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Introduction

The Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST) is a hub of internationally-recognised research activity in the psychological therapies field.

The focus of CREST is on interventions and methods that support enhancements in psychological and social wellbeing, as well as processes at the interface between the psychological and social domains.

The work of the research centre is organised around several, clearly-identified research themes in which members of CREST have achieved, or are close to achieving, international recognition.

Existential Therapy

Existential therapy operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's confrontation with the givens of existence.

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Humanistic Therapy

Approaches to counselling and psychotherapy which aim to engage with clients in deeply valuing and respectful ways.

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Pluralistic Therapy

A collaborative approach to counselling and psychotherapy which strives to tailor therapy to the individual client’s preferences and goals.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Research demonstrates that CBT may modify cognitive biases in attention and memory which play a key role in emotional disorders.

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Gender and Sexuality

Psychological therapies need to move beyond their gender biases to embrace a world of multiple gendered possibilities.

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The Therapeutic Relationship

The collaborative relationship between therapist and client is at the heart of an effective therapeutic process.

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Professional training, development and practice in the psychological therapies.

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Psychological interventions with children and young people

200,000 children and young people in the UK attend counselling every year. Is it effective?

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Research Centre Members

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ETHOS: Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness Trial for Humanistic Counselling in Schools

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Events

'Embodying Social Justice' conference, 10-11th June, 2016. Key Speakers: Susie Orbach & Carmen Ablack.

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CREST Therapy and Research Clinic

Committed to helping our students and the local community with their mental health

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