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Dr Shola Apena Rogers

Shola is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist who brings experience from working with young people and their families over the past 15 years within various contexts including the criminal justice system, housing, social care, NHS and voluntary. She has strong skills in clinical practice, change management, research, service evaluation and project management. She has delivered a range of training packages to managers, staff teams and volunteers. Shola has previously worked in the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Merton, Islington and Croydon. 

Shola is currently delivering a programme comprising of Trauma Informed Practice, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to a range of staff within the Children's Trust in Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC). She has previously rolled out delivery of a whole systems MI approach in Hertfordshire and Bracknell Forest to Children Social Care practitioners.

Shola has experience of using MI as a practitioner within Children Social Care and supervising staff using MI as a manager. Shola previously managed services designed to address the needs of complex families and improve young people’s overall outcomes with a focus on reducing offending and anti-social behaviour, improving school/college attendance, increasing the likelihood of employability for adults within the home, improving housing tenancy stability and increasing finances within the home. She has also undertaken training in the AMBIT mentalisation approach to complement her existing evidence-based approach to facilitate high quality case management. She has also completed train the trainers for assessing parenting capacity to change (C-Change). 

Professional qualifications

Chartered Forensic Psychologist, registered with the HCPC

PhD in Forensic Psychology

Certificate in Managing Health and Social Care

MSc in Forensic Psychology