Dr Tricia Skuse

Dr Tricia Skuse (PhD; CPsychol; BSc (Hons);)

For the last 3 years Tricia has worked as a Highly Specialist Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist at the Wales-wide Forensic Adolescent Consultation and Treatment Service (FACTS), working with young people with complex needs and/or mental health difficulties.

Previously Tricia worked as the clinical psychologist at Hillside Secure Children’s home and was responsible for assessment, consultation and intervention with young people placed there on criminal and welfare orders. She has also worked in mainstream CAMHS and also in Learning Disability Services.

Prior to retraining as a clinician, Tricia worked as a Research Fellow at Dartington Social Research Unit and Loughborough University, investigating long term outcomes for looked after children.  She has presented at a range of national and international conferences.

A founder member of the Attachment Network Wales, Tricia has a special interest in early attachment and trauma, and the relationship of this to later functioning and behaviour during adolescence. She continues to teach widely at both undergraduate and post graduate level, including on the South Wales clinical psychology doctoral programme.

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