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Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living (2021)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Pawson, C., & Evans, B. (in press). Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living. Journal of Further and Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2021.1933400

Student transition into higher education can set the foundation for success at university. However, some students, perhaps in increasing numbers, find this transition difficult. This study explores contemporary students’ experiences when transitionin... Read More about Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living.

Exploring which aspects of a low‐intensity CBT intervention were found to contribute to a successful outcome from the service user point of view: A mixed methods study (2021)
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Thompson, M., Parker, H., & Cave, J. (in press). Exploring which aspects of a low‐intensity CBT intervention were found to contribute to a successful outcome from the service user point of view: A mixed methods study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12433

The broad area of psychotherapy research is sometimes subdivided into that which focuses on outcome and that which focuses on process. Research into the active processes of psychotherapy can sometimes be occupied with debates around common versus spe... Read More about Exploring which aspects of a low‐intensity CBT intervention were found to contribute to a successful outcome from the service user point of view: A mixed methods study.

A PhD FAQ [Blog] (2020)
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Thompson, M., & Saunders, A. (2020). A PhD FAQ [Blog]

Embarking on a PhD can be one of the most rewarding, frustrating, liberating, challenging and exciting adventures of your professional life. However, it isn’t for everyone and should not be undertaken lightly. If it works for you, it can be incredibl... Read More about A PhD FAQ [Blog].

Stashing behaviour in a Herring Gull (2020)
Journal Article
Dickins, T., & Thompson, M. (2020). Stashing behaviour in a Herring Gull. British Birds, 113(April 2020), 235

At around midday on 6th June 2019, in warm, bright conditions, we were watching a small Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) colony on the west coast of Lundy, Devon. Our attention was drawn to an adult Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) on the rocks below with... Read More about Stashing behaviour in a Herring Gull.

Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Bond, F. W., & Lloyd, J. (2019). Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, 243-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.08.004

© 2018 Association for Contextual Behavioral Science This paper provides preliminary data on a new questionnaire known as the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist (EPIC). Contextual Behavioural Science seeks to have application to human beh... Read More about Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist.

A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain (2018)
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Thompson, M., Vowles, K. E., Sowden, G., Ashworth, J., & Levell, J. (2018). A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain. European Journal of Pain, 22(5), 989-1001. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1184

© 2018 European Pain Federation - EFIC® Background: Interdisciplinary treatment programmes for chronic pain have strong evidence of treatment effect both immediately after treatment and at follow-up. However, despite strong outcome evidence, it is le... Read More about A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain.

Using conceptual developments in RFT to direct case formulation and clinical intervention: Two case summaries (2017)
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Barnes-Holmes, Y., Boorman, J., Oliver, J. E., Thompson, M., McEnteggart, C., & Coulter, C. (2018). Using conceptual developments in RFT to direct case formulation and clinical intervention: Two case summaries. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 7, 89-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2017.11.005

The current paper is part of an ongoing effort to better connect RFT with the complexities of clinical phenomena. The paper outlines two broad areas, referred to as ‘verbal functional analysis’ and the ‘drill-down’, in which we believe the basic theo... Read More about Using conceptual developments in RFT to direct case formulation and clinical intervention: Two case summaries.

Interpreting and inverting with less cursing: A guide to interpreting IRAP data (2015)
Journal Article
Hussey, I., Thompson, M., McEnteggart, C., Barnes-Holmes, D., & Barnes-Holmes, Y. (2015). Interpreting and inverting with less cursing: A guide to interpreting IRAP data. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4(3), 157-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2015.05.001

This Professional Interest Brief seeks to provide a clear guide to interpreting data generated by Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP). The interpretation of IRAP data is not immediately intuitive and yet has received little explicit atten... Read More about Interpreting and inverting with less cursing: A guide to interpreting IRAP data.

Poverty: Third wave behavioral approaches (2015)
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Thompson, M. (2015). Poverty: Third wave behavioral approaches. Current Opinion in Psychology, 2, 102-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2014.11.010

This article will review the literature related to poverty and third wave behavioral approaches. It will specifically focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the wider field of Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS). Having outlined CBS and... Read More about Poverty: Third wave behavioral approaches.

Psychology and poverty reduction: A global special issue (2014)
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Carr, S. C., Thompson, M., Dalal, A. K., de Guzman, J. M., Gloss, A., Munns, L., & Steadman, A. (2014). Psychology and poverty reduction: A global special issue. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 3(4), 215-237. https://doi.org/10.1037/ipp0000021

A “global special issue” on poverty brought together 9 international psychology journals during 2010 through 2013. The purpose was to highlight psychology’s contribution toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals are rooted in the “c... Read More about Psychology and poverty reduction: A global special issue.

London gets in on the ACT (2014)
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Thompson, M. (2014). London gets in on the ACT

Last November, over 250 people from 15 countries gathered at the Mermaid Conference Centre in London for the first UK ACT Conference. The Conference was jointly organised by the BABCP Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Special Interest Group (ACT SIG) a... Read More about London gets in on the ACT.

Parental behaviour in paediatric chronic pain: A qualitative observational study (2014)
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Dunford, E., Thompson, M., & Gauntlett-Gilbert, J. (2014). Parental behaviour in paediatric chronic pain: A qualitative observational study. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 19(4), 561-575. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104513492347

Objectives: Parental behaviour appears to influence the adjustment of children with chronic pain. However, research in this area has failed to produce consistent evidence. Studies have tended to rely on self-report measures derived from adult pain po... Read More about Parental behaviour in paediatric chronic pain: A qualitative observational study.

The patient-provider relationship in chronic pain (2012)
Journal Article
Vowles, K. E., & Thompson, M. (2012). The patient-provider relationship in chronic pain. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 16(2), 133-138. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11916-012-0244-4

The relationship between patient and provider has long been the subject of study within the psychotherapy literature, with the available data suggesting a modest, but reliable, association between the strength of this relationship and treatment outco... Read More about The patient-provider relationship in chronic pain.

Neuropsychological aspects of chronic pain (2011)
Book Chapter
McCracken, L., & Thompson, M. (2011). Neuropsychological aspects of chronic pain. In S. Bush, & G. Iverson (Eds.), Neuropsychological Assessment of Work-Related Injuries, 243-262. Guilford Press

From the chapter - The chapter briefly presents a review of psychological and neuropsychological aspects of chronic pain. It begins by presenting research into the prevalence of chronic pain and its impacts on both emotional and general daily functio... Read More about Neuropsychological aspects of chronic pain.

Psychological advances in chronic pain: A concise selective review of research from 2010 (2011)
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McCracken, L. M., McCracken, L., & Thompson, M. (2011). Psychological advances in chronic pain: A concise selective review of research from 2010. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 5(2), 122-126. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPC.0b013e328345a3ff

The largest number of psychological studies categorized for this review focused on psychological factors in relation to opioid use. These studies include ones to identify risk factors for aberrant drug behavior. This result seems to reflect that the... Read More about Psychological advances in chronic pain: A concise selective review of research from 2010.

Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain (2011)
Book Chapter
Vowles, K. E., & Thompson, M. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain. In L. McCracken (Ed.), Mindfulness and Acceptance in Behavioral Medicine: Current Theory and Practice, 31-60. New Harbinger

From the chapter - The present chapter provides a review of the history of psychological interventions for chronic pain and how developments within clinical psychology more broadly have been specifically integrated into chronic pain settings up to th... Read More about Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain.