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Huw Richards

Senior Lecturer, Psychological Sciences

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: h.richards@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 85 5350

RMN

DPSN

BSc (Hons)

RNT

Diploma in Psychodrama and Psychotherapy

MSc Couns/Psychotherapy

Cert Dth

Dip Advanced Diploma Psychodrama

UKCP registrant

MBACP

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

  • Class barriers to psychotherapeutic provision. Exploration of the personal constructs of therapists in relation to interpretations of class and potential influence on therapeutic provision.
  • The reflective practitioner. Identification of the skills of reflection and implication for Mental Health practitioners.
  • Exploring the awareness of Equal Opportunities within acute Psychiatric provision.
  • An exploration of the utilisation of Forum Theatre as a research methodology to investigate the lived experience of psychotherapeutic services.

Project leadership and funding

  • 2002 An exploration and evaluation of the use of Forum Theatre as a participant centred/driven learning strategy within a Dip HE Foundation Studies programme. University of Worcester.    
  • 2006 Utilising digital multi media in Web CT to support PBL in a Masters level programme. University of Worcester.    
  • 2007 Enhancing dialogue in interdisciplinary collaboration: A shared e-learning approach to Masters level Research Methods University of Worcester.   
  • 2010 Exploring the potential of mobile devices to support e-portfolio development in work based learning within the Certificate and Intermediate Certificate in Substance Misuse. University of Worcester.
Professional Experience/External Roles

Professional Experience/External Roles

  • Co-Editor of the British Journal for Psychodrama and Sociodrama  
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Mental Health Training Education and Practice  
  • Executive Member of the British Psychodrama Association  
  • Trustee of St Pauls Homeless Person Hostel, Worcester
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council 82H1621E Part 3 of the Professional Register
  • United Kingdom Central Council for Psychotherapy 05157795
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
  • Mental Health in Higher Education. Higher Education Academy
Publications

Publications

  • Haworth, P. and Richards, H. (2009) Editorial. British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama. Vol. 24, No 1. pp. 2
  • Haworth, P. and Richards, H. (2009) Editorial. British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama. Vol. 24, No 2. pp. 2
  • Richards, H, (1994) ‘Vacuous Models’ Nursing Standard Vol 8, No 17, p. 44
  • Richards, H and Symonds, E. (2009) ‘Telling it as it is’ OpenMind January/February, 155, p 9
  • Richards, H. (2009) A Class Act. Barriers to Psychotherapy and considerations for Psychodrama. Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama. (accepted for publication October 2009)
  • Richards, H and Symonds, E (2009) Blended learning, blended teaching: Collaborative course development and delivery for Work Based Learning. University of Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching.
  • Richards, H (2010) Pebblepad case study 2010. Pebble Learning http://www.pebblepad.co.uk/paddlers.asp
Conference/Seminar Presentations

Conference/Seminar Presentations

  • Richards, H. and Symonds, E (2006) Utilising digital multi media in WebCT to support Problem Based Learning in a Masters Level Programme. Learning and Teaching Conference University of Worcester. Worcester.   
  • Piercy, N & Richards, H (2007) ‘Laughter and Tears’ Presented at the British Psychodrama Association Annual Conference. University of Plymouth. Plymouth   
  • Richards, H. (2001) Utilising Forum Theatre in Problem Based Learning. Presented at the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Worcester. Worcester   
  • Richards, H & Symonds, E (2007) Talking Heads-the road to somewhere? Enhancing problem based learning through the use of digital narratives’. Presented at the Staff Education and Development Association Conference. Glasgow.   
  • Richards, H & Symonds, E (2007) ‘Utilising Digital Narratives in Virtual Learning Environments’. Presented at the Centre for Learning and Teaching Excellence. Middlesex University. London   
  • Richards, H. and Symonds, E. (2008) Enhancing Dialogue. A shared e-learning approach to Masters level Research Methods. University of Worcester Seminar Series.   
  • McMahon, A & Richards H (2008) ‘Exploring Spiritual distress’. Presented at ‘Conference on Spirituality’. University of Worcester. Worcester   
  • Richards, H & Symonds, E (2009) Blended Learning, Blended Teaching. Collaborative course development and delivery for Work Based Learning. Presented at the Supporting student learning. Learning and Teaching Conference. University of Worcester. Worcester.   
  • Richards, H. & Symonds, E. (2009).’Negotiated learning through e-portfolio development: Assessing practitioner competence using work based evidence. eLearning in health: working together to enhance learning. Higher Education Academy Conference. University of Warwick. Coventry.   
  • Richards, H & Symonds, E (2009) Heroes and Villains - Early adopters, champions and Institutional challenges to ePortfoilo uptake. Presented at the Telling e-Portfolio Stories Conference. University of Wolverhampton. Institute of Learning Enhancement. Wolverhampton.   
  • Richards, H (2009) Utilising ePortfolios for assessment in Work Based Learning. ‘Using Pebblepad to facilitate learning’ Presented at the ADPU Seminar series. University of Worcester. Worcester.   
  • Martin, J & Richards, H (2009) Utilising ePortfolio’s for course planning and approval. Presented at the Academic Planning and Assessment Unit, Seminar series. University of Worcester. Worcester   
  • Richards, H (2010) Show me the Evidence. The effectiveness of psychodrama psychotherapy and action methods. The British Psychodrama Association. Royal Agricultural College. Cirencester.   
  • Richards, H (2010) Engaging employers through the utilisation of E portfolio’s. 2nd Annual Employability and PDP Conference. University of Worcester.   
  • Richards, H (2010) Talking Heads: making sense of recovery. Living and learning, learning and teaching.: Mental health in higher education. Mental Health in Higher Education conference. Higher Education Academy. 30-31st March 2010, Lancaster University. Lancaster   
  • Richards, H. and Symonds, E. (2010) Chain Reaction: building a community of work based learning through e-portfolio development. SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference. Communities of Learning. May 6th and 7th 2010. Leeds   
  • Richards, H and Symonds, E. (2010) A portfolio of e-portfolio’s. Learning and Teaching Conference University of Worcester. 17th June 2010. Worcester       
  • Richards, H. and Wilday, J. (2010) Negotiated Learning through e-Portfolio Development: Assessing Practitioner Competence in Work-Based Learning. University of Worcester Partner Conference. Developing and Disseminating Good Practice in the Implementation of Work-Based-Learning. University of Worcester. 6th July 2010. Worcester