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Reading and writing for well-being: A qualitative exploration of the therapeutic experience of older adult participants in a bibliotherapy and creative writing group (2020)
Journal Article
Malyn, B., Thomas, Z., & Ramsey-Wade, C. (in press). Reading and writing for well-being: A qualitative exploration of the therapeutic experience of older adult participants in a bibliotherapy and creative writing group. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research,

This study provides a qualitative exploration of the therapeutic mechanisms occurring within three community-based reading and writing for well-being groups attended by older adults, located in a city in England. Whilst it is increasingly accepted th... Read More about Reading and writing for well-being: A qualitative exploration of the therapeutic experience of older adult participants in a bibliotherapy and creative writing group.

Researching the Therapeutic Impact of Words (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2019, July). Researching the Therapeutic Impact of Words. Paper presented at Creative Bridges International: Work and Research with Words for Wellbeing

This presentation outlines different projects researching therapeutic writing for disordered eating. It aims to disseminate these research findings as well as to describe some of the many obstacles to conducting and publishing research in this area.

Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Halliwell, E., Williamson, H., & Atkinson, M. (2019, June). Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study. Poster presented at ACBS Annual World Conference 17

Mindful Eating – Conscious Living™ (ME-CL) is a mindfulness-based programme originating in the US which aims to reduce anxiety around food and eating. While the programme is being delivered widely, it has never been tested under research conditions.... Read More about Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study.

Where is the service user voice in our research? (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. E. (2019, June). Where is the service user voice in our research?. Presented at ACBS Annual World Conference 17

Health intervention research has been criticised for a lack of focus on investigating acceptability, before examining efficacy and effectiveness. There are clear moral and ethical arguments for giving voice to service users’ experiences of helpful a... Read More about Where is the service user voice in our research?.

Therapeutic writing for eating disorders: A systematic review (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Williamson, H., & Meyrick, J. (2018, June). Therapeutic writing for eating disorders: A systematic review. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 8

There is a need for new and creative psychological therapies for anorexia in particular, as it has the highest bed cost and the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition, and few NICE recommended clinical treatments. Interventions which ca... Read More about Therapeutic writing for eating disorders: A systematic review.

Is poetry therapy an appropriate intervention for clients recovering from anorexia? A critical review of the literature and client report (2018)
Journal Article
Ramsey-Wade, C. E., Ramsey-Wade, C., & Devine, E. (2018). Is poetry therapy an appropriate intervention for clients recovering from anorexia? A critical review of the literature and client report. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 46(3), 282-292. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2017.1379595

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Poetry therapy is an arts-based psychotherapeutic intervention, often delivered in groups. This paper argues that the process and benefits of poetry therapy may be particularly suited to... Read More about Is poetry therapy an appropriate intervention for clients recovering from anorexia? A critical review of the literature and client report.

Becoming "another brick in the wall": A thematic analysis of Central and Eastern European immigrants' experience of psychological distress and help-seeking (2017)
Journal Article
Chtereva, E., Ward, T., & Ramsey-Wade, C. (2017). Becoming "another brick in the wall": A thematic analysis of Central and Eastern European immigrants' experience of psychological distress and help-seeking. Clinical Psychology Forum, 32(3), 26-38

Background and aims: A great number of Central and Eastern European immigrants have moved to the UK since 2004, and a better understanding of their help-seeking behaviour is needed. This study aimed to explore how the experience of immigration had i... Read More about Becoming "another brick in the wall": A thematic analysis of Central and Eastern European immigrants' experience of psychological distress and help-seeking.

Mindfulness in higher education: An evaluation of a four-year MBSR programme at a UK HEI (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2017, July). Mindfulness in higher education: An evaluation of a four-year MBSR programme at a UK HEI. Poster presented at Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice Conference 2017

MBSR programmes within universities are well-established in the US and increasing in the UK, as levels of stress are high amongst students and staff. The aim of this project was to evaluate an MBSR programme within a UK HE institution over a four y... Read More about Mindfulness in higher education: An evaluation of a four-year MBSR programme at a UK HEI.

Could therapeutic writing improve outcomes for adult clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa? A systematic review (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Williamson, H., & Meyrick, J. (2017, June). Could therapeutic writing improve outcomes for adult clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa? A systematic review. Poster presented at Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2017

This poster will present the results of a recently completed systematic review examining whether therapeutic writing could improve outcomes for clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. There is a great need for new and creative psychological therapi... Read More about Could therapeutic writing improve outcomes for adult clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa? A systematic review.

Group poetry therapy for clients recovering from anorexia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of client experience (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2016, June). Group poetry therapy for clients recovering from anorexia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of client experience. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 7 Conference

Poetry therapy, also known as bibliotherapy or therapeutic creative writing, is an arts-based therapy which uses creative writing or published literature for therapeutic means. Like other art therapies, it may be a useful addition to the range of in... Read More about Group poetry therapy for clients recovering from anorexia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of client experience.

Is ACT an existential therapy? (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2015, July). Is ACT an existential therapy?. Paper presented at ACBS Annual World Conference 13

Acceptance and commitment therapy: An existential approach to therapy? (2015)
Journal Article
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2015). Acceptance and commitment therapy: An existential approach to therapy?. Existential Analysis, 26(2),

This paper aims to explore the similarities and tensions between Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and existential-phenomenological therapy. Parallel processes and attitudes are outlined, and conceptual and historical differences are discussed.... Read More about Acceptance and commitment therapy: An existential approach to therapy?.

UK counselling psychology training placements: Where are we now? (2014)
Journal Article
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2014). UK counselling psychology training placements: Where are we now?. Counselling Psychology Review- British Psychological Society, 29(3), 4-16

Background: Quality training placements are crucial to producing professional practitioner psychologists. However, as in other professions, accessing high-quality placements remains a struggle for trainee counselling psychologists. There is also a la... Read More about UK counselling psychology training placements: Where are we now?.

Recording therapy sessions: What do clients and therapists really think? (2013)
Journal Article
Moller, N., Brown, E., Moller, N. P., & Ramsey-Wade, C. (2013). Recording therapy sessions: What do clients and therapists really think?. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 13(4), 254-262. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733145.2013.768286

Aims: Recording therapy sessions has become part of routine practice amongst trainee psychotherapists. To date most research has focused on the benefits of recording sessions to support clinical supervision. There are few data about the benefits or r... Read More about Recording therapy sessions: What do clients and therapists really think?.

UK counselling psychology training placements: Where are we now? (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2013, July). UK counselling psychology training placements: Where are we now?. Poster presented at The British Psychological Society's Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference 2013

Quality training placements are crucial to delivering quality learning and teaching and to producing professional practitioner psychologists. However, accessing high-quality placements remains a struggle for trainee counselling psychologists, and the... Read More about UK counselling psychology training placements: Where are we now?.

Poetry in therapy: An example of group bibliotherapy and therapeutic creative writing with clients with eating disorders (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2011, July). Poetry in therapy: An example of group bibliotherapy and therapeutic creative writing with clients with eating disorders. Paper presented at Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference

Purpose: In this paper, the author will describe her experience of setting up a poetry therapy group for inpatient and day patient clients as part of a group therapy programme for clients with eating disorders. In doing so, the paper will provide an... Read More about Poetry in therapy: An example of group bibliotherapy and therapeutic creative writing with clients with eating disorders.

What do students think about counselling? (2006)
Journal Article
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2006). What do students think about counselling?

A brief summary of dissertation research looking at student experiences of their counselling at university

On being a university student in therapy: Exploring the process of therapy and its impact on the process of learning (2005)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C. (2005, September). On being a university student in therapy: Exploring the process of therapy and its impact on the process of learning. Paper presented at 7th Annual IPA Conference

Historically, the client’s experience of therapy has not featured centrally in psychological research. Research into student mental health shares this past bias towards the practitioner’s viewpoint. While some research has been carried out into the... Read More about On being a university student in therapy: Exploring the process of therapy and its impact on the process of learning.

On being a university student in therapy: Exploring the process of therapy and its impact on the process of learning (2005)
Thesis
Ramsey-Wade, C. On being a university student in therapy: Exploring the process of therapy and its impact on the process of learning. (Dissertation). Regent’s College, as validated by City University, London

Historically, the client’s experience of therapy has not featured centrally in psychological research. Studies of student mental health share this past bias towards the practitioner’s viewpoint. While some research have been carried out into the pr... Read More about On being a university student in therapy: Exploring the process of therapy and its impact on the process of learning.