Dr. Lam is a U.K.-trained Clinical Psychologist. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Research in Psychology, and Post-grad Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist and Registered Expert Witness with over 12 years of clinical experience in the UK’s National Health Service along with over two years’ experience in the Cayman Islands providing specialist mental health and trauma services to our community. Dr. Lam is accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Supervision.
Dr. Lam is a trauma specialist with advanced training and extensive experience working with looked-after children (children in the care system and/or juvenile justice system) and complex mental health difficulties such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociative identity disorders (DID). She works extensively with children, adolescents and families and has a special interest in childhood complex trauma, attachment disorder, and anxiety-related disorders.
Dr Lam is trained to deliver a range of evidence-based treatments including:
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT);
· Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT);
· Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy;
· Trauma and Dissociative focused therapy;
· Attachment based therapy;
· Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT);
· Compassion Focused Therapy; and
· Parenting programmes.
Dr Lam was one of the national lead clinicians working with the Department of Health to reform the children and adolescent mental health service and improve evidence-based practice in the NHS. She is experienced in reforming services and has a track record of service improvement.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Lam is involved in many community and charity initiatives and has led and participated in many community workshops, outreach projects, and the collection of national children mental health data. One of her current focus areas involves working with community leaders to improve access for children to mental health services.
Dr Erica Lam