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Ashley Ward, Associate

Ashley Ward

Ashley is a research psychologist, writer, facilitator and trainer who has worked in diverse fields including substance misuse, mental health and homelessness.

He qualified with a masters degree in Experimental Psychology, and completed his research project looking at dissociative states and altered states of consciousness at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science.

Ashley worked as Family Practitioner in the Bristol Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service where he developed the YARD group, a parenting program to support relationship building with adolescents using substances.

Ashley has a personal interest in meditation, group work, reflective practice, and in particular in developing psychosocial interventions within non-clinical environments, including peer support programs and acceptance and commitment approaches.

Outside of his work with NDTI, he works in operational development at 1625 Independent People, a homelessness prevention service working with young people in the South West. He is a research fellow at The Schumacher Institute and has a BSc in Information Systems.

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