Our therapy services for children and young people are clinically evaluated against national standards through Routine Outcome Measure and are analysed and reported quarterly, enabling us not only to benchmark against national services but also to understand the effectiveness of different therapies.
We also partner with academic institutions such as the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth to help improve our practie and extend the knowledge of the effectiveness of counselling and therapy more broadly.
We have recently published the first academic paper of its kind that compares the effectiveness of different therapies in supporting children and young people impacted by abuse. This uses clinical data from 5 years of delivering a range of therapies for children and young people from 0-18. Our academic papers and research reports are available here
We are working with the University of Plymouth to develop our evaluation programme for adult therapy and on measuring our overall social impact as an all-age service. More information about this work is available here
Our coproduction group, CLEAR Ideas received a research grant from the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) to put together a qualitative feedback questionnaire for children and young people. ‘It’s hard to put into words’ was clinically trialled, written up and presented at the BACP conference. It has since been peer reviewed and published in the BACP journal.
Summer 2023 - The Value of Shared Reading in Group Work
Group work can be an important part of part of a person’s journey, in particular support following individual therapy. Sally Sweeney – one of CLEAR’s Adult Counsellors – was published in the July / August edition of Therapy Today on the healing power of the camaraderie in a safe environment of group work, in particular a reading group and the special privilege of seeing the stories and poems bringing groups together in mutual support. The article is pdf available here (182 KB)
Spring 2021 – Beginning Together Pilot Study
The project provides support for women between 18 and 28 weeks pregnant at the start of the project and who have experienced an abusive relationship in the past. The support is focused both on mothers to be and subsequently on mother and child together. It is fully funded by the Tampon Tax Community Fund through the Cornwall Community Foundation. Furtther information is available here pdf CLEAR Beginning Together (1.62 MB) (The start of the project was delayed from 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.)
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