Dr Sue Holttum


NameDr Sue Holttum
Job titleSenior Lecturer
Research instituteSalomons Institute for Applied Psychology

Research outputs

Primary-school-based art therapy: A mixed methods comparison study on children’s classroom learning

Holttum, S. and McDonald, A. 2020. Primary-school-based art therapy: A mixed methods comparison study on children’s classroom learning . International Journal of Art Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1080/17454832.2020.1760906.

BAAT Guidelines on Art Therapy for people with a psychosis-related diagnosis

Holttum, S. 2020. BAAT Guidelines on Art Therapy for people with a psychosis-related diagnosis. UK British Assocition of Art Therapists.

The Birds Nest Drawing and accompanying stories in the assessment of attachment security

Young Yoon, J., Betts, D. and Holttum, S. 2019. The Birds Nest Drawing and accompanying stories in the assessment of attachment security. International Journal of Art Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1080/17454832.2019.1697306

Research watch: mental health services supporting social inclusion

Holttum, S. 2019. Research watch: mental health services supporting social inclusion. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 23 (4), pp. 149-155. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-08-2019-0022

Primary-school-based art therapy: exploratory study of changes in children’s social, emotional and mental health

McDonald, A., Holttum, S. and Drey, N. 2019. Primary-school-based art therapy: exploratory study of changes in children’s social, emotional and mental health. International Journal of Art Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1080/17454832.2019.1634115

Ethnic minority membership and depression in the UK and America

Holttum, S. 2016. Ethnic minority membership and depression in the UK and America. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 21 (1), pp. 5-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-12-2016-0037

Research watch: is social inclusion for service users increased when mental health professionals “come out” as service users?

Holttum, S. 2017. Research watch: is social inclusion for service users increased when mental health professionals “come out” as service users? Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 21 (2), pp. 73-79. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-02-2017-0006

Mental health of people in the military depends on social inclusion: why not for all of us?

Holttum, S. 2017. Mental health of people in the military depends on social inclusion: why not for all of us? Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 21 (4), pp. 201-207. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-06-2017-0027

Social exclusion prevents us understanding the role of sleep in psychosis and “schizophrenia”

Holttum, S. 2017. Social exclusion prevents us understanding the role of sleep in psychosis and “schizophrenia”. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 21 (5), pp. 252-258. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-09-2017-0036

Group art therapy: supporting social inclusion through an ancient practice?

Holttum, S. 2017. Group art therapy: supporting social inclusion through an ancient practice? Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 22 (1), pp. 6-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-12-2017-0051

Inclusion of family and parenthood in mental health recovery

Holttum, S. 2018. Inclusion of family and parenthood in mental health recovery. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 22 (3), pp. 114-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-04-2018-0014

Pets, animal-assisted therapy and social inclusion

Holttum, S. 2018. Pets, animal-assisted therapy and social inclusion. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 22 (2), pp. 65-71. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-02-2018-0004

Research watch: men’s social inclusion and suicide prevention

Holttum, S. 2018. Research watch: men’s social inclusion and suicide prevention. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 22 (4), pp. 167-173. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-06-2018-0021

Research watch: therapists’ working conditions and their implications for service users’ social inclusion

Holttum, S. 2018. Research watch: therapists’ working conditions and their implications for service users’ social inclusion. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-11-2018-0038

Processes in an experience-based co-design project with family carers in community mental health

Chisholm, L., Holttum, S. and Springham, N. 2018. Processes in an experience-based co-design project with family carers in community mental health. SAGE Open. 8 (4), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018809220

Evaluation of arts based courses within a UK recovery college for people with mental health challenges

Stevens, J., Butterfield, C., Whittington, A. and Holttum, S. 2018. Evaluation of arts based courses within a UK recovery college for people with mental health challenges. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061170

An exploration of young people’s narratives of hope following experience of psychosis

Bonnett, V., Berry, C., Meddings, S. and Holttum, S. 2018. An exploration of young people’s narratives of hope following experience of psychosis. Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches. 10 (2). https://doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2018.1460393

Now they're listening: involvement in clinical psychology training

Lea, L., Holttum, S., Butters, V., Byrne, D., Cable, H., Morris, D., Richardson, R., Riley, L. and Warren, H. 2018. Now they're listening: involvement in clinical psychology training. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-07-2018-0027

‘I can see it and I can feel it, but I can’t put my finger on it’: A Foucauldian discourse analysis of experiences of relating on psychiatric inpatient units

Cheetham, J., Holttum, S., Springham, N. and Butt, K. 2017. ‘I can see it and I can feel it, but I can’t put my finger on it’: A Foucauldian discourse analysis of experiences of relating on psychiatric inpatient units. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice. 2017. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12162

Mindfulness practice following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

Jones, F., Langdon, S., Hutton, J. and Holttum, S. 2017. Mindfulness practice following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

Processes of change in school-based art therapy with children: a systematic qualitative study

Deboys, R., Holttum, S. and Wright, K. 2016. Processes of change in school-based art therapy with children: a systematic qualitative study. International Journal of Art Therapy. 21 (3), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/17454832.2016.1262882

Reaching a UK consensus on art therapy for people with a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder using the Delphi method

Holttum, S., Huet, V. and Wright, Tim 2016. Reaching a UK consensus on art therapy for people with a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder using the Delphi method. International Journal of Art Therapy. 22 (1), pp. 35-44. https://doi.org/10.1080/17454832.2016.1257647

Art therapists with experience of mental distress: implications for art therapy training and practice

Huet, V., Holttum, S. and British Association of Art Therapists 2016. Art therapists with experience of mental distress: implications for art therapy training and practice. International Journal of Art Therapy. 21 (3), pp. 95-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/17454832.2016.1219755

Do computers increase older people’s inclusion and wellbeing?

Holttum, S. 2015. Do computers increase older people’s inclusion and wellbeing? Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 20 (1), pp. 6-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-11-2015-0041

Mental health, human rights and social inclusion for adults and children

Holttum, S. 2016. Mental health, human rights and social inclusion for adults and children. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 20 (2), pp. 67-73. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-02-2016-0008

Art therapy-based groups for work-related stress with staff in health and social care: an exploratory study

Huet, V. and Holttum, S. 2016. Art therapy-based groups for work-related stress with staff in health and social care: an exploratory study. The Arts in Psychotherapy. 50, pp. 46-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2016.06.003

Predictors of IAPT psychological well-being practitioners’ intention to use CBT self-help materials routinely in their clinical practice

Levy, M., Holttum, S., Dooley, J. and Ononaiye, M. 2016. Predictors of IAPT psychological well-being practitioners’ intention to use CBT self-help materials routinely in their clinical practice. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. 9 (11). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1754470X16000076

How do “mental health professionals” who are also or have been “mental health service users” construct their identities?

Holttum, S., Richards, J. and Springham, N. 2016. How do “mental health professionals” who are also or have been “mental health service users” construct their identities? SAGE Open. 2016, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244015621348

Dyslexia: is it genetic and what does this mean for social inclusion?

Holttum, S. 2016. Dyslexia: is it genetic and what does this mean for social inclusion? Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 20 (4), pp. 202-207. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-08-2016-0024

How included are mental health service users in decisions about their medication?

Holttum, S. 2016. How included are mental health service users in decisions about their medication? Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 20 (3), pp. 141-148. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-05-2016-0015

Aims for service user involvement in mental health training: staying human

Lea, L., Holttum, S., Cooke, A. and Riley, L. 2016. Aims for service user involvement in mental health training: staying human. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 11 (4), pp. 208-219. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-01-2016-0008

Students, inclusion, help-seeking and compassionate caring

Holttum, S. 2015. Students, inclusion, help-seeking and compassionate caring. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 19 (2), pp. 61-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-03-2015-0010

School inclusion for children with mental health difficulties

Holttum, S. 2015. School inclusion for children with mental health difficulties. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 19 (4), pp. 161-168. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-08-2015-0030

Coping with cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis, adapting it for another culture, and community inclusion

Holttum, S. 2015. Coping with cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis, adapting it for another culture, and community inclusion. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 19 (3), pp. 107-113. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-05-2015-0018

Do clinicians and clinical researchers do enough to foster social inclusion?

Holttum, S. 2015. Do clinicians and clinical researchers do enough to foster social inclusion? Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 19 (1), pp. 5-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-11-2014-0039

Development of a measure of caregiver burden in paediatric chronic kidney disease: the Paediatric Renal Caregiver Burden Scale

Parham, R., Jacyna, N., Horthi, D., Marks, S., Holttum, S. and Camic, P. 2014. Development of a measure of caregiver burden in paediatric chronic kidney disease: the Paediatric Renal Caregiver Burden Scale. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105314524971

The process of engaging in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as a partnership: a grounded theory study

Smith, E., Jones, F., Holttum, S. and Griffiths, K. 2014. The process of engaging in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as a partnership: a grounded theory study. Mindfulness.

Testing a model of research intention among U.K. clinical psychologists: a logistic regression analysis

Eke, G., Holttum, S. and Hayward, M. 2012. Testing a model of research intention among U.K. clinical psychologists: a logistic regression analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 68 (3), pp. 263-278. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20860

Mechanisms of collaboration to support social interaction in ASC

Holttum, S., Yuill, N., Carr, A. and Kreitmayer, S. 2012. Mechanisms of collaboration to support social interaction in ASC.

A grounded-theory study of mindfulness practice following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

Langdon, S., Jones, F., Hutton, J. and Holttum, S. 2011. A grounded-theory study of mindfulness practice following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Mindfulness. 2 (4), pp. 270-281. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-011-0070-5

A grounded theory investigation of life experience and the role of social support for adolescent offspring after parental brain injury

Moreno-Lopez, A., Holttum, S. and Oddy, M. 2011. A grounded theory investigation of life experience and the role of social support for adolescent offspring after parental brain injury. Brain Injury. 25 (12), pp. 1221-1233. https://doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2011.608205

Involving service users and carers in clinical psychology training

Goodbody, L. and Holttum, S. 2007. Involving service users and carers in clinical psychology training.

Service user and carer involvement in clinical psychology doctoral training: Training as a professional and remaining human

Holttum, S. 2009. Service user and carer involvement in clinical psychology doctoral training: Training as a professional and remaining human.

Perceived changes associated with autogenic training for anxiety: a grounded theory study

Yurdakul, L., Holttum, S. and Bowden, A. 2009. Perceived changes associated with autogenic training for anxiety: a grounded theory study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice. 82 (4), pp. 403-419. https://doi.org/10.1348/147608309X444749

Research Watch (2)

Holttum, S. 2011. Research Watch (2). Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 15 (2), pp. 49-53. https://doi.org/10.1108/20428301111140877

Research watch

Holttum, S. 2011. Research watch. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 15 (1), pp. 7-11. https://doi.org/10.5042/mhsi.2011.0052

Gender identity, research self-efficacy and research intention in trainee clinical psychologists in the UK

Wright, A. and Holttum, S. 2010. Gender identity, research self-efficacy and research intention in trainee clinical psychologists in the UK. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 19 (1), pp. 46-56. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.732

From student to service user to research lecturer on a clinical psychology programme: a personal view on why clinical psychology training needs service user involvement

Holttum, S. 2010. From student to service user to research lecturer on a clinical psychology programme: a personal view on why clinical psychology training needs service user involvement. Clinical Psychology Forum. 209, pp. 39-41.

Perceived improvements in service user involvement in two clinical psychology training courses

Holttum, S. and Hayward, M. 2010. Perceived improvements in service user involvement in two clinical psychology training courses. Psychology Learning & Teaching. 9 (1), pp. 16-24. https://doi.org/10.2304/plat.2010.9.1.16

Comparative clinical feasibility study of three tools for delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy for mild to moderate depression and anxiety, provided on a self-help basis

Pittaway, S., Cupitt, C., Palmer, D., Arowobusoye, N., Milne, R., Holttum, S., Pezet, R. and Patrik, H. 2009. Comparative clinical feasibility study of three tools for delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy for mild to moderate depression and anxiety, provided on a self-help basis. Mental Health in Family Medicine. 6 (3), pp. 145-154.

Reflections on involving service users and carers in clinical psychology training

Holttum, S. 2008. Reflections on involving service users and carers in clinical psychology training. The Higher Education Academy Psychology Network Newsletter. 48, pp. 2-3.

How do women experience myocardial infarction? A qualitative exploration of illness perceptions, adjustment and coping

White, J., Hunter, M. and Holttum, S. 2007. How do women experience myocardial infarction? A qualitative exploration of illness perceptions, adjustment and coping. Psychology, Health and Medicine. 12 (3), pp. 278-288. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548500600971288

Factors influencing levels of research activity in clinical psychologists: a new model

Holttum, S. and Goble, L. 2006. Factors influencing levels of research activity in clinical psychologists: a new model. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 13 (5), pp. 339-351. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.501

Children's explanations of aggressive incidents at school within an attribution framework

Joscelyne, T. and Holttum, S. 2006. Children's explanations of aggressive incidents at school within an attribution framework. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 11 (2), pp. 104-110. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-3588.2006.00397.x

WAIS III UK: an extension of the UK comparability study

Wycherley, R., Lavender, T., Holttum, S., Crawford, J. and Mockler, D. 2005. WAIS III UK: an extension of the UK comparability study. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 44 (2), pp. 279-288. https://doi.org/10.1348/014466505X29440

Quality improvement projects: an introduction

Holttum, S., Raval, H. and Sperlinger, D. 2003. Quality improvement projects: an introduction. Clinical Psychology: Training, Research and Development. 1 (2), pp. 4-8.

The relationship between acceptance and cognitive representations of pain in participants of a pain management programme

Rankin, H. and Holttum, S. 2003. The relationship between acceptance and cognitive representations of pain in participants of a pain management programme. Psychology, Health and Medicine. 8 (3), pp. 329-334. https://doi.org/10.1080/1354850031000135768

Personality style, psychological adaptation and expectations of trainee clinical psychologists

Brooks, J., Holttum, S. and Lavender, T. 2002. Personality style, psychological adaptation and expectations of trainee clinical psychologists. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 9 (4), pp. 253-270. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.318

Determinants of quality of life in black African women with HIV living in London

Onwumere, J., Holttum, S. and Hirst, F. 2002. Determinants of quality of life in black African women with HIV living in London. Psychology, Health and Medicine. 7 (1), pp. 61-74. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548500120101568

Small-scale placement-based research in clinical psychology training: the role of qualitative methods

Holttum, S. and Lavender, T. 2001. Small-scale placement-based research in clinical psychology training: the role of qualitative methods. Clinical Psychology. 5, pp. 27-31.

Express yourself? Research in brief

Holttum, S. 1998. Express yourself? Research in brief. The Psychologist. 11 (6), pp. 296-296.

Is abstinence from alcohol dangerous? Research in brief

Holttum, S. 1998. Is abstinence from alcohol dangerous? Research in brief. The Psychologist. 11 (4), p. 186.

An investigation of the impact of training social workers and their managers

Duffy, T., Holttum, S. and Keegan, M. 1998. An investigation of the impact of training social workers and their managers. Alcoholism. 34 (1-2), pp. 93-104.
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