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Dr. Dennis Ougrin MBBS, MRCPsych, PGDip(Oxon), PhD
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Course Leader, MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Dr Ougrin graduated from a medical school in Ukraine in 1998 and came to England to undertake his post-graduate training. He completed his basic psychiatric training at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' training scheme in London and is currently a Specialist Registrar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Dr Ougrin is also a Kraupl Taylor research fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry. Dr Ougrin leads a programme of information exchange between the UK and Ukraine and organises annual conferences on psychiatric services' development in Ukraine. His main professional interests include prevention of Borderline Personality Disorder and effective interventions for self-harm. Dr Ougrin is an author of Therapeutic Assessment - a novel model of assessment for the young people presenting with self-harm in emergency. He is the chief investigator of a randomised controlled trial of Therapeutic Assessment. Dr Ougrin is a mental health theme editor of London Journal of General Practice. He is an honorary research and audit consultant at Brent Primary Care Trust.

teaching activities

Project Lead
Therapeutic Assessment for Self-Harm

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
departments Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatry Research Trust


PANCHYSHYN M, OUGRIN, D (1997) ABC of ECG. Handbook for medical students (1997) Lviv: UAD Press (in Russian)

OUGRIN D (1997) The Indications for and Complications of Haemodialysis in Lviv Regional Hospital (in: Proceedings of the 53rd University Student Research Conference Lviv: LSMU, in Ukrainian)

PANCHYSHYN J M, KOMARYTSIA OY, SAVKIV A B, OUGRIN D Y, PANCHYSHYNA M V Plasma sterols in healthy people in patients with ischemic heart disease and chronic respiratory diseases. // First Congress of the European Association of Internal Medicine, 15-18 October, 1997. – Abstract book. – P. 125.

DRATCU L, OUGRIN D (2004) Proceedings of the First Anglo – Ukrainian Conference on Psychiatry Lviv: UAD (in Ukrainian and English)

OUGRIN D (2005) Political Use of Psychiatry in the USSR: History and Legacy Ukrainian Journal of Human Rights (in Ukrainian)

OUGRIN D, NG A (2005) Presentations of Self-Harm in Accident & Emergency – Is there scope for Cognitive Analytic Therapy based intervention during assessment? Proceedings of the RCPsych psychotherapy faculty annual residential meeting

OUGRIN D, BANARSEE R (2006) A Guide to Clinical Audit British Medical Journal Career Focus 333:68-69

OUGRIN D, NG A (2006) Engagement with the community follow-up after a hospital presentation with Self-Harm Proceedings of the RCPsych child and adolescent faculty annual residential meeting

OUGRIN D, BANARSEE R, FERGUSON P (2006) NICE Guidelines: is it all about the money or do we need an interpreter? (

OUGRIN D, GLUZMAN S, DRATCU L (2006) Psychiatry in post-communist Ukraine: dismantling the past, paving the way for the future Psychiatric Bulletin 30: 456-459

OUGRIN D, BANARSEE R (2006) Principles of the organisation of psychiatric services in the UK Therapia 64: 123-126 (in Ukrainian)

OUGRIN D, BANARSEE R (2007) FEATURE: How to publish audit British Medical Journal Career Focus 334: gp26 - gp27

OUGRIN D (2007) Excel for Auditors British Medical Journal Career Focus 334:222

BANARSEE R, OUGRIN D (2008) Clinical Guidelines British Medical Journal Career Focus 335: 189

OUGRIN D (2008) Mental Health Services in Metropolitan Primary Care. The Unique Challenges and Opportunities London Journal of Primary Care 2: 24-26

OUGRIN D (2008) Demise of Soviet polyclinics - is there a lesson to be learnt? (

OUGRIN D, NG A, LOW J Therapeutic Assessment Based on Cognitive Analytic Therapy for the Young People Presenting with Self-Harm in Emergency. Pragmatic Pilot Study. Psychiatric Bulletin 32: 423-426.

MARTSENKOVSKY I, MARTINJUK V, OUGRIN D (2009)Delivering psychiatric services in primary care: is this the right way to go for Ukraine? International Psychiatry 6: 2-5

OUGRIN D, BANARSEE R (2008) Depression in young people. A UK perspective NeuroNews (in Russian)

RAZNAHAN A, OUGRIN D (2009) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in: SAUER J (ed.) MRCPsych: Passing the CASC Exam. London: Hodder Arnold

OUGRIN D, NG A, ZUNDEL T (2009) Therapeutic Assessment Based on Cognitive Analytic Therapy. London: Abacus

OUGRIN D (2009) The extraordinary potential of primary care to improve mental health London Journal of Primary Care

OUGRIN D, ZUNDEL T, NG A (2009) Self-harm in Young People: A Therapeutic Assessment Manual. London: Hodder Arnold

OUGRIN D (2009) Therapeutic Assessment for adolescents presenting with self harm. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 66: 573-573

OUGRIN D, CHATTERTON A, BANARSEE R (2010) ADHD: Review for Primary Care Practitioners London Journal of Primary Care 3: 45–51

OUGRIN D, LATIF S (2011) Engagement with Specific Psychological Treatment versus Treatment As Usual in Adolescents with Self Harm: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis CRISIS 32(2):74-80

OUGRIN D, ZUNDEL T, NG A, BANARSEE R, BOTTLE A, TAYLOR E. (2011) Trial of Therapeutic Assessment in London (TOTAL): Randomised Controlled Trial of Therapeutic Assessment versus Standard Psychosocial Assessment in Adolescents Presenting with Self-Harm. Archives of Disease in Childhood Feb;96(2):148-53

OUGRIN D, BANARSEE R, DUNN-TOROOSIAN V, MAJEED A. (2011) Suicide Survey in a London Borough. Primary Care and Public Health Perspectives. Journal of Public Health Sep;33(3):385-91

OUGRIN D (2011) Adding group psychotherapy to routine care does not improve outcomes in adolescents who repeatedly self-harm Evidence Based Mental Health Aug;14(3):84.

OUGRIN D, ZUNDEL T, KYRIAKOPOULOS M, BANARSEE R, STAHL D, TAYLOR E. (2012) Adolescents with Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Self-harm: Clinical Characteristics and Response to Therapeutic Assessment Psychological Assessment 24: 11-20

OUGRIN D, TRANAH T, LEIGH E, TAYLOR L, ASARNOW JR (2012) Practitioner review: Self-harm in Adolescents Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 53: 337-50

OUGRIN D, TRANAH T, LEIGH E, TAYLOR L, ASARNOW JR (2012) Self-harm in Adolescents in: GARRALDA E, RAYNAUD, J-P (ed) Brain, Mind, and Developmental Psychopathology in Childhood Lanham: Jason Aronson

OUGRIN D, ZUNDEL T (2012) Therapeutic Assessment for Adolescents Presenting with Self Harm in YULE B (ed) OP31 Suicide and Self Harm. London: ACAMH

OUGRIN D, ZUNDEL T, NG A, GABEL S, LATIF S. (2013) Teaching Therapeutic Assessment for Self-Harm in Adolescents: Training Outcomes Evaluation Psychology and Psychotherapy 86:70-85

OUGRIN D, BOEGE I (2013) The Self Harm Questionnaire: A New Tool Designed to Improve Identification of Self Harm in Adolescents Journal of Adolescence 36:221-5

RAKOVSHIK S, MCMANUS F, WESTBROOK D, KHOLMOGOROVA A, GARANIAN N, ZVEREVA N OUGRIN D. (2013) Randomized Trial Comparing Internet-Based Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Theory, Assessment and Formulation to Delayed-Training Control Behaviour Research and Therapy 51:231-239

BOEGE I, OUGRIN D (2013) Engagement in: GRAHAM G, REYNOLDS S (ed.) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Families. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

OUGRIN D, BOEGE I, STAHL D, BANARSEE R, TAYLOR E (2013) Randomised controlled trial of therapeutic assessment versus usual assessment in adolescents with self-harm: 2-year follow-up. Archives of Disease in Childhood epub ahead of print

KYRIAKOPOULOS M, OUGRIN D, FRASER C, THOMAS G, MCMAHON R (2013) Emergency mental health admissions for children: A naturalistic study. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry epub ahead of print

Audrey V. Ng

Dr Audrey Ng studied medicine at the University of Wales, College of Medicine graduating in 1999. She undertook her basic psychiatric training on the Guy's, King's and St Thomas' London Hospitals training scheme and is now a Specialist Registrar in Adult and Old Age Psychiatry (Dual Training) on the Charing Cross and St Mary's higher training scheme. She recently completed a Masters of Arts degree with distinction in Psychoanalytic Studies at The Tavistock Centre in London. One of the authors of Therapeutic Assessment, she is also involved in research utilising infant observational techniques to understand the experience of dementia from a psychoanalytic perspective as well as qualitative research involving carers of patients with dementia.


Making sense of dementia using infant observation techniques: A psychoanalytic perspective on a neuropathological disease. Infant Observation, April 2009, Vol 12, No. 1, 83-105.
Audrey V Ng.

"Therapeutic Assessment based on Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Young People presenting with Self Harm. Pilot Study." Psychiatric Bulletin, Nov 2008, Vol 32, No 11.
Dennis Ougrin, Audrey Ng and James Low.

"Using therapeutic assessment to improve engagement with the community follow up after an episode of self-harm", Dennis Ougrin, Audrey V. Ng, James Low, Abtracts of the European conference on psychosomatic research, Advances in Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics in Europe, Zaragoza, Spain, 25-28th June 2008.

Co-authored (with Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Dr Steven Reid) a book chapter "Depression in Physical Illness" for Current Themes in Psychiatry, awaiting publication.

"Therapeutic Assessment versus Assessment as Usual for Young People presenting with Self Harm", Dennis Ougrin, Audrey V. Ng, James Low, Abstracts of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Residential Conference, Liverpool 17th-19th September 2008.

"Must Medicine Change" Dr Audrey Ng, Central and Northwest London NHS Trust, Dr Gira Patel, Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Published in BMJ Careers, 2nd of December 2006.

"Engagement with the community follow-up after a hospital presentation with self harm" Dr Dennis Ougrin, Lewisham CAMHS, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust and Dr Audrey Ng, West London Mental Health NHS Trust Abstracts of The Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Residential Conference, 20th - 22nd Sep 2006, Madrid.

"Self Harm in young people presenting to Accident and Emergency,- Is there scope for Cognitive AnalyticalTherapy based intervention during assessment?" Dr Audrey Ng, WLMHT, Dr Dennis Ougrin SlaM Abstracts of Royal College of Psychiatrists Psychotherapy Meeting, 30th March 2006, Poole.

Dr Zundel
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address Adolescent Department Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane
London NW3 5BA
Dr Zundel studied medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' in London, graduating in the year 2000. He then started his post-graduate psychiatry training working in Australia for a short period before returning to the Guy's, King's and St Thomas' training scheme. At present he is a Specialist Registrar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Zundel's particular areas of interest include developmental psychopathology in children and adolescents with a focus on emerging personality disorders, self-harm, the significance of specific psycho-social factors such as interactive mult-media environments and also gender identity development and dysphoria. Dr Zundel is an author of Therapuetic Assessment - a novel approach to the assessment of young people presenting with acut self-harm. He is one of the principal investigators of a randomised controlled trail of Therapuetic Assessment in London.

teaching activities

Therapuetic Assessment for Self-Harm


ZUNDEL T (2008) Hopes and Expectations of Self-Harm Assessments. Adolescents's versus Clinicians' views. (in: Abstracts of the Royal College of Psychiatry Psychotherapy faculty annual residential meeting)