Richard Bennett is a Clinical Psychologist working both at the University of Birmingham and in the NHS. He is an Academic Tutor on the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Programmes, and is the Course Lead for the Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapies.
BSc Psychology, The University of Plymouth
Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Essex School of Occupational Therapy
Clinical Psychology Doctorate, The University of Birmingham
Richard Bennett has worked in the NHS for approximately 20 years, primarily in adult mental health and forensic mental health. He has specialized in providing Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and CBT to service users with a variety of clinical presentations, in addition to extensive experience in the provision of teaching, training and supervision. He is accredited as a CBT therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
As Course Lead for the Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapies, Richard Bennett co-ordinates the course as well as planning and providing much of the teaching. He also contributes to teaching on other CBT courses, as well as the Clinical Psychology Doctorate and the Msc in Forensic Mental Health.
He currently supervises clinically relevant research such as that carried out by students on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate or the CBT Masters programmes, although is not available to take on additional PhD supervision.
He has conducted current and previous research relating to emotional processing, violent fantasy, and care pathways in forensic services.
Actively involved in running The Centre for REBT at The University of Birmingham, which is the UK affiliate of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. The Centre provides training and supervision in REBT for therapists, as well as promoting research in the area.
Works independently as an expert witness, providing psychological assessments and reports for the court in both criminal and civil proceedings.
Bennett, R. (2008). Implementing a single team model of care on a medium secure intensive care unit: an evaluation of a six-month pilot project (5th National Conference of Research in Medium Secure Units 2008, oral presentation).
Bennett, R., Ramakrishna, V. & Maganty, D. (2009). Management of disturbed behaviour/violence in a medium secure intensive care unit: views of staff on the choice of intervention (Royal College of Psychiatrists Conference 2009, poster presentation).
Bennett, R., Ramakrishna, V. & Maganty, D. (2010). Management of disturbed behaviour in a medium secure intensive care unit: views of staff on options for intervention. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care, 7(2), 85-89