David Trickey

David Trickey


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families


David Trickey currently works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Trauma and Maltreatment Service at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London (AFNCCF) and Cambridge Clinical Psychology Services.

David has extensive clinical experience working with children and families, and since 2000 he has specialised in working with traumatised and traumatically bereaved children and young people. He worked for 6 years at the Traumatic Stress Clinic in North London, and was then Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary Children’s Hospital.

He acts as an Expert Witness or Advisor for the Courts, the Police and other organisations in relation to trauma and bereavement. He has particular expertise and experience of working with children who have witnessed one parent killing another. He has been consulted following critical incidents to inform the crisis response and was commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to evaluate the Humanitarian Assistance Centre established in response to the London terrorist attacks on 7th July 2005.

David supervises doctoral research relating to trauma and traumatic bereavement; he has published various research articles, including a meta-analysis of risk factors for PTSD in children and has contributed to a number of textbooks.

Selected Publications

• Trickey, D. (2013). Post-traumatic Stress Disorders. In P. Graham & S. Reynolds (Eds.) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Families: 3rd Edition. CUP.

• Trickey, D. et al. (2012). Meta-analysis of risk factors for PTSD in trauma exposed children. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 122-138.

• Trickey, D. & Black, D. (2009). Child trauma. In M. Gelder et al. (Eds.) New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. Second Edition. OUP.

• Trickey, D. (2008). Experiencing refugee status after previous trauma. In P. Appleton (Ed.) Children’s Anxiety – A Contextual Approach. Routledge.

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