Amy Horstead BSc MSc C.Psychol

After completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2002, Amy started her career working within forensic mental health in a Medium and Low Secure Unit. Alongside her role as an Assistant Psychologist, Amy completed her MSc in Forensic Psychology with the University of Surrey.

Amy's current employment in a Medium and Low Secure Unit is working with male offenders with a range of complex mental health and personality difficulties. Amy has particular experience and interest in working with individuals with a history of sexual and violent offending behaviours, and is the clinical lead for a hospital sexual and violent offending therapy service. Amy is trained in a range of assessments including the PCL-R, RSVP, HCR-20 and START. She is trained in Schema Therapy and other treatment programmes such as CALM, ETS and R&R. Her current role also involves regularly delivering training and reflective practice to multidisciplinary staff as well as being the project lead for the Dundrum risk toolkit. Amy is a risk trainer for the Institute of Psychiatry and provides consultation as well as delivering a therapy group to a local immigration detention center.

Amy gained Chartership with the British Psychological Society and is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist (Forensic) with the Health and Care Professions Council.