Dr Daniel McQueen

Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, Consultant adult psychiatrist, Medical psychotherapist

Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:

  • Full GMC specialist registration with a licence to practice
  • Approved Clinician Section 12(2) & 12(2A) Mental Health Act 1983
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Registered Member United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
  • Founding member of the Accrediting Organisation for Medical Psychotherapy of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Certificate of Completion of Training in Psychotherapy
  • Certificate of Prescribed Experience, Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians

Professional experience:

Daniel McQueen obtained a Degree in Psychology and a Medical Degree from Sheffield University Medical School in 1994. He then worked as a Physician and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998. He qualified and worked as a general practitioner in 2000, specialising in mental health and substance misuse. He has worked as a [sychiatrist since 2003.

He completed specialist training in psychiatry sub-specialising in medical psychotherapy, working with families, adolescents and adults at the Cassel Hospital, West London, in 2010. Since then he has worked as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and as a consultant adult psychiatrist and medical psychotherapist. As a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist he has worked in a wide range of CAMHS settings, including inpatient, outpatient, hospital liaison, eating disorders, neurodevelopment, ADHD, specialist education and looked after children. As a consultant adult psychiatrist and medical psychotherapist he has specialised in eating disorders, personality disorder and families.

He is employed by the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in the Complex Assessment Team as a child and adolescent psychiatrist and adult psychiatrist. He works part time as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in CAMHS in Hertfordshire.

My personal statement:

My philosophy of care is that as a consultant psychiatrist my role is firstly to provide the best possible assessment and formulation of what the difficulties are and why they have arisen and persist. This requires thorough and detailed history taking which may require more or less time. Based on a thorough assessment and formulation of the difficulties my approach is to then provide accurate information to service users on what they can realistically expect of the different treatment modalities available, be they lifestyle or environmental changes, medication, individual or group/family psychotherapies. Based on thorough assessment and realistic understanding of treatment options I then aim to agree a realistic treatment plan, considering preferences and practicalities.

I bring to this task the benefit of an unusually broad training in general medicine, general practice, and the psychiatric specialities of child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and medical psychotherapy, and a critical understanding of the evidence base for different treatments, medical and psycho therapeutic. This enables me, perhaps more than others, to bring a development perspective and to integrate biological, psychological and social dimensions of problems and treatment approaches.

I have published on psychotherapy, attachment, child abuse, placebo, psychiatric professionalism and team working, the relationship between society and psychiatry.

Additional research, publications and interests:

  • Daniel McQueen, Catherine Itzin, Roger Kennedy, Valerie Sinason and Fay Maxted. (2008).  Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy after Child Abuse. The treatment of adults and children who have experienced sexual abuse, violence, and neglect in childhood. London: Karnac Books.
  • McQueen, D., Ikkos, G., St. John-Smith, P., Kemp, M., Munk-Jorgensen, P., Michael, A., Psychiatry’s Contract with Society: What do clinical psychiatrists expect? Chapter 8 in: Psychiatry’s Contract with Society. Edited by Dinesh Bhugra, Amit Malik, & George Ikkos. OUP 2011.
  • McQueen, D & Doctor, R. Attachment and women’s mental health. Chapter 7, in: The Oxford Textbook of Women’s Mental Health. Ed Dora Kohen. OUP, 2010.
  • George Ikkos, Daniel McQueen The suicide of the Soviet Union, Brexit and Svetlana Alexievich’s ‘Secondhand time’ Group Analysis. Vol 51, Issue 1, pp. 61 – 71. First Published February 16, 2018.
  • McQueen, D., St. John-Smith, P. NICE recommendations for psychotherapy in depression: Of limited clinical utility. Psychiatrike 2015, 26(3):188–197
  • Daniel McQueen, Sarah Cohen, Paul St John-Smith, and Hagen Rampes. Rethinking Placebo in Psychiatry I The range of placebo effects. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment May 2013 vol. 19, 162–170. & Rethinking Placebo in Psychiatry II How and Why Placebo effects occur. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment May 2013 vol. 19, 171–180.
  • McQueen, D. Depression in Adults: some basic facts. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2009; 23: 3, 225-235.
  • McQueen, D., St. John-Smith, P., Ikkos, G., Kemp, M., Munk-Jorgensen, P., Michael, A. Psychiatric Professionalism, Multidisciplinary Teams and Clinical Practice, European Psychiatric Review 2009; 2(2): 50-56

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