Murray Small is the Clinical Psychologist at Brown’s School, he is part of the multi-disciplinary Therapy Team at Brown’s. For those unfamiliar with the term, clinical psychologists work mostly in mental health settings (such as CAMHS – Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) where they assess and treat social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (often simply referred to as mental health problems) that show themselves at home and school.
At Brown’s School our clinical psychologists work with a range of difficulties with which our pupils frequently struggle:
- Depression and low mood
- Problems associated with ASD and ADHD
- Relationship difficulties
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
Our clinical psychologist will spend most of his time offering treatment to those pupils who need it, but will also undertake assessments to identify specific problems, and will meet with parents to discuss their concerns and offer any help they can. Murray liaises with the teaching and support staff on a daily basis, and will offer training to staff and parents whenever this is needed.
Finally, we should not forget to add that Murray brings to school his trusty assistant - Lottie the Labrador – and claims she is far more popular (with staff and students) than he is!