Dr Pete Keohane

Dr Pete Keohane

Associate Professor and CAP Programme Director

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)



Lecturer in Clinical Psychology. 

I teach on the Doctorate and Masters in Clinical Psychology and I am also the Programme Director for the Msc Clinical Associate in Psychology.


  • Coach Practitioner - TLC Leadership - 2020
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Southampton - 2014
  • Post Gradate Diploma in Psychology - University of East London - 2009
  • Bsc (Hons) International Relations with Politics - University of Plymouth - 2005
  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning - University of Plymouth - 2020
  • Diploma in Education and Training - City and Guilds - 2016
  • Teaching Tomorrows Doctors - University of Southampton - 2015


I am practicing Clinical Psychologist alongside my academic role. I work in services for adults and older adults with a particular interest in working into acute and urgent contexts. I also have an interest in systemic, critical and community psychology practice Previously, I have worked in numerous senior NHS roles as a Clinical Psychologist and I been involved in Clinical Psychology and Medical training since 2014.

Professional membership

  • Registered member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) - PYL31100 
  • BPS - Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • BPS - Division of Clinical Psychology – Member
  • BPS - Division of Coach Psychologists – Member
  • BPS Facility of Psychologist Working with Older People – Associate Member
  • Fellow of Advanced HE

Roles on external bodies

I am co-chair of the national Group of Trainers in CAPs (GTiCAP - BPS) and the South West Clinical Associate in Psychology Community of Practice (CAPCOP - Psychological Profession’s Network - PPN). I have also been involved in national training and accreditation initiatives (including the first wave of CAP programmes) through my work with the National Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology (BPS) and Division of Clinical Psychology Workforce and Training Subcommittee.



Teaching interests

I am interested in Systemic practice, critical psychology and risk and risk formulation. I also have interests in working in acute and urgent contexts and also in community psychology. 

Staff serving as external examiners

I work as an external examiner (University of Southampton) and assessor (University of Essex, UEA).



Research interests

My interests have historically focused on working in acute contexts. This includes both adult and older adult contexts. More recently I have become interested in psychologically informed environments, trauma informed practice and risk and risk formulation. I am also interested in social justice. 



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


Macleod, A., Smart, C., Keohane, P., Dallos, R., & Cox, K. (in press) A Multi-Perspective Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of a mother with a learning disability’s experience of second chance parenting. British Journal of Learning Disabilities.

Fisher, N., Keohane, P. & Whalley, B. (2021). Investigating experiences of the Family Connections program for supporters of individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. BPS Clinical Psychology Forum. Leicester, UK.

Keohane, P. & Cox, K. (2020). Working towards a psychologically informed environment in an older adult context. BPS Faculty of Older Peoples Psychology Bulletin. Leicester, UK.

Merriman, J. Keohane, P. & Hodges, E. (2018). A Scarce resource: Psychiatrists’ perceptions of referring over 75s for psychological therapy. BPS Faculty of Older Peoples Psychology Bulletin. Leicester, UK.

Keohane, P. (2014). Broadening horizons: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for older people experiencing depression. BPS Faculty of Older Peoples Psychology Bulletin. Leicester, UK.

Fisher N, Keohane P & Whalley B (2021) 'Investigating experiences of the family connections programme for supporters of individuals with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder' Clinical Psychology Forum 2021, (338) 43-50 Open access
Conference Papers

Keohane, P. (2019). Moving towards psychologically informed environments within acute older adult settings: Provisional findings of compassionate focused training for staff. BPS Facility of Older Peoples Psychology. National Conference.

Keohane, P. (2019). Reflections on a year of funded acute psychology provision in older peoples services. BPS Facility of Older Peoples Psychology. National Conference.

Bennetts, A., Keohane, P., Wong, C. & Holah, S. (2018). An evaluation of staff training in an acute care hospital. BPS towards psychologically lead acute services. National Conference.

Keohane, P., Bennetts, A. & Ibbitson, J. (2018). Evaluating the use of 1:1 coaching on an acute, formulation driven emotional coping skills group. National Conference.

Keohane, P. & Rapaport, P. (2015). Strategies for relatives. An evidence based intervention for carers of people with dementia. BPS Facility of Older Peoples Psychology. National Conference.

Keohane, P. (2014). Psychological factors influencing homelessness. University of Southampton Postgraduate research Conference.