Shanee Barraclough

Senior Lecturer Above the BarDr Shanee Barraclough

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I am committed to pursuing more equitable, socially just and liveable worlds through educating counsellors to make a difference in diverse contexts.

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • Barraclough S. (2023) On becoming a counsellor: a posthuman reconfiguring of identity formation for counsellors-in-training. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
  • Malott K., Barraclough S. and Yee T. (2023) Towards Decolonizing Diagnosis: a Critical Review and Suggested Alternatives. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling 45: 1-17.
  • Malott KM., Yee T. and Barraclough S. (2023) Overcoming Barriers to Social Justice Learning in Multicultural Counselor Education. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
  • Tudor R. and Barraclough S. (2022) Thinking boxes, behavioural boys and the politics of love: ‘Doing’ post-qualitative social work research. Qualitative Social Work: research and practice
  • Whitehead L., Barraclough S. and Tarren-Sweeney M. (2022) Foster carers' perceptions of the long-term effectiveness of the Fostering Changes programme. Journal of Family Therapy