Dr Karen Shannon - BSc  D.Clin.Psych  Clinical Psychologist
Dr Karen Shannon
Hugh Koch Associates, Ground Floor, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham
Telephone: 01242 263 715
Fax: 01242 528 299
Email: team2@hughkochassociates.co.uk

Website: www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

TITLE: BSc D.Clin.Psych Clinical Psychologist

Dr Karen Shannon

Ground Floor South Wing, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263 715       Fax: 01242 528 299
 
NAME: Dr Karen Shannon -  BSc  D.Clin.Psych  Clinical Psychologist
 
 
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Liverpool (1999)
BA (Hons) Psychology & Computer Studies 2i - University of Liverpool (1993)
  Postgrad. Diploma in Forensic Behavioural Science - University of Liverpool (1995)
  Postgrad, Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) - ACAT (2002)
 
 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
 
Independent Practice
   
CPD Liaison Officer for CATALYSE (formerly ACAT North)                                  Oct 2013- Present
 
Director - Empowering to Protect (CIC)                                                                        Nov 2012- Present
 
Dr Karen Shannon Ltd                                                                                                    Sep 2001 - Present
 
Co-founder, Director and Co-Trainer of Forensic Cognitive
Analytic Therapy (CAT).                                                                                               Apr 2009 – Present
 
Member of the CATALYSE (formerly ACAT North)                                                 July 2011 - Present
Project LEAD Group and Catalyse projects Forum
 
Guild Lodge Secure Services, Preston, Lancashire                                                     Feb 2008 - Oct 2011
 
Honorary lecturer and supervisor for Post Graduate Cognitive                               Sep 2011 – Present
Analytic Therapy (CAT) two year course, CATALYSE
   
Honorary Lecturer on Doctorate Clinical Psychology course,                                   Sep 2000 - Present
Universityof Liverpool
 
Honorary Lecturer on Doctorate Clinical Psychology course,                                  Sep 2009 - Oct 2011
Universityof Manchester
 
Specialist Supervisor - provision of specialist placements in                                    Sep 2000 – Feb 2011
Forensic Psychology for Doctorate Clinical Psychology Trainee
placement from Universities of Liverpool, Manchester, and
Lancashire
 
Member of Board of Trainee Placements, Liverpool University                              Sep 2004 - Feb 2008
 
Mersey Forensic Psychology Service, Liverpool                                                         Sep 1999 - Feb 2008
 
Universityof Liverpool, School of Clinical Psychology                                              Sep 1996 - Sep 1999   
 
AshworthSpecial Hospital, Mersey Care NHS Trust, Liverpool                           5 Oct 1998 - Sep 1999
 
Probation Service, Adelaide House                                                                      1 Nov 1993 - 1 May 1995
 
 
 
TYPICAL AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT:
 
  1. Personal Injury (Adults and Children); PTSD; Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Road Accident; Effects of Automatism in Traffic Situations; Work Accident; Housing Stress; Chronic Pain; Reliability of Witness
  2. Employment Cases
 
PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
 
Registered Clinical Psychologist- Health Professionals Council
Associate Fellow & Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society
Member of the Family Justice (FJC) Council Reference group (FJC & BPS)
Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)
Member of Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology (FFCP, BPS)
 

 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
   
Koch HCH, Shannon K and Boyd T (2015) Post-Traumatic Embitterment: A future ‘disorder’?. PIBULJ, December.
Shannon, K., Pearce, E. & Swarbrick, R. (2013). Factors Influencing the Development of an
Innovative Service for Women Non-Offending Partners (NOPs) of Male Sexual Offenders.
Journal of Sexual Aggression. Vol. 19, No.3, 357-368 .  
Pollock, P., & Shannon, K. (2013). Keynote Address. Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in
Forensic Practice: Reformulation of the Capacity to Harm. 20th Annual ACAT National
Conference CAT and Ethical Practice: Maintaining our Professionalism and Humanity.
Reading, Berkshire.
Shannon, K., Pearce, E. & Swarbrick, R. (2012). Factors Influencing the Development of an
Innovative Service for Women Non-Offending Partners (NOPs) of Male Sexual Offenders.
Journal of Sexual Aggression. October 2012, pp1-12, iFirst article.
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Shannon, K., & Swarbrick, R. (2010). A Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Framework for Bipolar
Disorder. Reformulation. June.
Shannon, K., Spence, C. and Jellicoe-Jones, L. (2009).Evaluation of Lancashire & Cumbria
Forensic Consultation Clinic. Unpublished.
Shannon, K. (2009). Using What We Know: Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Contribution to
Risk Assessment. Reformulation. December.
Shannon, K., Spence, C. and Shaw, J. (2009). Sharing practice and providing Multi Disciplinary
Forensic Consultation: An evaluation of an innovative service developed to support adult
services to assess and manage service users who pose a risk to others in the Community.
Unpublished.
Shannon, K. & Swarbrick, R. (2009). Cognitive Analytic Therapy & Bipolar Disorder.
International CAT Conference, June 2009. University of Bath. UK.
Shannon, K. & Jellicoe-Jones, L. (2009). Community Forensic Psychology Services Service Bid:
Investment to Save. Unpublished.
Shannon, K. & Spence, C. (2009) Community Forensic Psychology Service (CFPS) Evaluation of
Service Provision 2005-2009. Unpublished.
Shannon, K. & Swarbrick, R. (2009). Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Bipolar, Offending Behaviour
and Risk. Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, UCLAN.
 

CLINICS:
 
Dr Karen Sharron provides reports for both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and insurers including joint instructions.
Clients are typically seen within 4-6 weeks of instruction.
 
For more information please visit www.hughkochassociates.co.uk
 

 

CLINIC LOCATIONS:
Formby, Manchester and Stockport.

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