Joseph Szablowski - Assistant Psychologist
Joseph Szablowski joined The Richardson Partnership for Care psychology team in September 2018. Working with service users at The Mews and 23 Duston Road, he supports people with acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities and dual diagnosis. They may also present with behaviour that challenges, mental health and complex needs.
Joseph’s work is a combination of direct contact with service users and preparing neuropsychological assessments and reviews. Group work includes regular sessions such as relaxation sessions and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, which aims to promote and reinforce growth in areas such as memory, concentration, attention, communication and social interaction. Along with his colleagues in the psychology team, Joseph is also involved in some exciting research projects.
As The Richardson Partnership for Care is a residential service and has an ‘open door’ policy, Joseph very much enjoys the less structured aspects of the service that the psychology team provides. He says: “The home environment means that we can have more opportunities to see how much progress people are making. Service users can just pop in to the office for a chat, or talk to us about any concerns that they have, without having to wait for a scheduled appointment. I think that both the service users and the psychologists benefit from the homely, relaxed environment that has been created here.”
Prior to joining The Richardson Partnership for Care, Joseph worked with individuals with a variety of mental health needs and learning disabilities.
Publications and Conferences
- Britton, C., Moloney, M., Musonda, J., Slatter, L. & Szablowski, J. J., 2015. The Role of Formative Assessment in Learning Development. Presented at the Professional Practice in Psychology 2015 conference. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 29th - 30th April 2015.
- Szablowski, J. J., 2017. Learning Disabilities and Mental Health: Families' experiences of hospitalisation. Learning Disability Practice, 20(4), pp.26-29.
- Szablowski, J. J., 2016. Evaluating Intervention Effectiveness: A Person-Centred Approach. Presented at the Psychological Well-Being and Forensic Mental Health conference. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 11th - 12th May 2016.
Qualifications and Training
- MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health – Nottingham Trent University
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology – Nottingham Trent University