Name: Ellen Martin, BAC (Hons) Degree, Pg Diploma, Art Therapy, Pg Cert, Therapeutic Play Skills
Job Title: Case Manager
Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Combined Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1999
Post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy, 2003
Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills, Play Therapy UK (PTUK), 2009
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers
The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
Ellen became a case manager in May 2011 to work with children and young people with complex needs arising from acquired and traumatic brain injuries and complex medical conditions. She works with both pre and post settlement cases. Ellen works closely with vulnerable clients under the Court of Protection alongside their financial deputies. She is an advocate for her clients and supports them throughout both the rehabilitation and medico-legal process.
Ellen has worked with clients with dysexecutive difficulties, insight difficulties, mental health issues and complex behavioural and social presentations. She has worked with young children through to adolescents with challenging behaviours and multiple needs. She has been able to support them through their rehabilitation programmes helping them to plan, rationalise, budget and overcome difficulties linked to their disabilities as well as external factors which impact on them. Ellen has gained experience in dealing with varying and complex family situations and is able to recognise the impact that catastrophic injury has on the whole family as well as the client. Ellen takes a client centred approach and advocates on behalf of her clients to ensure their needs and wishes are considered in their best interests.
Ellen has had the opportunity to develop and expand her knowledge of acquired brain injury and case management by setting up and managing rehabilitation and support packages and working with clients towards rehabilitation goals.
Ellen has been involved with Headway; Wirral and has organised two fundraising art exhibitions involving local charities.
Ellen’s clinical placements in University involved working therapeutically with children and young people who had experienced an array of emotional and physical difficulties. As a family support worker, Ellen spent three years working with vulnerable children and families. A further five and a half years were spent working for Barnardos as a Project Worker offering family support and therapeutic work to vulnerable children and families involved with Children’s Services due to neglect, physical, emotional and domestic abuse, and as a Therapeutic Project Worker, working with children and young people who had experienced domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse and subsequent trauma. During this time Ellen wrote and facilitated therapeutic group work programmes as well as working with individuals. She co-wrote and delivered The Domestic Abuse Training Programme for Salford Council and Communicating with Children Training Programmes for Barnardos. Ellen led consultations with professionals offering case guidance, supervision and advice.
- Witness Familiarisation – Bond Solon – October 2015
- Mindfulness and Acquired Brain Injury seminar; Dr Frances Vaughan, Bangor University & Neuro Family Matters – 10th December 2014
- Employment and Recruitment – 23rd October 2014
- How to make a support worker – 30th September 2014
- North West Acquired Brain Injury Forum Training Day – 31st July 2014
- Communication (Working with families) – 10th July 2014
- Communication – 22nd May 2014
- Action for Brain Injury day, Neurosupport – 16th May 2014
- Child Brain Injury Trust Conference and Exhibition – Wednesday 26th March 2014
- British Association of Art Therapists Annual Conference; Attachment and the Arts, 2009 and Neuroscience, Attachments and Creativity 2013.
- Protecting and Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults – Barbara Kelly, 5th June 2013
- Supervision Skills – The Role of Case Manager as Supervisor – Barbara Kelly, 3rd July 2013
- Risky Business CBIT (Child Brain Injury Trust) Annual Conference – 29th February 2012
- Safeguarding Children Training Day, Tony Burscough – 7th December 2011
- Safeguarding Adults Training Day, Matt Joyce Learning and Development, 21st November 2011
- The Court of Protection; The Mental Capacity Act 2005 & Role of the Deputy – Irwin Mitchell LLP Training Day – June 2011
- The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust Educational Seminar, Sex, Drugs and alcohol; Rehabilitation in the Real World – July 2011
- Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover’ – Child Brain Injury Trust One Day Workshop – October 2011
- Supervision and Risk Assessment – Analytical Supervision Skills: A skills based course for managers and supervisors – Barnardos – 2010
- Small Things Somatic 3 Day Work Shop, Miranda Tufnell – 2009
- An Introduction to Solution Focused Practice, Rob Black, Building Solutions, Barnardos – 2009
- Attachment and Psychological Health – Barnardos – 2008