Areas of Expertise
- At-risk young people where there is a risk of harm to self/to others and from others:
- harmful sexual behaviour, self-harm, fire setting, interpersonal violence, child sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation
- Young people excluded from school or in alternative educational provisions
- Young people involved in the youth justice system and criminal justice system
- Young people with neurodevelopmental differences and complex behavioural/mental health needs
Dr Charis Green is a Clinical Psychologist for the CAMHS Adolescent At-risk & Forensic Service, which assesses and treats young people who are engaged in, or present significant risk of, serious violence, fire-setting and/or sexually inappropriate behaviour and/or who are at risk of harm or exploitation from others. She has a special interest in working with young people who are at risk of child criminal exploitation, and those who have been involved with the youth justice and criminal justice system.
Dr. Green is a practitioner psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She provides teaching on the assessment and treatment of adolescent mental health difficulties on the MSc Mental Health and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Courses (DClinPsy) at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London. She also supervises DClinPsy research projects and clinical placements.
Prior to this role, she has gained experience in working in both community and custodial youth forensic settings, and has provided training and consultation both within the youth secure estate and youth offending service.
Education and Training
- BSc (hons) Psychology – University of Kent
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) (Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (British Isles DBT)
- AIM 3 Assessment and Intervention for young people with harmful sexual behavior (AIM Project)
Prior to qualifying Dr. Green worked with children and young people in the community on the edge of care, and those at risk of an inpatient admission.
Her research interests include young people at risk of criminal exploitation and mental health help seeking amongst those involved in the youth justice system.
Green, C., Hassett, A., & Zundel, T. Parental Involvement: A Grounded Theory of the Role of Parents in Adolescent Help Seeking for Mental Health Problems. Sage Open, 8(4).