Dr Joseph Oliver BA (Hons), PGDipClinPsyc, PhD

joe.oliver@contextualconsulting.co.uk

 

Dr Joe Oliver is a distinguished Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor and Program Director for the University College London Post Graduate Programme in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Severe Mental Health Problems. He is the Founder of Contextual Consulting, an organization providing training, supervision and therapy in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

As well as educating fellow professionals, Dr Oliver runs a YouTube channel and organizes workshops to expand knowledge on ACT for the wider public. One of his specializations includes ACT for people with low self-esteem.

He is the author and editor of several books introducing groundbreaking approaches to promote patient’s recovery through ACT. He has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and leads randomized control trials in ACT and mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions.

Joe is also previous chair of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) ACT Special Interest Group, which promotes and develops ACT within the UK, by offering professional development opportunities, grants and training workshops. In addition, he regularly provides ACT and contextual-cognitive behavioural therapy training, both nationally and internationally.

Publications:

Books

Oliver, J. & Bennett, R. (2020). The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self Esteem. New Harbinger.

Bennet, R. & Oliver, J. (2019). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques. Routledge

Hill, J. & Oliver, J. (2019). Acceptance and Commitment Coaching: Distinctive Features. Routledge.

O’Donoghue, E. Oliver, J. E., Morris, E., & Johns, J. (2018). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis Recovery. New Harbinger

Oliver, J., Hill, J. & Morris, E. (2015). ACTivate Your Life: Using acceptance and mindfulness to build a life that is rich, fulfilling and fun. Robinson.

Morris, E., Johns, L. & Oliver, J. (2013). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & Mindfulness for Psychosis. Wiley-Blackwell.

Book Chapters

Oliver, J. E., Joseph, C., Byrne, M., Johns, L. & Morris, E. (2013). Introduction to Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Therapies for Psychosis. In E. Morris, L. Johns & J. E. Oliver (Eds.), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis. (pp. 1-11). Wiley-Blackwell.

Oliver, J. E., & Morris, E. (2013). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for first-episode psychosis. In E. Morris, L. Johns & J. E. Oliver (Eds.), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis. (pp. 190-205). Wiley-Blackwell.

Oliver, J. E., Hayward, M., McGuiness, H. Strauss, C. (2013). The service user experience of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Person-based Cognitive Therapy. . In E. Morris, L. Johns & J. E. Oliver (Eds.), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis. (pp. 172-189). Wiley-Blackwell.

Morris, E. & Oliver, J. E. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In W. Dryden (Ed.), CBT Approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. Sage.

Boorman, J., Morris, E. & Oliver, J. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In C. Feltham & I. Horton. The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Articles

Oliver, J., Venter, J.H. & Lloyd, L. (in press). An evaluation of a training workshop for delivering group-based interventions for NHS staff. Psychology Forum.

Oliver, J., O’Connor, J. McLachlan, K., Jose, P. & Peters, P. (2012). The impact of negative schemas, mood and psychological flexibility on delusional ideation – mediating and moderating effects. Psychosis, 4, 6-18.

Oliver, J., McLachlan, K., Jose, P. & Peters, P. (2012). Predicting changes in delusional ideation: the role of mindfulness and negative schemas. Psychology & Psychotherapy, 85, 243-259.

Bloy, S., Oliver, J. E. & Morris, E. (2011). Using acceptance and commitment therapy with people with psychosis: a case study. Clinical Case Studies, 10, 347-359.

Richards, R., Oliver, J. E., Morris, E., Aherne, K. & Iervolino, A. (2011). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training for Clinicians: Effectiveness & Service Impact. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.

Oliver, J., Mansell, M. & Jose, P. (2010). A longitudinal study of the role of negative affectivity on the work stressor-strain process. International Journal of Stress Management, 17, 56-77.

Morris, E. & Oliver, J. (2009). ACT Early: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in early intervention in psychosis. Clinical Psychology Forum, 196, 27-31.

Oliver, J., Radcliffe, J., Mouratoglou, V., Cassidy, E. & Logathas, S. (2008). Audit of service user involvement in psychology services in the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Clinical Psychology Forum, 186, 38-41.

Oliver, J., Jose, P.E. & Brough, P. (2006). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Work Locus of Control Scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 66, 835-851.

Oliver, J. & Brough, P. (2002). Primary appraisal, negative affectivity and psychological well-being. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 31, 2-7.

Workshops & Conference Presentations

Oliver J. (2013). Developing and using ACT and mindfulness skills for Psychosis – 3 day workshop. Delivered to MDT staff in Greater Manchester West NHS Trust.

Oliver J. & Hill J. (2012). Series of Public Lectures: Mindfulness and ACT for general well-being enhancement.

Oliver, J. Flaxman P. & Christodoulou V. (2012). Delivering ACT and mindfulness groups – half day workshop. ACBS World Conference. (Washington DC, USA, July).

Oliver, J. Johns L. & Morris.E. (2012). ACT groups for psychosis – half day workshop. BAPCP National Conference. (Leeds, July).

Oliver J. (2010). ACT processes related to delusional ideation. BAPCP National Conference. (Manchester, July).

Morris, E. & Oliver, J. (2010). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for CBT practitioners – full day workshop. BAPCP National Conference. (Manchester, July).

Oliver J. (2009). Predicting changes in delusional ideation : the role of mindfulness processes and negative schemas. ACBS World Conference. (Enschede, Netherlands, June).

Morris, E. & Oliver, J. (2008). ACT Early: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in early intervention in psychosis – half day workshop. ACT Summer Institute. (Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, May).

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