Bobbie Print, CQSW
Bobbie has specialised in work with young people who sexually abuse for 18 years. Bobbie was a founding member of NOTA (the National Association for the Treatment of Abusers), has authored a number of publications and has trained nationally in this field. Bobbie established G-map with Dave O'Callaghan in 1998.
Laura Wylie, BA (Hons) Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology
Before joining G-map in January 2009 Laura spent 10 years working and conducting research across a range of forensic settings. This included providing psychological services to adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties in a secure care setting and to adult sex offenders within the Scottish Prison Service. Laura currently holds the role of Deputy Service Manager at G-map. In addition to undertaking direct assessment and therapeutic work with Children and young people, Laura provides consultancy and supervision. Laura is involved in the development and delivery of G-map's national training courses and has represented G-map at national and international level via seminars and key note presentations on G-map's adaption of the Good Lives Model.
Dr. Helen Griffin, BA (Hons), PA Dip, NVQ4, Foren.Psy.D., CPsychol
Helen is also our Head of Research. She is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and a member of the Division of Forensic Psychology. Helen is registered with the Heath and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Helen is one of the authors of the AIM2 assessment tool, for use with young people who display sexually harmful behaviour. In addition to undertaking direct assessments and therapeutic work with young people, Helen has provided consultation and liaison to carers and professionals. She is also responsible for psychometric testing at G-map and for research that G-map have been involved in to further develop this area. Prior to joining G-map in January 2006, Helen's work experience included working with socially excluded young people, youth work and research completed for the Youth Justice Trust and Youth Justice Board. Helen has published articles and book chapters around this field of work and has peer reviewed articles.
Elleen Okotie, BA Social Science, DipSW, MA Social Work & Social Policy PQ1, HCPC regd.
Elleen's work experience includes local authority social work within a children and families team and the voluntary sector as well as experience working in the field of criminal justice in the UK and the USA. She has several years' experience of specialist work with young people who sexually harm and has also worked with victims of abuse. Elleen is co-author of research in a 'Study of the Experiences of Black and Asian Young People whose Behaviour is Sexually Harmful to Others' published in 2002 by the AIM Project. Before joining G-map in January 2006 she was employed by the NSPCC for seven years. Since joining G-map, Elleen has undertaken assessment and therapeutic intervention with young people with sexual behaviour problems and other complex needs. She has been an active participant in the development of the service and has responsibility for designing and delivering training and providing consultation to other professionals. Elleen is registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and became a CEOP ambassador in August 2017.
Dave Bostock, BSc (Hons) Health Studies, Dip Youth & Community Work
Dave has 16 years experience working with Children and Families across a range of Youth Work, Education and Youth Justice settings. Prior to joining G-map in December 2017, Dave was the Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator for Calderdale Youth Offending Team, working with Young People at all levels of the Criminal Justice System including multi agency work with Young People Displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour.
Verity Mukandu, B.A (Hons) Criminal Justice, B.A (Hons) in Community Justice, NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Probation Studies, Level 2 Practice Educator for Student Social Work.
Verity qualified as a Probation Officer in 2006 before working as a Case Manager, supervising children on Court Orders at Trafford Youth Offending Service. In 2010 she became a Senior Practitioner with Wigan Youth Offending Team and was acting Operational Manager for nine months in 2013. Verity has worked at G-map since August 2016.
Cora Gilmartin, B.A. (Hons) PGCE (Primary Education), M.A. (Social Work), NVQ 3 (Health and Social Care) ASYE 2015, HCPC Regd.
Cora is a Senior Practitioner and a qualified social worker and has worked at G-map since September 2016. Prior to that, Cora worked in the Youth Offending Service for three and a half years as a Youth Justice Case Manager. She completed her AYSE in joint roles as a social worker at the Youth Offending Service and in a Children and Families Team. Cora also has seven years experience as a senior member of staff in specialised residential settings focusing on young people with sexual harmful behaviour, learning difficulties, child sexual exploitation and emotional behavioural difficulties.
Nik Kosman, BA (Hons) Psychology, PGDip in Social Work.
Nik is a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England (SWE). Prior to G-map Nik worked in various roles, including post-adoption support with children and their families. For two years, Nik worked as the National Head Coordinator of short breaks and residential services, a role that involved developing and coordinating therapeutic programmes with young people, families and professionals and delivering therapeutic input. Nik also has experience of working in local authority Children's Social Care in a Safeguarding and Assessment Team.
Dr. Andrew Rogers, BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psych, C.Psychol, AFBPsS
Dr. Rogers is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, employed by the NHS in the North-West of England. Dr. Rogers has extensive experience working with children and young people presenting with complex mental health, behavioural, developmental, and family difficulties. He has specialist knowledge and experience in working with young people with a history of high risk behaviour, including serious offending. Dr. Rogers has also worked in independent practice since 2006 and is co-founder and director of Changing Minds Ltd, an independent service providing clinical psychology services to individuals, groups and organisations in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. In addition to his clinical work, Dr Rogers is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is a Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council (PYL21241). Dr Rogers is a member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology, BPS DCP Faculty for Forensic Clinical Psychologists and is a committee member and current Chair of the BPS Faculty for Children, Young People and Families. He has published articles in a variety of books, magazines and peer-reviewed journals in relation to psychological consultation and working psychologically with adolescents with high risk and complex presentations.