Prof. Tim Trimble – Director of Programmes
Tim is a Chartered Psychologist and Psychotherapist. He has extensive experience working with people with a wide range of mental health issues.
He is a Professor in Applied Psychology and has extensive experience as a Course Director of the MSc in Applied Psychology at Trinity College Dublin; and has also directed programmes at undergraduate level. Tim himself utilises an integrative approach to assessment and treatment of mental health problems, drawing on trainings in Psychodynamic Counselling, Person-Centred counselling, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Tim is an expert in mental health assessment; including suicide risk assessment, prevention, intervention, and postvention.
He has a wide range of research interests which have focussed on various aspects of suicidality, especially in young people, and in areas in Forensic Psychology on sex offending risk assessment and management; policing and prisoners. His most cited publication in psychotherapy research, for example, is body-centred counter-transference in psychotherapists. Much of his court expert witness work as a Forensic Psychologist involves assessments for Post Traumatic Stress. As well as his academic and mental health practitioner roles over the years, Tim has worked with a range of policing and criminal justice agencies.
- PhD in Forensic Psychology, University of Ulster
- BSc in Applied Psychology
- MSc in Forensic Psychology, University of Leicester
- MA (Jure Officii), Trinity College Dublin