Deputy Programme Director for PG-Cert in CYP IAPT Supervision - AFNCCF/ UCL
Course Tutor for PG-Cert Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) - AFNCCF/ UCL
Associate in Private Practice
- Teaching Experience
Freena teaches across two UCL professional training programmes. She works as the Deputy Programme Director for the CYP IAPT PG-Cert in Supervision, which is designed for supervisors of trainees undertaking the workforce training programmes such as CWP, EMHP as well as Recruit to Train IAPT Therapies. For over two years, Freena has also been teaching on CWP course, which provides professional clinical training in low-intensity evidence-based psychological interventions for mild to moderate mental health difficulties in Children and Young People.
Beyond PGS, Freena has been delivering the Link Programme workshops for AFNCCF; a major national initiative funded by DfE, which brings together education and MH professionals to improve joint working.
- Clinical Experience
Freena trained as a Clinical Associate Applied Psychologist and completed her clinical MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. She has worked primarily in NHS Specialist CAMHS, alongside having opportunities to work in third-sector organisations and local authority’s Children’s Services.
Freena’s role at East London NHS Foundation Trust as Senior CAMHS Clinician involved leading and developing the Early Help CAMHS team, with the aim of forming strong links with local authorities as part of the integration between health, education and social care. She developed the local CAMHS training strategies, supervised CAMHS clinician’s, early help practitioner’s, and CYP IAPT therapy trainees as well as completing the PG Certificate in CYP IAPT Management & Leadership alongside this role.
Currently Freena works as an associate in private practice offering assessment and treatment for CYP and families. Freena is also qualified as an Executive Function Coach, which supports the development and strengthening of Executive Function Skills for neuro-diverse children, adolescents and adults.
- Research Experience
Freena's thesis examined the ASD assessment process for compliance with SIGN guidelines in clinical practice, and interventions offered post-diagnosis.