Articles and Ideas

The following links will take you to an eclectic selection of articles and resources, mostly my own but some in the shape of useful and more general background information.

Finding A Therapist  – Journalists dealing with the aftermath of trauma don’t always find it easy to ask for help – so here’s a simple outline (relevant for other folk too) of how to set about finding someone suitable in the UK.

Media Workers and the Duty of Care. Article for the Summer 2006 edition of BACP’s Counselling at Work, summarising how the BBC and other news organisations are implementing trauma awareness and support training.

Journalists and Media Professionals’ Attitudes to PTSD and Help-Seeking. Nov 2009. With Neil Greenberg, Matthew Gould and Vicky Langston in Journal of Mental Health.

Emotions, Trauma and Good Journalism. An edited version of an article originally written for the Wildwasser Women’s support project in Berlin on why an understanding of emotions and trauma is so important for journalists and journalism.

Emotions, Trauma & Good Journalism. In International News Reporting: Frontlines and Deadlines. Wiley-Blackwell 2008. For copyright reasons, this is only available in emailed PDF form. If you would like a copy, please email me.

Early Psychosocial Intervention Following Traumatic Events. Co-authored article in the American Journal of Psychiatry, July 2007.

Musings of a Shrack. Keynote address to summer gathering at St Hilda’s College Oxford in Sept 2004 of the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF), on the overlap between journalism and psychotherapy.

The Emotionally Aware Interview. A leaflet of guidance and suggestions.

The Psychology of Climate Change. A December 2007 article for BACP’s therapy today exploring why humans find it so hard to make the changes needed to stop climate change. If that is possible any longer.

The Personal Experience Of The Foreign Correspondent. MA thesis, De Montfort University (CCPE), 2000.

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