JUNE 24 - 26, 2021 / WORLDWIDE
About the Presenter
Astrid Ingham Brooke
Astrid Is a Clinical Psychologist currently practising in Windsor, England, United Kingdom. She is also an Advanced Level Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer in Schema Therapy for Individuals, providing ISST-accredited training and supervision to NHS psychologists, forensic psychologists and other mental health professionals working in both the public sector and private practice.
Astrid grew up in England but lived for many years in Australia. She studied at the University of Sydney and worked in in both public and private sectors in New South Wales, working in hospitals, university departments and primary care. Her main clinical areas of interest were affective disorders, psychological management of chronic pain, and psychological trauma. Astrid worked as a psychologist in university departments of psychological medicine on diverse projects such as anxiety disorders and menopause. She set up three chronic pain management programmes in different organisations (public and private), providing both direct services to patients but also training staff to support patients coping with chronic pain conditions.
Astrid worked for Davison Trahaire, a firm of private sector psychologists providing a range of psychological services to staff and emergency services first responders. This included attending critical incidents such as armed holdups, fatalities at work, providing psychological first aid, supporting staff returning to work, and providing longer term assistance to employees in their workplace. Astrid has worked in the field of psychological trauma for 29 years.
Astrid returned to England in 1991. She studied at the University of Birmingham for her clinical doctorate, and at Aston University to obtain her Work Psychology and Business degree. Astrid then worked in NHS in the West Midlands, providing psychological services for adults with a range of complex issues including BPD.
Astrid was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for 13 years in Berkshire. She worked in a service where there were patients with psychologically complex and long-term conditions, including BPD. The pioneering work of successfully treating BPD using Schema Therapy in Holland and America inspired her to seek ST training in 2008 and later to become an ST trainer herself.Astrid retired from the NHS in 2015. She still finds Schema Therapy an inspirational approach for working with long term and complex psychological problems and she enjoys teaching, supporting and developing other professionals in their clinical practice. Astrid continues to provide therapy, occasionally working with more complex conditions e.g. Dissociative Identity Disorder, and sometimes combining Schema Therapy with other therapies, such as EMDR, to address both emotional difficulties and psychosomatic conditions.
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