Sally Ham

BSc (Hons), MEd (Educational Psychology), PGCE, Dip.counselling

 

SUMMARY PROFILE

 

 

An experienced educational psychologist with successful experience in working with individuals, groups and organisations to identify needs, advise on provision and approaches and develop and provide intervention and training. 

Specialist in working therapeutically with children, young people and adults to address and improve mental health and well-being.   

 

 

SKILLS SUMMARY

Assessment

Qualified to assess a range of special educational need including use of psychometric tests with children and young people between the ages of 3 and 16

 

 

Family/organisation consultation

 

Able to conduct user-friendly individual, family and organisation consultation and intervention.

Literacy/numeracy assessment

An experienced assessor of literacy and numeracy difficulties

 

 

Training

An experienced trainer, having researched, planned and delivered courses to further the professional development of psychologists/teachers and the skills of parents

 

Counselling

 

Qualified to offer a safe therapeutic space to children and adults

 

 

CAREER HISTORY

2010 -

Independent Child Psychology Services

 

 

Associate

 

Key responsibilities

 

Š     Offering a range of services to parents particularly counselling services for young people

Š     Preparing reports for court as an expert witness

 

 

2007 – 2010

 

 

Trafford Educational Psychology Service (Manchester)

 

 

Educational Psychologist, Senior Practitioner

 

Key responsibilities

 

    Individual, group and whole school work carried out with children aged 2 - 19, families and teachers (primary, secondary and pupil referral unit) addressing the full range of educational need

    Supporting and developing practice within the service that addressed the mental and emotional well-being of children and young people through training, supervision and research

    Working therapeutically with pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

   Supervision of Educational Psychologist in Training

 

Key achievements

 

   Developed a training package for delivery to teachers to enhance their skills in listening therapeutically to children and young people

   Developed closer links between educational and clinical psychology colleagues

   Worked with charity organisation to identify and support good practice for counsellors working in school settings

   As part of a working party conducted research into school's responses and approaches to pupils engaged in self harming behaviour in order to develop a borough wide good practice and appropriate referral guide

 

 

2002-2007

 

Trafford Educational Psychology Service

 

 

Educational Psychologist

 

Key responsibilities

 

   Individual, group and whole school work carried out with children aged 2 - 19, families and schools (primary, secondary and special school)

 

Key achievements

 

    Developed and delivered training to teachers on approaches to address the needs of pupils with specific learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder and social inclusion difficulties

   Developed and delivered training to psychology colleagues on sensitively eliciting children's views and including the 'voice of the child' in professional reports.  Developed service policy for this.

 

2010 -

Associate:  Independent Child Psychology Services

 

EDUCATION

2003-2006

2006

2002

Person Centred Counselling Services

Diploma in Counselling

University of Manchester

2002

1991-1992

 

Master of Education (Educational Psychology)

University of Manchester

Post Graduate Certificate in Education 

1988 - 1991

Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic

1991

Bachelor of Science  (Psychology  2:1 Honours)

 

 

                                                                                            

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

 

 

Health Professions Council

Association of Educational Psychologists

British Psychological Society

 

RESEARCH

 

2001

 

Research for Master’s dissertation,  identifying the differing needs and expectations affecting Educational Psychologists in primary and secondary settings