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Dr Crispin Day

Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Area of expertise
  • Parenting, parenting interventions and parental mental health
  • Child behavioural disorders
  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Global mental health, culture and class
  • Therapeutic process
  • Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions

Biography
Dr Day has a special interest in helping parents give their children the best start in life. His clinical and academic focus has been on service and treatment innovation. He has pioneered a range of evidence-based community child and family services, parenting programmes and interventions from pregnancy to adolescence. These include interventions and approaches for community and early intervention (Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities, Day et al., 2012, 2020; Family Partnership Model, Day, Ellis and Harris, 2015; and Antenatal and Postnatal Promotional Guide system (Day, 2014).

Dr Day has developed specialist parenting treatments for parents with severe mental health difficulties and disorders, and child neglect and abuse. Dr Day leads research and development, service provision and dissemination of these internationally recognised parenting programmes and approaches from pregnancy to adolescence. Dr Day works with closely colleagues in China, Japan, Australasia, Europe and the US to implement these programmes in a global context. Dr Day has published and lectured widely.

Education and training
  • Chartered Scientist, British Psychological Society, 2008
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society, 2004
  • PhD, King’s College, University of London 2003
  • Dip Clin Psych British Psychological Society/South Thames Regional Health Authority 1990
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology University of Leicester 1981

Publications
Day, C., Briskman, J., Crawford, M., Foote, L., Harris, L., Boadu, J., McCrone, P., McMurran, M., Michelson, D., Moran, D., Mosse, L., Stephen Scott, S., Stahl, D., Ramchandani, P. and Weaver, T. (in press). .Helping Families Programme-Modified: Development of a Specialised Parenting Intervention for Parents Affected by Severe Personality Difficulties and Randomised Feasibility Trial. Health Technology Assessment.

Ellis, M. and Day, C. (2018) Therapeutic relationships: engaging people in their care and treatment. In Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie (Eds) The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice (5th edition) Open University Press/McGraw Hill

Ellis, M. and Day, C. (2017) Therapeutic relationships: engaging people in their care and treatment. In Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie (Eds) The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice (4th edition) Open University Press/McGraw Hill

Day, C., Ellis, M and Harris,L.. (2015) The Family Partnership Reflective Practice Handbook. 2nd Edn. London: CPCS

Ellis, M. and Day, C. (2013) Therapeutic relationships: engaging people in their care
and treatment. In Ian Norman and Iain Ryrie (Eds) The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice (3rd edition) Open University Press/McGraw Hill
Davis, H. and Day, C. (2010) Working in Partnership with Parents. 2nd Edition. Pearson: London

Davis, H and Day, C. (2009a) Family Partnership Model Foundation course: Facilitator training manual Part 1. Second Edition. London: Pearson

Davis, H and Day, C. (2009b) Family Partnership Model Foundation course: Facilitator training manual Part 2. Second Edition. London: Pearson

Day, C. and Davis, H. (2009) The Family Partnership Reflective Practice Handbook. 1st Edn. London: CPCS

For a full list of publications, please see Dr Day's KCL research portal page.