Dr Ben Laskey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Psychology Partnership. He has a long history of working positively and respectfully with children, adolescents and parents. He has worked clinically in a number of NHS and Council services since 1999. He was Parenting Lead and Parenting Expert for the City of Salford and has held academic posts both with the University of Manchester and Exeter University. He has worked as an Expert Witness in the Family Courts since 2008. He co-founded the independent psychology practice, PACTT Ltd, in 2010 and The Psychology Partnership in 2014.
Ben has worked as an Expert Witness in the North East and the South West where he has established an excellent reputation for delivering clear reports that aid decision making for vulnerable children. He works with high-risk individuals and with problems related to family violence, addiction, abuse and neglect. He specialises in highly complex childcare cases and in assessments of multi-sibling families.
Ben has specialist knowledge and skills in working with systems around children to build resilience and to support healthy emotional and social development. He has extensive experience of conducting complex assessments with large families with additional needs.
He has published clinical research in the field of parenting, child anxiety and children’s confidence. He is regularly invited to speak on these subjects at local and national training events and conferences. Ben enjoys teaching on the University of Exeter’s Training Course for Clinical Psychologists and the High Intensity Child IAPT course. He has served as an examiner for Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programmes at the University of Manchester and the University of East Anglia. He has carried out research reviews for The Social and Economic Research Council and for international peer review journals. Information on his publications can be found in his CV.
Ben has served as Chair of the North West Child and Families Special Psychology Interest Group (a subdivision of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology) and as a national committee member and scientific advisor for the Child and Family Special Interest Group of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Dr Ben Laskey is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and of the BABCP. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He is a registered Expert Witness with the British Psychological Society and the Law Society.