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Dr. Sue Knowles

Dr. Sue Knowles EVOLVING
Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Lead for Child and Family Services

Sue Knowles is the Lead for Child and Family Services at CMCAFS, and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She leads a team of applied psychologists who work into a range of services for young people, their families and carers. Sue has been working at Changing Minds since 2014, and before this worked for a national residential care provider as Clinical Lead, and an adolescent inpatient service.

In her leadership role, Sue works with a number of organisations to creatively and collaboratively design services, create and implement therapeutic frameworks, and to consider how best to collate meaningful outcomes. She also provides clinical supervision, reflective practice and leadership coaching and training, and is trained in Spotlight and Spotlight Teams (a personality profiling for performance tool). Sue co-facilitates the EVOLVING psychologically responsive leadership programme designed by CMCAFS and co-hosts the EVOLVING leadership podcast with Gill I’Anson.

Sue works with young people, families and those who care for them. She tends to work in an integrative way and is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Theraplay®, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills.

Sue is also a keen researcher and has had a number of academic papers and books published (self-help books using psychological approaches with children and young people), and she is an authentication reader (providing consultation to publishers around mental heath in young people).