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Marie Wassberg
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Lead Therapist

Marie Wassberg

Marie has been the child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) lead therapist at Priory Hospital North London since August 2014. Here she sees adolescents individually and in groups. Marie has been part of setting up a DBT-approach group programme for the young people admitted, as well as for the parent(s)/carer(s) while their child is admitted. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Training

Marie is a qualified social worker and has a Diploma in CBT, her work has been mainly with children and adolescents. Marie is registered with the HCPC and is also an accredited CBT therapist with the BABCP. She also hold diplomas in trauma focused-CBT (USA), DBT (Sweden and USA), and prolonged exposure (PE) (USA).

Additional information

Marie has many years’ experience seeing patients both individually and in groups. She has run groups for parents as part of a programme for the child/adolescent and their parents/carers. Marie also has experience working with children and adolescents who present with challenging behaviours, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (especially high functioning) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In her work with children and their parents, Marie often works with the extended family, as well as with the school.

Marie has been a guest lecturer at universities in Sweden, and a facilitator at workshops, conferences and training events throughout the UK (NOTA and BABCP), in Sweden and the USA (ATSA). She has run courses and educated professionals and students about children and adolescents who display harmful sexual behaviours. Marie has also offered training and supervision to other professionals who work with children and adolescents in a dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)-informed approach.

Qualifications
  • Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist Goldsmiths University
  • Bachelor in Social Work
  • Diploma in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Trained in prolonged exposure (PE)
  • Trained in trauma focused-CBT

As a therapist, I have worked for many years with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused, suffered from complex trauma or experienced other trauma, and/or who displayed harmful sexual behaviours. Over the last few years my client group increased to include those who experience deliberate self-harm, suicidal thoughts, depression and psychosis, among other difficulties. My goal is to give everyone a chance to live a happy and fulfilling life. As a qualified social worker I have worked in child protection with unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers.

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