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Mrs. Ali Berquez Michael Palin Centre, UK1 Talk
Ali Berquez is a Clinical Lead at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering (MPC) in London, UK. She qualified from City University in 1993 and completed a foundation course in Personal Construct Psychology in 1994 and an MSc thesis comparing the View of Self in adults and adolescents who stammer... read morefrom a Personal Construct Psychology perspective in 1996. She has worked at the MPC since 2000 and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre in 2005. Ali was Joint Project Lead for the Stammering Information Programme, to develop awareness and skills about stammering in the education workforce in England, which completed in 2010. Her current role involves clinical work with all ages including adults, teaching and presenting at conferences nationally and internationally, writing, clinical supervision and contributing to research projects. She is currently collaborating with Dr Patricia Zebrowski and her team in Iowa, USA, to explore the expectations of children and their parents from therapy. Ali has managed and developed the MPC’s teaching programme since 2004. She manages new referrals for children and young people to the Centre and marketing what the Centre provides to local SLT teams and commissioners.