Ms Helen Hewson

Lecturer in Psychology

Email address: h.hewson@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 TBC Location: MC322 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Sciences Areas of expertise: Counselling Psychology

About

Since completing a Post MSc Diploma in Counselling Psychology in 2010, Helen has worked within a range of multi-disciplinary care environments overseeing the implementation of psychological interventions within each team. She has a specialist interest in the adaptation of psychotherapy for individuals with severe and enduring mental health issues including psychosis and eating disorder.  Her clinical practice is guided by a commitment to a humanistic-existential value base.

Helen is currently employed as a senior lecturer in Counselling Psychology and deputy program director for the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. Her research interests focus on the construction of self-identity through narrative, the uses of writing in therapy and the adaptation of psychological therapies for difficult to engage client groups.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Human Psychology  Sept 2003
MSc Counselling Psychology  May 2008
Post-MSc Diploma Counselling Psychology  May 2010

Publications

Book Chapters:

Hewson, H. (2015). Telling stories and re-authoring lives. Innovations in Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis: Working with the Hard to Reach, 147. ISBN: 1317542975, 9781317542971

Meaden, A., & Hewson, H. (2015). Long-Term Supportive Psychotherapy as a team-based therapy. Innovations in Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis: Working with the Hard to Reach, 200. ISBN: 1317542975, 9781317542971

 

Conference Presentations

Workshops:

Hewson, H. (2017, July). Long-Term Supportive Psychotherapy: A Team Based Approach. Workshop presented at the Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference, BPS, Stratford-Upon-Avon .

Hewson, H. (2017, July). Telling Stories and Re-authoring Lives: A Narrative Approach to Individuals with Psychosis. Workshop presented at the Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference, BPS, Stratford-Upon-Avon.