Having completed an initial degree in Chinese at the University of Westminster in 1992, Linda did her PGCE at North London University and taught for 9 years in the primary phase, also working in EAL and Special Needs. During that time Linda completed a diploma followed by a two year MA in Psychology of Education at the Institute of Education to gain entry into the UCL Educational Psychology masters programme which she completed in 2003. From that time Linda has worked as an Educational Psychologist in Enfield. Her experience includes working as a link EP for excluded pupils in a Pupil Referral Unit and outreach service to schools to support children with challenging behaviour. Linda is the link EP for special schools for the deaf and in the past has been joint chair of PsycHIC, a national interest group for EPs working with the deaf and hearing impaired. Linda was also a member of a Systemic Family Therapy Team in CAMHS for over five years. She has recently been involved in promoting the use of CBT and Mindfulness to encourage self-esteem and emotional resilience in school children. She currently chairs a support group at UCL for psychologists interested in Mindfulness.
Professional interests include interventions to address emotional and behavioural difficulties in schools, hearing impairment and dyslexia.
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