Recent Activities

Leading Review of the Clinical Services of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London.

Consultation to Department of Health on Expert Witnesses.

Consultation to DfES on Excluded and Marginalised Children.
(2004-2008 )

Consultation to the Treasury on high cost, high risk families.

Specialist adviser on Perinatal NICE guidelines.

Peer reviewer for the Cochrane Collaboration.

Producer of integrated (VHS, CD-ROM and manual) training package Family Therapy Basics.

Chair  - Development of National Occupational Standards on Systemic Therapies, Skills for Health and Department of Health.
(2008- 2009)

Member of Development Group of Systemic Competencies, Skills for Health and Department of Health.

CYP-IAPT – Member of SFT consultation group, Department of Health.

I regularly carry out peer reviews for the Journal of Family Therapy, Journal of Child Psychology and Child Psychiatry, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Human Systems, International Journal of Mood Disorders and American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. I regularly review book proposals for publishers (Routledge, Taylor Francis, Karnac, Oxford University Press). I am member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of  Human Systems Journal and Familiendynamik. I am also on the Board of several international systemic training institutions.


General Medical Council (registered as Dr Karl Asen, 242 6004)

British Medical Association

Royal College of Psychiatrists (4977)

Association of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Association of Family Therapy