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 clients who present with various difficulties, including trauma, attachment difficulties, harmful sexual behaviour and aggression. She also provides psychological input to children’s residential homes and delivers training packages in the following areas: attachment, management of aggression and professional boundaries.  She completes psychological assessments for family court and social care.

Katie is trained in a number of assessment tools, such as HCR-20, SAVRY, J-SOAP II, SAPROF, SAPROF-YV, IPDE, SCID and Net SCID, and treatment programmes including Life Minus Violence – Enhanced, Life Minus Violence Harmful Sexual Behaviour Version and DBT Skills.  She is currently undertaking the EMDR training.  In addition, she is trained to conduct cognitive assessments.

Katie has previously worked in high secure services with male adults. She was directly involved in the risk assessment and treatment of clients with forensic and mental health needs engaging in both individual and group therapy, conducting research and delivering training associated with the management of self-injury in female clients.  She has publications in the areas of supportive observation and how interpersonal style can impact on professional boundaries amongst nursing staff.