Dr Troy Tranah

BSc, MSc, PhD

Consultant Clinical Psychologist | Clinical Head of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Service | Head of National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychology

Dr Tranah is a consultant clinical psychologist and clinical head of the CAMHS Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Service. He is head of child and adolescent psychology for outpatient services at the Michael Rutter Centre and the four inpatient CAMHS units at the Trust. He is also an honorary lecturer in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

Other roles

Dr Tranah is the lead psychologist for National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and is a member of the academic team that runs the doctorate in clinical psychology course at the Institute of Psychiatry.


Dr Tranah completed his PhD at the University of London. He then went on to complete his masters (MSc) in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry. As a consultant clinical psychologist, he has developed a number of new successful clinical services including forensic, childcare and DBT services.


Dr Tranah’s current research interests include an evaluation of DBT in the treatment of borderline personality disorder in adolescents, the measurement of empathy in young offenders, and the assessment of adolescent fire-setters.


Woolgar, M and Tranah, T. (In press) Cognitive vulnerability to depression in young people in secure accommodation: the influence of ethnicity and current suicidal ideation. Journal of Adolescence.

Smith, P., Yule, W., Perrin, S., Tranah, T., Dalgleish, T. and Clark, D. (2007) A randomized controlled trial of individual cognitive behaviour therapy for PTSD in children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46 (8), 1051-61.

Herba, C., Tranah, T., Rubia, K. & Yule, W. (2006) Conduct Problems in Adolescence: Three Domains of Inhibition and Effect of Gender. Developmental Neuropsychology, 30 (2), 659-695.

Bladon, E., Vizard, E., French, L. & Tranah, T. (2005) Young sexual abusers: A descriptive study of a UK sample of children showing sexually harmful behaviours. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 16, 109-126.

Langdon, P., Cosgrave, N. & Tranah, T. (2004) Social Climate within an adolescent medium-secure facility. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 48, 504-515.

Tranah, T. and Hill, A. (2000) Assessment of Delinquent Adolescents Using Achenbach’s Teacher’s Report Form. Personality and Individual Differences, 29, 109-117.

Jamieson, N., Tranah, T. and Sheldrick, E. (1999) The Impact of Expert Evidence on Care Proceedings. Child Abuse Review, 8, 183-192.

Tranah, T., Harnett, P. and Yule, W. (1998) Conduct Disorder and Personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 24, 741-745.

Tranah, T. and Yule, W. (1996) Treatment Strategies in Children with Anxiety Disorder. In J. den Boer (Ed.), Clinical Management of Anxiety: Theory and practical applications. New York: Marcel Dekker.

Dalgleish, T., Joseph, S., Thrasher, S. and Tranah, T. (1996) Crisis Support Following the Herald of Free Enterprise Disaster: A longitudinal perspective. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 9 (October), 833-845.

O’Donnell, I., Farmer, R. and Tranah, T. (1994) Introduction to Railway Suicide. Social Science and Medicine, 38, 399-400.

Farmer, R., Tranah, T. and O’Donnell, I. (1992) Railway Suicide:The Psychological Effects on Drivers. Psychological Medicine, 22, 407-414.

Farmer, R., O’Donnell, I. and Tranah, T. (1991) Suicide on the London Underground System. International Journal of Epidemiology, 20, 707-711.

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