Programme Director CYP IAPT Therapies 

Module Lead CYP IAPT Core Skills 

Teaching Experience

Russell joined AFC in 2018 to teach Core Skills as part of the CYP IAPT therapy programme. Previously he contributed to a number of psychology training courses in the South East and worked with core front line staff to increase mental health awareness and practical clinical skills with children. 

Research Experience

Russell’s core research explored the therapeutic relationship and the biological measure of Heart Rate Variability as a possible indicator of ‘Emotional Contagion’ within therapy sessions. 

Clinical Experience

Russell trained as a Counselling Psychologist and subsequently worked for 11 years in the NHS as part of a CAMHS team. In 2012 he joined a voluntary sector organisation to lead a team providing support for children experiencing trauma. He then worked as the clinical director for the organisation providing mental health services to children and families across two counties. 

Russell continues to work in private practise specialising in treating trauma. He is an accredited EMDR Europe Consultant and BPS registered supervisor. 

  1. Ludlow, C., Hurn, R & Lansdell, S. (2020). A Current Review of the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Program: Perspectives on Developing an Accessible Workforce. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics. 11 21–28.
  2. Hurn, R. & Baron, I.Z. (2018) EMDR-Integrative Group Treatment Protocol in a psychosocial program for refugee children. EMDR Practice and Research. Vol 12 (4). 208-223
  3. Hurn, R. (2013). Mind and body communication in Counselling Psychology, London City University. Unpublished Thesis.
  4. Hurn, R. (2006). SNAKES AND SOLUTIONS: an example of using a traditional board game to exemplify the techniques of Solution-focused therapy. Counselling Psychology Review. Vol 21 (2). P 12-18
  5. Hurn, R. (2005). Single-Session Therapy: Planned success or unplanned failure? Counselling Psychology Review. Vol 20 (4) p 33-40.
  6. Hurn, R. (2003). Walking Back to Happiness: a couple’s incongruent perception of chronic illness. In L. Papadopoulos, M. Cross & R.Bor(Eds). Reporting in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Brunner-Routledge. P 87-101. 
  7. Hurn, R. (2003). Butterflies in Possibility Land: An example of the miracle question when counselling briefly. Counselling Psychology Review. Vol 18 (4) p 17-29.
  8. Hurn, R. (2002). When the Red Light Goes On: Impression Management in Television Presenters. Proceedings of BPS. Vol 10 (2) p 74.
  9. Papadopoulos, L., Hurn, R. & Purves, D. (2001). Lipodystrophy and its Psychosocial Impact on HIV Patients. Proceedings of BPS. Vol 9 (2) p 235.

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