Amit Jotangia is a Chartered (BPS) and Registered (HCPC) Forensic Psychologist. Amit began working in forensic settings in 2004, whilst working with witnesses and victims of crime in a court setting. He has since gained experience in prison, hospital and probation settings. Amit currently works as a Principle Forensic Psychologist for an independent forensic healthcare provider working in low and medium secure settings.
Amit has worked with offenders diagnosed with mental illnesses, personality disorders and learning disabilities, and those convicted of offences including violence, sexual violence, and domestic violence. This includes the use of tools to assess the risk of reoffending (e.g. HCR-20, RSVP, SRP), cognitive functioning (e.g. WAIS-IV, WMS-IV) and personality (e.g. SCID). Amit has completed expert witness training, and has extensive experience of writing reports and providing oral evidence at Care Programme Approach meetings, Mental Health Review Tribunals, and Parole Hearings.
Amit has expertise in delivering a broad range of therapies (e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy, mentalisation based therapy) to address difficulties with offending, substance misuse, mental illness and personality. He has also provided consultation to a wide range of professionals including nurses, prison and probation officers. Amit has played an integral role in delivering staff interventions and providing management and supervisory support to forensic services including those which form part of the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway Strategy.