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 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 and low secure settings for adult males and females and additionally provided in-reach psychological services within a female prison. She has also provided consultation and advice on risk assessment and management, staff training and supervision and 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 is trained and experienced in a wide range of psychometric instruments for both assessment and evaluative purposes including personality, neuropsychological and risk inventories.

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 has previous experience of development and validation research on selection and assessment tools and providing consultancy and training on selection techniques.