I am committed to pursuing more equitable, socially just and liveable worlds through educating counsellors to make a difference in diverse contexts.
Qualifications & Memberships
My teaching and research are in the field of counselling and counsellor education. I explore emerging counsellor identities, pedagogy of counsellor education, and social constructionist and post-structural approaches to counselling, including Solution-focused Brief Therapy. I take a critical approach to research with an interest in the relationship between material, social, and cultural realities and individual experience and agency. I draw on feminist, qualitative, arts based and critical posthumanist research methodologies.
Prior to working at the University of Canterbury I have worked as a Psychologist and Counsellor, in New Zealand and the UK, mainly with children and families experiencing domestic violence, trauma, and the effects of the Canterbury earthquake sequence.
- Barraclough S. (2021) The Matter of Tears: Translucent Entanglements With/In Counselling Encounters. Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry http://dx.doi.org/10.22387/CAP2020.49.
- Barraclough SJ. (2018) Ethico-onto-epistem-ological becoming. Qualitative Research in Psychology 15(2-3): 375-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1430732.
- Barraclough SJ. (2014) Migration of identity of a counsellor educator: using writing as a method of inquiry to explore the in-between spaces. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives 15(3): 363-377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2014.900013.
- Smith AB. and Barraclough SJ. (1999) Young Children's Conflicts and Teachers' Perspectives on Them. NZ Journal of Education Studies 34(1-2).
- Smith AB. and Barraclough SJ. (1997) Quality Childcare - do parents choose it? Early Childhood Folio 3: 19-22.