Dr Breege Duffy BSc (Hons) MSc DForenPsych C.Psychol AFBPsS

Breege is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in both Forensic and Occupational Psychology, having initially qualified in Occupational Psychology. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society with masters qualifications in Forensic, Organisational and Counselling Psychology. She completed her doctorate in Forensic Psychology with The School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, completing her research on adult male sex offenders. She joined PSUK in December 2016 and has over 11 years' experience working within mental health settings, with community and inpatient clients in secure, rehabilitation and organisational settings.

Breege has provided psychological services within medium secure settings for adult males and females and additionally provided in-reach psychological services within a female prison. She also worked within a category C male prison where she provided psychological assessment and treatment to prisoners as well as mental health awareness training for staff.

Breege has considerable experience of assessment and developing and delivering individual and group interventions to clients presenting with complex needs including psychosis, personality disorder, cognitive and neurological difficulties and co morbidity against a background of offending behaviours. She is trained and experienced in a wide range of psychometric instruments for both assessment and evaluative purposes including personality, neuropsychological and risk inventories.

In addition to working with PSUK as an associate, Breege also provides psychological services within a locked rehabilitation setting where she provides individual and group treatment, consultation and advice on risk assessment and management, staff training and supervision. Breege is also involved in organisational settings, providing vocational rehabilitation consultancy services and support to employers and clients with mental health problems, advising on treatment needs and facilitating return to work. She has previous experience of development and validation research on selection and assessment tools and providing consultancy and training on selection techniques.