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Psychology of Health and Wellbeing Research Group

The Psychology of Health and Wellbeing group emerged following recent expansion and intellectual development within the School of Psychology and Counselling.

It accommodates three distinct yet interlinked themes:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy, with particular interest in therapy outcomes as well as processes within the therapy room;
  • Critical approaches to mental health and health psychology, with a focus on the dynamics of individual and social-political forces in the formation of (mental) health;
  • Wellbeing in contexts, concerned with health issues arising from different working environments, communities and life events.

The Group has a strong professional grounding as well as theoretical interest in practice and practices. This is either by group members being qualified (as) practitioners (i.e., of counselling or clinical psychology, group analysis, psychotherapy etc), or by alternative ways of engagement with individual, community and political practices that create (un)health and (un)wellbeing. A number of group members are also currently working on the production of the new Level 2 module “Understanding mental health and counselling” (D241).

Members:

  • Dr Simon Clarke
  • Dr Alison Davies
  • Dr Gina Di Malta
  • Dr Lara Frumkin
  • Dr Virginia Harrison
  • Dr David Jones
  • Prof Darren Langdridge
  • Dr David Kaposi
  • Dr Laura McGrath
  • Dr Naomi Moller
  • Prof Graham Pike
  • Dr Heather Price
  • Stephen Robinson
  • Dr Andreas Vossler