Therapeutic Intervention

Shaw Psychotherapeutic Associates (SPA) is a team of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists who provide assessment and intervention of young people presenting with various problems. SPA founder, David Shaw, Dip SW, BA (Hons), PG Cert, PG Dip MSC, specialises in work with young people involved in the perpetration of inappropriate sexual behaviour. He has worked for the Ministry of Justice and the NHS providing psychological assessment and intervention for individuals with complex difficulties.  Therapeutic intervention fits within our holistic approach to care and complements any young person’s Placement Plan. We use SPA to work closely with the organisation to provide a comprehensive cognitive behavioural assessment and therapeutic intervention service.  SPA produce a formulation reports with recommendations for behaviour modification or therapy.

The overall goal of SPA is to set ambitious targets to contribute to improving the quality of life of young people. This objective will be accomplished by the implementation of empirically tested intervention programmes aimed to increase the knowledge of young people by assisting them through the process of change. SPA offers both short and long term therapeutic intervention to meet the needs of the individual.  An integral part of SPA philosophy is to work passionately and energetically to foster and maximise the potential that young people possess so that they can live harmoniously within today’s society. The therapeutic care offered by SPA focuses on many difficulties that young people experience including:

  • Inappropriate Sexualised Behaviour
  • Racial/Cultural Identity
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Fire setting Behaviour
  • Self Harm
  • Mental Illness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Attachment Difficulties

Our young people receive individual sessions inclusive of our care fee.  Insightful reports are produced for LAC review detailing the commitment and progress of the young person.  SPA also advise the registered managers on strategies to inform the health section of the placement plan and ensure the risk assessments relating to sexual or violent behaviour are robust and effective.