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Reflecting upon the last few years, join us in making sense of what helped us to survive and how we can connect and adapt on the other side of the storm.

We would like to invite you to our 2022 virtual conference 'Surviving the Storm'.

Book tickets via: https://t.co/xzRGhTyqlV https://t.co/WNyRzpPhLr
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A week left to apply for our Senior Clinical Psychologist post, working with this lovely team :) Lots of opportunities to work in different services including education. See link below or please DM for details https://t.co/VC2lprtfKw
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Come join us!! 😊 Senior Clin Psych post available at @cmcafs

We're extending the closing date to Wed 11th May. Pls get in touch for more info, or apply below... https://t.co/Ya6USf10EY https://t.co/fRkJlK3ifT

Such a great piece of work, that we're proud to be part of.. https://t.co/2GsPWXaiFk
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Virtual School Liverpool @VSLpool
This is an exciting, challenging, collaborative piece of work and research. Maximising the expertise at @liverpool_hope, supported by @UoCEducation @changingmindsuk and @attachmentrc.
The model will support school leaders to make changes that ensure staff and pupils thrive. https://t.co/h8FxQVQl4x

We are now a DfE approved provider for Senior Mental Health Leads training... See below for our first 2-day course in October 2022. Come and join us! #DSMHL #wholeschoolapproaches #cypmentalhealth #virtualheads #education

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Our wonderful @RuthHirst3 has crocheted some 'holding in mind' goodies for families we work with ❤...available in reception now https://t.co/MHnCrcCwHC cmcafs photo

Come join us!! 😊 Senior Clin Psych post available at @cmcafs

We're extending the closing date to Wed 11th May. Pls get in touch for more info, or apply below... https://t.co/Ya6USf10EY https://t.co/fRkJlK3ifT
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Research & Books

Our team at Child and Family services are also keen researchers and authors. Here are some of their publications:

Books and Chapters:

Knowles, S., Gallagher, B., & Bromley, H. (2021 – in press) My Intense Emotions Handbook: Manage your Emotions and Connect Better with Others. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London.

Rogers, A. (2019). Treatment of Trauma. In, Morgan, R (Ed.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology. Sage, New York, USA Read more

Gallagher, B., Knowles, S., & McEwen, P. (2019). The Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting Through the Challenging Stuff. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London. Read more

Knowles, S., Gallagher, B., & McEwen, P. (2018). My Anxiety Handbook: Getting Back on Track. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London. Read more

Rogers, A., Harvey, J. & Law, H. (eds.) (2015) Young People in Forensic Mental Health Settings: Psychological Thinking and Practice. Palgrave: London. Read more

Rogers, A.D. & Law, H. (2010). Working with Trauma in a Prison Setting. Chapter in Harvey, J. & Smedley, K. (Eds.) Psychological Therapy in Prisons and Other Secure Settings. Willan: London. Read more

Academic Publications:

Rouski, C., Yu, S., Edwards, A., Hibbert, L., Covax, A., Knowles, S. F., & Wah, A. (In Press). DBT ‘Skills for Living’ for young people leaving care: A qualitative exploration of participants’ experiences. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry – accepted for publication July 2020.

Eccleston, L., Williams, J., Knowles, S. F., Soulsby, L. (2019). Adolescent experiences of living with a diagnosis of ADHD: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 24(2), 119-135. doi:10.1080/13632752.2019.1582762.

Thompson, E., Knowles, S. F., & Greasley, P. (2019) Understanding resilience in young people with complex mental health needs: A Delphi study. Child Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, 24(3), 405-416. doi:10.1177/1359104518794789.

Khullar, N., Scull, N. C., Bhatti, S. F., Wah, A., & Al-Zouman, F. (2019). Resistance and Resilience During the 1990 Iraqi Occupation of Kuwait: A Qualitative Study. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 25(1), 24-36. doi:10.1037/pac0000343.

Barrow, J., Knowles, S., & Worrall, E. (2019). Resilience factors in young people’s mental health: The views of professionals working within specialist services. Clinical Psychology Forum, 317, 22-27.

Hughes, M., Knowles, S. F., Nicholson, H. L, Taylor, P., & Dhingra, K. (2018). This corrosion: A systematic review of the association between alternative subcultures and the risk of self-harm and suicide. The British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57(4), 491-513. doi:10.1111/bjc.12179.

Smith-Gowling, C., Knowles, S. F., & Hodge, S. (2018). Understanding experiences of the self-harm of others: A qualitative exploration of the views of young people with complex needs. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 23(4), 528-541. doi:10.1177/1359104518755216.

Morley, J., Holman, N., & Murray, C. D. (2017). Dressing changes in a burns unit for children under the age of five: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences. Burns, 43(4), 757-765. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2016.11.015.

Knowles, S. F., Hughes, M., Imran, S., & Fisher, R. (2017). Young People moving to a new inpatient unit: ‘When people are confused, they will get stressed, and the last thing you want is stressing teenagers.’ Clinical Psychology Forum, 292 36-40.

Rouski, C., Hodge, S., & Tatum, L. (2017). An exploration of the impact of self-harm in an inpatient adolescent setting on staff: A qualitative study. Mental Health Nursing 37(2), 12-17.

Price, K., Knowles, S. F., Greasley, P., & Dunn, R. (2016) How do staff in an inpatient adolescent service talk about, and understand, young people’s mental health difficulties. Clinical Psychology Forum, 283, 43-47.

Knowles, S. F., Eccles, F., Daiches, A., & Bowers, M. (2016). Exploring parents’ understandings of their child’s journey into offending behaviours: A narrative analysis, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 21(3), 447-460. doi:10.1177/1359104515614876.

Knowles, S. F., Hearne, J., & Smith I. (2015). Physical restraint and the therapeutic relationship, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 6(4), 461-475. doi: 10.1080/14789949.2015.1034752

Hughes, M., Bardsley, S., Pendrous, R., & Knowles, S.F. (2015). Learning from our clients and empowering young people to have their say: A reflective account of client involvement in service development. Clinical Psychology Forum, 272, 15-18.

Casswell, M., French, P., & Rogers, A. D. (2015). Distress, defiance or adaptation? A review of at-risk mental health states in young offenders. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 6(3), 219-228. doi:10.1111/j.1751-7893.2012.00344.x.

Rogers, A.D., Law, D. & McMahon, J. (2011) Expanding Therapy: challenging the dominant discourse of individual therapy when working with vulnerable children and young people. Clinical Psychology Forum, 222.

Evans, K., Law, H., Turner, R.E., Rogers, A. & Cohen, K. (2011) A pilot study evaluating care staff’s perceptions of their experience of psychological consultation within a mental health setting. Child Care in Practice, 17(2), 205-219. doi:10/1080/13575279.2010.541423.

Knowles, S. F., Coyne, S. M., & Brown, S. (2008). Sex differences in aggressive incidents towards staff in secure services, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 19 (4), 620-63.1 DOI: 10.1080/14789940801962130.

If you wish to access a copy of any of the journal articles, please get in touch with us at CMCAFS@changingmindsuk.com

Join Our Team

Are a qualified psychologist (Clinical/Counselling) who is interested in joining our team, or finding out more about what we do?

We look for practitioners who are compassionate and empathic, playful, and who enjoy working as part of a team. They must have integrity, good self (and other) awareness, be hardworking and an effective communicator. They must also be courageous and able to sensitively challenge and influence others.

We also welcome third year doctoral trainees for specialist placements – if you want to come and visit, just let us know.

We unfortunately are unable to offer voluntary or honorary roles but will advertise any future Assistant posts on our website, on Indeed recruitment, and through Twitter.

Please do get in touch on CMCAFS@changingmindsuk.com

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