Edite Sustere BSc (Hons), MSc, C.Psychol

Edite is a registered practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, and a full member of the Division of Forensic Psychology. Edite graduated from Teesside University in 2014 with a degree in Forensic Psychology. She then continued her academic career completing an MSc in Forensic Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. During her academic journey, she volunteered with the Probation Service and charities supporting individuals in custody and in court. She also gained clinical experience as a Healthcare Assistant and an Assistant Psychologist within low and medium security units before commencing her supervised practice as Forensic Psychologist in Training.

Edite has experience of working with diverse populations including females, males, those with a learning disability and/or autism spectrum disorder, mental illness, and personality disorder. Edite is trained in the use of variety of risk assessments including the HCR-20v3, RSVPv2 and SARA, assessments of cognitive functioning (WAIS), and is proficient in the use of psychometrics. Edite is currently working in a forensic community team, specifically providing assessment, treatment, and consultation regarding the risk management of individuals with learning disability and/or autism.

Edite is a trained Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) practitioner and has a leading role in the design and implementation of a DBT informed pathway, as well as a fire-setting pathway within her workplace. Edite's interests include trauma informed care, attachment and formulation led practice when working both with clients and staff teams to ensure safe management of risk.

Edite is committed to continued professional development and actively engages in the relevant reading to ensure all her work is evidence based. She also has published research in the Journal of Forensic Psychology & Psychiatry.