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Biography

Andrew is a Chartered Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist and co-director of Changing Minds UK. He has over 20 years’ experience of delivering high quality applied psychology provision across a broad range of care and performance environments including elite sport, business, NHS, mental health, social care and the criminal justice system.  He also has substantial experience in clinical management, leadership and psychological service development.  

Andrew has a particular interest and expertise in supporting people and organisations with the implications of relational attachment, threat and trauma on human development, resilience, wellbeing, and performance. He is passionate about the value of psychological understanding in developing potential and realising ambition. 

Andrew has provided psychological support for a number of CEOs & high-performance leaders and elite athletes across professional and Olympic sports, and has worked with a range of sporting and performance organisations in developing client performance, resilience and emotional wellbeing.  Andrew has worked in and managed specialist psychological services within community, residential, prison, and hospital settings supporting children, adults and families presenting with high risk and complex needs arising out of their life experiences.  He believes strongly in delivering high quality psychological services within a robust ethical framework, and working with the inherent strengths within people and systems in their pursuit of wellbeing and performance. 

Andrew has specialist knowledge and experience of working with young people with a history of high-risk behaviour, including serious offending, and was lead for psychological provision in a nationally recognised NHS adolescent forensic mental health service until moving to work full-time in independent practice in 2014. Andrew has provided consultancy services both in the UK and internationally in relation to psychologically-informed culture change, strategic development of mental health services, complex adolescent mental health, looked after children and youth justice services.   

Andrew is married with three young children and enjoys time with family, reading and sport. 

Research Interests

  • Adolescent forensic mental health 
  • Attachment, trauma and resilience 
  • Attachment and human performance 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Andrew is a member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology and is Past-Chair (2012-14) of the BPS DCP Faculty for Children, Young People and Families.  Andrew has been a visiting lecturer at several British universities, has presented research and clinical interests at conferences nationally and internationally, is published in a variety of books and peer-reviewed journals and has had a number of mainstream TV and radio appearances promoting psychological understanding of human development and mental health.  Andrew is on the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) and currently clinically supervises professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as supervising trainee and qualified practitioner psychologists.   

Andrew is currently National Advisor for ‘Secure Stairs’, an NHS England-led project supporting the development of a psychologically and trauma-informed framework of integrated care for young people within the secure estate. 

Publications

  • Rogers, A. (2019).  Treatment of Trauma. In, Morgan, R (Ed.). TheSAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology. Sage, New York, USA.  
  • Bickley, J., Rogers, A., Bell, J. & Thombs, M. (2016).  ‘Elephant Spotting: The importance of developing shared understanding to work more effectively with talented but challenging athletes.  Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, March 2016 
  • Rogers, A., Thombs, M., Bickley, J. & Bell, J. (2014). A psychological case example and formulation framework. In, Twist, C. & Worsfold, P. (eds.) The Science of Rugby. Routledge, London, UK. 
  • Rogers, A., Harvey, J. & Law, H. (eds.) (2015) Young People in Forensic Mental Health Settings: Psychological Thinking and Practice. Palgrave: London. 
  • Rogers, A., Thombs, M., Bickley, J. & Bell, J. (2014). A psychological case example and formulation framework. In, Twist, C. & Worsfold, P. (eds.) The Science of Rugby. Routledge, London, UK. 
  • Casswell, M., Rogers, A.D. & French, P. (2012) Distress, Defiance or Adaptation? A Review of At Risk Mental Health States in Young Offenders. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. May 2012 
  • Rogers, A.D., Law, D. & McMahon, J. (2011) Expanding Therapy: challenging the dominant discourse of individual therapy when working with vulnerable children and young people. Clinical Psychology Forum, June 2011, 222 
  • Evans, K., Law, H., Turner, R.E., Rogers, A. & Cohen, K. (2011).  A pilot study evaluating care staffs' perceptions of their experience of psychological consultation within a mental health setting. Child Care in Practice, 17(2), April 2011, pp.205-219. 
  • Rogers, A.D. & Law, H. (2010). Working with Trauma in a Prison Setting. Chapter in Harvey, J. & Smedley, K. (Eds.) Psychological Therapy in Prisons and Other Secure Settings. Willan: London. 
  • Court, D., Kearney, S., Rogers, A. (2003).  Attention Deficit: Living in a Sick Sibling’s Shadow.  Young Minds, 64, 14-16. 

Description

Clinical Psychology 

Forensic Psychology