Counselling

The D241 story so far

Andreas Vossler writes about the production of the School's new counselling and mental health module, D241, which starts in October 2020.  He also introduces the new Counselling blog website. Andreas is a Senior Lecturer in the School and Production Co-Chair for D241. You might have already heard that we are currently producing a new 60… Continue reading The D241 story so far

Meet people in the School

Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Laura McGrath

This week we meet another of the new academics in the School of Counselling and Psychology, Dr Laura McGrath. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.  The majority of my work to date has looked at the relationship between material space and mental health. I looked at this… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Laura McGrath

Meet people in the School

Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Simon Clarke

This week we meet another of the new academics in the School of Counselling and Psychology, Dr Simon Clarke. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.   I am a critical clinical psychologist with personal experience of madness and using mental health services. My main research interests are in… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Simon Clarke

Counselling

World mental health day

For world mental health day here's an old post from Meg-John Barker reflecting what we can all learn from D240 - Counselling: Exploring Fear and Sadness about our mental health and how to deal with emotional struggles. D240 is currently being revised into D241: an updated module on counselling and psychotherapy. Watch this space...  … Continue reading World mental health day

Counselling, Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Free course: Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings

The new free OU Psychology OpenLearn course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, introduces the key ideas and practices of mindfulness, describes how it is helping counselling clients and prisoners, and also looks at some of the criticisms mindfulness has received in recent years. Our Meg-John Barker and Troy Cooper put together this course… Continue reading Free course: Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings