Brief CV: 2019 | Graham Rogers | Consultant Psychologist
1984-87: B.Sc. (Hons) Degree from the University of Lancaster
1887-88: PGCE, University of Southampton
1987-91: M.Sc. University of Southampton, in Educational and Child Psychology 1993-94: Diploma in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
1995-97: M.Sc. University of London, Goldsmiths College In: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (This is a form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy/CBT)
1999: Advanced Certificate in REBT Albert Ellis Institute New York
1991-94: Main grade Psychologist
1994-98: Specialist Psychologist; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (NHS)
1998-2000: Consultant Psychologist; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
2000-2001: Senior Psychologist Local Authority [consultant grade]
2001-2003: Deputy Principal Psychologist; deputy head of department
2001-2003: Associate Tutor; UEL
2003: Acting Head of Service Principal Psychologist; head of department
1993 to the present:
Supervisor to trainee psychologists: educational, clinical, and forensic.
Supervisor to psychologists in their first year of practice
Supervisor to experienced psychologists
I am qualified and experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults.
My professional focus has been to work with adolescents and adults with both learning disabilities and/with mental health needs. My role has been to assess the problems of those within the community and to use the resources available to find solutions. I have worked within community populations, and not within hospital units.
I have worked with the court system since 1991, which is when I first attended as a professional witness to provide live evidence. I have subsequently provided reports and attended numerous courts as an expert witness, at venues including The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), The Central Criminal Court, Southwark Crown Court, and The Principal Registry of the Family Division.
Areas of expertise
Research for over two decades has shown how often poor assessments result in poor diagnoses and poor outcomes. Psychological assessment is an area in which I have specialised and developed my skills over nearly three decades, supported by professional colleagues from around the world.
My expertise developed, beginning via degree level study from the University of Lancaster, University of Southampton, and Goldsmith’s College University of London. It continued via professional development recorded within the British Psychological Society (BPS) system; attendance at the annual conference of The Society of Personality Assessment (SPA). Further, since 2012, additional guidance and education via my supervisor here in the UK, and my external consultant based in Boston, Massachusetts: plus, 27+ years’ clinical practice. I have also sought guidance from, and access to, several experts around America; offering support and development to my practice here in the UK.
My assessments use the ‘multimethod approach’ initially learned at the University of Southampton, with interviewing skills developed at Goldsmiths College, with skills developed further under the guidance of my external supervisor and through annual attendance at the SPA conferences.
“Multimethod approaches to clinical assessment characteristically yield richer, more clinically useful information about a patient’s psychopathology (mental illness) than relying on any single type of instrument (or approach),” Butcher and Hooley (2018).
In 2016, I presented at the SPA conference in Chicago with my external consultant: ‘Cyanide, the PAI and re-writing history.’
Based on a case at The Central Criminal Court where the alleged offender required a fresh diagnosis, altering the progression of the case and its outcome.
In 2017, I presented at the conference in San Francisco:
‘Anti-social Personality Disorder: The Nice Side.’
Based on an assessment that showed the contrast between, on the one-hand a generous, compliant, and altruistic person, and their psychopathic features.
I am also trained and experienced in ABA therapy: initially trained and supervised under the late Professor Harrop, and under Professor Remington.
Trained and experienced in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, training via Professors Dryden and Palmer (Goldsmiths, University of London), and Professor Bernard (California State).
Independent Consultant Psychologist:
Expert witness work (children, adolescents, and adults) in the areas of:
- Criminal/forensic issues
- Child and Family cases
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Individual referrals from parents, individuals and professionals
- Pro-bono; complex cases
Case reviews: Cambridge Crown Court, Kingston, Chelmsford, and The Central Criminal Court. Reviewing the reports of other psychologists involved in criminal case, both prosecution and defence experts.
Chartered Psychologist: British Psychological Society (BPS)
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Register of European Psychologists
Clinical supervision as per BPS guidance:
Individual supervision every 4 weeks;
Reports reviewed by experienced psychologists;
External consultation, an educational experience, via U.S/SPA expert/s