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Dr Anthony Hickey
Dr Anthony Hickey
postal addressMS2.51, Mary Seacole Building, University of Salford, Salford, England, M6 6PU.
email addressA.Hickey@salford.ac.uk
telephone01612952142
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From February 2013 to present.
From February 2013 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Current Role and Responsibilities

I am Programme Leader for our post-qualification MSc Advanced Counselling Studies.  I am also leading the introduction of our Therapeutic Learning Centre, aimed at supporting the needs of the local community and providing opportunities for training and research.  I have International links in leading our Directorate's involvement in our Open University Hong Kong franchise.  I am Enterprise Champion for our Directorate.  I teach on several counselling and psychotherapy courses, leading modules on counselling theory and skills, as well as conducting research.  I teach at postgraduate and undergraduate levels as well supervising PhD students. 

Research

I currently hold a Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Research Scholarship to conduct a study into client perspectives on what facilitates intra- and inter-personal development in psychotherapeutic relationships for young adult (aged 16-25) survivors of childhood maltreament.  I am an investigator in a study into the Impact of MIND's Adult Counselling Service on the Mental Health of their Clients.  My PhD research explored the processes involved in provision of therapy by trauma therapists working with adult survivors of childhood maltreatment who were identified as having dissociative experiences.  Within this research I developed a model for the Process of Interpersonally Empowering (P.I.E.).  This research enabled me to enhance my skills as a researcher and to extend my knowledge and skills in relation to qualitative research, and particularly Strauss & Corbin's grounded theory model.

Teaching

My academic interests are in counselling and psychotherapy theory and practice, research methods, and education & learning.  I continue to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  I supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students.  I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 

Background

I have been practising as a therapist for over fifteen years and joined the University of Salford's Counselling and Psychotherapy team several years ago whilst studying for my doctorate.  I have worked in various statutory, voluntary and private sector settings and this has enabled me to gain experience in a range of different operational models.  I have managed Counselling and Stress Management services in the voluntary sector and the NHS, and have experience in establishing, developing and leading teams.  I have experience in integrating various theoretical models, for example hypnotherapy into psychotherapeutic practice.

Key Qualifications
2013
2004
Dissertation - The Primary Care Counsellor and Risk Assessment: How safe is our Practice?
Key Projects
2015
Apr
The Impact of Mind's Adult Counselling service on the mental health of their clients
Mind North Staffordshire, 5,500.00.
Principal Investigator: S McAndrew (50%). Co-Investigators: E Beaumont (25%), A Hickey (25%).
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2016
Feb
2015
May
Conference Presentations
2013
May
2012
Oct
2012
May
2011
Dec
2010
Apr
2009
Nov
2009
Oct
2009
Jun
2009
May
External Examiner Duties
2012
Sep

Continuing duties

2012
Sep

Continuing duties

Internal University Support Received
2015
Apr

A study into client perspectives on what facilitates intra- and inter-personal development in psychotherapeutic relationships for young adult survivors (aged 16-25) of childhood maltreatment.

Invited Papers and Lectures
2014
Dec

Facilitation of discussion regarding training needs for those associated with delivery of Counselling in Primary Care to ensure that practice realizes potential and is supportive of clients.

Other Evidence of External Esteem
2015
Oct
2015
Jun

University of Salford hosted meeting for the NWPPN Counselling Special Interest Group at University of Salford, MediaCityUK, Salford - including interactive live-link video conferencing for practitioners in the field.

2015
May
2014
Aug