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Dr. Maria Griffiths

Senior Clinical and Academic Tutor

School: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Campus: Salomons

Tel: 01227 927099

Profile summary

After an undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham, I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1997, having trained on the Salomons course, Canterbury Christ Church University. My career in psychology has spanned a number of NHS roles in adult mental health services, with a particular interest in working with adults given a diagnosis of psychosis, and their families. I'm a member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology, with active membership of the Psychosis and Complex Mental Health (PCMH) Faculty, the Intellectual Disabilities Faculty and the Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology. For three years I was co-lead of the Family Interventions Network of the PCMH faculty.

I joined the Salomons programme team in 2015, as a Clinical and Academic Tutor, with responsibility for coordinating the teaching for Learning, Physical and Sensory Disabilities as well as Risk and Ethics. My other teaching interests include family interventions for psychosis, family and carer involvement, and indirect approaches for clinical psychologists in the NHS. My research interests include experiences of different family approaches, carer involvement, formulation and meaning-making in therapies for psychosis, parental mental health and multi-disciplinary clinical supervision.

I continue to work part-time in an NHS role in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, in a specialist role supporting the development of Family Interventions for Psychosis.

Publications and research outputs

Griffiths (2009) Just doing nothing: Reflections on the neglect of ‘negative symptoms’. Clinical Psychology Forum. 196. pp.32-35.

Sin, J., Livingstone, S., Griffiths, M and Gamble, C. (2014) Family intervention for psychosis: impact of training on clinicians’ attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. Psychosis, 6(2), 128-142, doi: 10.1080/17522439.2013.806569 

Taylor, R., Mellotte, H., Griffiths, M., Compton, A. & Valsraj, K. (2016) Carers matter: promoting the inclusion of families within acute inpatient settings. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care, published online 27 January 2016. doi:10.20299/jpi.2016.014

Griffiths, M. (2016) Book review: Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Work: Volume 1 (Edited by Marie Diggins) The British Journal of Psychiatry, 209, 173. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.115.180588

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