Here is my conference presentation from the 2022 annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)
Author: Dr Sam Cooley
A collection of short videos on outdoor talking therapy
A selection of short videos from around the world, featuring walk and talk therapy, urban street therapy, nature-based therapy and friendship benches.
Beyond the therapy room: An exploration of outdoor talking therapy (recorded seminar)
Recorded presentations from Sam Cooley and Jonathan Hoban at the University of Leicester’s Clinical Psychology Culture Seminar, Feb 2021
Recontextualising psychological interventions in the outdoors: A call for submissions
A call for research submissions to Frontiers in Psychology
Outdoor talking therapy: Issues of privilege and ‘connecting with nature’
We need to support outdoor talking therapy in being more widely available and inclusive. This includes empowering therapists to explore the outdoors as an alternative context for therapy, rather than ring fencing and commodifying this practice for a select few.
Urban walking can be as beneficial as walking in green spaces
A study exploring the impact of green vs. urban spaces during a walking group for mental health service users.
5,4,3,2,1: A quick, effective and versatile grounding technique
The 5,4,3,2,1 has been the one grounding technique that comes up as a favourite, time and time again.
BPS and ACP-UK guidelines for outdoor talking therapy
Join the debate to contribute to new guidelines for outdoor talking therapy
‘Into the Wild’: Exploring talking therapy in natural outdoor spaces
Full slides and notes from my presentation on outdoor talking therapy at the 2020 Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference
New open access journal article on Strengths Profiling
Strengths profiling is a practical and person centred technique used to identify an individual’s character strengths.