My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- HCPC Registered
My professional experience:
I trained in the United States, earning my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts before spending two years conducting research in paediatric psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital. I then earned my master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. From there, I completed specialised clinical training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. While there, I received intensive training in utilising Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to treat multi-problem, suicidal and and self-harming adolescents. I also have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, gained in part at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, where I sub-specialised in treating patients with OCD. Before beginning work at Nightingale Hospital, I worked in a private clinic in Hong Kong SAR, where I conducted individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults.
My personal statement:
I specialise in treating adolescents and adults with depression and anxiety issues, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and bipolar disorder. I aim to tailor my treatment approach to each individual’s specific needs, but I primarily work from a cognitive behavioural and mindfulness framework. Utilising techniques taken from within those frameworks, I work closely with my patients to develop strategies to improve self-awareness and acceptance and promote positive lasting change.
Additional information about my research, publications and interests:
Durlak, J. A., & DuPre, E. P. (2008). Implementation matters: A review of research on the influence of implementation on program outcomes and the factors affecting implementation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 41, 327-350.
Durlak, J. A., Taylor, R., Kawashima, K., DuPre, E. P., Pachan, M., & Weissberg, R. P. (2007). Effects of positive youth development programs on school, family, and community systems. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 269-286.
Doyle, A., Faraone, S. V., DuPre, E. P., & Biederman, J. (2001). Separating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities in girls: A familial risk analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158, 1666-1672.
Greene, R., Biederman, J., Faraone, S. V., Monuteaux, M., Mick, E., DuPre, E. P., et al. (2001). Social impairment in girls with ADHD: Patterns, gender comparisons, and correlates. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40, 704-710.