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Research Profile

Ricky
Murphy

Senior Lecturer in Counselling (Children and Young People)

Faculty of Health, Education and Society

  • Systemic Psychotherapist and Fellow of the University of Northampton.

  • Rick teaches predominantly on the postgraduate degree in Counselling. This MSc programme is an opportunity for students to gain a greater understanding of human thinking, reasoning and their actions and offers the chance to take the first steps into a career in counselling. The MSc in Counselling course provides students with a level of knowledge and skills that will allow them to develop as counsellors, and once they have gained further experience and client hours, they will be able to pursue a range of professional opportunities in the counselling and mental health field.

  • Rick has developed qualitative research in children’s rights, youth offending, residential social care, substance misuse, education, inpatient mental health and community mental health. His most recent research involvement was as the lead practitioner for the Anna Freud Centre, trialling the use of mentalisation with children entering local authority care.