Dr Victoria Petch

Senior Teaching Fellow


Research interests

General issues relating to young people and their families / carers.

Issues relating to young offenders (including perceptions of support seeking and experience of services).

Parent's, children's and teacher's understanding of conduct disordered / anti social behaviour in children and young people.

Departmental duties

As A Senior Teaching Fellow I am a line manager for trainees across the cohorts. My role includes helping facilitate the development of trainee's clinical skills via placement visits and meetings with trainees / supervisors to ensure competencies are achieved and experiences met in each placement. I am responsible for sourcing and organising placements in child services for our trainees in the NHS (and sometimes wider systems). I am the unit convener for the Personal & Professional Development Learning Group programme and facilitate groups within this. I undertake teaching and marking as well as organising the 4 day New Supervisors Training programme here at Surrey.

In my role as Admissions Tutor I oversee the Selection process and am Chair of the Selection Committee.

Clinical Work

I work clinically with children, young people and families (www.petch-psychology.co.uk). I utilise a combination of approaches including narrative, CBT and solution focused. I have previously worked in a children with disabilities team and a youth offending team.

I am registered with the HCPC and chartered with the BPS.