Dr Katy Roe
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS for fifteen years and I have had my own private practice for eight years carrying out clinical work, teaching and supervision. After qualifying from Liverpool University with a Doctorate in 2006, I worked in Adult Mental Health in a community setting. My areas of interest include promoting cultural and organisational change and using creative solutions to communicate psychological concepts. Prior to working within the NHS, I worked for three years in palliative care using art making as a form of communication and completed my first degree in Psychology and Fine Art. Following this, I worked for two years in a Community Brain Injury Service where I studied for an MSc in Clinical Psychology at Bangor University and carried out research into 'Carers Needs' of people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
I have offered numerous training events to healthcare and non healthcare professionals on psychological skills in various settings and lecture on an honorory basis for The University of Liverpool Doctoral Programme. Recently I decided to develop what I have named the IMAC programme for industry and schools. This was in response to the increasing number of people struggling with stress in the workplace and the realisation that 99% of the adults who I come into contact with in mental health services could have benefited from psychological skills taught during their early childhood / teenage years. In conjunction with the research into behavioural and emotional problems and the impact this has on the school system, (the effects on both teaching staff and educational outcomes) IMAC was developed with the intention that such a programme based on sound psychological theory could make a difference.
I am a member of the Health Professions Council (HPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and regularly attend training for my continuing professional development.