Staff Profile


Dr. Trish Joscelyne

Clinical and Academic Tutor

School: School of Psychology and Life Sciences

Campus: Salomons

Tel: 01227 927168

Profile summary

I'm a clinical psychologist specialising in Children and Families, and an academic and clinical tutor at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology. I graduated from the University of Sussex in 1985 with a degree in experimental psychology and followed this with a PGCE in primary education.  I then went on to study for a Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Sussex.  Following re-training as a Clinicial Psychologist, I worked locally from 1999 to 2018 in a CAMHS team.

My clinical work is with children and families and my main clinical model is systemic.  I take a lead on the child and family unit on the Salomon's course and also lead on the Lifespan Development Unit.  I am also working with Louise Goodbody to establish jiont accreditation for our trainees in Foundation in Systemic theory and practice.

Research and knowledge exchange

I have an interest in most areas associated with Child and Adolescent Mental Health particularly the role of schools in fostering resilience.

I am currently involved in joint project with Meadows School in Southborough looking at the effect of schools on developing resilience for young people with problems in emotion and behaviour. 

Teaching and subject expertise

I am lead for the programme on the Child and Family and Lifespan Units, but also help convene the systemic strand in the third year.  I am also joint lead on the Foundation in systemic theory and practice.

Publications and research outputs

Recent papers:

Neville, V. Joscelyne, T & Chester, Jo. (2018). A review of school approaches to increasing pupil resilience.  Journal of Public Mental Health.


Chester, J. & Joscelyne, T. (2018). “I thought it was normal”: Adolescents’ attempts to make sense of their experiences of domestic violence in their families. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 1-27/ DOI: 10.1177/0886260518802847


Butler, C., Sheils, E., Lask, J. Joscelyne, T. Pote, H. & Crossley, J. (2018)/ Measuring competence in systemic practice: development of the ‘Systemic Family Practice – Systemic Competency Scale’ (SPS). Journal of Family Therapy.


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