Vivien Norris

DDPI

Certification

Practitioner in DDP, Consultant in DDP, Trainer in DDP

Membership Number

42

About

Name

Vivien Norris

Qualifications

Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Music Therapist, DClinPsy, DipMusicTh

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

Dr Vivien Norris, DClinPsy, DipMusicTh is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Music Therapist. She is also accredited in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy® and is a Certified Theraplay® Therapist and Trainer. Vivien has been working as a Clinical Psychologist within the NHS in the UK for over twenty years specialising in therapeutic work with families and in the area of fostering and adoption. She has a longstanding interest in trauma and has worked in various roles in the field, in therapeutic communities with adolescents and leading national research into the impact of the Asian tsunami.

Alongside part time NHS work, Vivien is Clinical Director of The Family Place, an independent organisation providing flexible therapeutic interventions for families. Her main area of interest is in children with severe difficulties in forming relationships, arising from histories of abuse, neglect and trauma. Her clinical approach centrally includes foster carers and adopters in interventions and combines approaches to address complex difficulties. Vivien has many years experience delivering training. She has contributed to publications in the area of self-harm and the impact of trauma.