Tricia as recently obtained a distinction in her post graduate diploma (conversion ) in psychology. She is now completing a subsequent dissertation to obtain masters in psychology, with a focus on children who experience maths anxiety at the transition from primary to high school. Prior to this Tricia has significant experience in working in advice/support work within the charity and public sector. This involved 121 work (using a solution focused approach) with young people and adults who have multiple and complex needs. This work is particularly relevant as the recently implemented SEND code of practice extends Educational Psychology provision up to age 25. As part of her previous roles she has extensive experience of providing training and coaching to young people, adults and fellow professionals. Tricia also has worked for several years as a volunteer teaching assistant in primary school, providing 121 and group interventions for children, working within the school action (+) framework.
Having made the decision to change careers she is hoping that working at Catalyst is the start of her journey in the world of Educational Psychology. She is particularly interested in developing her skills with early years, believing that early intervention can have a big impact on the outcome for a child.