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Dr Phil Coombs EdD, MSW, MA, BsC (hons.) PGCE

Lecturer in Education Studies, Education Psychology and Counselling


Summary

I am a lecturer in Education Studies, Education Psychology and Counselling. My research interests and subject specialisms include psychodynamic practice, child development and psychology, children, schools and families.

About

I teach on the following degree programmes and provide research supervision in

  • Education Studies
  • Education, Psychology and Counselling
  • Foundation Degree in Early Years and Education Learning Support
  • MA in Education Studies

Research interests include

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapeutic practice
  • Children’s mental health and emotional well-being
  • Children’s story, narrative, and discourse analysis.

Professional Associations, memberships:

  • Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings
  • Group for the Advancement of Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy in Social Work

Professional Training

  • Therapeutic Supervision, APPCIOS
  • Personality Development over the life stage
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills with Adolescents
  • both through the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Teaching

I am interest in all aspects of psychodynamic practice, work groups and human relations including systems psychodynamics and the Psychology of Education. 

Research

Systems psychodynamic practice in secondary Education 

Publications

The Human Rights Act: An easy guide for people with learning disabilities 

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