Counselling, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Coping with coronavirus

In these anxious times, psychotherapist and School academic Dr Naomi Moller offers advice on coping with coronavirus - and sharks. Over 25 years ago now I met a man in a ramshackle bar in Tokyo who was an expert on sharks. ‘Excellent!’ thought I, time to get an authoritative answer to one of my many… Continue reading Coping with coronavirus

Meet people in the School, Psychology

Meet the PhD Convener in the School of Psychology and Counselling: David Kaposi

This week we begin a series which introduces important role-holders in the School of Psychology and Counselling. This week we meet the School’s PhD convener, Dr David Kaposi. My job as PhD convener has three components. First, I provide knowledge and support to the School’s current PhD students and their supervisors concerning university guidelines and… Continue reading Meet the PhD Convener in the School of Psychology and Counselling: David Kaposi

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