About the Author

I am a clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience in clinical and academic contexts.

Most of my therapeutic work has been with adults in primary care, together with input into psychiatric rehabilitation and contributions to secondary care.

I was a Lecturer at Newcastle University from 1988 to 1998, and held an Honorary Visiting Lectureship with Teesside University from 2001 to 2018. Whilst At Newcastle University I was Academic Course Organiser for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology focusing on curriculum development and teaching provision. I have extensive experience of teaching and supervising on both Doctorate courses. My commitment to theoretically integrative therapy practice has been reflected in all of these contexts.

I live in the North East of England with my husband and our two cats.

Educational Background:

I studied biochemistry at the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, and gained my PhD while working in the pharmaceutical industry. I studied psychology as a mature student at the University of Sheffield, did my professional training at  the University of Liverpool, and have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

Professional Background:

My early graduate employment was laboratory based, giving me a solid grounding in aspects of pure science and  measurement issues, and providing me with a particular slant on the limits of logical positivism in the psychosocial context.

My therapeutic work has been with adults in primary care and psychiatric rehabilitation, taking an integrative approach drawing on humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural perspectives. My experience of clinical psychology training includes supervising and mentoring trainees and qualified staff, curriculum development and syllabus organisation, formal teaching and workshop provision. I currently work on an independent basis, focusing on academic and post qualification training activities, and I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.

Key Publications:

Hingley, S. M. (1992). Psychological theories of delusional thinking: In search of integration. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 65, 347-356

Hingley, S. M. (1995). Cognition, emotion and defence: Processes and mechanisms of change in a brief psychotherapy of depression. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2 (2), 122-133. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.5640020207

Hingley, S. M. (1997). Psychodynamic perspectives on psychosis and psychotherapy I: Theory. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 70, 301-312. <https:/doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8341.1977.tb01908.x

Hingley, S. M. (1997). Psychodynamic perspectives on psychosis and psychotherapy II: Practice.British Journal of Medical Psychology, 70, 313-324. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8341.1997.tb01909.x

Hingley, S. M. (2001). Psychodynamic theory and narcissistically related personality problems: Support from case study research. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 74,5-72. https://doi.org/10.1348/000711201160803

Hingley, S. M. (2006). Finding meaning within psychosis: The contribution of psychodynamic theory and practice. In J. O. Johannessen, B. V. Martindale, & J. Cullberg (Eds.), Evolving psychosis: Different stages, different treatments. Routledge.

Susan  M Hingley

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