About Dr Kenny Chiu:

Kenny is a Clinical Psychologist graduated from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN). He is working as a Clinical Lecturer for a ClinPsyD programme.Prior to his doctoral training, Kenny studied a MSc in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology at University College London. He worked with adults with borderline personality disorders (BPD) at the London Early Years Parenting Unit, and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the Veteran Association. In his undergraduate years, Kenny was awarded the Serena-Yang Scholarship to study Experimental Psychology at Oxford University.

As the company director, Kenny oversees the business operation and leads pathway development:

  • Medico-legal assessment: Kenny is an expert witness focusing on adolescent forensic psychology. He received regular training from Bond Solon, BPS, Helen Bamber Foundation. He used to work at the Adolescent At-risk and Forensic Service (AAFS) at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

  • Neuro-cognitive assessment: Kenny used to work as a lead psychologist at a neuro-developmental CAMHS. He also have experiences working at the National Specialist Adult Neuropsychiatric Unit in Maudsley Hospital, where he delivered neuropsychological assessment to adults.

  • Therapy: Kenny is specialised in working with young people and parents. He supports them to validate, accept, or change their relationships with their psychological experiences. He received training in CBT (from the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma), DBT (from Dr Alan Fruzzetti), Mindfulness (from Oxford Mindfulness Centre), and Attachment-based family therapy (from Prof Suzanne Levy).

  • Refugee and asylum seekers service development: Kenny is an Honorary Clinical Psychologist at Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile.

  • Supervision and consultation: Kenny provides supervision to clinical psychologists, trainee clinical psychologists, and trainee CBT practitioners. Kenny received clinical supervision training at King's College London.


Research and publications:

Leigh E, Chiu K, Clark DM (2021). Self-focused attention and safety behaviours maintain social anxiety in adolescents: an experimental study. PLoS One.

Chiu K, Clark DM, Leigh E (2021). Cognitive predictors of social anxiety in adolescents. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 137, 103801.

Chiu K, Clark DM, Leigh E (2020). Prospective associations between peer functioning and social anxiety in adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 279, 650-661.

Leigh E, Chiu K, Clark DM (2020). The effects of modifying mental imagery in adolescent social anxiety. PLOS ONE, 15(4): e0230826. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230826

Leigh E, Chiu K (2018). Can the Clark & Wells (1995) Cognitive model of social anxiety help in predicting adolescent social anxiety and peer victimisation? A prospective longitudinal study. Paper presented at the 9th World Congress of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies, Berlin, Germany. Abstract retrieved from https://www.psychologie.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:ecf0d1b2-aaa6-434d-a587-d43b72231145/Congress-Programme.pdf

Rutherford H, Chiu K (2018). The pregnant brain: Neural activity, maternal-fetal attachment, and postpartum reflective functioning. Supplement to the Infant Mental Health Journal, 39. https://cdn.ymaws.com/waimh.org/resource/resmgr/images/congresses/2018/imhj_waimh_congress_abstract.pdf

Chiu K, Rutherford H. (2017). Maternal-fetal attachment and resting frontal alpha asymmetry: the mediating role of depression. Abstracts of papers and posters presented at the 37th Annual SRIP Conference Principal Hotel, York, UK, 12th – 13th September 2017, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36(3), e1-e43, DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2018.1470220