Claire Arnold-Baker

BSc, MA, DCPsych, AFBPsS, UKCP Reg, CPsychol, HCPC registered practitioner psychologist

NSPC Roles
Academic Manager,
Course Leader,
Research Supervisor,
Clinical Supervisor,
Teacher

Claire is Academic Manager at NSPC and also Course Leader for the DCPsych Programme.  She is a lecturer and clinical supervisor on the doctoral programmes and provides research supervision to both doctoral and masters students.

Claire’s research interests include; Self and Identity, Life Crisis and Life Transitions, Existential and Human Issues and Depression.  Although her particular interest is in the maternal experience, postnatal depression/anxiety/PTSD and parenting.  Claire completed her doctoral research on the transition to motherhood from an existential perspective and she has successfully supervised doctoral students to completion on the father’s experience of living with women with PND, motherhood and existential responsibility, trauma of a premature birth, birth trauma (masters thesis), 

Recent publications include:

Books

  • (2020)   The Existential Crisis of Motherhood, edited book, Palgrave    
  • (2018)   Existential Therapy: Distinctive Features’ co-authored with Emmy van Deurzen, Routledge
  • (2005)   Existential Perspectives on Human Issues, co-edited with Emmy van Deurzen, Palgrave

Chapters

  • (2022) 'Working in perinatal mental health as a counselling psychologist'
  • (2019)   ‘Challenges and New Developments’, co-edited with Lamont, N., in Deurzen, E. van (eds) Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy, London: Wiley
  • (2019)    ‘Philosophical and Political Challenges to Existential-Phenomenological Therapy’, co-authored with Lamont, N., in Deurzen, E. van (eds) Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy, London: Wiley
  • (2019)   ‘Case Study: Rahim’s Dilemma, Case Study by Emmy van Deurzen, Commentary by Claire Arnold-Baker’, in Deurzen, E. van (eds) Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy, London: Wiley
  • (2018)   ‘Existential Therapy’, in Sherine, A. Talk Yourself Better: A confused person’s guide to therapy, counselling and self-help, London: Robinson
  • (2008) ‘Existential Psychotherapy: Philosophy and Practice’, co-authored with van Deurzen, E., in Jordon, K., The Quick Theory Reference Guide: A resource for expert and novice mental health professionals, New York: Nova Science Publishers
  • (2005) ‘Procreation’, co-authored with Donaghy, M., in van Deurzen, E. & Arnold-Baker, C. (eds) Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice,  Basingstoke: Palgrave
  • (2005) ‘Depression’, in van Deurzen, E. & Arnold-Baker, C. (eds) Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice,  Basingstoke: Palgrave
  • (2005) ‘The Self’, co-authored with van Deurzen, E., in van Deurzen, E. & Arnold-Baker, C. (eds) Existential Perspectives on Human Issues: A Handbook for Therapeutic Practice,  Basingstoke: Palgrave

Articles and Papers

  • (2019)   ‘The Process of Becoming: Maternal Identity in the Transition to Motherhood’, in Existential Analysis, 30.2, July 2019. pg 260-274.
  • (2019)   ‘The public-private paradox: An existential exploration of mothers in society’, in Self & Society: International Journal for Humanistic Psychology, 47 (1), pg 7-13.

    


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