Professor Susan Llewelyn

Emeritus Fellow; Dean of Degrees

Susan Llewelyn is an Emeritus Fellow at Harris Manchester College and Dean of Degrees at the College. She is Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Oxford Health NHS FT.

Professor Llewelyn’s research interests include the development of the profession of clinical psychology, leadership and team working, psychological therapy process, therapeutic ruptures and helpful factors in psychotherapy.   She joined the College in 2000 when she was Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate, and now works for the NHS providing advice on strategic organisational development, leadership and team working.  She is also trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, and is registered with the Health Professions Council.

Selected books and research publications

Llewelyn, S.P. and Aatjes-van Doorn, K. (in press). Clinical Psychology, a Very Short Introduction, Oxford: OUP

Llewelyn, S. & Murphy, D. (2014). What is Clinical Psychology? 5th edn, Oxford: OUP

Barkham, M., Llewelyn, S.,Turpin, G. &  Hardy, G. (Eds.) (2012) Clinical Psychology I and II:  Assessment (4 volumes) and Treatment (4 volumes), Sage

Beinart, H., Kennedy, P. & Llewelyn, S. (2009) Clinical Psychology in Practice, Blackwells,

Kennedy, P & Llewelyn, S.P. (2006) Essentials of Clinical Health Psychology. Sussex: Wiley

Hall, J. & Llewelyn. S. (2006) What is Clinical Psychology? 4th Edn. Oxford: OUP

Llewelyn, S.P & Kennedy, P. (2003) Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology: Sussex: Wiley

Selected academic papers

Zonzi, A., Barkham, M., Hardy, G. E., Llewelyn, S. P., Stiles, W. B., & Leiman, M. (2014). Zone of proximal development (ZPD) as an ability to play in psychotherapy: A theory‐building case study of very brief therapy. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 87(4), 447-464.

Diamond, H., Llewelyn, S. Relf M. & Bruce, C.  (2012) Helpful aspects of bereavement support for adults following an expected death:  volunteers’ and bereaved people’s perspectives. Death Studies 36  541-564.

Daly, A-M., Llewelyn, S.P., McDougall, E.,& Chanen, A. (2010) Rupture Resolution in Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder, Psychology and Psychotherapy, 83  273-288.

Aspland, H., Llewelyn, S.P., Hardy, G.E., Barkham, M. & Stiles, W.B (2008). Alliance ruptures and rupture resolution in CBT: A preliminary task analysis. Psychotherapy Research, 18, 699-710.

Rudkin, A., Llewelyn, S.P., Hardy, G.E., & Barkham, M. (2007) Therapist and client processes affecting assimilation and outcome in brief psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 17, 613-621.

Detert, N., Llewelyn, S., Hardy, G., Barkham, M. & Stiles, W.B. (2006) Progress through assimilation stages during good and poor outcomes in very brief psychotherapies. Psychotherapy Research, 16, 4, 393-407.

Stiles, W.B., Leiman, M., Shapiro, D.A., Hardy, G.E., Barkham, M.B., Detert, N., & Llewelyn, S.P. (2006) What does the first exchange tell? Diologic Sequence Analysis and assimilation in very brief therapy. Psychotherapy Research, 16, 4, 408-421.

Stiles, W.B, Elliott, R., Llewelyn, S.P., Firth-Cozens. J. Margison, F., Shapiro. D.A., & Hardy, G. (1990) Assimilation of problematic experiences in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 27, 411-420.

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