PhD Studentship: Developing humanistic psychotherapy for unwelcome experiences of presence
Posted in Research
Contact: Jacqueline Hayes
*Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Hours: Full Time
*'60% of bereaved people experience the continued presence of a deceased other through voices, visions or other means (ECPs; Castelnovo et al., 2015; Rees, 1971). While many find ECPs reassuring, a significant minority, around 30%, find their ECPs distressing and unwanted (Hayes & Leudar, 2016; Tyson-Rawson, 1996). The needs of these people are not well met by professionals – with 80% of bereaved clients reporting dissatisfaction, saying they did not feel understood or felt dismissed (Taylor, 2005).'
*'The student will explore professionals’ reactions to ECPs and help in developing humanistic therapy for unwelcome ECPs.'