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Dr Sofie Bager-Charleson

 

 

 

Dr Sofie Bager-Charleson

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Senior Fellow

Director of Studies

Faculty of Post-Qualification and Professional Doctorates

E-mail: sofie.bager-charleson@metanoia.ac.uk

Telephone: 07906599119

  

Biography

Dr Sofie Bager-Charleson is the Director of Studies on the MPhil/PhD at Metanoia Institute. She also teaches and supervises research students on the Professional Doctorate programme, DPsych and on the TA MSc at Metanoia/Middlesex University. She has published widely in the field of research reflexivity, including the text book Practice-based Research in Therapy: A Reflexive Approach (Sage, 2014) and acting as guest editor in the UKCP journal the Psychotherapist (2016) about Creative Use of Self in Research.

Sofie researches into Psychotherapy research (Bager-Charleson, Du Plock & McBeath 2017) and is the co-founder of IMPACT, a research network headed by Professor DuPlock at the Metanoia Institute, aimed to encourage the generation and exchange of ideas and knowledge within and beyond the Institute. For more information please go to our IMPACT web page:

http://www.metanoia.ac.uk/research/research/impact-research-network-irn/

Sofie is a UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapist and supervisor. She holds a PhD from Lund University in Sweden, specialising in attachment issues within families and reflective practice amongst teachers.

 

Fields of special interest;

• Research training for therapists

• Epistemology

• Narrative research/inquiry

• Transcultural theory

• Reflexivity

  

Institute Roles

  • Director of Studies and University Link Tutor, MPhil/PhD

  • Directory of Studies, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (DCPsych)

  • Module Leader and Academic Adviser, DPsych Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies

  • Metanoia Research Committee, Vice Chair

  • Metanoia Ethics Committee, Member

  • Academic Quality and Standards Committee, Member

  • Metanoia Student and Staff Committee, Member

 

Selected Recent Publications

  • Bager-Charleson, S. and McBeath, A. (2019 in Press) Enjoying Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Palgrave-MacMillan

  • Bager-Charleson, S. (2019 In press) Reflective Practice for Research Supported Counselling and Psychotherapy. [revised 2nd edition, Bager-Charleson 2010]London: Sage

  • Bager-Charleson, S., du Plock, S., McBeath, A (2018) “Therapists have a lot to add to the field of research, but many don’t make it there”. A narrative thematic inquiry into counsellors’ and psychotherapists’ embodied engagement with research. Journal for Language and Psychoanalysis, (7) 2018, http://www.language-and-psychoanalysis.com/article/view/2603

  • Bager-Charleson, S., McBeath, A., du Plock, S. (2018 in Press) The Relationship Between Psychotherapy Practice and Research:  A Mixed-Method Exploration of Practitioners’, CPR Journal special issue Winter 2018. (Presented at the International Association for Counselling IAC conference, Malta University. Research Presentation “Research training for counsellors and psychotherapists - an international exploration" by Professor Wright and Dr Bager-Charleson)

  • Bager-Charleson & Kasap, Z. (2017a) Embodied Situatedness and Emotional Entanglement in Research. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 190–200, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/capr.12122/full 

  • Bager-Charleson, S., Dewaele, J., Costa, B. & Kasap, Z.  A Multilingual Outlook: Can Awarness-Raising about Multilingualism  Affect Therapists’ Practice? A Mixed-Method Evaluation. Language and Psychoanalysis, 2017, 6 (2), 56-75 http://dx.doi.org/10.7565/landp.v6i2.1572

    file:///D:/Bager-Charleson%20Multilingual%20training-Article%20Text-7562-2-10-20171219.pdf

    (Presented at the Birkbeck Round Table 13-14/6 2016)

  • Bager-Charleson, S. (2017) Countertransference in Reflective Practice. An integrative approach to monitor self-awareness in clinical practice. In Introduction to Countertransference in Therapeutic Practice: A Myriad of Mirrors pp. 145-167

  • Bager-Charleson, S. (2017) Countertransference in Research: An intersubjective reflexive approach. In Introduction to Countertransference in Therapeutic Practice: A Myriad of Mirrors pp. 167-185

  • Bager-Charleson, S (ed) (2016) Guest editor for a spring issue of the Psychotherapist Journal: Creative and Effective use of self in research. Issue 62:16. UKCP: The Psychotherapist   https://issuu.com/ukcp-publications/docs/the_psychotherapist_spring_web

  • Bager-Charleson, S (2015) Monitoring the supervisory relationship from the perspective of a supervisee. BACP: Good Practice in Action 011 at:

    http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/newGPG.php

  • Bager-Charleson, S. (2015) Reflective Practice, Sage Video http://sk.sagepub.com/video/reflective-practice

  • Bager-Charleson, S, Hollins-Martin, C., Priest, A. (2015) Exploring clients’ responses to changing pronoun use from second person (you) to first person (I) during therapy: a constructivist qualitative approach. Counselling Psychotherapy Research Journal

  • Bager-Charleson, S. (2015) Relational reflexivity in therapy-based research’, in Goss, S. and Stevens, C. Making Research Matter. London: Routledge

  • Bager-Charleson, S. (2014) Practice-based research in therapy – a reflexive approach. London: Sage

  • Bager-Charleson, S. (2012) Personal Development in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Exeter: Learning Matters

  • Bager-Charleson & Van Rijn, B (2011). Assessment in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Exeter: Learning Matters

  • Bager-Charleson, S. (2010) Why Therapists choose to be therapists. London: Karnac

    This included literature review, a survey targeting 230 counsellors and six case studies.

  • Bager-Charleson S. (2010) Reflective Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Exeter: Learning Matters

  • Bager-Charleson, S. (2003). The Parent’s school? Narrative research about parental involvement in education. Lund: Student literature

 

Recent Conference Presentation

  • 21-22 March 2018. Metanoia Institute. Keynote speaker (and organiser) at Metanoia Research Academy. http://www.metanoia.ac.uk/research/research-academy/

  • 13 June 2016. Birkbeck University of London. Research Presentation: ‘Can Awareness-raising About Multilingualism Affect Therapists’ Practice? A Mixed-method Evaluation’, by Bager-Charleson & Costa. Bloomsbury round table on communication. Cognition and culture; multilingualism, multiculturalism and emotion.

  • 14 June 2016. Birkbeck University of London. ‘Reflexivity in Research’, by Bager-Charleson. Bloomsbury round table on communication. Cognition and culture; multilingualism, multiculturalism and emotion.

  • 8 July 2016. International Association for Counselling IAC conference, Malta University. Research Presentation “Research training for counsellors and psychotherapists - an international exploration" by Professor Wright and Dr Bager-Charleson.

  • 30 March 2017. Metanoia Research Seminar. Research Presentation: ‘Can Awareness-raising About Multilingualism Affect Therapists’ Practice? A Mixed-method Evaluation’, by Bager-Charleson & Costa. Metanoia Institute, London

  • 5-7 June 2017. ‘Emotionally Attuned Research. Hands-on seminars for therapists to enhance practice through research’. Organiser and presenter. http://www.metanoia.ac.uk/research-publications/research/research-academy/research-approaches/research-academy-2017-day-1/