misuse and offending. The nature and timing of psychological interventions are informed by the service user’s individualised formulation and the treatment pathway. Download Psychology Pathway251.99 KB The psychology team also promote a psychological perspective at clinical meetings and facilitates regular reflective practice, case consultation and training.