Melody Cranbourne-Rosser

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Melody Cranbourne-Rosser    Position: Campus-Based Associate Tutor
   School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
   E-mail: mcranbourne-rosser@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 6243
   Room No: D3.09


Teaching

Module Leader
  • Introduction to Counselling

Teaching
  • BSc Psychology

Undergraduate Supervision
  • Work, Volunteering and Applied Psychology

Publications

  • Regular contributions to Thresholds, BACP Spirituality quarterly journal, within role of Chair of the Division (2013-current)
  • BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Professional Practice Guidelines (British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Sub-Committee for Practice and Research, joint contributor, published 2005)

Conference Presentations
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Practitioner Conference 2015 – Executive Committee Representative for BACP Spirituality / Chaired one of four strands of conference in role of Chair of the Division
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Practitioner Conference 2014 – Executive Committee Representative for BACP Spirituality / Opened spirituality strand of conference in role of Chair of the Division
  • International Register of Consultant Herbalists Annual Conference 2013 – presentation on Practitioner Self-Care and Secondary Trauma
  • British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference 2013 - Presentation / workshop entitled Spiritual Perspectives of Mental Health and Therapeutic and Supervisory Practice

Profile

Melody is an Applied Psychologist, Registered Therapist, and qualified Clinical Supervisor who has worked in the realms of health since the early 80s. She has worked at Cardiff Metropolitan University since November 2014. She also teaches on postgraduate and undergraduate counselling and psychology programmes at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Her overarching theoretical orientation is Humanistic/Integrative and she has undertaken psychotherapeutic training in transpersonal psychology, systemic practice, and creative arts therapies.

Prior to Cardiff Metropolitan University, Melody worked as an applied psychologist/therapist, clinical supervisor, and consultant for a number of statutory services and third sector agencies, and continues to operate a small independent practice alongside her teaching roles. Other previous responsibilities include external assessor for a postgraduate clinical supervision training operating throughout the UK, and visiting lecturer for a range of educational institutions. Prior to this again she worked in both hospital and community settings as a nurse and support worker with people with learning disabilities and mental health problems. She has worked therapeutically with children, young people and adults with a wide range of needs and complex histories.

Research Interests

Secondary trauma and practitioner wellbeing; long-term impact of sexual abuse; working with children and young people who demonstrate sexually harmful behavio​​ur; spiritual abuse; psychotherapeutic approaches to health and wellbeing; spiritual crisis; mental health and spirituality; creative arts therapies and therapeutic play; transformational education.

Research and Enterprise Projects
  • Developing an intervention programme for children demonstrating sexually harmful behaviour (Collaborative project with Barnardo's Cymru Taith Service, 2015 / Enterprise Project funded by Cardiff Metropolitan University £1,693)
  • Spirituality and Mental Health: A critical review of supervision models commonly used within counselling and psychotherapy contexts (2013)
  • Impact Issues: The effects of working with children and young people who demonstrate sexually harmful or sexually concerning behaviour (Collaborative project with Barnardo's, 2002 / Honorarium received from Barnardo's due to policy and procedural changes with regard to services throughout the UK)
  • The long-term effects of sexual abuse (Collaborative project with St Tydfil's Hospital, Clinical Psychology Department, 1996)
  • Art therapy and its use with people with learning disabilities (1996)
  • Skills Survey in the Cynon Valley (Large-scale project funded by Cynon Valley Borough Council, 1990)

Memberships
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Counselling Psychologist)
  • British Psychological Society – also Division of Counselling Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology Section (MBPsS)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – also BACP Spirituality (Registered MBACP)
  • National Counselling Society (Fellow)
  • International Cultic Studies Association
  • British Association for the Study of Spirituality

Executive and Other Responsibilities
  • External Examiner, KRCS (postgraduate clinical supervision training/professional counselling training accredited with NCS) (2015-current)
  • Chair, BACP Spirituality (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) (2013-current)
  • Committee Member, British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Wales (DCoPW) (2013-current)
  • Founder / Lead, BPS DCoP Spirituality Special Interest Group (2013-current)
  • External Assessor, KRCS (Postgraduate clinical supervision training accredited with NCS / validated by University of St Mark & St John and University of Gloucestershire) (2009-2015)
  • Founder / Co-ordinator of BACP Spirituality 'Counselling with Spirit South Wales' (Professional networking group for therapists working from a spiritual perspective) (2012-2014)
  • External Advisor for Validation, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (BA Counselling Skills and Interdisciplinary Studies) (2014)
  • Peer Review Advisor, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (2014)
  • Board Member / Counselling Services Representative, Community Cancer Services Tonypandy (2005-07)
  • Committee Member, Sub-Committee for Practice and Research (SCPR) within BPS Division of Counselling Psychology (2005-07, Honorary Secretary 2004-05)
  • Management Committee Member, Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Merthyr Tydfil (1992-97, Chair 1995-97)