Jude Clare Boyles Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Jude Clare Boyles

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I am a BACP Senior Accredited Psychological Therapist. I have been practicing as a therapist for the last 24 years. Prior to qualifying, I worked within the women’s movement in a Rape Crisis Centre and in Women’s Aid refuges. I qualified as a therapist and worked in a mental health crisis service for 11 years. I established and managed Freedom from Torture North West in Manchester for the last 14 years until April 2017. I am now a freelance supervisor and report writer with torture survivors

Biography

I have worked as an integrative therapist for the last 24 years. I am a feminist activist within the women movement, and have worked/campaigned around the issue of male violence against women for most of my adult life. I am a trade unionist.

I established and managed Freedom from Torture North West for 14 years until April 2017. I have a commitment to practising therapy/supervision and managing from a human rights framework.

For the last 16 years I have specialised in working with people seeking asylum and refugees, and survivors of torture.

I currently work part as a Psychological Therapist at Refugee Council, working with Syrian refugees resettled via the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. I also work as a freelance supervisor and report writer, specialising in working with individuals seeking asylum who are survivors of torture and other human rights abuses.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My special interests are refugee mental health, and working with survivors of torture and other abuses, including gender based abuse.
    I have published a number of chapters and articles around working with survivors of torture and refugees/people seeking asylum.
    I have recently edited a book for PCCS Books that was published in October 2017: Psychological Therapies for Survivors of Torture: A human-rights based approach with people seeking asylum.

Books

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