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Poonam Khunti (Trainee)

Having graduated with a MSc in health psychology at university I embarked on a journey to support individuals with an eating disorder. While working in a supported living setting as a Person-Centred Planning coordinator I promptly realised my passion to work with people with autism and learning disabilities.

I was introduced to Positive Behaviour Support by a former colleague and went onto discover how effective and dynamic it is in promoting positive lifestyle changes for people with behavioural challenges. I realised how important it was to use an assessment-based approach and a collaborative team approach that is consistent with the science of behaviour.

Outside the world of PBS, I love spending time with family and friends, going out on long walks and travelling. I feel very fortunate to have been given this opportunity and to be a part of such a wonderful team who are so enthusiastic about PBS. As trainee I feel very lucky to be on this journey which enables me to see the positive impact PBS has on the individual, family and support providers.