Dr Claudia Salt
Clinical Psychologist BSc. (hons), MSc., D.Clin.Psychol.
Based at Ilkley
Dr Claudia Salt qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Leeds in 2007. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL04210).
Claudia has developed her keen professional interest in neurodevelopment and child mental health throughout her career. Prior to Clinical Psychology training, Claudia worked with the charity Barnardos creating their post autism diagnosis parent training programme ‘Cygnet’ - which is now available nationally and in some parts of Europe.
Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist 12 years ago, Claudia has worked in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, providing assessment, formulation, consultation and intervention for children and young people experiencing a range of mental health problems, intellectual disabilities or neurodevelopmental conditions. Claudia specialises and has extensive experience and skills working with autism and associated conditions.
Claudia joined NCPS in 2019 and plays a key role within NCPS's specilaist Austism Assessment and Diagnosis Service. She also has extensive experience in completing complex assessments, where intellectual disability, learning and attachment issues are present.
In addition to working with NCPS, Claudia has extensive experience as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service as part of a specialist neurodevelopmental team focussing on the assessment and diagnosis of autism and related conditions. Claudia has 11 years experience utilising the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) in autism assessments. She is also trained in the Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) and is skilled at completing observational and cognitive assessments as part of complex assessments. Claudia’s role also involves extensive liaison and consultation with other agencies and professionals such as schools, speech and language therapists, paediatricians and social workers.
Claudia enjoys working collaboratively with children, young people and their families to develop a shared understanding of their presentation or difficulties. Developing trusting professional and therapeutic relationships forms a key part of Claudia’s role. She is very experienced working with children and young people of all ages and is as happy playing on the floor working with little ones as she is discussing the latest technology or Pokémon whilst working with young adults. Claudia has extensive experience at flexibly using a range of evidence based psychological interventions therapeutically including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) to meet the needs of the individual. She regularly attends training to continue her professional development such as with the National Autistic Society (Earlybird Plus training) and the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) (PDA training day, Tony Attwood autism training day). Claudia also enjoys providing supervision and training to colleagues, professionals and other groups. She receives regular (confidential) clinical supervision herself and considers this essential to maintain and promote best practice.
Outside work, Claudia enjoys spending time with her two young children and family. She likes to dabble in interior design as she gradually renovates her home and loves gardening and spending time walking in the local countryside.
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