Course Lead in MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling
- School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Victoria Lucas has been employed as a Mental Health Nurse & Psychotherapist for 19 years working in a range of settings; forensic, substance misuse, adult mental health and children and adolescents, veterans and is a University Lecturer. Victoria is an accredited therapist and supervisor with the BABCP, currently working in hands, PTSD with Veterans and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Suffolk. Victoria is passionate about driving forward quality services and has a proven track record having been part of the initial children’s IAPT services and the development/implementation of user participation. She has advanced and innovated the quality of care provided in times of austerity through effective supervision, training, and the design of evidence-based group work. Her appointment into hands (Pulvertaft Unit) has seen a CBT pathway developed which has been pioneering within a physical care setting. She won the inclusion award at the Royal Derby Hospital.
Victoria has developed taught at the University of Derby on the CYP-IAPT course and worked closely with partner agencies to roll out evidence-based therapies both high and low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Victoria continues to train and develop being part of the Royal Derby Teaching Hospital. She has been a pioneer within the service developing and delivering online training to various professionals to continue professional development.
Victoria has designed low level evidence-based courses for the voluntary sector specifically children’s services.
Victoria is currently working at the University of Suffolk and is in the process of gaining her Senior Fellowship. She is working closely with our visiting Professor to develop new ways of working as part of her specialist interest in internet-based training. She is Course Lead on the combined MSc Counselling Course.
Victoria has participated in research around delivering remote based therapies and is currently working on developing this for staff.