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In conversation with Maria Cochrane, a new PhD student in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University

Maria was talking to Sue Cocklin, Centre Assistant, in the Open Psychology Research Centre Sue:  Welcome to the Open Psychology Research Centre. Maria, you returned to study as a mature student and successfully completed your BSc and MSc. You now been awarded a PhD studentship by the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership. Tell us about… Continue reading In conversation with Maria Cochrane, a new PhD student in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University

Counselling, Research in the School

Researching psychotherapy using questionnaires

What methodologies are appropriate in the development of new questionnaires in psychotherapy? Dr Gina Di Malta from the School of Psychology and Counselling is lead author of a new article that introduces an in-depth qualitative method called the Three-Step Test Interview (TSTI) in order to refine a psychometric test that can be used in large-scale… Continue reading Researching psychotherapy using questionnaires

Counselling, Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Psychology in the world, Student news

How a module changed my perspective on the world

How does your OU study of psychology and counselling inform your perspective on the world? Jade Howe, a student on module DD310 Counselling and Forensic Psychology, writes about an incident she witnessed. Her view of the events draws on the understanding of 'mad and bad' behaviour that she has gained from DD310. I recently sat outside… Continue reading How a module changed my perspective on the world

Academic journal, Counselling, Psychology

Introducing Counselling Psychology Quarterly

In this ongoing series, we introduce journals on which School academics have editorial roles. Counselling Psychology Quarterly is an international interdisciplinary journal, reporting on practice, research and theory in the fields of counselling psychology, psychotherapy and mental health. The journal's priorities are to publish papers of immediate practical relevance that take a non-pathologizing and empowering approach… Continue reading Introducing Counselling Psychology Quarterly

Counselling, Events, Psychology

An online event for counsellors and psychotherapists

The annual research conference held by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) will this year be a free one-day online event live streamed on Saturday 16th May (9.30am – 4pm). The webcast event is titled ‘Keeping clients at the centre: inform your practice with the latest research’ and is available free of charge… Continue reading An online event for counsellors and psychotherapists