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My name is Miguel Montenegro, I'm a Clinical Psychologist, HCPC registered Psychologist; Chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS); registered Health and Clinical Psychologist with EuroPSY; Registered psychotherapist with National Counselling Society (NCS); and approved clinical supervisor with the BPS and NCS.
I'm the director of Dynamic Neuropsychology LTD in Liverpool L1.
My qualifications include:
- BA Psychology with criminology, Northampton
- MSc Child Psychology, Northampton
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Liverpool
- Dip Psychotherapy, Liverpool
- Dip CBT, London
- Dip DBT/ ACT, London
- PostDoc in Clinical Neuropsychology, Bristol
I specialise in working with adolescents, adults and older adults.
I work with people with long term conditions and often regarded as resistant to treatment, like personality disorders, bipolar, brain injuries, learning disabilities.
I work from a range of models including: cognitive behavioural, acceptance and commitment (ACT), mindfulness, Dialectical, and dynamic. I use these models to help people achieve their goals.
My main priority is helping people feel empowered about their strenghts and work to prevent relapse.
I also carry out research for papers and conferences, and supervise other professionals. I have won several awards over the years for excellence in patient care. This year I have received an award for working with challenging behaviour by the Association for Psychological Therapies.
I have worked for Mersey Care NHS Trust, the Walton Centre NHS Trust, St Helens NHS Trust; and St Andrews Healthcare.
Areas of interest
Personality Disorders; Bipolar; Depression; Anxiety; OCD; Brain Injury; psychosis and unusual experiences; aggression; behavioural problems; Learning and developmental disabilities; deliberate self-harm; Interpersonal issues; low self-esteem; identity crisis; cultural issues; LGBT; BAME
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- attentional disorders in depression and anxiety
- effort and motivation
- false memories
- emotional dysregulation
- Quality of life in severe disability
- family history
- Prize winner for the 2015 RAID ® Awards for Excellence in Working with Challenging Behaviour - APT
- Prize winner for the 2016 RAID ® Awards for Excellence in Working with Challenging Behaviour - APT
- 2016 Aly Plummer Award for “Excellent patient care - STAH
- Prize winner for the 2018 RAID ® Awards for Excellence in Working with Challenging Behaviour - APT
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Portuguese - Native or bilingual
- Spanish - Conversational
• Montenegro, M., Vedmore, T., McLoughlin, P., & Daniels, L. (2018). Experiences of people with brain injury attending an ‘emotional management group’: a Q-study. Prize winner for the 2018 RAID ® Awards for Excellence in Working with Challenging Behaviour. Available online: https://www.apt.ac/_images/miguel-montenegro-tru-raid-award.pdf?version=1. Poster presentation at UKABIF annual conference, London, 5th November 2018.
• Cook, N., & Montenegro, M. (2017). Goal-setting using RAID® ladders in brain injury inpatient rehabilitation. Poster presentation. BPS 2017 Annual Conference, Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel, 3-5 May 2017.
• Montenegro, M., Parsons, L., & Jenkins, K. (2017). The MAK café: a co-produced and co-delivered café stall. Poster presentation. BPS 2017 Annual Conference, Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel, 3-5 May 2017.
• Parsons, L., & Montenegro, M. (2016). Reflections on vocational reintegration through the development of a patient-led café stall in brain injury rehabilitation: The MAK Café. Prize winner for the 2016 RAID ® Awards for Excellence in Working with Challenging Behaviour. APT Leicester. Available online: http://www.apt.ac/_images/the-mak-cafe.pdf
• Cook, N., & Montenegro, M. (2016). Who is goal-setting? Characteristics of people who set goals using RAID® Ladders in brain injury inpatient rehabilitation. Prize winner for the 2016 RAID ® Awards for Excellence in Working with Challenging Behaviour. APT Leicester. Available online: http://www.apt.ac/_images/goal-setting.pdf
• Parsons, L., Montenegro, M., & Jenkins, K. (2016). Benefits of a co-produced and co-delivered café stall: The MAK café. Poster presentation. St Andrews Healthcare.
• Burch, E., Stewart, I., Montenegro, M., van der Sluijs, A., & Harding, V. (2016). A service evaluation exploring the utility of RAID® reminder sessions for staff to promote green behaviour recordings. Poster presentation. BPS Division of Neuropsychology 5th Annual Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, London, 17-18 November 2016. Prize winner for the 2016 RAID ® Awards for Excellence in Working with Challenging Behaviour
• Montenegro, M. & Greenhill, B. (2015) Evaluating ‘FREDA challenge’: a coproduced human rights board game in services for people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28(3): 223–237.
Courses offered to GPs
- understanding brain injury
- aggression and sexually inappropriate behaviour in brain disorders
- working with minority cultures
- Cognitive difficulties and mental capacity
- Dynamic Neuropsychology LTD54 St. James...
- 09:00 - 17:30
- 07587 735567
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.