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Job Title: Lecturer
Martin qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 2009, and has worked exclusively in forensic settings, both low and medium secure, with a variety of client groups. He has worked as a deputy ward manager and manger in forensic units with both male and female disordered offenders.
Martin is trained as a dialectic behavioural therapist, which he continues to practice as an honorary therapist within forensic services.
Following on from his degree in psychosocial interventions, Martin has developed a family work intervention service in the forensic service within South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.
Martin has developed an interest in working with service users who have experienced trauma and usually fall into the group with severe personality disorders. He has also developed a keen interest in family intervention working with families and service users who use forensic services.
Forensic nursing and reducing the length of stay; leadership in nursing; psychosocial interventions, theraputic use of seclusion; working with families and carers, friends of mentally disordered offenders, dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, collaborative care planning and working with crisis.