Dr Tony Ward

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  • Qualifications:BSc PGCert PGDip MSc PhD CPsychol FBPsS FHEA
  • Position:Associate Professor of Health and Counselling Psychology
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 83109

About me

Dr Tony Ward is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a health and counselling psychologist. He is a chartered member and  fellow of the British Psychological Society. In a career to date spanning more than 28 years, he has worked in four different UK universities, plus industry and overseas. He mainly teaches on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, and is the link tutor for Helsinki Psychotherapy Institute. UWE delivers several programmes in Solution Focussed Therapy with this partner.

Besides his position as an Associate Professor at UWE, Dr Ward is also a visiting academic at Paris VIII university in France. In addition to teaching on the MSc in Clinical Psychology (which is one of the few such courses in the world taught at a distance), he is also a member of the Laboratoire de Psycholpathologie et Neuropsychologie.

Dr Ward is also on the committee of the British Neuropsychological Society, and maintains the society's webpages.

Finally, Dr Ward is a visitor for the HCPC, and a member of the BPS undergraduate education committee. Together this means that he carries out approval and accreditation activities across the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate provisions in psychology.

Dr. Ward maintians a blog and other resources for the counselling psychology community which can be accessed on: http://www.copsy.org.uk/resources.htm  

Area of expertise

Dr Ward has special interests in the practice of counselling psychology with neurological client groups, such as head injury, ME and MS. He is also interested in technology enhanced learning, especially online simulation using second life. In addition he has ongoing projects looking at the understanding and development of an integrative stance in trainee counselling psychologists. He is currently collaborating with Arnaud Plagnol at Universite Paris VIII, on the application of cognitive neuroscience to psychotherapy.  It is hoped that this will lead to various research projects, and a book.


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