Senior Lecturer / Academic Lead - SFP CYP IAPT programme / UKCP Supervisor
Washington Singer G04
Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
- Programme Lead for the Family Intervention for Psychosis Programme
- Programme Lead for the Systemic Supervision Course
- Programme Lead for the CAMHS Inpatient training programme
- Academic Lead for the SFP CYP IAPT programme
- Programme tutor on the MSc in Family Therapy
- Series Convenor on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Previously Couple Therapist in the Mood Disorders Service
Clinical work - As a clinician, Hannah is passionately committed to the delivery of excellent therapeutic services to children, young people and their families and has worked for over 25 years within the mental health service in various different roles. Hannah originally trained as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) in Brighton and worked in adult acute psychiatric services, before relocating to Devon in 1998. Having worked for a year in adult services in Devon, she went on to then work in a research based sex and relationship programme in secondary schools for three years before returning to work within the CAMHS as a Community Psychiatric Nurse. In 2005 Hannah joined the Family Therapy Service in the local CAMHS team and completed an MSc in Psychological Therapies (Systemic strand) at Exeter University, qualifying as a Family and Systemic Therapist. Hannah continues to work part time as a Family Therapist at a regional adolescent in-patient unit in Devon.
Academic positions - Since 2011, Hannah has been involved in the delivery and design of the MSc in Psychological Therapies systemic strand and is systemic convenor on the Doctoral program for Clinical Psychology at the University of Exeter. In November 2013, Hannah was appointed Academic Lead for the Systemic Family Practice CYP IAPT programme, developing and delivering the NHS England evidence based systemic training for CAMHS clinicians. Over the last three years, Hannah has additionally taken on the role of Programme Lead for the Systemic Supervision Course, the Family Intervention for Psychosis training and the new CAMHS Inpatient training.
Research and Evidence Based Practice - Since 2009 Hannah has been involved in the development, delivery, manualisation and clinical training of the Exeter Model. This is an evidence based integrative couple therapy treatment for depression, which has been approved by the Association of Family Therapy. This model was originally delivered within the ACCEPT clinic at the MDC. For further information about this intensive 5 day training, please see Hannah’s website changetree.co.uk or search for The Exeter Model on the University of Exeter website. On the changetree website, you can also watch a podcast about the Exeter Model recorded at the Annual Family Therapy conference in Buxton, 2011.
Hannah is currently working on her Doctorate in Clinical Practice, exploring and researching service delivery and notions of ‘home’ within an inpatient CAMHS context, due for completion late 2019
Private Practice - Hannah specialises in couple work and systemic therapy with groups, individuals and families. Hannah has completed a Diploma in Creative Supervision and is a UKCP registered supervisor with the Association of Family Therapy. Hannah has further training in Dramatherapy and Group Analysis and presents nationally and internationally on various topics.
Hannah is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Family Therapy and past External Examiner for the Institute of Psychiatry. Hannah has published on the Exeter Model, integrative practice, creative approaches in supervision, religion and family therapy, training in psychosis and inpatient family therapy. Most recently, Hannah contributed to a BBC 3 documentary called 'I Blame my Parents' about family therapy, broadcast in January 2019. See BBC site here. See YouTube here.
- Doctorate In Clinical Practice - current - (Exeter University)
- MSc in Psychological Therapies (Exeter University)
- RMN (Brighton University)
Research group links
Publications by category
Publications by year
- PYCM015 - Family Therapy and the Family of Therapies
- PYCM052 - Evidenced-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence in Family Therapy
- PYCM053 - Key Concepts and Skills in Systemic/Family Therapy Practice
- PYCM054 - Systemic Clinical Practice: Part 1
- PYCM057 - Couple Therapy