Dr. Renee Harvey
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Trust Lead for Personality Disorder Services and Training
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex, United Kingdom
Qualifications and Work Experience:
1979 BA degree
1980 BA Honours (cum laude), Psychology
1982: MA (Clin.Psych) (cum laude) in Johannesburg, South Africa
1983 – 1990 Lecturer, Psychology Department, RAU Johannesburg
1983 – 1998 Private Practice as Clinical Psychologist, Johannesburg
1994 – 1998 Director/Owner Sandton Education Centre (Remedial Education Centre), Johannesburg
1998 to present: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (including predecessors)
2004 : Began Trust role as Lead for Personality Disorder Services
2006 : Introduced STEPPS into Trust
2007 : Accredited by STEPPS author as STEPPS facilitator trainer
2007 + : Lead trainer for the UK
: Training led in Italy and Norway
: Negotiated licenses and developed modifications of STEPPS:
STEPPS EI : for use in Primary Care
STEPPS YP : for use in Children and Adolescent Services
: Regular conference presentation, workshops and lectures in USA,
Canada, UK, Europe
: Teaching and training for Sussex University, Surrey University,
Salomons, GP and other medical course training, Sussex Partnership
and various voluntary organisations.
Harvey, R. (in press), ‘STEPPS in the UK’. In D. W. Black & N. S. Blum (Eds.). Systems Training for
Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) for Outpatients with Borderline Personality
Disorder: Implementing STEPPS Around the Globe. New York: Oxford University Press.
Harvey R.J, Black, D.W. and Blum, N. Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and
Problem Solving (STEPPS) in the United Kingdom: A Preliminary Report. Journal of
Contemporary Psychotherapy. New York: Dec 2010. Vol. 40, Iss. 4; p. 225.
Harvey, R, Blum, N, Black, D, Burgess, J, and Henley-Cragg, P. (2014). Systems Training
for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS). In: Sharp, C. & Tackett, J.L.
(eds.), Handbook of Borderline Personality disorder in Children and Adolescents. New
Solts, B. & Harvey, R. (2015). ‘Working with people with personality disorder’. In. Davey,
G, Lake, N. & Whittington, A. (eds.). Clinical Psychology (2nd ed), Routledge, UK.