Barnsley Educational, Child and Community Psychology Service

Example areas of our work:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) - anger management - anti-social behaviour - attachment difficulties - anxious school refuser - bereavement and loss - challenging behaviour - developing social skills and friendships - emotional literacy - depression/low mood - harmful sexual behaviour - perceived bullying - risk of exclusion - experience of domestic abuse - self -efficacy - self-esteem - self-injurious behaviour.

Individual level work

We work therapeutically with a pupil to address one or more of the issues listed above. Therapeutic areas include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, personal construct, and solution focused approaches, and therapeutic stories.

  • Observation of pupil with a presenting difficulty and subsequent consultation with key people in the pupil's life
  • functional behavioural analysis of young person in context 
  • Individual pupil risk assessment
  • Individual sessions to plan how to improve social skills
  • Develop 'social stories' to enable individual pupils to access particular social situations

Group level work

We work therapeutically with a pupil to address one or more of the issues listed above. Therapeutic areas include CBT, narrative therapy, personal construct, and solution focused approaches, and therapeutic stories. 

  • Delivery of nurture groups to address the development of social skills and communication/ language development
  • Circle of friends group intervention

Organisational and strategic work

*1 hour twilight, ½ day or full day training/workshops in the following areas:

  • enhancing pupil self-efficacy
  • enhancing pupil self-esteem
  • enhancing pupil emotional literacy
  • supporting pupils experiencing bereavement
  • supporting anxious school refusers
  • managing/supporting pupils with ADHD
  • managing/supporting pupils with ASC
  • managing/supporting pupils with attachment difficulties/disorders
  • supporting pupils who display self-injurious behaviour
  • depression/low mood
  • managing extreme and challenging behaviour