The Developers

Dr Lorraine Johnstone

Lorraine Johnstone currently employed as Head of Child and Family Clinical Psychology in NHS Forth Valley (8 sessions per week) and clinical lead for the Interventions for Vulnerable Youth Project (IVY) (2 sessions per week) at the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice, University of Strathclyde. She is also director of my own independent practice. In her NHS position, alongside managing and governing a large staff group and the delivery of service, her clinical responsibilities include the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with complex mental disorders including neurodevelopmental disorders, developmental delay, mood disorders, attachment, anxiety, conduct disorders as well as those with histories of abuse etc. This is a service that caters for children aged 0 – 18 years. In this role, she established the Clinical Psychology Assessment and Treatment Service for Clackmannanshire Council which is a new initiative providing psychological input to complex parenting assessments and traumatised children in the care system. IVY is funded by the Scottish Government and exists to provide a service for very high-risk adolescents (risk to others) aged between 12 and 18 years. Previously, she worked as a clinical and forensic psychologist and researcher in adult forensic mental health and child and adolescent mental health settings. She regularly engage in applied research and both her own and projects that she has supervised has been awarded prizes for their contribution to the field. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited books. She also works as an expert witness and have experience in a wide range of cases including criminal, mental health, civil and cases involving child protection concerns. She also provide consultancy work to prisons, NHS and international organisations settings regarding the management of violence. A tool co-developed by Johnston (the PRISM) has been translated into Norweigan (2016). Her main roles have involved the provision of highly specialist assessment, formulation and treatment to individuals who present a serious risk of harm to others (violence, sexual violence, stalking, spousal, child abuse, etc.) or where other legal issues requiring specialist psychological knowledge require to be addressed (e.g., competency to partake in legal proceedings). She has worked across all levels of secure care within the mental health system in Scotland including secure childcare settings. She has experience in working with highly unusual, complex and challenging case presentations. She has particular interests and expertise in the areas of mental disorder and violence, ability to partake fully in legal proceedings, malingering, organisational functioning, the development of personality disorder, trauma and attachment.

Professor David Cooke (UK)

David Cooke is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and former head of the Forensic Clinical Psychology service in Glasgow. He is the Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University and a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway. He undertakes research on psychopathic disorder and violence, and is interested in the clinical application of this research to risk assessment. He served on the Maclean Committee on serious violent and sexual offenders. He has served on the Programme Accreditation Panel of the Scottish Prison Service and a number of Home Office committees. He is the author of over 140 scientific books, monographs, chapters and research papers. He has served on the editorial board of a number of journals including; the International Journal of Forensic, Mental Health and Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, Personality Disorder and Mental Health and Law and Human Behavior. He was an associate editor of Criminological and Legal Psychology from its inception until 2005 and a Consulting Editor for Psychological Assessment for 5 years. He is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders.

He has provided workshops on violence risk assessment and the assessment of psychopathy in Europe, North America and the Caribbean. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh: he was awarded the Senior Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Forensic Psychology from the Division of Forensic Psychology of the British Psychological Society in 2006. He is President-Elect of the European Association of Psychology and Law.