Jackie Craissati
Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Jackie Craissati is a Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist with 30 years experience of working in the National Health Service in England.  She was Clinical Director of a large Forensic and Prison Directorate in Southeast London, and responsible for the development of the Offender Personality Disorder pathway across London.  She is now Director of Psychological Approaches CIC, and works on a range of projects with the NHS and Criminal Justice systems relating to high risk individuals with sexual or violent convictions and personality difficulties.  She also has a number of governance roles, including the Chair of an NHS mental health trust and Independent Governor of the University of East London.

Dr. Craissati has published widely in the field, with more than 40 peer reviewed articles, and she is the author of six books, all of which have focused on today’s topic.

Dr Craissati has taken a lead role in training probation and prison staff in the UK in relation to the development of the OPD pathway; she regularly provides keynote presentations on sexual offending, personality disorder, risk assessment and mental illness. She recently ran a similar workshop for Australian psychologists at the Rivergum Unit, and is scheduled to give a keynote presentation on Sexual Homicide. She also ran a workshop for 25 prison psychologists on sexual offending and personality disorder. Dr. Craissati was lead editor of the Practitioner Guide: Working with People in the Criminal Justice System Showing Personality Difficulties, published by Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service.