Regent’s Centre for Relational Studies and Psychological Wellbeing (RCRSPW)

The RCRSPW initiates and supports high-quality research of national and international standing. We use contemporary methodologies to explore new and emerging topics within psychotherapy and psychology.

About the RCRSPW Research Centre

The Centre has an outstanding reputation for integrative, pluralistic and phenomenological research in psychotherapy and psychology, supporting the masters' and doctorate programmes offered by Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology (RSPP).

Upcoming Events

Cancellation of Conference June 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have decided to postpone this year’s Regent’s Centre for Relational Studies and Psychological Wellbeing 7th Annual One Day conference, scheduled for 6 June 2020.  We hope to reschedule the conference for 5 June 2021 and will keep you informed of updates.
 
We wish you well during this most difficult situation and hope to see you in 2021. 

Aims

The Centre’s fundamental mission is on relational processes and interventions that support psychological wellbeing and enhance psychological/therapeutic knowledge and practice.

The Centre aims to be an internationally recognised hub for research activity into therapeutic and psychological relational processes.

Ethos

The Centre promotes a non-doctrinaire, integrative attitude to psychotherapy and counselling psychology research using critical theory, philosophical reflection and reflexive clinical practice.

By bringing together a range of theoretical approaches, staff expose students to difference in conceptualisation, epistemological traditions and philosophical principles, enabling the development of an open, reflexive attitude to research and practice.

This attitude allows competing and diverse models to be considered both conceptually and experientially so that their areas of interface and divergence can be exposed, considered and clarified.

The aim is to highlight the value of holding the tension between contrasting and often contradictory ideas, of ‘playing with’ their experiential possibilities and of allowing a paradoxical security, which can ‘live with’ and at times even thrive in the absence of final and fixed truths.