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    Dr Roger Bretherton

    Principal Lecturer (Enterprise)

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Roger Bretherton

    Roger Bretherton trains hundreds of graduates and undergraduates each year, in therapeutic theory and practice. He received a Clinical Psychology Doctorate in 1999, and worked in Adult Psychology Services for ten years. He has specialist training in Existential Psychotherapy, a therapeutic approach that deals with psychological problems by addressing the big questions of life, like relationships, decisions, meaning and death. He also practices Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, a treatment designed for working with some of the toughest suicidal and self-harming clients. He recently trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, the cutting-edge in treating psychological trauma, and is therefore well-versed in the latest developments in mind-body research. His understanding of the human condition is derived from thousands of hours of conversation with people in psychological distress. His writing centres on themes such as psychological trauma, existential philosophy, and the relationship between psychology, religion and spirituality. He has written numerous academic and popular articles on these subjects. He also works with Cantle Leadership Development and has facilitated numerous psychology workshops for public and commercial audiences.

    Department Responsibilities

    Senior Tutor, Module Co-ordinator for Counselling Skills and Theory, Psychological Treatments and Therapies, Psychology at Work, Character Strengths and Virtues

    Subject Specialism

    Positive Psychology at Work, Character Strengths and Virtues, Leadership Development, Coaching and Psychotherapy


    • PGCert Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy — University of Sheffield, 2011
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 2 — Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, 2010
    • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology — University of Hull, 1999
    • BSc Psychology with Clinical Psychology — University of Hull, 1996

    Professional Affiliations

    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • HPC Clinical Psychologist
    • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
    • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
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