Lucia Berdondini

Dr Lucia Berdondini

Associate Professor

, School of Psychology

Lucia joined UEL in November 2015, as Lecturer. She is currently the Programme Leader of the DL MSc Humanitarian Intervention and Leader of several modules.

Qualifications

  • PhD

Areas Of Interest

Counselling, Humanitarian Intervention

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OVERVIEW

Lucia joined UEL in November 2015, as Lecturer. She is currently Associate Professor and Course Leader of the DL MSc Humanitarian Intervention. She is also teaching on the BSc (Hons) Counselling.

Lucia is a BACP Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist since 2003 and she has been working with a variety of clients, individuals and groups, adolescents and adults. Her area of interest are psychosocial intervention in countries in war and conflict; existential therapies; intercultural counselling. 

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Phenomenological and Existential Therapies;
  • Peace Reconstruction Processes in countries in war and post conflict;
  • Co-construction and implementation of intercultural counselling training;
  • Social Justice and Psychotherapy;
  • Groupwork and social inclusion;
  • Bullying and cyberbullying.

PUBLICATIONS

Afghanistan

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  • Counselling training in Afghanistan: the long term development of the INSPIRE project. Berdondini, L., Kaveh, A. and Grieve, S.. 2019. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. 230-239. 
  • The INSPIRE project: using the 'unknown' to co-construct a training course on humanistic counselling in Afghanistan. Berdondini, L., Grieve, S., Kaveh, A.. 2014. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. Springer. 
  • Counselling training in Afghanistan: the impact of the INSPIRE project. Berdondini, L. Kaveh, A. Greve, S. Submitted . Intervention Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas. 
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Existential Psychotherapy

  • Existential psychotherapies: Similarities and differences among the main branches. Correia, E. A., Cooper, M., Berdondini, L., & Correia, K. 2016. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. 
  • Characteristic practices of existential psychotherapy: A worldwide survey of practitioners' perspectives, Correia, E. A., Cooper, M., Berdondini, L., & Correia, K.. 2017. The Humanistic Psychologist. 45(3), 217-237.

Brexit

  • Brexit and the Counsellor: identity shifts, social responsibility and the therapeutic relationship. Christodoulidi, F., Berdondini, L., Baskerville, V. . 2018. The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy. 18 (2), 92-99. 

TEACHING

BSc (Hons) Counselling

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MSc Humanitarian Intervention by Distance Learning

This ground-breaking MSc course offers online training for people working in humanitarian organisations, wherever they are in the world.

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