Dr Jorge Barreira

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Barreira

Dr Jorge Barreira is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist who provides expert evidence in criminal and civil proceedings.

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Dr Jorge Barreira is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist who provides expert evidence in criminal and civil proceedings. Dr Jorge Barreira has been a Practitioner Clinical Psychologist since 2004, an Expert Witness and registered with The Health Care Professions UK Council since 2021, with extensive clinical experience in different settings in Portugal, Spain, UK, and the USA. He completed a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Salamanca in 2006. He wrote more than 600 medico-legal reports. He attended the Bond Solon Training in Excellence in Report Writing in November 2022. He collaboratively worked on a poster entitled: Evaluating the Rehabilitation Complexity Scale (RCS) in an extended rehabilitation service for People with brain injuries.

Since Jun 2023 Dr Barreira  been working as an Assessor Clinical Psychologist for the Veterans Evaluation Services in Houston, Texas, United States performing Psychological assessments of US veterans living in the UK for reasons of compensation and pension.

Since March 2022 he has provided different UK medical agencies with medico-legal reports, including psychological assessments related to psychological trauma following road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, CICA criminal offences instructions (ex: domestic and sexual abuse) for effects of criminal injuries compensation, data breach cases & asylum and immigration. He also provides CBT treatments related to PTSD, anxiety and depression.

In Portugal, Dr Barreira trained as a Military Psychologist and he worked as a Psychologist for the Portuguese Army. His responsibilities were related to the psychological assessment of the candidates aiming to join the Portuguese army. The model of evaluation was based on the utilization of psychometric scales and structured psychological interviews. For each candidate, a report was performed and reviewed by the main Consultant Militar Psychologist.

 

Experience of giving evidence

Dr Barreira has 2 years experience of providing evidence to UK courts.

 

Languages spoken

  • English – Fluent
  • Portuguese – Fluent

Cases undertaken

Dr Barreira is able to provide reports on:

  • Personal injury
  • Clinical negligence
  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Data Breaches
  • Asylum
  • Criminal injuries

Publications

  • Poster: Montenegro, M., Barreira, J., Mansley A., Montrose, M., Ingham, S., Hynes, S., McCoy L., Langston, J. Heaton, A., Woodhouse, C. Evaluating the Rehabilitation Complexity Scale (RCS) in an extended rehabilitation service for people with brain injuries, 2023, Liverpool.

Availability

Dr Barreira dedicates most of his working week to undertake medicolegal reports. He is able to undertake both video and face-to-face assessments. Dr Barreira does not undertake prison visits.

Qualifications and professional memberships

Qualifications

  • LinClinPsych MD 2004;
  • Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology 2006;

Memberships

  • Member of The Health Care Professions Council 2021;
  • Member of the British Psychology Society 2021;

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