Canterbury Christ Church University Salomons Centre
At Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology we seek to make a significant contribution to the development and delivery of health and social care services through the application of psychological research and understanding.
The range of our work covers accredited postgraduate programmes, applied research, knowledge transfer, professional practice and consultancy. These activities address a broad range of key areas within applied psychology, psychological therapies, policy support and both service and organisational development.
Alongside our well established professional doctorate in Clinical Psychology, we also run a successful PhD in Professional Practice as well as a range of other postgraduate programmes and short courses.
We also provide training for the improving access to psychological therapies initiative (IAPT) and a practice improvement programme for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). In collaboration with other University departments we are playing an increasing role in extending the contribution of the arts to health care.
Research and knowledge exchange
We are involved in research and knowledge exchange projects in a number of different areas. These include:
- Adult mental health.
- Child and adolescent development and mental health.
- Disability, mental health and sport.
- Health promotion, health psychology and physical conditions.
- Learning, sensory and physical disabilities.
- Mindfulness, (including mediation-based approached), CBT and cognition.
- Older people’s health and wellbeing.
- Professional issues.
- Psychology, Arts and Health.
To find out more about any of these research areas, visit our research page.
Since 1998, the centre has engaged in consultancy to build on and develop the work undertaken by members of the centre’s team. A range of services including expert and process consultancy, as well as facilitation, supervision, mentoring and team development. Significant components of our work are focussed on agencies working with vulnerable young people and their families and the support and developing of staff in the public and voluntary sectors.