THE Centre for Research in Social and psychological Transformation (CREST) at Roehampton university is recruiting participants for a new psychological therapy that we are about to trial at the university, tailored for cancer patients.
The therapy is called “Living with Cancer” and is a group therapy which aims to help individuals to “live a more meaningful and satisfying life despite the practical, physical, emotional and social limitations of their disease”. Many other therapies and support groups focus mainly on the cancer experience. This therapy is claimed to be different in that it focuses on exploring new ways to live a “more meaningful and satisfying life” despite the disease.
Roehampton University is offering this therapy for free as part of a research project. It is looking for anyone over the age of 18 who has received a diagnosis of cancer in the past, whether they are in remission, undergoing curative treatment or receiving palliative care.
There are some restrictions for research reasons, for example if participants are already receiving any type of psychological treatment by a therapist or support group or if they are a student or trainee who is on any of Roehampton’s counselling, psychotherapy or psychology programmes.
Zoe Shaughnessy, research assistant, said: “We believe this is a promising new intervention and we would really appreciate it if you could circulate the information to your users.
“If you have any queries or would like to learn more about the therapy or research, please do contact me via email or on the number below and I can provide more information.”