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I am a Lecturer in Counselling based in the School of Psychological Sciences & Health.
The main focus of my research is the concept of congruent functioning: a contemporary redefining of the process of psychological growth at the core of Rogers' person-centred theory. I am interested in the development of congruent functioning for clients in counselling and also counsellors in training.
I developed a model of congruent functioning from my work investigating the validity of the Strathclyde Inventory, a brief self-report instrument, using data collected from clients participating in counselling at the Strathclyde Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Clinic. Currently, I am working with international colleagues to explore the cross-cultural relevance of the Strathclyde Inventory.
I am developing expertise in systematic case study research and in measure development. I am interested in supporting counselling practitioners to expand their understanding of the value and limitations of using routine outcome measurement in their practice.
I am a co-editor of the international peer-reviewed journal, Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP), and former Chair of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies and Counseling (WAPCEPC).
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Comparing helpful and hindering processes in good and poor outcome cases: a qualitative metasynthesis of eight Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design studiesStephen, S., Bell, L., Khan, M., Love, R., MacIntosh, H., Martin, M., Moran, R., Price, E., Whitehead, B. & Elliott, R., 3 Apr 2022, In: Psychotherapy Research. 32, 3, p. 389-403 15 p.
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Commentary-extending the boundaries of systematic case study research: conceptual and methodological issuesElliott, R., Stephen, S. & Robinson, A., 4 Aug 2021, In: Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy. 17, 2, p. 235-254 20 p., 4.
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Stephen, S., 30 Apr 2020
Supervisor: Elliott, R. (Supervisor) & Dixon, D. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Susan Stephen (Speaker), Afnan Alhimaidi (Contributor) & Emmanuelle Zech (Contributor)20 May 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation