Cathy Troupp

Cathy Troupp


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families


Cathy Troupp is a child and adolescent psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic. She has a particular interest in the theory and practice of mentalization based therapies for families and young people, and works in the Mentalization Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F) team at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, both clinically and as a course tutor.

Cathy also works at Great Ormond Street Hospital, three days per week, with children with early onset eating disorders, and their families, as an individual and group psychotherapist. She is also conducting a mixed methods research study into the meanings that young people and their parents attribute to the eating disorder, as part of her PhD study in the School of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL, supervised by Professor Mary Target.

Cathy also has a particular interest in treatment research, outcomes evaluation, and research-practice interaction in psychotherapy. Cathy teaches on outcomes monitoring to child psychotherapists and is a member of the CYP-IAPT Outcomes and Evaluation Group. Two recent publications describe her practice with regard to embedding of outcomes monitoring into clinical therapeutic work:

Troupp, C. (2013) Individual psychotherapy. In eds. Lask, B. and Bryant-Waugh, R. Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, 4th edition. London: Routledge.

Troupp, C. (2013) ‘What do you want to get from coming here?’ Distinguishing patient generated outcome measures in CAMHS from a bespoke sandwich. Child and Family Clinical Psychology Review 1(1): Demonstrating Clinical Outcomes and Wellbeing in Children and Families.

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