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Dr Sue Watson

Clinical Director - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Location: Room 448, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London WC1E 7HB

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 679 1605 (x41605)
Email: s.watson@ucl.ac.uk

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Clinical Interests

  • Psychological treatments for anxiety disorders
  • Developing effective Third Wave therapeutic approaches
  • Process issues in CBT
  • Formulating and intervening with complex presentations
 

Research Interests

  • Models of training and supervision
  • Repertory grid methodology
  • Process and outcome in brief therapies


 

Publications

    2011

    • Bell, R. C., Winter, D. A., Watson, S. B. (2011). Midpoint ratings on personal constructs: Constriction or the middle way? Journal of Constructivist Psychology [In preparation]
    • Watson, S. B. (2011). Flirting with the Devil: Teaching CBT at UCL. Presented at: 39th British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) conference University of Surrey, Guildford.

    2010

    • Watson, S. B. (2010). Leaving our ecological niche and adapting: Elaborating personal construct therapy into the third wave. Presented at: 0th conference of European Personal Construct Association, Belgrade.

    2009

    • Watson, S. B. (2009). The future of personal construct therapy: Elaboration or extinction? Presented at: 18th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology Venice.

    2008

    • Bell, R., Winter, D., Watson, S. B. (2008). The assessment of intrapsychic conflict and its therapeutic resolution: A comparison of repertory grid methods. Presented at: 39th Annual Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research Barcelona.
    • Feixas, G., Saul, L., Winter, D., Watson, S. B. (2008). Un studio naturalistasobre el cambio de los conflictoscognitivosdurante la psicoterapia. Apuntes de Psicologia 26, 243-255
    • Saul, L. A., Feixas, G., Winter, D., Watson, S. B. (2008). Changes on conflicts in self-construing across psychotherapies. Presented at: 39th Annual Meeting, Society for Psychotherapy Research Barcelona.

    2005

    • Gillman-Smith, I., Watson, S. B. (2005). The challenge of borderline personality disorder: a personal construct group psychotherapy approach. In Winter, D. A., Viney, L. L. (Eds.). Advances in Personal Construct Psychotherapy. ( ).
    • Watson, S. B. (2005). Personal Construct therapy and the cognitive therapies revisited: how different are they in the 21st century? Presented at: 16th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology Columbus.
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (2005). A process and outcome study of personal construct, cognitive and psychodynamic therapies in a National Health Service setting. In Winter, D. A., Viney, L. L. (Eds.). Advances in Personal Construct Psychotherapy. ( ).

    2003

    • Gillman-Smith, I., Watson, S. B. (2003). Borderline Personality Disorder: A personal construct group psychotherapy approach. Presented at: 15th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology Huddersfield.
    • Winter, D. A., Watson, S. B., Gillman-Smith, I., Gilbert, N., Acton, T. (2003). Border crossing: A personal construct group therapy approach for clients with diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. In Chiari, G., Nuzzo, M. L. (Eds.). Psychological Constructivism and the Social World. ( ). Milan FrancoAngeli.

    2002

    • Winter, D., Watson, S. B., Gillman-Smith, I., Gilbert, N., Acton, T. (2002). Border crossing. Presented at: 6th Conference of European Personal Construct Association Florence.

    2000

    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. (2000). Towards an evidence base for personal construct psychotherapy. Presented at: 5th Conference of European Personal Construct Association. Malta.
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (2000). Towards an evidence base for personal construct psychotherapy. In Fisher, J. M., Cornelius, N. (Eds.). Challenging the Boundaries:PCP Perspectives for the New Millenium. ( ). Farnborough EPCA Publications..
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (2000). What works for whom but shouldn’t, and what doesn’t work for whom but should? European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health. 3(2), 245-261
    • Winter, D., Bhandari, S., Lutwyche, G., Metcalfe, C., Riley, T., Sireling, L., Watson, S. B. (2000). Deliberate and undeliberated self harm: theoretical basis and evaluation of a personal construct psychotherapy intervention. In Scheer, J. W. (Ed.). The Person in Society: Challenges to a Constructivist Theory. ( ). Giessen Psychosozial-Verlag.

    1999

    • Watson, S. B. (1999). How do therapists construe clients, other therapists, and researchers? Presented at: 13th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology Berlin.
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. (1999). ‘Real’ NHS clients: what are their problems and how well does therapy work? Presented at: 16th Annual Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (UK) Ravenscar.
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1999). Personal construct psychotherapy and the cognitive therapies: different in theory but can they be differentiated in practice? Journal of Constructivist Psychology. 12, 1-22
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1999). Use of the repertory grid as a nomothetic measure in psychotherapy research: an example of optimal functioning, or of failure to complete the experience cycle? In Fisher, J. M., Savage, D. J. (Eds.). Beyond Experimentation into Meaning. ( ). Farnborough EPCA Publications..

    1998

    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1998). Use of the repertory grid as a nomothetic measure in psychotherapy research: an example of optimal functioning, or of failure to complete the experience cycle? Presented at: 4th Conference of European Personal Construct Association Chester..
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1998). What works for whom but shouldn’t, and what doesn’t work for whom but should? Presented at: 15th Annual Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (UK) Ravenscar.

    1997

    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1997). Therapeutic outcome and its predictors in personal construct and cognitive therapies in a National Health Service setting. Presented at: 14th Annual Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (UK), Ravenscar..
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A., Rossotti, N. (1997). The Personal Construct Inventory: an alternative construction of personal construct methodology, or just another esoteric questionnaire? In Denicolo, P., Pope, M. (Eds.). Sharing Understanding and Practice. ( ). Farnborough EPCA Publications.
    • Winter, D. A., Watson, S. B. (1997). Psicoterapia de constructos personales y terapias cognitivas: diferentes en teoría, pero pueden ser diferenciadas en la práctica? Revista Argentina de Clinica Psicologia. VI(2), 105-121

    1996

    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1996). A comparative process and outcome study of personal construct, cognitive and psychodynamic therapies in a British National Health Service Setting. Presented at: 12th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology Seattle.
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1996). Psicoterapia dei construtti personali e terapie cognitive: differenti in teoria, possono essere differenziate in pratica? Psicoterapia 6(7), 55-68
    • Winter, D. A., Watson, S. B. (1996). A comparative investigation of the process of personal construct and rationalist cognitive therapies. Presented at: 27th Annual Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research. Amelia Island, Florida..
    • Winter, D. A., Watson, S. B. (1996). Does the Dodo bird verdict also apply to process research? A preliminary investigation of personal construct and rationalist cognitive therapies. Presented at: 3th Annual Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (UK). Ravenscar..

    1995

    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1995). Client construing and its relationship with client and therapist behaviour in a therapy session. Presented at: 26th Annual Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research. Vancouver..
    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1995). Therapeutic alliance effects on process and outcome in three forms of psychotherapy in a National Health Service setting. Presented at: 12th Annual Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research (UK). Ravenscar..
    • Winter, D. A., Watson, S. B. (1995). Personal construct psychotherapy and the cognitive therapies: different in theory but can they be distinguished in practice? Presented at: 11th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology. Barcelona..

    1994

    • Watson, S. B., Winter, D. A. (1994). A comparative outcome and process study of personal construct, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic therapies. Presented at: 25th Annual Meeting of Society for Psychotherapy Research. York..