DClinPsy Trainee Research Conference


The 2017 Three Yorkshire & Humber Clinical Psychology Training Programmes Fifth Annual Trainee Research Conference was held on 26th June 2017 and hosted by the Sheffield programme.

The programme included presentations on research topics such as adult mental health, learning disabilities, clinical health psychology and child mental health, from trainee DClinPsys from all three programmes within the Yorkshire & Humber NHS region. The conference opened with a keynote presentation by Professor Pauline Slade, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool, on Post Traumatic Stress After Childbirth Contributions of Clinical Psychology. The conference programme is below, with links to recordings of the presentations throughout the day.

This year the conference was held in dedication to Professor Stephen Morley, Professor of Clinical Psychology, at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, who passed away on 28 April 2017.

Trainee Presentations

Lecture Theatre 5

Morning presentations
Clinical Health Psychology
Chair: Andrew Thompson

Lecture Theatre 6

Morning presentations
Therapy and therapists
Chair: Jaime Delgadillo

Lecture Theatre 7

Morning Presentations
Adult Mental Health
Chair: Lisa-Marie Emerson

Iona Shepherd: Sheffield
The Experience of Facial Prosthesis: A Qualitative Study.

Martha Pearson: Hull
Considering an alternative perspective: an exploration of the meaning and experience of gratitude for individuals living with illness

Sean Walsh: Sheffield
The Effects of Repetitive Thoughts, and Feelings in People with Chronic Seizure Disorders.

Claire Wheeler: Leeds
Meta-analysis of scales and measurements of pain, with the intent of establishing norms and determining the reliability and validity of existing measures

Gemma Smith: Leeds
The patient experience of bone marrow transplant and how survivor testimonies influence this: An interview study

Matthew Price: Leeds
Are all treatment components created equal? Towards a better understanding of psychological interventions for chronic pain

Nicholas Stenning: Leeds
A meta-analytic investigation of the psychometric properties of the Health Anxiety Inventory and the Health Anxiety Questionnaire

Alice Staniford: Leeds
Shared decision-making between people with experience of psychosis and mental health professionals: A discourse analysis.

Katie Gregson Curtis: Sheffield
Predicting therapy outcomes for at-risk patients: A multilevel modelling analysis.

Rachael Johnson: Sheffield
'How is cognitive analytic therapy delivered in routine practice, and
what factors influence its delivery?'

Lucy Atkin: Sheffield
Measuring Therapist Competence

Robert Johns: Sheffield
Therapist Effects Over Time

Catherine Corker: Leeds
What impact does working with trauma have on psychological therapists and what are the contributing factors?

Rebecca Tyrer: Leeds
The impact of reformulation on insight and symptom change in cognitive analytic therapy.

Introduction & welcome: Dr Andrew Thompson, Director of Clinical Psychology Research Training, Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield.

Professor Pauline Slade, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool: Post Traumatic Stress After Childbirth Contributions of Clinical Psychology

Nathan Shearman: Sheffield
A systematic review of the relationships between adult attachment dimensions and automatic attentional processes.

Kelly Davenport: Sheffield
A template analysis investigating mechanisms of change in a novel cognitive-behaviour therapy for people with bipolar disorders

Simon Watkins: Hull
Disclosure of voice hearing and mental health problems: experiences and effects

Nicola Shanahan: Leeds
Self-harm: Images and text posted on social media platforms

Claudia Myler: Hull
Trauma, culture and compassion: Interpreter and service-user perspectives of mental health interventions

Ayesha Roche: Sheffield
Variations in the use and delivery of psychological services across ethnic groups in the UK

Sophie Lewis: Hull
Mental health through a spiritual lens: recognising its role in psychological interventions and in how we make sense of our difficulties.

Afternoon Presentations
Clinical health psychology
Chair: Andrew Thompson
Learning disability
Chair: Tim Alexander

Afternoon Presentations
Adult mental health
Chair: Glenn Waller
Child and adolescent
Chair: Shona Goodall

No audio on recording

Afternoon Presentations
Adult mental health
Chair: Anita Dorsett
Chair: Tom Webb

Delyth James: Leeds
Diary study of adherence to antiretroviral therapy in people living with HIV

Rebecca Yeates: Sheffield
Self-compassion and coping in young people diagnosed with IBD

Jess Guilding: Hull
Transition and adjustment; personal and societal influences on the identity of ex-military amputees

Charlotte Berry: Leeds
Exploring the experience of living with young onset dementia

Rachel Coleman Smith: Sheffield
Gender Dysphoria in Adults with Autism: Conflict and Congruence

Gemma Whitney: Hull
Personal experiences of living with an intellectual disability

Jade Smith: Sheffield
The relationship between repetitive and restrictive behaviours and abnormal patterns of sensory behaviours within the Autism spectrum: A systematic Literature review

Danielle Dickinson: Hull
Changing perceptions of adults with intellectual disabilities from multiple perspectives.

Rebecca Barns: Sheffield
Examining dispositional predictors of psychological distress amongst Clinical Psychology and IAPT trainees: A quantitative study

Stephen Jones: Sheffield
Interpersonal Relationships and Eating Disorders: The Development and Validation of a New Measure - The IR-ED

Elizabeth Trippett: Sheffield
What factors moderate the impact of brief mirror exposure on the body image of women of different weights?

Emily Jenkins: Leeds
Conveyance and non-conveyance to the emergency department after self-harm: Prevalence and ambulance service staff perspectives

Claire Ogielda Brown: Sheffield
The intergenerational relationship of anxiety and parenting factors

Josh Wigley: Hull
Families of people with an intellectual disability: exploring the positives

Lorna Fallon: Hull
Sibling separation and birth family reunion in adoption: perspectives of social workers and adoptees

Robert Holliday: Leeds
Understanding adolescents’ experiences of self-harm: secondary analysis of Family Therapy sessions from the SHIFT trial

Kirsty Howell: Sheffield
An exploratory study: Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of a questionnaire to identify autism subtypes

Elizabeth Gilley: Sheffield
The relationship between working alliance and outcome in psychotherapy

Josie Church: Hull
A global perspective on mental health; the role of clinical psychology and the interaction between traditional healing and formal mental health systems

Mark Norburn: Leeds
A window into supervision: An examination of the experience of clinical psychology trainees and their supervisors using interpersonal process recall and grounded theory analysis

Verity Statham: Sheffield
Intrusive thoughts when feeling paranoid.

Lucy Bartels: Hull
Understanding positive experiences of professional caregivers who support people living with dementia

Ian Asquith: Sheffield
“I can’t set that behavioural experiment… they are too frail!”: client and clinician characteristics that influence the delivery of routine CBT to older adults

Jessica Lane: Sheffield
Enhancing psychological self-help with implementation intentions for individuals with visible skin difference

Caitlin Ross: Sheffield
Do therapists naturally use implementation intentions? If so, does use of implementation intentions lead to better outcomes?