Please note Liz Keenan is now retiring from direct clinical practice but will be available for advice and consultancy for a limited period.
Liz is a consultant clinical psychologist with 38 years experience of working with people with disabilities, including learning disabilities and those with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. This has included 18 years in a professional leadership capacity. As well as her clinical work with individuals and their families and carers, Liz has provided clinical support and supervision, training and consultancy to professionals and staff within the NHS and to external organisations. She has regularly contributed to and advised on service development.
Throughout her career, Liz has supported Doctoral Training Programmes for clinical psychologists through supervision of trainee clinical psychologists and other teaching, training and assessment roles.
Liz has a special interest in autism and the impact of cognitive differences on everyday functioning and behaviour. She is particularly interested in working with individuals and organisations to facilitate knowledge and awareness of autism and to design specific approaches for those working with individuals. Working with staff teams, Liz is often able to help in resolving complex issues concerning the care of people with autism and also in reducing vocational stress.
Liz is licensed by the National Autistic Society to use the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO)
Since setting up Psychologists for Autism, Liz has developed her work with people with Asperger’s Syndrome and high functioning autism who may require support with aspects of health and well being or in aspects of employment or coping with transitions through the lifespan.
Liz is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology and a registered member of the Health Professional Council.