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Laura Warbrick

Research Fellow

 2420

 Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research F05

 

Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research, University of Exeter, Queens Drive, Exeter, EX4 4QQ, UK

Overview

I am a researching Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner/Low Intensity CBT therapist with an MSc in Psychological Research Methods (2020) and a PGCert in Psychological Therapies Practice (LICBT; 2021). 

My current work is funded by an NIHR personal Fellowship award, within the Three Schools Mental Health scheme, in collaboration with the University of Bristol. This work focuses on development and evaluation of brief complex interventions for healthcare professionals (GPs and clinicians working in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services) which aim to improve care and outcomes for individuals accessing primary care services with complex emotional needs, who may have experienced 'complex trauma' and who's difficulties are sometimes referred to as 'personality difficulties/disorder'. 

I am based within the Mood Disorders Centre and also have strong links with the ADepT Programme (Augmented Depression Therapy). ADepT is a novel talking therapy for depression that aims to simultaneously reduce negativity and build positivity in an effort to keep people well in the long term. ADepT has been developed alongside service-users and NHS clinicians and we now aim to evaluate if the novel talking therapy for depression is better than current best practice in the NHS (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) in reducing depression and in building wellbeing.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Nottingham, 2017 (1st class)

MSc Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter, 2020 (Distinction; with Dean’s Commendation for Exceptional Performance)

 

PGCert Psychological Therapies Practice (Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), University of Exeter, 2021 (Distinction)

Registered Wellbeing Practitioner with BABCP, 2021 onwards.

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