'My time with LIIA has been amazing!'


It's been an absolute pleasure to have Amber Qureshi join us on placement over the last 6 months. She has been an integral member of the team during this time, primarily working on LIIAs pan-London Your Choice Programme under our Adolescent Safeguarding priority. It has been a privilege to support Amber's studies and early career journey.


“My time at LIIA has been amazing. It has challenged me to work in a different way to what I am used to and encouraged me to utilise different skills of a psychologist, such as leadership, teaching and training, that I have not yet had a chance to use.

I think it has been an incredible final year placement and has equipped me well to think about psychology in all aspects, preparing me for qualified life. Being involved in the Your Choice project has been fascinating and I have loved learning about ‘the other side’ (e.g. planning, designing, disseminating) of therapeutic interventions. The team have all been so great and I have really enjoyed having input on and learning about the different projects at LIIA.”


Amber Qureshi, Trainee Clinical Psychologist on placement with LIIA September 2022 - March 2023.

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