Dr Sue Goode

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent


Dr. Sue Goode is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health having worked in both research and clinical practice. She is chartered by the British Psychological Society and licensed to practice by both the UK Health Professionals Council and HAAD.  Dr. Goode holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Essex. She is also a trained CBT therapist and was involved in setting up the first CBT training course at the Institute of Psychiatry for clinicians working with children, providing training and supervision on this course until her move to a leadership role in a community CAMHS service.

Following completion of her clinical training in 1985, Dr Goode joined a leading research team at the Institute of Psychiatry, exploring the genetics of autism through family and twin studies. She took a lead role in a follow up study into adulthood of individuals diagnosed with autism in childhood and was involved in the early development of the Autism Diagnostic Observations Schedule (ADOS), now considered a gold standard assessment tool for Autism Spectrum disorders. She has co-authored a number of peer reviewed journal publications and book chapters.

In 1991, Dr Goode was appointed as a lecturer on the Institute of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology course alongside practicing as a clinical psychologist within the South London and Maudsley National and Specialist services. She continued with this dual role until 2001, working in teams specializing in Autism and related disorders, in Depression and with young people who had been adopted or cared for outside of their biological families. She became a Consultant in 1997, taking on the lead Psychologist position within the National and Specialist teams and in 2001 moving to the lead Psychologist position in the SLAM community based Child and Adolescent service in Croydon.

Dr Goode has extensive experience in assessment and intervention with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, with depression and with anxiety disorders, including obsessional-compulsive disorders (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder and phobias. She is passionate about providing high quality assessments and interventions, and in following best practice guidelines to ensure the best possible outcomes for young people. She is also passionate about providing training and support to other clinicians and has a wealth of experience of providing supervision and training placements.