Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services

Katie Lambert

Katie Lambert (MSc, CPSychol) is a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist at CCATS.  She is registered with the Health Care and Professions Council and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, where she is a member of the Divisions of Forensic and Clinical Psychology. 

Her role involves undertaking psychological assessment and therapy with young people and adults who present with a range of issues including trauma, attachment difficulties, harmful sexual behaviour, aggression, mental health difficulties and vulnerability to exploitation. She provides psychological input to adult and children’s residential settings via therapeutic work with the clients and consultation, reflective practice with staff.  She also devises and delivers various training packages, including attachment, trauma, management of aggression and professional boundaries.  She completes psychological assessments for family court and social care.

She is trained to deliver Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, is a Level 2 Accredited (APT) DBT Therapist, and trained in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).  Katie is trained in a number of risk and protective factor assessment tools (HCR-20v3, SVR-20, SAVRY, J-SOAP II, SAPROF adult and youth) and treatment programmes, including Life Minus Violence – Enhanced and Life Minus Violence Harmful Sexual Behaviour Version.

Previously, Katie worked in high secure services with male adults. She was involved in the assessment and treatment of clients with forensic and mental health needs.  She facilitated both individual and group therapy, conducted research and delivered training associated with the management of self-injury in female clients in medium secure services.  She has publications in the areas of working with young people, supportive observations in high secure services and how interpersonal style can impact on professional boundaries amongst nursing staff.

Outside of her role at CCATS, Katie is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University and an Assessor for the BPS Forensic Qualification.