Jamie Hacker Hughes

Jamie Hacker HughesJamie Hacker Hughes is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, clinical neuropsychologist, EMDR consultant and PTSD and trauma specialist with special expertise in military and veteran mental health. He gained his BSc (Hons) in Psychology from University College London in 1990, an MPhil in Psychopathology from University of Cambridge in 1991 and a PsychD in Clinical Psychology from University of Surrey in 1996.

Hughes has produced over 60 peer-reviewed papers, published reports, book chapters and conference papers in the areas of cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, clinical hypnosis and the psychological effects of military operations, including post-traumatic stress disorders. He is a reviewer for several journals, has published several book reviews and has presented on the subjects of his research and academic interests to audiences across the world. He became Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health at King’s College London in 1994, and was appointed Head of Defence Clinical Psychology for the MoD in 2007 and became Defence Consultant Advisor in Psychology in 2008.

In 2004,  he became an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Military Psychology at King’s College London, an Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at City University London and a Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University and University of Hertfordshire. He is also an Honorary Consultant Advisor to the charity Soldier On!, Honorary Joint President of the Cardiff Samaritans and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Counselling and Psychotherapy Society, the Hypnosis Society and the Royal Society of Medicine.

Currently, he is the President Elect of British Psychology Society.

Some of his publications include:

    • Frappell-Cooke, W, Gulina, M, Green, K, Hacker Hughes, JGH and Greenberg, N  (2010). Does trauma risk management reduce psychological distress in deployed  troops? Occupational Medicine  doi:10.1093/occmed/kqq149
    • Gould, M, Hacker Hughes, J and Norris, R. (2009). UK Armed Forces’ approach to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT): The occupational factor. Clinical Psychology Forum, 19.
    • Campion, BH, Hacker Hughes, JGH and Fear, NT  (2006). Psychological morbidity during the 2002 deployment to Afghanistan. Journal of the Royal  Army Medical Corps, 152, 91-3.

You can follow him on Twitter

For further information and full list of his publications you can visit his website here.

Published: 28 October 2014

Last update: 04 February 2015

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Meg Barker

Meg BarkerMeg Barker is a senior lecturer in Psychology at The Open University. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Nottingham and an MA in psychotherapy from the University of Sheffield.

Barker is a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. She also co-organises the Critical Sexology group which presents open interdisciplinary seminars on sexuality three times a year. She provide therapy training for a number of organisations, including Relate, the Wimbledon Guild, the Tavistock clinic, and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.

Barker co-edits the Taylor & Francis journal Psychology & Sexuality with Darren Langdridge and am on the editorial boards of Sexualities, Sexual & Relationship Therapy, Porn Studies, the Journal of Popular Romance Studies, Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology Reflections, and the European Journal of Ecopsychology.

She wrote the popular psychology book on relationships, Rewriting the Rules, and her Rewriting the Rules blog associated with this project is available online.

Her research focuses on identities and relationships.  She is particularly interested in social norms and rules around sexuality and gender and how these impact both those who try to meet them and those who transgress them. Most of my research has been conducted within sexual communities, focusing on bisexuality, BDSM, and open non-monogamy. She has used various qualitative methods (interviews, discussions, on-line questionnaires, analysis of web materials, and creative methods) to investigate the ways in which people in these communities negotiate their identities and relationships. Barker has also analysed the representations of such identities and relationships in mainstream media and in psychology textbooks.

Credits to The Open University

Published: 16 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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Ernesto Lobera

Ernesto LoberaErnesto Lobera is a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over six years of experience working with adults. Lobera currently have two different locations: Kennington and Waterloo. He is a registered and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and approved by health insurers Aviva, Pruhealth,  and WPA.

He holds a BSc (honours) in Integrative Counselling awarded by Roehampton University and approved by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

He has also worked as a counsellor / psychotherapist at the UK’s most popular sexual health, contraception and HIV care clinic in the heart of Soho.

The different schools that he integrates are developmental psychoanalysis, psycho-dynamic, person centred, and existential. Lobera is a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over six years of experience working with adults. Lobera currently have two different locations: Kennington and Waterloo.

He holds a BSc (honours) in Integrative Counselling awarded by Roehampton University and approved by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He has also worked as a counsellor / psychotherapist at the UK’s most popular sexual health, contraception and HIV care clinic in the heart of Soho.

The different schools that he integrates are developmental psychoanalysis, psycho-dynamic, person centred, and existential. Some of the issues he often deals with include: depression, anxiety, lacking in confidence, low self-esteem or having feelings of underachievement, and relationship difficulties. For the range of issues he can help you with, visit his website. You can follow him on Twitter @ErnestoLBrea

Credits to Talk to a Therapist

Published: 13 March 2014

Last update: 03 April 2015

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Ross Ellenhorn

Ross EllenhornWith a PhD in sociology and extensive experience as a psychotherapist, Ross Ellenhorn specialises in the integration of psychology and sociology as a conceptual and treatment model for those suffering from psychiatric disorders. Because of the typically rigid separation of these two disciplines, psychiatric problems are usually understood—and treated—as exclusively psychological phenomena.

In sharp contrast, Ellenhorn views psychiatric disorders through a unique psychosocial lens. His psychosocial perspective and the methods of treatment it engenders, continue to yield strikingly positive patient outcomes not achievable through standard medical/psychiatric paradigms of care.

For 25 years, Ellenhorn has put his psychosocial vision into practice by creating and running programmes that enable individuals with psychiatric disabilities to develop the psychological and equally important social resources to successfully remain outside institutions. He created the first fully operating intensive hospital diversion programme in Massachusetts, and created and led one of the first Assertive Community Treatment teams in the commonwealth.

In 2005, with Madhavi Prakash, Ellenhorn created Prakash Ellenhorn, an intensive and holistic outreach programme serving clients with psychiatric disorders in the Boston area. Prakash Ellenhorn accepts clients typically perceived by mental health professionals as needing hospital care, effectively treating them outside the hospital, in their own communities. Today, Prakash Ellenhorn employs more than 60 full-time staff. The programme regularly receives referrals from prestigious psychiatric institutions throughout the world, many for whom Ellenhorn consults.

Ellenhorn has given talks and seminars throughout the US, and provided consultation to numerous mental health agencies and psychiatric hospitals on the subjects of hospital diversion, psychosocial rehabilitation, patient careerism, and the PACT model.  His book, Parasuicidality: Breaking Through the Medical Model (Springer Publishing, 2007), documents successful techniques for diverting hospital use. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Social Welfare and the first person to receive a joint PhD from the prestigious Florence Heller School for Social Welfare Policy and Management and the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University.

In addition to Prakash Ellenhorn, Ellenhorn runs a small private psychotherapy practice in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Credits to Psychology Today

You can follow him on Twitter @REllenhorn

Published: 10 March 2014

Last update: 09 April 2015

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