Bethlem Royal Hospital, Qualifications of Karl Michael aka "Eia" Asen

Marie Watson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust,

according to his CV, Dr Karl Michael aka "Eia" Asen was head of parenting assessment services, in particular of a mother and baby unit, at Bethlem Royal Hospital between 1997 - 2002.

1 - According to his CV he obtained "training" as Psychotherapist and Family Therapist during this period. His CV is unspecific about what his academic title in mental health would be after such a training and what the training entailed. Can you please clarify what he trained in?

2 - It is also unclear how Dr Karl Michael aka "Eia" Asen can be head of a unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital while he was still in training. Can you please explain this?

3 - Can you please clarify his overall formal qualifications in mental health?

Yours faithfully,

Marie Watson

Kazeem, Toyin, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Information Governance Office

Clinical Records-CR2

Maudsley Hospital

Denmark Hill

London SE5 8AZ

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Dear Ms Watson,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your requests for information about
the record of employment and qualifications of Karl Michael aka "Eia" Asen
under the Freedom of Information Act(2000).

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Toyin Kazeem
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South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
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London| SE5 8AZ

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Kazeem, Toyin, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Watson,

Please find attached response to your request for information.

<<FOI response MWatson 130410.pdf>>

Regards

Ms Toyin Kazeem
Information Governance Assurance Officer.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Information Governance Office | Maudsley Hospital | CR2 | Denmark Hill |
London| SE5 8AZ

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Thank you for the response. You have unfortunately yet again failed to explain where and when exactly Dr Asen has obtained his qualifications as psychiatrist.

As Dr Asen refuses to show his certificates - the matter remains rather mysterious and for this reason substantial doubts remain if he is really a qualified psychiatrist as he claims. His official CV certainly does not explain anything.