Dr Dennis Ougrin  MB BS MRCPsych 

Kraupl Taylor Research Fellow


Dr Ougirn 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.


Project Lead
Therapeutic Assessment for self harm


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? (http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/333/7560/170#138118)

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? (http://www.bmj.com/cgi/eletters/336/7654/1164#196141) 

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, ZUNDEL T, NG A, BANARSEE R, BOTTLE A, TAYLOR E. 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 Published Online: 27 October 2010 doi:10.1136/adc.2010.188755 

OUGRIN D, BANARSEE R, DUNN-TOROOSIAN V, MAJEED A. Suicide Survey in a London Borough. Primary Care and Public Health Perspectives. Journal of Public Health Published Online November 8, 2010 doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdq094 

OUGRIN D, LATIF S (in press) Engagement with Specific Psychological Treatment versus Treatment As Usual in Adolescents with Self Harm: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crisis

OUGRIN D (under review) Efficacy of Exposure versus Cognitive Therapy in Anxiety Disorders. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 

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

OUGRIN D, ZUNDEL T, NG A, HABEL S, LATIF S. Teaching Therapeutic Assessment for Self-Harm in Adolescents: Training Outcomes Evaluation (under review)

OUGRIN D, ZUNDEL T (under review) Therapeutic Assessment for Adolescents Presenting with Self Harm. ACAMH Occasional Paper