Staff profile

Dr Michael Townend


Associate Professor Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

Subject

Psychology

College

College of Health and Social Care

Department

School of Allied Health and Social Care

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

m.townend@derby.ac.uk

About

I'm involved with academic leadership in the areas of psychological therapies and supervision for practice and research degrees.

Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

Research interests

I'm interested in strategies for the dissemination of psychological therapies, teaching formulation within the psychological therapies context, supervision within cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and service user involvement in psychological therapies. I also have a specific interest in research ethics and service evaluation.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

2018

Key Note International Conference on CBT - Delhi, India – Where next for CBT?

Two workshops Trauma and OCD CBT - Delhi, India

Conference paper on evidence based education and supervision - Delhi, India

2016

Outcomes of training in CBP – Paper delivered at the BABCP National Conference.

2015

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis in High Secure Services: An Exploratory Hermeneutic Review of the International Literature

BABCP Conference, Warwick

International experience

I regularily visit India to teach and engage in the dissemination of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy through lectures and workshops.

Recent publications

Clinical trials

Jackson, C., Trower, P., Reid, J., Smith, J., Birchwood, M., Hall, M., Townend, M., Barton, K., Jones, J., Ross, K., Russell, R. and Newton, E. (2010). Improving Psychological Adjustment Following a First Episode of Psychosis: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Cognitive Therapy to Reduce Post-Psychotic Trauma Symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 47, 6, 454 – 462.  

Nuthall, A and Townend, M. (2007). CBT-Based Early Intervention to Prevent Panic Disorder: A Pilot Study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 35, 1, 15-30.

Townend, M and Grant, A. (2006). Integrating Science and Practice, Cognitive Therapy and Driving Phobia. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 13, 554-561.

Single case studies

Grant, A. Townend, M, Mills, J. and Cockx, A. (2008). Formulation in cognitive behaviour therapy. Sage Publications, London. Incorporates three case studies.

Townend, M. and Smith M. E. (2007). Prevention of Domestic Abuse. Clinical Case Studies, 6: 443-453.

Townend, M. (2003). Cognitive therapy for driving phobia. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 31, 369–375.

Townend, M. (2003). Cognitive therapy for driving phobia. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Extended Report Online Publication. Accessed 21st November 2007. http://www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displaySuppMaterial?cupCode=1&type=4&jid=BCP&volumeId=31&issueId=03&aid=167959

Townend, M. (2002). Individual Exposure Therapy for Delusional Disorder in the Elderly. A Case Study of a 71 Year Old Man. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30, 103–109.

Townend, M., Iannetta, L. E. and Freeston, M. (2002). UK study of the supervision practices of Behavioural, Cognitive and Rational Emotive Behavioural Psychotherapists. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30, 485–500.

Townend M. (1995) "Beyond belief" single-case study of hypochondriasis. Nursing Times. 91(42):38-40.

Townend, M. (1994). The efficacy of cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy for hypochondriasis: a pilot investigation. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing. 1(3): 185-6.

Sayer J. Townend M. (1992) A very personal problem a case study of BDD. Nursing Times. 88 (1): 44-6.

Education and supervision

Alfara. J. I., Whitfield, G. and Townend, M. (2015). An internet survey of psychiatrists who have a particular interest in cognitive behavioural therapy: what is the place for the cognitive behavioural model in their role as a psychiatrist? 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1754470X15000021.

Townend, M. (2008). Clinical supervision in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy: development of a model through grounded theory. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15, 4, 328-339.

Grant, A. and Townend, M. (2007). Clinical Supervision: Rescuing the Organisational Dynamic. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 14, 609-14.

Townend, M and Wood, W. (2007). Online supervisor training. Therapy Today, July, 42-44.

Sutton, E., Townend, M. and Wright, J. (2007). Reflective Learning Logs in the Training of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Students. Relective Practice, 8, 387-404.

Townend, M. (2005). Interprofessional supervision from the perspectives of both mental health nurses and other professionals in the field of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 12, 582–588.

Townend, M. (2004). Supervision contracts in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. Supervison Supplement, August, 1-4, BABCP, Accrington.

Service user involvement

Townend, M., Tew, J., Grant, A. and Repper, J. (2008). Involvement of service users in education and training: a review of the literature and exploration of the implications for the education and training of psychological therapists. Journal of Mental Health.

Tew, J., Hendry, S., Townend, M. (2003). Beyond us and them. Mental Health Today, September. 30-32.

Tew, J., Townend, M., and Hendry, S., with Ryan, D., Glynn, T., and Clark, M. (2003) On the Road to Partnership? User Involvement in Education and Training in the West Midlands. Redditch: NIMHE. West Midlands Regional Development Centre. http://www.mhhe.heacademy.ac.uk/docs/external/ontheroad.doc accessed on 20th January 2007.

Townend, M. and Braithwaite, T. (2002). Service user involvement in research. Journal of Mental Health, 11, 2, 117-119.

Townend, M and Shackley, P. (2002). A pilot investigation of conjoint analysis to measure service user preferences for day hospital care. Journal of Mental Health, 11, 1, 85-96.

Townend, M. (2000). Quantitative measurement of service user preferences for mental healthcare: A comparison between consumer satisfaction surveys and conjoint analysis. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 7, 287-288.

Townend, M. (2000). An application of conjoint analysis to the process of psychiatric day hospital care. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 7, 371-372

Policy and practice

Slater, J. & Townend, M., 2016. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis in High Secure Services: An Exploratory Hermeneutic Review of the International Literature. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44(06), pp.652–672. Available at: http://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1352465816000084.

Cox, A.M., Brannigan, C., Harling, M. & Townend, M. (2016) ‘The factors that influence decision making by 8-12 year olds in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): a systematic review’, Research, Policy and Planning , 31(3), pp. 195-207.

Townend, M. (2009). The cognitive behavioural therapist. Editorial for the inaugural issue. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. 1, 2, 1-2.

Grant, A. And Townend, M. (2009). Evidence-based practice and the need for paradigmatic pluralism in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 16, 368–375

Hebblewaite, P and Townend, M. (2008). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Inevitable expansion, criticisms and misconceptions of the model – are they justified Part Two? Accord, September, 16-20.

Hebblewaite, P and Townend, M. (2008). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Inevitable expansion, criticisms and misconceptions of the model – are they justified Part One? Accord, May, 14-18.

Townend, M. (1997). Mental health pathways to care. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing. 4(2): 149-50.

Townend, M. (1997). Paradoxical policies and their impact on mental health care. British Journal of Nursing. 6(4): 190-191.

Research method development

Fakis, A., Hilliam, R., Stoneley, H and Townend, M. (2014). Quantitative Analysis of Qualitative Information From Interviews: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 8 (2): 139-161.

Fakis, A., Hilliam, R., Townend, M., Stoneley, H., & Robinson, G. (2014). Mothers’ and grandmothers’ perceptions relating to causality, treatment and support for families of a child with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Applying enosis, an alternative mixed methods approach. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 8(2), 148–165.