Staff profile

Michelle Brooks

Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Michelle Brooks


Health, Social, and Community Work


University of Derby Online Learning



I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist (Trauma) and trained clinical supervisor for MSc trainee CBT Psychotherapists. I am qualified to treat a number of mild to moderate clinical presentations such as depression, OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, Panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst other mental health disorders.

I am also a guest lecturer at several universities on the MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course and Clinical Psychology course for year 2 and 3 Doctorate students.

 I have worked in the field of health and social care and mental health for the last 18 years and I am passionate about equipping both undergraduate and post-graduate practitioners and students in their chosen field within health and social care to improve their practice and develop academically.

Research interests

My research and clinical practice area of expertise involves working with Post traumatic stress disorder and refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of torture.

I have also been involved in the development and implementation of national training in collaboration with Freedom from Torture (a national human rights organisation).  The training is designed to assist primary care IAPT practitioners to work effectively with treating PTSD in refugee populations. 

I am also one of four co-authors for the 2019 national NHS England positive practice guidance for working with Black and Minority patients within primary care.

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