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Dr Elizabeth Weightman

Dr Elizabeth Weightman

Lecturer

 07885740127

 Washington Singer 202

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

My recent and current research includes using discourse analysis to explore how disturbed states of mind are constructed and reacted to, and research using the OPD method for analysing the psychotherapeutic assessment of patients.

My areas of expertise are: qualitative research, research into the concept of containment and psychoanalytic assessments of conflict and trauma.

My current doctoral supervisees include those who are working on: whistle blowing in the NHS,  the emergence of leadership in cyber criminal gangs operating online, the assessment of children for psychotherapy, the experience of non-verbal declarative functioning in psychotherapy.

 

Qualifications

BAHons, Postgrad. Cultural Studies,

DClinPrac, Exeter

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist British Psychoanalytic Council Reg.17217

Career

My initial background is in the arts with cultural studies as my first area of postgraduate study. My career has included teaching, being a Head of Department in a Further Edudcation College and holding a national research and devlopment post in adult and further education in the Department for Education. This work included developing and monitoring a range of qualitative and quantitative research projects in colleges and universities. Following this I worked on widening participation to higher education with the WEA as a regional director. I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist and have worked for 13 years in the NHS as a Professional Lead in Psychotherapy and for more than twenty years in private psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice.

My current post enables me to bring together my research interests, my teaching background and my psychoanalytic experience and knowledge. I am particularly interested in developing ways of investigating subjective experience using qualitative methods such as discourse or narrative analysis.

 

Research

Research interests

Discourse analysis in a mental health setting

Psychoanalysis and discourse

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Matheson C, Weightman E (2021). Research and recovery: can patient participation in research promote recovery for people with complex post-traumatic stress disorder, CPTSD?. Health Expect, 24 Suppl 1, 62-69. Abstract.  Author URL.
Matheson C, Weightman E (2020). A participatory study of patient views on psychotherapy for complex post-traumatic stress disorder, CPTSD. Journal of Mental Health, 1-8.
Weightman E, Smithson J (2020). Containment? an investigation into psychoanalytic containment in the NHS in relation to someone with a diagnosis of personality disorder. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 33(4), 248-265.

Publications by year


2021

Matheson C, Weightman E (2021). Research and recovery: can patient participation in research promote recovery for people with complex post-traumatic stress disorder, CPTSD?. Health Expect, 24 Suppl 1, 62-69. Abstract.  Author URL.

2020

Matheson C, Weightman E (2020). A participatory study of patient views on psychotherapy for complex post-traumatic stress disorder, CPTSD. Journal of Mental Health, 1-8.
Weightman E, Smithson J (2020). Containment? an investigation into psychoanalytic containment in the NHS in relation to someone with a diagnosis of personality disorder. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 33(4), 248-265.

2019

Matheson C (2019). Getting Back in Through Others: Patient Views on Psychotherapy for Complex PTSD.  Abstract.  Full text.

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Teaching

DClinPrac

Teaching
Thesis supervision

MSc Psychological Therapies

Teaching
Dissertation supervision

 

DClinPsy

Qualitative research supervision

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