Personal Statement And External Experience

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Section 1- Personal Statement and External Experience
I was born and raised in Spain to British parents. After completing my Licentiate in Psychology with the University of Valencia in 2009 I moved to London. I also temporarily moved to Barcelona for my MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology.
In my current post as a Life Skills Recovery Worker on Jade ward (acute ward at the Newham Centre for Mental Health) I work with and support the multidisciplinary team in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of mental and physical care. I facilitate therapeutic groups and engage with service users on a 1:1 basis. I also support service users to undertake activities designed to help them towards recovery and to regain independence and participate in recreational therapeutic activities in the community.
I also form therapeutic and meaningful relationships with patients to enhance their care and improve their inpatient experience. I work regular bank shifts on the male intensive care ward (P.I.C.U.), elderly, triage and single sex and mixed acute wards. Both my current post and previous training has equipped me with practical experience of working in direct care provision with people with a wide range of mental health and psychological problems, including dual diagnosis and learning disabilities, and extensive experience of working with people with challenging behaviour.
I have volunteered at Homerton University Hospital as an Occupational Therapy Assistant…
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