Jenny Hamilton

Jenny Is the Programme Leader for the Counselling programmes and the MSc Mental Health, Wellbeing & Resilience at Bishop Grosseteste University. Still a practicing counsellor, Jenny works with a range of issues including grief, posttraumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and work-related stress in various counselling settings. Jenny’s research interests presently include film therapy; use of film in counsellor education; the relationship between monster imagery, grief, and psychological trauma and the role of love in grief.


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Jenny’s Masters’s dissertation explored working therapeutically with Post Traumatic Stress from a Bio Psycho Social Person – Centred model. She has looked at defining quality standards in telephone helpline work and the ways in which and new and emerging mediums for helping ‘at-a-distance’ may increase accessibility for socially excluded and non-traditional service users. Her first degree included Media Studies and Jenny has more recently developed research interests in film therapy. She has explored the genre of reality TV shows that focus on therapeutic interventions and is interested in the appeal of the horror and Science Fiction genres for trauma survivors.

Hamilton, J. (2020). Monsters and posttraumatic stress: an experiential-processing model of monster imagery in psychological therapy, film and television. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7(1).

Hamilton, J. and Sullivan, J (2015) Horror in Therapy: Working creatively with Horror and Science Fiction Films in trauma Therapy. UK: Createspace.

Hamilton, J. (2013). Reality tv as therapy. Therapy Today, 24, 14–17.

Hamilton, J. (2013) Processing Trauma: A Case Study: A Psychosocial perspective. University of Nottingham.

Christopoulos, M., Blyth, S., Burney, O., Hamilton, J., Taylor, A. and Warrington, H. (2010) Defining Advanced Professional Practice in Telephone Guidance. Career Research & Development, 24, 34-37.

Hamilton, J., and Hicks, E. (2020, January 30-31 & February 1, 27-29) Grave Talk. Coffee, Conversation and Death. Discussion workshop facilitated at the Academic and Creative Responses to Death and Dying conference, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln United Kingdom.

Hamilton, J. (2020, January 30-31 & February 1, 27-29) The grief monster: surviving the traumatic loss of mother. Paper presented at the Academic and Creative Responses to Death and Dying conference, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln United Kingdom.

Hamilton, J., Mchugh, L., & Walsh, N. (2019, March 1st) Building Emotional Resilience through mindful self care. Workshop delivered at the Think Active conference, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln United Kingdom.

Hamilton, J., Mchugh, L. & Walsh, N. (2019 July 2-3) Building emotional resilience in the workplace through mindfulness and reflective practice. Workshop delivered at the Learning and Teaching conference, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln United Kingdom.

Hamilton, J., & Hicks, E. (2019, February 1-2, March 8-9) No Cure for Love: The endurance and Transformation of Love in Grief Counselling. Paper presented at the Academic and Creative Responses to Death and Dying conference, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln United Kingdom.

Hamilton, J. (2018, June 29-30, July 1st)Monsters and Post Traumatic Stress. Paper presented at The Monster Conference, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, United Kingdom.

Christopoulos, M., & Hamilton, J. (2010, March 3rd) What is distinctive about telephone guidance? Conference presentation at the National Careers Exhibition, Emirates Stadium, London, United Kingdom.