Dr Charmian Round

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Dr Charmian Round
Practitioner identifies as: Autistic, Neurodivergent
Pronouns: She/her

Dr Charmian Round BSc. (Hons), D.Clin.Psych, C.Psychol.

I am a chartered clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience of working in the NHS providing assessment, therapy, training, support and consultation to neurodiverse adults and children, their families, support networks and other professionals. This has included experience of working with a widely diverse population with different needs due to age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, co-existing mental health, and differing ability levels due to specific learning difficulties or learning disability.

For the last 5 years I have been Clinical Lead for the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Autism Assessment Service for adults without a learning disability and provide supervision, training and advice to professionals from services across the Health, Social Care and Voluntary Sector to enable them to make reasonable adjustments and be more accessible to individuals with diverse needs. I also offer clinical consultancy to mainstream mental health professionals on the adaptation of mental health services to meet autistic needs.

I am an active member of the Derbyshire Autism Partnership Board and have supported co-production initiatives including the development of written information leaflets, Autism boxes for clinical environments, involvement of experts by experience in staff training and the development of universally recognised autism passports. I am a member of both the National Network of Autism Professionals and the C19 Autism Group with professionals across the United Kingdom who provide diagnostic assessment services for neurodiverse adults and children, focusing on autism and ADHD. They provide a forum for peer supervision, sharing of resources and research developments, and discussion regarding consistency of approach.

I am qualified in globally recognised autism assessment and diagnostic tools (DISCO, ADI-R and ADOS) and recently undertook training for the newly launched ACIA assessment tool, which was development by Newcastle University in conjunction with Autistica and patients by experience. I am also qualified in the Diagnostic Interview for ADHD Adults (DIVA).

I have lectured on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programmes at both the University of Leicester and the University of Trent and have provided bespoke training packages for a variety of service providers. I am a chartered member of the British Psychology Society, a member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists and hold clinical registration with the Health Care Professions Council.

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