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).