Christopher Taylor

Senior Lecturer - Specialist in Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Chris has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the Open University. He also holds postgraduate diplomas in child development social sciences. He has thirty years’ experience working with vulnerable and traumatised children with a wide experience, both as a frontline practitioner and manager in contributing to recovery for young people who present a range of problems associated with trauma and early attachment difficulties, including high levels of violence, self-harming, persistent absconding and sexualised behaviour.

He was instrumental in developing a pioneering health and social care partnership to work on therapeutic psychosocial interventions with young people with mental health difficulties and personality disorders, who often show high-risk behaviours, including self-harm, parasuicide and are at risk of sexual and criminal exploitation.

In addition to teaching on the Therapeutic Child Care degree, he continues to train residential workers, foster carers, social workers, therapists, educators, and managers in an attachment perspective to residential and foster care, and special education in the UK and in Poland.

His two books on practice with attachment, trauma and adversity have been translated into Polish. He has addressed national and international conferences on self-harm, therapeutic work, attachment, trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Chris enjoys being outdoors and is a keen cyclist, riding about 10000 kilometres a year.