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Dr Cathy Amor

Honorary/Visiting, Senior Clinical Tutor

Cathy Amor

Bowland Tower East

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YT

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 5 92975

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Research Interests

I am usually involved in supervising clinically relevant small scale qualitative research projects for first and second year Trainee Clinical Psychologists.

Current Teaching

I organise around 18 days of teaching for the 2nd year Trainee Clinical Psychologists on Clinical Psychology and Older People, this includes some health psychology and some neuropsychology. I teach on Cognitive Analytic Therapy for first and second year trainees, Clincial challenges of working with older peopleplus acceptance and Commitment therapy for 2nd year trainees. I oversee the 'theory practice links' theme of teaching over the three years of training.

Career Details

I am an NHS staff member based permanently at the university as a Senior Clinical Tutor for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme. I have specific responsibilities for co-ordinating teaching and placements for second year trainees who spend 6 months on an older adult, physical health or neuropsychology work placements. I coordinate the, approximately 18 days, teaching which parallels thepractice placement. I am a member of the Old Age Faculty of the British Psychological Society (PSIGE) and take an active role in the NW branch programme of CPD activities and meetings. I also belong to the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT) as I am a qualified practitioner of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). I have an interest qualitative research methods and I also work as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist where one of my main interests is in selection methods. I Chair the programme's Diversity Working Party and take an active role in the Selection and Admissions Working Party. I am a registered Clincial Psychologist and registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health Professions Council. I also co-chair a national selection working party for the Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology. I peer review publications for two journals: Men and Masculinities and for The Journal of Sexual and Realtionship Therapy. I will soon be an external examiner for the Plymouth Clinical Psychology Programme.

Additional Information

Publications

Amor, C., Rogstad, K.E., Tindall, C., Moore, K., Giles, D. & Harvey, P. (2008). Men's experiences of vasectomy: a grounded theory study, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 23(3), 235-246.

Amor, C., Dillon, S. & Steen, L. (2008) Collaboration between the three training courses. PSIGE. 104(July). 47.

Daiches, A. & Amor, C. (2006). the journey towards competency-based selection at the Lancaster doctorate in clinical psychology. Clinical Psychology Forum. 167(November). 24-28.

Simpson, Hemmings, Daiches and Amor (2010). Shortlisting from the Clearing House application form: Is it fit for purpose? Psychology Learning and Teaching, 9(2), pp 32-36.

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