Dr Emma Morris


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families


Dr Emma Morris a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families, where she is Senior Clinician for the Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Service. She is also clinical lead for Mentalization-Based Treatment for Children (MBT-C) and work with parental conflict. Dr Morris has over 20 years of experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in both the NHS and the charity sector. She specialises in working with children, young people and families treating a broad range of presenting problems including family relationship difficulties, parental conflict, anxiety, depression and developmental/ relational trauma. She has over 10 years of experience as an expert witness for the Family Courts. She has led CAMHS transformation within the NHS, established new services within the charity sector and secured and led on grant-funded projects. She is interested in how we describe and capture change in mental health, and has sat on a specialist advisory group to the Department of Health on this topic. She regularly provides teaching, training and supervision across clinical and academic settings in the UK and overseas on a broad range of topics, including MBT-C, Multi-Family Therapy (MFT), the assessment of parenting and working with parental conflict. She has a number of publications and most recently co-authored a book published by Routledge on working with parental conflict.

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