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Shirley is a Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She trained as a doctor in Bristol and qualified in 1983, later specialising in medical care for children with emotional and mental health problems. She has worked in South Wales and Wiltshire. Shirley is particularly interested in helping parents form healthy relationships with their babies and children
Areas of interest
Infant (0-3 years) Mental Health;
Perinatal Psychiatry (mild to moderate);
General child and adolescent psychiatry;
Autistic Spectrum Conditions;
ADHD (childhood and young adult to age 25);
Psychotherapy for parent infant relationships;
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT);
Family relationships therapy;
Brief Solutions Focussed therapy.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
Book reviews and Conference Reports for the AIMH UK Newsletter.
NICE guidance on ADHD. NICE should produce guidance on infant mental health, S A Gracias, BMJ 28 October 2008.
Poster Presentation Teenage Pregnancy, ADHD and coexisting Substance misuse disorders, Judge D and Gracias S, ICASA, June 2011.
ADHD, Teenage Pregnancy and Substance Misuse: A review of 2 case studies, Judge D and Gracias S, ADHD in Practice 2011; Vol 3 No 3.
A systematic review defining emotional, behavioral and developmental features indicative of neglect / emotional abuse in the preschool child, Maguire SA, Naughton A, Mann M, Lumb, RC, Tempest V, Gracias S A, Kemp A, JAMA Paediatrics, June 2013.
Reflecting on the Francis report: This has happened before, Whitby P and Gracias S, Clinical Psychology Forum, Number 249, September 2013.
Here’s looking at you, baby! Judge D and Gracias S, Intervene (the Newsletter of the Addictions and Recovery Foundation), April/May 2014.
Courses offered to GPs
General child and adolescent psychiatry
Infant mental health
Substance misuse in adolescents
Reference number 2804512
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Psychiatrists;
British Medical Association;
Medical Defence Union;
Association for Infant Mental Health (Chair from 15 07 06 to 15 07 09);
Association of Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH);
The British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASCPAN);
EAGALA The Association of Equine Assisted Growth and Learning
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, we will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.