Dr Selina Tour works as a Principal Clinical Psychologist within prison mental health alongside her independent practice. She has over 10 years experience in the mental health sector, across a broad range of services including community, inpatient and secure settings. Of note, over 3 years working with children and adolescents and over 3 years working within specialist forensic services. Selina has experience of working with families, children and adolescents and foster carers within Child and Adolescent services and specialist Looked After Children services and experience of working with forensic inpatients and prisoners within a prison context. Selina has experience of conducting specialist assessments including risk assessments, personality functioning, attachment, trauma, neuropsychological assessments and mental health difficulties across contexts. She has written professional psychological reports to support local authority, parole board and tribunal hearing panels in decision making.
Selina has experience of working with individuals with a variety of different presentations including mental health, personality functioning, risk of violence, suicide, self-harm and neurodevelopmental diagnoses including autism and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. She has a good understanding of mental health, forensic and family law contexts and has offered psychological advice to professionals from an array of backgrounds to support the understanding of psychological need of the people we work with including social workers, foster carers and probation officers. She has also received an award for her role in enhancing equality and inclusion in psychology prison services to think about cultural relevance, bias and power dynamics within assessment of minority client groups.
AREAS OF SPECIALISM
● Adult mental health assessment
● Risk of violence assessments
● Trauma and impact on daily functioning and relationships
● Personality functioning
● Culturally sensitive assessment
Courts or Tribunals: Criminal and Offending, Family Court
Age groups: Adult
Psychological Specialisms: Adult Mental Health Problems, Anger and Violence, Domestic Abuse, Forensic, Parental alienation, Personality Disorder, Substance Misuse, Trauma and PTSD