The editorial board combines expertise in different therapeutic frameworks, research methods, disciplines and international perspectives. They provide advice on advances in the field, existing and new sections of the journal, and the impact of evidence on practice. Members act as ambassadors of CPR globally through their professional bodies and international networks.
Panos Vostanis, Editor
Panos is Professor of Child Mental Health at the University of Leicester and a visiting professor at University College London. Panos has published extensively on the impact of trauma on child mental health, evaluation of interventions and services for traumatised children, including those living in conflict settings. Other research includes school mental health and service evaluation.
Panos is currently involved in several projects with NGOs and academic centres in Asia, Africa and Latin America as part of the World Awareness for Children in Trauma programme. He has longstanding clinical experience with vulnerable children, young people and families, i.e. in care, homeless, adopted, refugees, and young offenders.
Dione Mifsud is the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Counselling (IAC) and Head of the Department of Counselling at the University of Malta. He is also past Head of the Department of Psychology at the same university, past Head of the University of Malta Counselling Unit and past President of the Malta Association for the Counselling Profession (MACP).
He designed and presently coordinates the first Masters in Counselling programme offered by the University of Malta. He also co-designed and coordinates an international Masters programme in Transcultural Counselling previously with the University of Maryland at College Park and currently as a collaborative degree with the University of the Cumberlands, Kentucky.
His research interests include topics around counselling ethics, counselling supervision and transcultural counselling.
Sofie has practised as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. She is the Director of Studies for the MPhil and PhD and the DCPsych programmes at Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University.
Sofie has published widely in the field of research reflexivity and is particularly interested the relationship between therapists and research. She holds a PhD from Lund University in Sweden, where she specialised in attachment issues within families and reflective practice amongst teachers.
Michael is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Centre for Psychological Services Research at the University of Sheffield.
Previously he was Professor of Clinical and Counselling Psychology and Director of the Psychological Therapies Research Centre at the University of Leeds. He was a member of the team that carried out the Sheffield Psychotherapy Projects and also of the group that developed the CORE measures and system and is committed to supporting the development of practice-based evidence as a complement to trials methodology.
He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Joint Editor of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, and co-editor of Developing and delivering practice-based evidence: A guide for the psychological therapies (2010, Wiley).
Per-Einar Binder, PhD, is professor in clinical psychology and vice dean of education at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen. His research interest lies in qualitative and mixed-methods research on psychotherapy, cultural psychology and narrative identity, mindfulness and compassion-based interventions.
Per Einar also has practised as a psychotherapist for over 20 years, and has clinical training in long-term psychodynamic therapy with children, adolescents and adults, emotion focused therapy and mindfulness and compassion-based approaches. He is a Diplomat in Clinical Psychology of the Norwegian Psychological Association, and Member of the Institute for Psychotherapy, Oslo.
Dr Terry Hanley (CPsychol, AFBPsS) is the Programme Director for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester. He is one of the editors of The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy (4th ed)(Sage, 2017) and co-author of Introducing Counselling and Psychotherapy Research (Sage, 2013).
Terry’s research interests have primarily focused upon the interface between education and therapy. He has worked for over 10 years as a therapist with young people and young adults, and is also lead editor of the text Adolescent Counselling Psychology (Routledge, 2013). He is a HCPC registered counselling psychologist and presently works as a therapist with the organisation Freedom from Torture providing psychological support to a football therapy project.
Dr Felicitas Rost is the research lead at the Portman Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and current president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) UK Chapter. She is an honorary research associate at UCL and supervises research theses on the Professional Doctorate Training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the T&P NHS Foundation Trust.
Her current research interests are shaped by two beliefs: the need to build bridges between counselling and psychotherapy research and clinical practice, and the breaking down of arbitrary dichotomies between types of research.
Working on the Tavistock Adult Depression Study, she instigated and developed a qualitative arm and process-outcome link in the main outcome trial, and used Q-methodology to gain a deeper understanding of severe, chronic depression and its treatment.
Since working at the Portman Clinic, her research interests have expanded to the development of a multi-method research strategy to advance a body of knowledge of criminality, compulsive sexual behaviours and violence, and their treatment.
Dr Clare Symons is Head of Research at BACP. A BACP Registered Senior Accredited counsellor, she has worked clinically in a range of settings. For over 10 years she was a trainer of counsellors and psychotherapists at the University of Leicester and has also worked as the Editor of BACP’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.
Jonathan is a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where he is Director of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences and director of a new research centre, the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry. His article with Beatrice Allegranti, Witnessing loss: A feminist material-discursive account, won the 2015 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award and his recent books include On (writing) families: Autoethnographies of presence and absence, love and loss, co-edited with Tony Adams and published by Sense.
His current, if long-running, project explores the connections between therapy and stand-up comedy. He is working on a book – Therapy, stand-up and the gesture of writing: Towards creative-relational inquiry – due with Routledge in June 2018.