Katie Minnet

Katie is a HCPC registered Forensic Psychologist who specialises in the assessment and treatment of high-risk, individuals who offend violently and women with forensic backgrounds, alongside an interest in personality difficulties, complex trauma and trauma-informed practice, and street-gang membership. Katie graduated from Loughborough University in 2018 with an BSc in Psychology and went on to complete the Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate, graduating and qualifying in 2021. Whilst completing her degrees, Katie gained experience in a wide range of settings. This includes the crown courts, major crimes (police), forensic medium secure inpatient wards for females, community psychological therapies services for individuals with extensive forensic backgrounds, consultation into the national probation service and several custodial environments including the offender management unit in a local remand male prison, a gangs support service across several local prisons and the OPD Pathways service in a high secure, male prison. Katie currently works on the Provision Psychologically Informed Planned Environment (PIPE) as part of a Pathways service at HMP Swaleside, working with men who have personality difficulties through a range of psychological assessments and interventions. Katie has completed post-doctoral training in Mentalization Based Therapy and is currently working to become an accredited practitioner, alongside soon to be completing EMDR therapy training. Katie's doctoral research looked at understanding the personality types of street-gang individuals, including undertaking a systematic literature review on personality types and a quantitative research study with individuals in a local prison.