Dr Chris Hartwright

Senior Clinical Tutor

029 225 10322
Tower Building, Park Place

Areas of interest

Forensic Mental Health, DBT, Schema Therapy, Working with Complex Trauma, Attachment, Mindfulness, Positive Behavioural Support (PBS), Facilitated Reflective Practice


Prior to doctorate training I gained experience working as an Assistant Psychologist in Community Learning Disability Services, in Inpatient Services for adults with ASD and challenging behaviour, in a Memory Clinic, and in a Psychological Therapy Service.

Since qualifying, my clinical experience has been primarily in forensic mental health, working with men and women in secure settings from a recovery-focused and trauma-informed perspective. I have an interest in third-wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and systemic approaches including Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive analytic Therapy and Positive Behavioural Support. I am clinic lead for a hospital DBT service and I am committed to the development and implementation of PBS in a secure setting. A key interest of mine is working with staff teams through reflective practice, consultation and case discussion so as to promote psychologically-informed approaches to care and treatment.