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Kate Muse

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: k.muse@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542689

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Psychology
PhD in Psychology (funded by the BABCP)
PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Kate’s research interests focus on understanding factors that trigger and maintain mental health disorders and developing and disseminating effective treatments to alleviate psychological distress. In particular, her research focuses on the training and dissemination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and methods of assessing the competence with which CBT is delivered. She has also conducted research investigating factors that maintain health anxiety, the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy interventions for anxiety and depression, and the role of intrusive imagery in anxiety disorders.

Kate teaches across a range of undergraduate and post-graduate modules, including:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Kate is a registered PhD supervisor at the University of Worcester. She is currently supervising one PhD student who is exploring the systemic impact of student suicide.

 

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Publications

Publications

Research Papers

Krusche, A., Rudolf von Rohr, I., Muse, K., Duggan, D., Crane, C., & Williams, J. M. G. (2014). An evaluation of the effectiveness of recruitment methods: The Staying Well after Depression Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials, 11(2), 141 - 149.

McManus, F., Clark, G., Shafran, R., & Muse, K. (2014). Case series evaluating a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioural treatment for co-occuring anxiety disorders: A case series. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 43(6), 744 – 458.

McManus, F., Leung, C., & Muse, K. (2014). Understanding ‘Cyberchondria’: An interpretive phenomenological analysis of the purpose, methods and impact of seeking health information online for those with health anxiety. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 7, e21.

McManus, F., Muse, K., & Surawy, C. (2011). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for severe health anxiety. Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, 11, 19-23.

McManus, F., Muse, K., Surawy, C., & Williams, J. M. G. (2014). Relating differently to intrusive images: The impact of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy on intrusive images in health anxiety (Hypochondriasis). Mindfulness, 6(4), 788 – 796.

McManus, F., Surawy, C., Muse, K., Vazquez-Montes, M., & Williams, J. M. G. (2012). A randomized clinical trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy versus unrestricted services for health anxiety (hypochondriasis). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 817-828.

Muse, K., & McManus, F. (2013). A systematic review of methods for assessing therapist competence in cognitive behavioural therapy. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 484–499.

Muse, K., & McManus, F. (2015). Expert insight into the assessment of CBT competence: A qualitative exploration of experts' experiences, opinions and recommendations. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 23(3), 246-259.

Muse, K., McManus, S., & Rakovshik, S. (in press). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Assessment of Core CBT Skills (ACCS): An observation based tool for assessing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy competence. Psychological Assessment.

Muse, K., McManus, F., Hackmann, A., Williams, M., & Williams, J. M. G. (2010). Intrusive imagery in severe health anxiety: Prevalence, nature and links with memories and maintenance cycles. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 792-798.

Muse, K., McManus, F., Leung, C., Meghreblian, B., & Williams, J. M. G. (2011). Cyberchondriasis: Fact or fiction? A preliminary examination of the relationship between health anxiety and searching for health information on the Internet. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 189–196.

Rakovshik, S., McManus, F., Vasquez-Montes, M, Muse, K., & Ougrin, D. (2016). Is supervision necessary? Examining the effects of internet-based CBT training with and without supervision. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(3), 191-199.

Surawy, C., McManus, F., Muse, K., & Williams, J. M. G. (2015). Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for health anxiety (hypochondriasis): Rationale, implementation and case Illustration. Mindfulness, 6, 382 - 392.

Walklet, E., Davis, S., Farrelly, D. & Muse, K. (2016). The impact of Student Response Systems on the learning experience of undergraduate psychology students. Psychology Teaching Review, 22(1), 35-48.

Walklet, E., & Muse, K. (2016). Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 3(3), 347-362.

Williams, J. M. G., Crane, C., Barnhofer, T., Brennan, K., Duggan, D., Fennell, M. J. V., Hackmann, A., Krusche, A., Muse, K . . . Whitaker, C. J. (2014). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for preventing relapse in recurrent depression: A randomised dismantling trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(2), 275 – 286.

Williams, M., McManus, F., Muse, K., & Williams, J. M. G. (2011). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for severe health anxiety (hypochondriasis): An interpretative phenomenological analysis of patients’ experiences. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50, 370-397.

 

Academic Talks            

Davis, S., Walklet, E., Muse, K. & Farrelly, D. (2016, June). Using Student Response Systems in undergraduate teaching: a critical reflection. Presented at University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference, Worcester.

Kennerley, H., Clohessy, S., Butler, G., Muse, K., & Rakovshik, S (2015, July). Super-vision: Seeing the Way Forward. Presenting at BABCP Annual Conference, Warwickshire.

Kennerley, H., Clohessy, S., Butler, G., Muse, K., & Rakovshik, S (2014, July). The evolution of the Supervisor Competency Scale. Presented at BABCP Annual Conference, Birmingham.

McManus, & Muse, K (2014, July). Expert insight into the assessment of CBT competence: A qualitative exploration of experts' experiences, opinions and recommendations. Presented at BABCP Annual Conference, Birmingham.

Muse, K., & McManus, F (2014, July). Reassurance seeking in the digital age: Does searching for health information on the Internet fuel health anxiety? Presented at BABCP Annual Conference, Birmingham.

Muse, K., & McManus, F., & Rakovshik, S. (2014, July). The Assessment of Core CBT Skills (ACCS) – a new tool for assessing CBT competence. Presented at BABCP Annual Conference, Birmingham.

Muse, K., & McManus, F. (2013, July). A review of methods for assessing therapist competence in cognitive behavioural therapy. Presented at BABCP Annual Conference, London.

Muse, K., McManus, F., Leung, C., & Williams, J.M.G. (2011, August). Cyberchondriasis: Fact of fiction? A preliminary examination of the relationship between online health information seeking and health anxiety. Presented at EABCT Annual Conference, Reykjavik.

Muse, K., McManus, F., Surawy, C., Hackmann, A., & Williams, J.M.G. (2011, August). Intrusive imagery in health anxiety: Nature, prevalence and treatment. Presented at EABCT Annual Conference, Reykjavik.

Muse, K., McManus, F., & Williams, J. M. G. (2010, July). Relating differently to intrusive images: The impact of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy on intrusive images in health anxiety (Hypochondriasis). Presented at BABCP Annual Conference, Manchester.

Muse, K., McManus, F., & Williams, J. M. G. (2010, March). Intrusive imagery in health anxiety: Current research and future directions. Invited speaker at UK imagery special interest group meeting, Oxford.

Muse, K., McManus, F., Hackmann, A., Williams, M., & Williams, J. M. G. (2009, July). Intrusive imagery in health anxiety: Nature, prevalence and links to memory. Presented at BABCP Annual Conference, Exeter      

Muse, K. & Scurlock-Evans, L. (2016, June). Using a blended learning approach to teach statistics to Psychology Undergraduates: student and staff perspectives. Presented at University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference, Worcester.

Rakovshik, S., Kennerley, H., & Muse, K. (2016, June). Socratic Methods: What do we mean and how is this measured? Presented at BABCP Annual Conference, Belfast.

 

Poster Presentations

Muse, K., & McManus, F. (2012, June). A qualitative analysis of experts’ experiences of how CBT competence is conceptualised and assessed. Poster session presented at BABCP Conference, Leeds.

Muse, K., McManus, F., & Williams, J. M. G. (2010, June). Relating differently to intrusive images: The impact of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy on intrusive images in health anxiety (Hypochondriasis). Poster session presented at WCBCT Conference, Boston.

Muse, K., McManus, F., Hackmann, A., Williams, M., & Williams, J. M. G. (2010, January). Intrusive imagery in health anxiety: Nature, prevalence and links to memory. Poster session presented at University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry Closed Meeting, Oxford.

Walklet, E., & Muse, K. (2016, July). Psychosocial interventions for quality of life and wellbeing in adults with neuromuscular disorders: systematic review. Presented at European health psychology society conference: Aberdeen.

 

 

 

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Guest lecturer at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre

Research Associate at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre