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RCOMH Steering Group Member - Mark McFetridge

Mark qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1987 and has been trying to remember what he learnt ever since. He had NHS posts in Dewsbury and Scarborough before going to work at the Retreat York in 1996. Mark helped his colleagues create the Acorn programme, a Therapeutic Community using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and establish routine outcome measurement from the start. Four years ago he and colleagues wondered whether functional brain changes following the Acorn TC could be identified, and set about to have a look. This research continues.

Mark has presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics including psychological therapies for PTSD, dissociative disorders and personality disorders. He is currently exploring long term changes following psychological therapies. Mark is a consultant clinical psychologist at the Retreat York. head of the outpatient psychological trauma team, and chair of the Retreats research group.