Dr Aleksandra Szpak

Speciality
Consultant in Adult Psychiatry
NHS Practice
Adult Mental Health at Kent & Medway N H S & Social Care Partnership Trust
Private Practice
Phoenix Mental Health Services
GMC no.
6142150

Qualifications
Approved clinician status for the purposes of section 145(1), including approval under section 12(2), of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Accreditation
Approved clinician status for the purposes of section 145(1), including approval under section 12(2), of the Mental Health Act 1983. Approved as an assessor for Deprivation of Liberty authorisations under the Mental Capacity Act.

Memberships
British Association for Psychopharmacology, Expert Witness Institute, Academy of Experts, Society of Expert Witnesses, Institute of Directors & Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow).

Areas of expertise
Mental Illness, Personality Disorder, Substance Misuse.

Foreign Languages Spoken
Polish

Biography
I trained as a doctor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. I completed my specialist psychiatric training between 2000 and 2005 (please refer to the detailed CV).

I have additionally trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Clinic of Psychiatry in Krakow and I have experience with individual, family and group therapy.

I also have out of mental health services experience; whilst at the professional business training centre in Krakow, I was responsible for delivering skills training* programmes for corporations (*e.g. developing team working, interpersonal, motivation and assertiveness skills training).

I came to the UK in 2006 and worked in various public and private settings, including inpatient and community mental health. I gained experience in several fields including general adult psychiatry, substance misuse and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Between 2008 and 2011 I worked in a Community Acute Service (Acute Day Hospital and Crisis/Home Treatment Team) and Assertive Outreach Team. Whilst there, I acquired substantial expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illness, substance misuse and personality disorder.

Since this time I have worked in community mental health teams. keep up to date in psychiatry through Continuing Professional Development.