- Prof Daniel T WilcoxChartered Psychologist - Registered Clinical & Forensic Psychologist / Managing DirectorProf Daniel T WilcoxChartered Psychologist - Registered Clinical & Forensic Psychologist / Managing Director
Prof Wilcox has a BA and MA in Psychology from the State University of New York and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey. Prof Wilcox has held a practice certificate and been Chartered with the British Psychological Society since 1991. He is a Fellow of the Society and is a member of The British Psychological Society's Faculty for Children, Young People and Families, as well as their Special Interest Group for People with Learning Disabilities.
Dr Wilcox is an 'Honorary Professor' of Forensic Psychology through appointment to the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University. Prof Wilcox has also been awarded the title of registered EuroPsy Psychologist and is qualified to practice throughout the European Union. He is a Chartered Scientist and is also a former Assessor with the BPS for their Qualification in Forensic Psychology. Prof Wilcox is a Registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He held the title of Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine (Division of Psychiatry) from 2011 to 2019. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and an honorary research fellow with the University of Birmingham, Centre for applied Psychology.
He has provided specialist consultancy to the National Probation Service for over two decades and has been a member of the International Advisory Board for the Journal of Sexual Aggression and on the Editorial Boards of the Child Abuse Review and the European Polygraph Journal. Prof Wilcox has regularly presented at national and international conferences and has many publications in areas associated with the treatment, assessment and management of risk.
- Dr Rosie GrayRegistered Forensic PsychologistDr Rosie GrayRegistered Forensic Psychologist
Dr Gray is a registered forensic psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. She has a doctorate in Forensic Psychology; an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology; a 1st class BSc in Psychology and Criminology; a 1st class BA in Community and Criminal Justice; and a Level 4 NVQ in Working with Offending Behaviour.
Prior to working at WPA Limited, Dr Gray worked as a psychological therapist and project manager in a primary care mental health service. She is also a qualified probation officer and is on the executive committee for the Midlands branch of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA). Dr Gray has presented on a range of topics relating to the assessment and treatment of forensic clients, including interpersonal violence, domestic abuse, physical child abuse and sexual offending. She has also published in relation to sexual harm issues, including co-editing the 2017 publication, "Working with individuals who have committed sexual offences: A guide for practitioners" (Abingdon: Routledge).
- Dr Marguerite DonathyChartered Psychologist- Registered Forensic PsychologistDr Marguerite DonathyChartered Psychologist- Registered Forensic Psychologist
Dr Marguerite L Donathy is a Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and Registered Forensic Psychologist (HCPC). Dr Donathy has a Diploma in psychological studies from the University of Birmingham, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the Open University, an MSc in Criminological Psychology from the University of Birmingham and a Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice from the University of Birmingham. Dr Donathy is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Forensic Psychology. She is a member and current Chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) in the Midlands. Dr Donathy has a number of publications in relation to offender assessment and treatment and has worked in forensic settings for over sixteen years. Her Doctoral research focused on the Community Management of Sexual Offenders. Dr Donathy has experience of working with a range of clients, children and adults, in both community and inpatient settings. Dr Donathy has contributed to Court reports in Care and Family Proceedings since 2005.
- Dr Alan KessedjianChartered Psychologist - Registered Clinical PsychologistDr Alan KessedjianChartered Psychologist - Registered Clinical Psychologist
Dr Kessedjian has over 27 years clinical experience and particular expertise in CBT, DBT and EMDR. Whilst much of his work is in adult mental health, he has substantial experience working with adolescents in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Dr Kessedjian holds substantive posts in the NHS as Principal Clinical Psychologist for BSMHFT's Acute Inpatient and Crisis Intervention Home Treatment Teams based at Zinnia Centre in Sparkhill and also within the same Trust is part of a specialist Community DBT Service based at Ardenleigh, Erdington. Within his Trust he is widely considered to hold expertise in the transcultural application of CBT and between 2009 and 2013 has presented workshops and peer reviewed papers at international conferences on this topic in Switzerland, Palestine and Egypt.
He has previously held Consultant Clinical Psychology positions at St Andrews Hospital, Woodbourne Priory Hospital and for Tranquil House Psychology Services.
He also has additional experiences to draw on as (i) past Regional Chair of the West Midlands Branch of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) (ii) past Chair of BSMHFT Psychologist's Trauma and Personality Disorder Working Group and (iii) past elected Trustee / Board Director of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
- Dr Werner-de-SondbergChartered Psychologist - Registered Occupational PsychologistDr Werner-de-SondbergChartered Psychologist - Registered Occupational Psychologist
Dr Werner-de-Sondberg is a registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He is awaiting completion of his PhD in Forensic Psychology from Nottingham Trent University, having previously undertaken an MSc in Forensic Psychology, a doctorate in Occupational Psychology and an MSc in Occupational Psychology as well as a BSc honours in Psychology. Dr Werner-de-Sondberg presently works as an assistant lecturer in the Forensic Psychology department, Coventry University. He is an Associate Fellow of the BPS and was chartered as an Occupational Psychologist in May of 2005. Dr Werner-de-Sondberg has varied research and practice interests building upon more than thirty years experience as a police officer and latterly with WPA as an associate psychologist.
- Ms Stephanie WilsonTrainee PsychologistMs Stephanie WilsonTrainee Psychologist
Ms Wilson is a Forensic Psychologist in Training. She has completed a Master of Science in Psychology, Stage 1 of the BPS professional training in Forensic Psychology, and is in the final stages of her Doctorate in Forensic Psychology. Ms Wilson is passionate about:
- The effects of child maltreatment (neglect, physical, sexual and psychological abuse),
- Trauma (and its cognitive, behavioural, emotional, social and physiological effects),
- The self-protective (attachment) strategies that human beings develop across the lifespan to adapt to their environment and increase their chances of survival,
- The determinants of parenting (and the perpetration of child maltreatment), and
- Interpersonal functioning.
In Ms Wilson's clinical work, she contributes towards psychological assessments, including the assessment of risk, for Care and Family Proceedings, and delivers psychological interventions. She uses a range of therapeutic approaches with children in or at the edge of care, families (including foster carers), and systems. Ms Wilson has taught on a Professional Practice Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, and is a Visiting Lecturer on a Masters in Investigative Psychology programme, as well as a BSc (Hons) in Psychology programme. She is committed to her personal and professional development. Relatedly, she has completed training in attachment in psychopathology, is currently training in the Adult Attachment Interview and Systemic and Family Therapy, and attends Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) informed clinical supervision. Ms Wilson is also actively involved in a variety of research projects.
- Ms Rosalind BerryTrainee PsychologistMs Rosalind BerryTrainee Psychologist
Ms Berry has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Liverpool. She has been employed by WPA since 2009 and began working full-time following her graduation. She has received all relevant training and supervision over the assessment areas assigned to her. Ms Berry has co-published an article about psychological reporting in care and family proceedings and is in her final term of the Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate at the University of Birmingham.
- Miss Jordan BrooksForensic Psychologist in trainingMiss Jordan BrooksForensic Psychologist in training
Miss Brooks gained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Criminology from Keele University and was awarded a commendation upon completing her Masters in Forensic Psychology at Birmingham City University. Miss Brooks has been employed by WPA full time since 2016 and undertakes a range of support duties as a Forensic Psychologist in training. She has received all relevant training, at WPA, in the areas assigned to her.
- Ms Hannah DawsonTrainee PsychologistMs Hannah DawsonTrainee Psychologist
Ms Hannah Dawson has a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice from Liverpool John Moores University and an MSc in Forensic Psychology from Birmingham City University. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Forensic Psychology. Ms Dawson is also a member of, and Branch Secretary/Treasurer for, the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) Midlands branch and a member of Mersey Care NHS Mental Health Trust. Ms Dawson has published in relation to sexual offenders and whilst studying for her degree, she gained criminological experience working as an Appropriate Adult for Youth Support Services and attending HMP Altcourse with the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB). She began working full time at Wilcox Psychological Associates following her graduation in 2014. Ms Dawson is currently in the second year of her Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice, with the University of Nottingham. She has experience of working with a range of clients, both in the community and in secure inpatient settings.
- Miss Nicole HortonTrainee PsychologistMiss Nicole HortonTrainee Psychologist
Miss Horton gained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Forensic Psychology at Birmingham City University. Miss Horton has Graduate Member status within The British Psychological Society and is on the Management Committee for the West Midlands branch of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers. Miss Horton is currently in her first year of her Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice, with the University of Nottingham. Miss Horton has been employed by WPA full-time since 2014 and has also co-edited two publications relating to working with children.
- Miss Laura ChapmanAssisting PsychologistMiss Laura ChapmanAssisting Psychologist
Miss Chapman received a 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Psychology from York University. She has received all relevant training, at WPA, in the areas assigned to her.
- Mrs Helen Wilcox, MBECo-Director - WPAMrs Helen Wilcox, MBECo-Director - WPA
Helen Wilcox is a Co-Director of WPA Ltd. She received an MBE for her contributions to social care in the UK. Mrs Wilcox has qualifications in social work and teaching with key local, regional, and national involvement to drive up standards in supporting our citizens through the widest range of life challenges. Mrs Wilcox is the Chair of the Black Country Partnership for Care and Former Vice Chair of the National Organisation, Skills for Care.