Staff Profile


Dr Daniel Salter

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Course Director

School: School of Psychology and Life Sciences

Campus: Salomons

Tel: 01227 927088

Profile summary

Dr Daniel Salter is the Director of CBT Programmes, including the BABCP/IAPT Level 2 accredited High Intensity Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies: CBT, and the MSc in Psychological Therapies: CBT.

Daniel gained a BSc in Chemistry from Kings College London in 1989 before working for Unilever in their management training scheme. However he changed direction and graduated with an honours degree in Psychology from Goldsmiths, University of London in 1996. He obtained a research post in the Behavioural & Brain Sciences Unit at the Institute of Child Health, UCL, working on a 4-year Dept. of Health funded project under the supervision of Prof Richard Hastings & Prof David Skuse. This was a catch-up longitudinal study identifying risk factors for the development of sexually abusive behaviour in males, who had themselves been the victims of such abuse (Salter et al., 2003). Daniel completed his PhD at this time, investigating protective factors against sexually abusive behaviour in this group. He subsequently commenced Clinical Psychology training at Sheffield University and once qualified, obtained a post as Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Leeds University, which included an honorary clinical position in a local Community Mental Health Team. He remained in post for three years, with responsibility for CBT teaching on the programme.

Daniel moved to Canterbury Christ Church University in 2006 to join the Clinical Psychology Doctorate team at Salomons as a Clinical & Academic Tutor. He worked clinically in a local CMHT and continued with his interest in CBT, obtaining a PG Diploma in CBT (Merit) in 2009. He became a BABCP fully accredited CBT therapist in 2012, when he also took over as Director of the CBT Programmes at CCCU. 

Research and knowledge exchange

Daniel has supervised Doctoral level research in Clinical Psychology for over ten years, employing mostly quantitative, but some qualitative designs.  He is currently supervising three such projects, and one MSc project.  His interests, and current research projects include:

Identification of risk and protective factors for psychopathology

Identifying mediators and moderators in psychological processes

Evaluation of the effects of a brief mindfulness practice in CBT therapists

An Investigation of deterioration following treatment in an IAPT service

Teaching and subject expertise

As indicated, Daniel has taught on two BPS accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programmes, in which he led on CBT and Clinical Skills. This expertise has been maintained and now as Director of CBT Programmes, he continues to lecture and lead workshops  in each of the three main curriculum areas:

Fundamentals of CBT

CBT for Anxiety Disorders

CBT for Depression

External activities

Daniel is an External Examiner for the IAPT High Intensity PG Diploma at the University of East Anglia.

Publications and research outputs

Clarke, S.P., Sharma, D., & Salter, D.C. (2014) Examining fast & slow effect for alcohol and negative emotion in problem and social drinkers. Addiction Research & Theory. Early Online 1-10.

McMillan, D., Hastings, R., Salter, D., & Skuse, D. (2008). Developmental risk factor research and sexual offending against children: a review of some methodological issues. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Salter, D., McMillan, D., Richards, M., Talbot, T., Hodges, J., Bentovim, A., Hastings, R., Stevenson, J., & Skuse, D.(2003). Development of sexually abusive behaviour in sexually victimised males: A longitudinal study. The Lancet, 361, 471-476.


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