Counselling, PHeW, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

The NICE Guideline for Depression in Adults: What is all the brouhaha about?

Photo Credit: Shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/ Authors: Naomi Moller, Professor of Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Open University, President of the UK Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research Dr Felicitas Rost, Research Lead, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Lead for a coalition of stakeholders raising concerns about the NICE guideline for depression, Past President of the… Continue reading The NICE Guideline for Depression in Adults: What is all the brouhaha about?

A PhD in Psychology, Counselling, CUSP, Meet people in the School, Open Psychology Research Centre, Psychology in the world, School study journeys, Social Psychology, Student news

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

Maria was talking to Sue Cocklin, Centre Assistant, in the Open Psychology Research Centre - Originally published on 6/12/2021 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… Continue reading In conversation with Maria Cochrane, a new PhD student in the School of Psychology & 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┬áis 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