Dr Kate Prentice is a Clinical Psychologist for the N&S CAMHS Adolescent At-risk & Forensic Service, which assesses and treats young people who are at risk of harm from themselves or others, and/or engaged in, or present significant risk of, serious violence, fire-setting and/or sexually inappropriate behaviour. She has a particular interest in using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to work with young people with emotion dysregulation difficulties.
Dr Prentice is a research supervisor on the IOPPN DClinPsy, and teaches on the course. She has delivered training workshops, teaching and conference presentations to mental health and education professionals.
Kate's research interests include:
- Young people at risk of, or experiencing, school exclusion, on which she is currently co-supervising a DClinPsy project
- Vulnerable young people’s experience of court trials and the criminal justice system
Education and Training
Dr Prentice used to be a secondary school teacher and completed a BA in English at the University of Cambridge. She then completed an MPhil in Psychology and a PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge, the latter focused on language development. In 2017 she completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the IOPPN, King’s College London. During her clinical training she worked for a year in the N&S CAMHS Dialectal Behaviour Therapy Service.
Johnston, K., Prentice, K., Whitehead, H., Taylor, L., Watts, R., Tranah, T. (2016). Assessing effective participation in vulnerable juvenile defendants, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 27, 6, 802-814.