Dr Pooky Knightsmith is a Mental health consultant, author, speaker and trainer. Pooky completed her PhD in child and adolescent mental health at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, where she specialised in developing practical strategies for supporting self-harm and eating disorders in schools and other non-clinical settings. The strategies that Pooky advocates are all developed as a result of direct consultation with school staff and students and she also seeks inspiration from her clinical colleagues at the world famous Maudsley Hospital, adapting and simplifying evidence based approaches for use in school.
Pooky is known for her passionate, engaging and highly practical teaching style and has run many courses particularly for teachers, parents and students on a wide range of mental health topics.
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PhD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. BA & MA - Experimental Pscyhology - Oxford University, UK
Pooky is author of the 'Eating Disorders Pocketbook' by teachers pocketbooks and is currently working on a book to help teachers understand and support self-harm and eating disorders for Jessica Kingsley Publishers. You can visit her website here: http://www.inourhands.com