© Peter Hodgkinson 2016
Peter Hodgkinson graduated from Durham University with a First Class Honours degree (BA) in Psychology in 1976; and from the Institute of Psychiatry, London University, with an MPhil in Clinical Psychology in 1978.
In 1980 he began work at the St Charles Youth Treatment Centre, Brentwood, Essex, one of two national high-
In 1983 he was appointed Principal Clinical Psychologist to the then South East Thames Regional Health Authority Forensic Psychiatry Service (SASS), helping establish the regional secure unit at Bexley Hospital, Kent -
First edition 1991
Second edition 1998
In 1987 Peter was asked to help Kent County Council plan their response to the Zeebrugge Disaster. He directed a team of 10 clinicians working with the passenger survivors and bereaved.
In conjunction with Dr Colin Murray Parkes, he constructed an interview format which formed the basis of a research study into psychological effects on survivors and the bereaved within the first year.
With Professor William Yule and colleagues at the Institute of Psychiatry, he devised a three-
From 1988, Peter and Michael Stewart, who had directed aftercare following the 1985 Bradford Fire were asked to work in a consultative and training capacity for social services departments and health authorities in the wake of the Piper Alpha Disaster, the Clapham Train Crash, the Lockerbie Disaster, the Kegworth Disaster and the Hillsborough Disaster.
In 1989 they established the Centre for Crisis Psychology, a consultancy specialising in post-
Peter retired from CCP in 2014 and pursues a career as a military historian. He still, however, provides assessment reports in personal injury cases, stress-
His British Psychological Society number is 9801, and his HCPC number is PYL06708.
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