Professor Rudi Dallos
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Professor Rudi Dallos

Professor & Research Director

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

Professor of clinical Psychology and Programme Director of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology Training Programme

Qualifications

B.A. Hons Psychology

M.Sc. Ergonomics and Cybernetics

Ph.D. Psychology

Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Professional membership

Member of the British Psycholopgiacl Society - Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Member of the British Association for Family Therapy

HPC - Health Professions Council

Roles on external bodies

  • Chair of Research Steering Committee ( 2014 - present)  - Thrive Research evaluation, University of Glasgow, MRC
  • Academic and Research National  Committee - Association for Family Therapy
  • QAA Assessor - University of Birmingham - major review 2006
  • Research Project Evaluator (end of programme report) - SSRC (2005)
  • Member External Validating Committee - B.Sc Psychology Degree - University of Wolverhampton 1990 - 1992
  • External Assessor - Introductory Course in Family Therapy, Exeter Dept. of Clinical and Community Psychology 1991

 

Teaching interests

  • Systemic therapies
  • Attachment Theory
  • Eating disorders
  • Personal construct theory
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Social constructionism
  • Research methods - qualitative methods, psychotherapy process research

Staff serving as external examiners

 
Present:

  • University of Liverpool D.Clin Psychology

  • University of Hertfordshire - D.Clin Psychol
 

Past:

  • Psychotherapy Doctorate, University of Teeside, 2003 - present
  • Post Qualifying Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Exeter 1997
  • Doctoral Dissertation Examiner, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, University of Sheffield 1998
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Family Therapy, University of Newcastle -upon-Tyne 1988-1991
  • Validating Committee - B.Sc Psychology Degree - University of Wolverhampton 1990 - 1992
  • Introductory Course in Family Therapy, Exeter Dept. of Clinical and Community Psychology 1991
  • University of Limerick  - D Clin Psychol
  • University of Glasgow - D Clin Psychol

Research interests

  • Autism and Family Therapy
  • Family  dynamics and therapy
  • Family belief systems
  • Narratives and attachment theory
  • Eating disorders and family dynamics
  • Couples dynamics and power
  • Mentoring
  • Trans-generational patterns of attachments
  • Fostering  and Adoption

Other research

  • Sibling relationships and Divorce
  • Depressiona and adolescent women
  • Mentoring and looked after children
  • Eating disorders and attachment theory
  • Race and psychotherapy
  • Depression in new fathers
  • Changes in identity and face and neck cancer

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

 

Current Ph.D. supervision ( 2005 - present) 

    Movita Chapman -  Attachment and pain behaviours in mothers with chronic pain 

University of Plymouth Clinical Doctorate ( 1999 – 2016):

   37 - D Clin Psychol dissertations

     7 current dissertation 

Completed Ph.D.s: 

  • Bartosz Zaniewski (2016)  - Attachment and young people who engage in sexual offending behaviours 
  • Liz Burns (2003) - Therapists use of literature in systemic therapies. Including a Delphi technique to gather information regarding the use of literature by experienced/leading family therapists’ -
  • Jo Evans – Jones (2002) - How G.P.s make decisions to refer patients to psychotherapy
  • Margaret Satchell (2001) - How couples make changes - a comparison of the accounts of hetero and homo-sexual couples in relation to transitional milestones and perceived significant changes in their relationships’
  • Sally Foreman (1996) - Inequalities of Power and Sexual problems in Couples
  • Vic Tuck (1992) - Social deprivation and child abuse
  • Barry Cripps (1988) -Social Interaction in Soccer Teams
  • David Aldridge (1983) - An Investigation of Deliberate Self Harm in Families. 

 

Grants & contracts

 

  • A  study to evaluate the feasibility of a  Randomised Control Trial of SAFE - a family attachment based intervention for families with a child diagnosed with autism 

  • Promise Mentoring Scheme, Somerset,. Initial £20,000 -  exploring the experience and effectiveness of mentoring young people who are 'looked after' by Social Services. ( Hasina Carder - Research Assistant) 
  • Co- Director ( with Dr. J. Stedmon) , HEFC joint grant (£150,000) with Plymouth and Exeter University for exploration of PBL in clinical training. ( 2002-2005) 
  • One – year HEFC-QR ( £8,000) research grant from University of Plymouth – trans-generational patterns of attachments in families.( 2001-2002) ( Jay LaVille- Research Associate)

 

Research groups

  • Mental Health
  • Parenting and Child Welfare
  • Plymouth Inequalities Group
  • Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Dallos R & O'Shaugnessy R 2011 'A narrative study of the lives of women who experience anorexia nervosa' Qualitative Research in Psychology
Dallos R & Smart C 2011 'An exploration of family dynamics and attachment strategies in a family with ADHD/ conduct problems' Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Dallos R & Dos Santos O 2011 'The experience of African-Caribbean Clients and their White Therapists During the Process of Cross-Cultural Therapy: A Discourse Analysis' Qualitative Research in Psychology
Dallos R & Nokes L 2010 'Distress, Loss and Adjustment Following the Birth of a Baby: A Qualitative Exploration of One New Father’s Experiences' J. Of Constructivist Psychology
Dallos R & Vetere A 2010 'Systems Theory, Family Attachments and Processes of Triangulation: Does the Concept of Triangulation offer a useful' J. of Family Therapy
Crittenden PM & Dallos R 2009 'All in the family: integrating attachment and family systems theories' Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 14, (3) 389-409 Author Site , DOI
O'Shaughnessy R & Dallos R 2009 'Attachment research and eating disorders: a review of the literature' Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 14, (4) 559-574 Author Site , DOI
Shaw SK, Dallos R & Shoebridge P 2009 'Depression in female adolescents: an IPA analysis' Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 14, (2) 167-181 Author Site , DOI
Brooks E & Dallos R 2009 'Exploring young women's understandings of the development of difficulties: a narrative biographical analysis' Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 14, (1) 101-115 Author Site , DOI
Turpin M, Dallos R, Owen R & Thomas M 2009 'The Meaning and Impact of Head and Neck Cancer: An Interpretative Phenomenological and Repertory Grid Analysis' JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTIVIST PSYCHOLOGY 22, (1) 24-54 Author Site , DOI
Dallos R & Denford S 2008 'A qualitative exploration of relationship and attachment themes in families with an eating disorder' Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 13, (2) 305-322 Author Site
Dallos R & Vetere A 2008 'Editorial: relevance and evidence?' Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 13, (4) 491-492 Author Site , DOI
Vetere A & Dallos R 2008 'Systemic therapy and attachment narratives' JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY 30, (4) 374-385 Author Site
Dallos R 2007 'Don't look back in anger: learning from my mistakes with Mark and his family' Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 12, (3) 361-368 Author Site
Dallos 2006 'Solution-focused Brief Therapy with Families Who Have a Child with Intellectual Disabilities: A Description of the Content of Initial Sessions and the Processes' Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 11 (3), 367-386 , DOI
Shaw SK & Dallos R 2005 'Attachment and adolescent depression: The impact of early attachment experiences' Attachment & Human Development 7, (4) 409-424
Dallos R 2005 'Young People's Experience of Mentoring: Building Trusts and Attachments' Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 10 (3), 369-383 , DOI
Dallos R 2004 'Attachment narrative therapy: integrating ideas from narrative and attachment theory in systemic family therapy with eating disorders' Journal of Family Therapy 26, (1) 40-65
Dallos R 2004 'The Experience of the Impact of Divorce on Sibling Relationships: a Qualitative Study' Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 9 (2), , DOI
Dallos R 2003 'Using Narrative and Attachment Theory in Systemic Family Therapy with Eating Disorders' Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 8(4), 521-535 , DOI
Dallos R 2002 'A systemic treatment of bulimia nervosa' Journal of Family Therapy 24, (4) 441-442
Hamilton – Brown L & Dallos R 2002 'Pathways to Problems; the Case of ADHD' Context 59 (Feb), 8-11
Marsh R & Dallos R 2001 'Roman Catholic couples: Wrath and religion' Family Process 40, (3) 343-360
Dallos R & Hooper A 0 'Fathers and Daughters: Their relationship and attachment themes in the shadow of an eating disorder' Journal of Family Therapy
Dallos R & Hill K 0 'How adolescents make sense of their self harm and life experiences' Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Books
Dallos R 2006 Attachment Narrative Therapy. McGraw –Hill/Open Univ. Press
Johnstone L & Dallos R 2005 Formulation in Psychotherapy. Routledge
Draper R & Dallos R 2005 Introduction to Systemic Family Therapy. 2nd Edition. McGraw Hill/ OU Press
Vetere A & Dallos R 2005 Research Methods in Psychotherapy. McGraw –Hill/Open Univ. Press
Vetere A & Dallos R 2003 Working Systemically with families: Formulation, Intervention and Evaluation. Karnac Press
Dallos R & Stedmon J 0 Attachment and family dynamics.
Chapters
Dallos R 2010 'Psychiatry and Evidence Based Text' in Puri B; Treasden I Family Therapy In London Hodder/Arnold
Dallos R & Draper R 2010 'Systems Theory, Family Attachments and Processes of Triangulation: Does the Concept of Triangulation offer a useful bridge?' An Introduction to Family Therapy Open University Press
Stedmon J & Dallos R 2009 'Maidenhead: Systems Theory, Family Attachments and Processes of Triangulation: Does the Concept of Triangulation offer a useful bridge?' Reflective Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling Open University Press

Other academic activities


  • Visiting Professor ( current) - University of Debrecen, Hungary 
  • Editorial Board (current)  - journal - Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Action/Associate  Editor - Psychology and Psychotherapy ( BPS)
  • Book Reviews Editor - Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry (journal)
  • Book Reviw Editor - Journal of Family Therapy
  • Book proposals reviewer - Sage Publications, McGraw-Hill publications
  • Board of Assessors - Journal of Family Therapy
  • Board of Assessors – Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Guest Co-editor Context - 2002
  • Book proposals reviewer - Sage Publications, McGRaw-Hill publications

Consultancy:

  • Gweres Kernow - Cornwall Social Service - Child Sex Offending Team (current)
  • South Devon NHS - Torbay CAMHS - ANT family therapy service ( current) 
  • Hungarian Family Therapy Association, Developing Program in Family Therapy distance teaching ·
  •  Finnish Family Therapy Association , consultancy regarding application of systemic ideas in relation to work with couples
  • Institute for Family Therapy, London, consultation re. distance teaching methods
  • Southmead Hospital, Bristol NHS, systemic family therapy service for eating disorders
  • Aylesbury NHS, Systemic Family Therapy service
  • Promise Mentoring service, Social Services, Somerset
  • Totnes NHS, eating disorders service, consultation re. application of systemic family therapy and attachment theory
  • Learning Disability service - Totnes NHS – systemic consultation

Additional information

Personal interest in music , guitar , rock and blues

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