Ross White

Job role: 
Reader of Clinical Psychology
Member type: 
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Dr Ross White (PhD, DClinPsy) is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr White set up and directed the MSc Global Mental Health programme at the University of Glasgow. He was lead editor of ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Socio-cultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health’ (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F978-1-137-39510-8), which was released in February 2017. Dr White has research collaborations with the World Health Organization and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees investigating the efficacy of psychosocial interventions (including Self-help Plus, Problem Management Plus, and Community-based Sociotherapy) for reducing distress experienced by refugees particularly in the context and/or aftermath of humanitarian crises. He also has an interest in the processes involved in the linguistic/cultural adaptation of psychological therapies. Dr White has a particular interest in acceptance-based psychosocial interventions. He is an Association of Contextual Behavioural Science peer-reviewed trainer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr White leads the ‘Mental Health in Context’ research group at the University of Liverpool.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
Europe
Population: 
Adults
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Community-based Sociotherapy Adapted for Refugees (COSTAR)

Using an adapted Community-based Sociotherapy approach to reduce depressive symptomology in Congolese refugees.
Region: 
Africa
Population: 
Adults
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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Refugee mental health: exploring the impact of community-based psychosocial interventions

This blog has been cross-posted with kind permission from Evidence Aid in order to mark Humanitarian Evidence Week taking place from 19-25 November.
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