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Barbara Di Benedetto

Barbara is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with children and adults with complex needs within the NHS, schools, and in private settings. She achieved her qualifications in Italy and, following additional training, she has been recognised as a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist in the UK.

Barbara’s expertise is in the area of neuropsychology, neurodevelopmental disabilities, emotional dysregulation and behaviours that challenge. After obtaining her undergraduate Psychology degree in 2006, she completed in 2009 a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with the highest honours. Barbara undertook her clinical training in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University Hospital of Palermo (Italy), where she was involved in clinical and research activities, publishing papers on different topics.

During her experience as a Trainee Psychologist, Barbara developed a particular interest in neuropsychological functions; in particular, she conducted an academic research on the cognitive features of anxiety disorders.

Since 2011, Barbara has been supporting children with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is trained in the application of behaviour analytic principles and has extensive experience of implementing home and school based behavioural support plans for children and young people of different ability levels.

During her work in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Barbara provided assessment, formulation and therapy to children and young people experiencing a variety of mental health difficulties. Barbara was also part of a multidisciplinary team providing assessment for Autism Spectrum Condition.

Barbara currently works in York CAMHS within a specialist intensive assessment and intervention service for families with children and young people who live with Autism and Learning Disabilities.

Barbara joined CAYP Psychology in December 2021 and offers assessments for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Condition and cognitive abilities in her clinic in York City Centre.

Barbara is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist (PYL35709).

Book a session with Barbara or learn more about her practice by contacting her directly at (+44) 3332420824 or sending her a message at [email protected]

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