Centre for Psychological Therapies
The Centre aims to contribute to multidisciplinary education and research in counselling, psychotherapy and mental health practice to promote the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Our approach is also grounded within the need to recognise the influence of the wider context of people's lives on their emotional well-being, including the impact of oppression, discrimination and disadvantage.
With our blend of expertise and provision we are ideally placed to provide advice and education in matters related to; the Psychological Therapies and mental health, identify their information needs, seek out opportunities, aid their development and plan ahead to achieve valid, worthwhile objectives. This area of provision is unique in the region and complements programmes offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The Centre also demonstrates the Vision and Character of Leeds Metropolitan University emphasising the importance of partnerships to share expertise and creativity and to promote teaching, learning and research within a multicultural and international ethos.
The objectives of the centre include:
- Promotion and development of psychological therapies and mental health practice for both individuals and organisations;
- Making an innovative contribution to education and professional training;
- Provision of a locus for postgraduate level studies;
- Promotion of research and scholarship;
- Development of research and consultancy projects;
- Facilitation and delivery of training courses both in-house and with other organisations;
- Provision of a forum for the discussion and dissemination of research findings through publications, exhibitions, conferences and symposia;
- Facilitation of staff professional and research development;
- Exchange of information and ideas both nationally and internationally