Jointly written by Practice Based Evidence & ARW, this resource is of importance to everyone in mental health, social care and learning disability services, including primary care.
A Brief History of Being Short
Qualified in Town & Country Planning at the University of Manchester in 1979; working in local government with Lincoln City Council Planning Department for 4 years.
Qualified in Occupational Therapy at Oxford in 1986. Worked initially as an Occupational Therapist in in-patient and community settings, subsequently as a Case Manager in multidisciplinary community teams. Clinical experience is entirely in inner city areas of London (Tower Hamlets, Hackney and North Southwark).
In addition to clinical work, experience of community team management, involving supervision of senior clinical staff. Participated in a number of voluntary agency committees concerned with residential and alcohol issues.
Joined the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, Practice Development & Training section, initially in a split post from July 1995, and as a full-time post from January 1997. Special interests are ‘A Strengths Approach’, ‘Positive Risk-Taking’, ‘Assertive Outreach’ and ‘Support & Supervision’.
Gained an M.A. in ‘Practice Development in Mental Health’ in 1998, with the National Centre for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University.
Left the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health in October 2001 to establish a practice development consultancy, to support individual and team clinical practice.
Widely published, for a comprehensive list of articles, chapters, training materials and other work written by Steve see this list of publications.