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Symposium: Using Research to Impact Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice and Mental Health Policy

Drs Naomi Moller and Andreas Vossler host a symposium with Dr Felicitas Rost (Society for Psychotherapy Research), Dr Clare Symons, and Matthew Smith-Lilley (of BACP). How can research knowledge and expertise be used to address ‘real world’ issues and impact on counselling and psychotherapy practice? What are the conditions needed to achieve research impact that… Continue reading Symposium: Using Research to Impact Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice and Mental Health Policy

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The Politics of Mental Health: Taking Experiential Knowledge Seriously

PHeW Strand Lead, Dr David Kaposi introduces Professor Helen Spandler (University of Central Lancashire), followed by commentaries from Dr Simon Clarke and Dr Laura McGrath (The OU) and Q&A session. Current mental health discourse often refers to the value of ‘lived experience’ and ‘experts by experience’. But what does it really mean to take experience… Continue reading The Politics of Mental Health: Taking Experiential Knowledge Seriously

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Stories of sexual citizenship: conviction and critique

It is commonly assumed that state recognition and social acceptance of diverse sexualities has dramatically improved in recent years. In this talk, Professor Darren Langdridge seeks to problematise this notion, arguing that the boundaries of sexual citizenship are policed in ever more inventive ways. He argues that our best hope for the future is to… Continue reading Stories of sexual citizenship: conviction and critique

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Client Perspectives on Preferences in Psychotherapy: A Consensual Qualitative Research

In recent years, the international psychotherapy field has seen an increasing recognition of the role that client preferences play in the psychotherapy decision-making process.  Research shows that preference accommodation is associated with reduced dropout and improved outcome. Yet, processes by which this happens—and how preference accommodation can be best applied in clinical practice—have not been… Continue reading Client Perspectives on Preferences in Psychotherapy: A Consensual Qualitative Research

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Beyond Milgram: Towards a Theory of Implicit Violence

Stanley Milgram’s notorious experiments on “obedience to authority” have for six decades posed a riddle for us. In this talk, Dr David Kaposi seeks to find the key to them by focusing on the smallest of phrases used by the experimenter: “Please continue?” The seemingly innocuous phrase has been used vastly more frequently and successful… Continue reading Beyond Milgram: Towards a Theory of Implicit Violence