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Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor BSc, MSc

Lecturer In Psychology

Summary

I provide academic support to the College of Social Sciences and Arts in delivering a range of lectures, workshops and seminars for the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics. I currently lead modules in Developmental Psychology, Atypical Child Development and Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a developmental psychologist I specialise in areas relating to social cognition and emotional self-efficacy throughout childhood as well as the later decline of social and emotional functioning as a result of the ageing process.


  • About

    I have been a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University since 2008 during which time I have qualified as an integrative psychotherapist. I have a wealth of experience in providing therapeutic support to young people and adults experiencing myriad mental health issues and specialise in work around trauma and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.

    I have produced and delivered mental health training to professionals on matters relating to self-injury, eating disorders, exam stress, counselling skills, adult mental health & safeguarding children and the effects of poor self-esteem and have produced e-learning training packages on self-injury.

    I remain dedicated to matters relating to poor mental health and psychological wellbeing and am currently undertaking research in the area of complex trauma and related issues surrounding self and identity.

    I am skilled in the use of clinical assessment tools and therapeutic application of psychoanalysis, person-centred therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy in dealing with complex clinical issues including attachment disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, psychosomatic illness and risk-taking behaviour including suicide, self-injury and promiscuity.

    I am interested in pathological aspects of development including matters relating to self-injury, poor self-esteem, eating disorders and attachment related disorders. I've conducted research in social thinking and social behaviour in adolescence as well as a systematic review of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of obesity. I would be keen to consider research in the area of 'positive psychology'.

    I am interested in pathological aspects of development including matters relating to self-injury, poor self-esteem, eating disorders and attachment related disorders.

  • Teaching

    Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

    Social Sciences and Arts

    Psychology

    I currently lead modules in Developmental Psychology, Atypical Child Development and Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • Other activities

    Professional Activities

    Consultancy.
    Membership of professional bodies: MBPsS, MBACP.

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