Forensic Conversations: Understanding how personality traits contribute – or confuse – a risk assessment

This event is organised by The Association of Prison Lawyers

Join Jackie Craissati and Kerry Beckley in conversation.

Jackie Craissati

HCPC registered Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Trustee of Samaritans, and a Non-executive Director for a large mental health trust. Until 2016, she was clinical director of a large and successful NHS forensic directorate, with secure hospital, prison health, and community treatment provision.

She has a national profile for her work with high risk sex offenders, personality disorder and violence, and is author of three books and over 40 publications on these subjects. She advises on complex cases, works with the Parole Board on serious incident reviews, and is an external examiner for the Forensic Doctorate at Nottingham University. In 2016, she was appointed as Chair of the Grendon (prison therapeutic community) Advisory Panel, and as Consultant Advisor across the south of England offender personality disorder pathways service.

Kerry Beckley

Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist – Lead for OPD strategy and MBT RCT in Lincolnshire.

Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer – Schema Therapy Solutions provide training and supervision for Individual and Group Schema Therapy Certification, specialising the adaptation of ST for forensic clients in a variety of mental health and custodial settings.

Chair of Group Schema Therapy Training Committee – We review all applications for certification, ensuring that standards are maintained internationally. Chair of the ISST Electoral Board

Chair of the Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology (BPS)- our priorities are developing the interface between the media and psychology and to promote the skills and expertise of clinical psychologists in forensic settings.

Lead National Assessor (Forensic) for BPS – enduring standards for the appointment of Consultant Psychologists

Expert Witness – Beckley Psychology Services Ltd – Providing independent assessments for those in custody and mental health settings.

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