It’s #TimetoTalk Day and Principal Lecturer Anne Cooke, at the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, explores the topic of mental health problems and in particular psychosis. https://blogs.canterbury.ac.uk/expertcomment/time-to-talk-but-what-if-im-mentally-ill/?_ga=2.79020368.532491837.1517728741-297405887.1501695976
Dr April Ward, a graduate of the doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University, gave a presentation on her doctoral research at the Ofcom children’s media literacy event held in central London on 23rd January 2018.
Ofcom, the Office of Communications, is the UK government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.
Dr Ward, Clinical Psychologist in the Mother and Infant Mental Health service, Kent and Medway NHS Trust presented on her recent research which was conducted as part of her doctorate in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Linda Hammond, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Principal Lecturer and Director, DClinPsychol.
April spoke about findings from her research which involved one-to-one interviews and focus groups with 15 adolescents (aged 12-17 years old) that were designed to explore the motivations underlying their use of social media and its impact on their developing self-esteem. In particular, April gave an assessment of what this study tells us about how adolescents cope with negative social media experiences and what techniques they adopt to mitigate negative experiences and preserve self-esteem.
One of our third year trainees, Philippa Bourne, has (with Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust colleagues Sara Meddings and Adrian Whittington) published an evaluation of the Sussex Recovery College. The study, published in the Journal of Mental Health, shows how this initiative is helping students reduce their use of other mental health services (and is saving the NHS a significant amount of money per student).
Principal Lecturer Anne Cooke, Joint Clinical Director of our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is interviewed about her life, work, beliefs, passions and commitments in the December 2017 issue of ‘Psychologist’ magazine. In the interview she urges her fellow psychologists to become more involved in the public debate about mental health. You can read it here: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-30/december-2017/public-intellectuals-it-possible-be-both-polite-and-radical
Anne Cooke is a Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University, and current British Psychological Society Practitioner of the Year
A unique research project by the Salomons Centre, Canterbury Christ Church University and University College London to help lonely, older adults at risk of isolation has been awarded two prestigious public health awards by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).