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Ellen Martin

PROFESSIONAL STATUS

 

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)

 

Professional Qualifications

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)

 

Current Experience

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.

 

Previous Experience

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.

 

Professional Development