Staff Profile


Dr Trish Joscelyne

Clinical and Academic Tutor

School: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Campus: Salomons

Tel: 01227 927168

Profile summary

I'm a clinical psychologist and an academic and clinical tutor at the Salomons Centre 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. My research area was on  peer-totored Paired Reading. Following this, I did some primary school teaching and became an advisory teacher in language and learning.  All this with a view to becoming an Educational Psychologist, but with an abrupt change of direction after a chance encounter with a Clinical Psychologist, I decided to train instead as a clinical psychologist at Salomons, qualifying in 1999. For the next fourten years I worked in the NHS in a child and adolescent mental health team in Kent. I joined Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014 and continue to work part-time in Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust with children and families.

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.

Research and knowledge exchange

I have an interest in most areas associated with Child and Adolescent Mental Health and am currently supervising a couple of Major Research Projects on psychological aspects of ADHD and also one on 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.  I will be supervising an intern to help out with this project over summer 2015.

Teaching and subject expertise

I am lead for the programme on the Child and Family Unit, but also help convene the systemic strand in the third year.  I also have an interest and do some teaching around the use of group work in clinical contexts.


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