Magdalena is a Psychology graduate from Birkbeck College, University of London, who has been working in the mental health sector since 2016. Initially she worked within private residential organisation working with people with dual diagnosis, forensic service users and individuals with severe mental health problems and addictions. Since 2018, Magdalena has been working in the crisis team, within Camden and Islington NHS Trust in London as a clinical practitioner. Here, Magdalena is involved with assessments alongside the home treatment within the crisis team intervention. In her free time Magdalena volunteers at a local Equine Therapy centre in Edgware (Learning and Strength Through Horses) where she works with vulnerable young people and children from around London. Magdalena is about to pursue an MSc degree in Clinical Neuropsychiatry in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, and ultimately she plans to complete a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba and Magdalena Skowronska review a recent Swiss RCT, which found that crisis resolution teams led to fewer hospital days per patient, but did not prevent hospital admission entirely.[read the full story...]