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Chris Taylor

Lecturer in Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Chris Taylor

Room: M3


+44 (0) 1978 294417


Chris Taylor has specialised for over 25 years in working with children and young people with attachment difficulties.  He holds a Master of Science Degree in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science Honours open degree in social care and psychology, the Advanced Diploma in Child Development, a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science, a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and a Diploma in Counselling Skills, as well as a qualification in adult teaching and vocational qualifications in safeguarding, care and care management. 

As well as freelance work, Chris has taught for several years on the Therapeutic Childcare Degree at Wrexham Glyndwr University. 

Chris worked in and managed therapeutic residential care for over twenty years and has also managed clinical and therapy teams. He is now a freelance writer, trainer and consultant and, as well as training residential teams, foster carers and adopting parents and works in quality control for a national children’s disabilities charity.  He has addressed international, national and regional conferences on child mental health, self-harm, attachment, trauma, Life Story Work, mentalizing and therapeutic environments.  He works with fostering and adoption agencies in the UK and Poland, developing practice around attachment, trauma, neurodevelopmental difference and fetal alcohol.



Master of Science Degree in Psychology

Bachelor of Science Honours open degree in social care and psychology

Advanced Diploma in Child Development

Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma in Counselling Skills

Certificate in Further Education Teaching

I teach on the Therapeutic Childcare Degree (including applied attachment theory and sexual development and the impact of abuse) and have contributed teaching materials tot eh Masters in Therapeutic Childcare programme.  I also teach “Promoting Positive Behaviour” and “Literature Review and Analysis”

A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties, Jessica Kingsley: London. (2010)

Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments: A Model for Mentalizing, Attachment and Trauma Informed Care, Jessica Kingsley: London. (2012)

Both are available in Polish translation

Lifelong significance of childhood adversity, trauma and recovery, attachment.