About Dr. Linda Dubrow-Marshall
Preston, England & Pontypridd, Wales - United Kingdom
(+44) (0) 1772-558954
Linda J. Dubrow-Marshall, Ph.D., MBACP, is Research Co-Editor of ICSA Today and is a co-founder of RETIRN, a private practice which provides services to individuals and families who have been affected by cultic influence and abusive relationships. She is the Programme Leader of the MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies) Programme at the University of Salford. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, United Kingdom as both a clinical and a counselling psychologist, and she is a registered counsellor/psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, USA, and a registered psychologist with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, USA. She attends as co-representative of RETIRN/UK as correspondent to the General Assembly of FECRIS (European Federation of Centres of Research and Education on Sects). Dr. Dubrow-Marshall is a Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis (advanced certification) with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is certified by the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association. She has a Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders issued by the American Psychological Association She is a member of the Mental Health and Research Committees for ICSA.
Linda is an integrative psychotherapist, and has been trained in a variety of therapy approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Family Systems, and Solution Focused. She is certified in Clinical Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. She originally trained in the United States, and received her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Counsellor in a variety of settings both in the United States and in the United Kingdom, including Universities, private practice, substance abuse clinics, psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation centres, and prisons. In the U.K., Linda is the Programme Leader for the MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies) programme at the University of Salford, Manchester, where she is a lecturer and researcher. She has conducted and published psychological research, holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Academic Practice (University of Salford) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has taught psychology courses and offered psychotherapy and counselling workshops in numerous settings.
Linda does not believe that one theoretical approach is best for all clients, psychological difficulties, and circumstances. She prefers to formulate an individualized counselling treatment plan in conjunction with client preferences, expectations, and consent. She is respectful of individual differences and appreciates diversity. She has a special interest in BME, International, and Gender issues, and advocates for equality and human rights. Her other areas of specialized interest include people who have been subjected to undue influence in abusive relationships or groups (including cults), trauma (including sexual trauma), eating disorders, addictions, anxiety, and depression. She is interested in the application of IT technology to counselling.
Linda's approach to counselling focuses on how people change and enhancing motivation toward meeting personal goals. She believes that changes occur in stages, at different levels, and through various processes, and she tailors counselling interventions accordingly. She believes that the counselling relationship is integral to helping clients to grow. Linda has felt inspired by her clients' resilience and abilities to overcome many extremely difficult experiences and relationships.
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