Dr Tranah is a consultant clinical psychologist and Head of the Adolescent At-risk and Forensic Service. Dr Tranah is also the Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services across the Trust and is an Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Dr Tranah is also a member of the academic team that runs the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.
As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Tranah has developed a number of successful clinical services including Childcare, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and the Adolescent At-risk and Forensic Services. Dr Tranah is currently leading a three-year treatment trial exploring a collaboration between the participatory arts and dialectical behaviour therapy.
Education and training
BSc Middlesex University 1989
PhD University of London (Charing Cross Medical School) 1992
MSc Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience 1994
Assessment, Intervention, Moving On (AIM-2)
Dialectical behaviour therapy
Dialectic behavioural therapy with adolescents
Neuropsychological assessment of children
Expert witness skills training
Structured assessment of violence risk in youth (SAVRY)
Johnston, K. and Tranah, T. Forensic Aspects of Intellectual Disabilities (2020, in press). In Bernard, S. and McCarthy, J. (Eds) Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities 2nd edition. Pavilion.
Taylor, L. and Tranah, T. CBT with Young People (2019) in Moorey, S. and Lavender, A. (Eds) The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Sage.
Udita Iyengar, Natasha Snowden, Joan Asarnow, Paul Moran, Troy Tranah, Dennis Ougrin (2018) A Further Look at Therapeutic Interventions for Suicide Attempts and Self-Harm in Adolescents: An Updated Systematic Review, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00583
Johnston, K., Prentice, K., Whitehead, H., Taylor, L., Watts, R., Tranah, T. (2016): Assessing effective participation in vulnerable juvenile defendants, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 27, 6, 802-814.
Ougrin, D., Tranah, T., Stahl, D., Moran, P. and Asarnow, J.R. (2015) Therapeutic Interventions for Suicide Attempts and Self-harm in Adolescents: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54, 2, 97–107.
Hoerold, D. and Tranah, T. (2014) Correlates of adolescent fire setting: examining the role of fire interest, fire-related attentional bias, impulsivity, empathy and callous–unemotional traits. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 25, 4, 411-431.
Tranah, T. and Nicholas, J. (2013) Interventions for young people with intellectual disabilities who commit arson. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 7 (2), 72-82.
Ougrin, D., Tranah, T., Leigh, E., Taylor, L. and Asarnow, J.R. (2012) Practitioners review: Self-harm in adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53 (4), 337-350.
Woolgar, M and Tranah, T. (2010) Cognitive vulnerability to depression in young people in secure accommodation: the influence of ethnicity and current suicidal ideation. Journal of Adolescence, 33 (5), 653-661.