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Dr Gillian Rayner
Dr Gillian Rayner
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From September 2011 to present.
From March 2000 to September 2011.
From March 2000 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

With over 27 years experience in Nursing, Counselling and Psychotherapy I have chosen to work with people who have complex interpersonal issues, especially self-injury. I have worked in many mental health settings ranging from Forensic MH to Liaison Psychiatry providing psychotherapy and counselling for clients individually or in groups. My interest in self-harm brought me to teach at Salford where I have worked with colleagues to design and provide courses in working with people who self-harm or have a diagnosis of Personality Disorder.  I have also designed, managed and facilitated an hons degree and masters programme in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I currently am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cogntive Psychotherapy as a Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. My PhD research was Interpersonal processes and self-injury. I used Bricolage as a methodology and analysed interviews using projective Identification as a concept with staff and clients who self-injured to view the interpersonal  processes.Self-injury emerged as a coping strategy for shame and also produced a shame eliciting reaction from others, creating a clear interpersonal maintenance cycle.  I am presently in the process of publishing this work. I also have academic and research interest in interpersonal processes, shame, compassion and case conceptualisation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Key Projects
2017
Mar
A compassionate cognitive psychotherapy group for people who self-harm
Salford CVS, £14,787.00.
Principal Investigator: G Rayner (100%).
2015
Aug
Focus groups with post qualifying mental health nurses
University of Galway, £1,400.00.
Principal Investigator: G Rayner (100%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Poster Presentations
Reports for External Bodies
Thesis
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2013
Jun

A CBT symposium for MSc CBP students and visitors

2013
Jun

A CBT symposium for current students and visitors

2004
Jul

 a one day national conference for professionals exploring concepts and interventions.

2004
Jun

 the aim of the conference was to explore and provide practical strategies to enable staff to work therapeutically with people who self-harm

2002
Apr

 A one day national conference for professionals working with clients who have complex needs or a diagnosis of personality disorder

2001
Nov

 a one day conference for all those seeking to develop and enhance their skill and understanding of the care of people who self-injure

Conference Presentations
2015
Sep
2015
Jul
2014
Jul
2014
Jun
2013
Jun

PhD research study looking at Interpersonal processes and self-injury

2013
Apr

A symposium organised between Universities of Salford, UCLAN and Chester.

2012
May
2012
Mar
2007
Jun
2005
Jul
2002
Jun
2002
Apr
2001
Nov
External Examiner Duties
2013
Mar
2013
Mar

External advisor for the Post Graduate Certificate in CBT and then from Sept 2013 external examiner for this programme.

2011
Sep

 MSc Gestalt in Organisations

2009
Sep

 Cognitive Behavioral Studies and Skills Online University Advanced Diploma

Counselling Studies and Skills Online University Diploma

Clinical Supervision PG Cert Online

 

2009
Feb

 External Advisor MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

Memberships of External Bodies
2007
Sep

 CBT Course Directors Group

Other Evidence of External Esteem
2014
Dec
Dec 2014 I was co-applicant on a successful international collaborative bid who successfully secured ¿5,000 funding from the National University of Ireland Galway to compare the education needs of practicing mental health nurses ... more >>.
2013
Jul

This committe is the UK CBT programme accreditation team. We quality approve and accredit CBT programmes and act as international advisors on this matter.

2012
Aug

 I am part of a team of lectures and researchers who have been successful in gaining 30K to produce a literature review, recommendations for practice and then facilitation of staff learning around self harm. There is also ... more >>.