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The challenge of inclusive coproduction: the importance of situated rituals and emotional inclusivity in the coproduction of health research projects (2018)
Journal Article
Clarke, J., Waring, J., & Timmons, S. (2018). The challenge of inclusive coproduction: the importance of situated rituals and emotional inclusivity in the coproduction of health research projects. Social Policy and Administration,

Previous studies highlight that coproduced research initiatives are influenced by how individuals interact together, and that group inclusivity amongst diverse members is crucial. However, it not fully understood how inclusivity is sustained over tim... Read More

The transformative role of interaction rituals within therapeutic communities (2018)
Journal Article
Clarke, J. M., & Waring, J. (2018). The transformative role of interaction rituals within therapeutic communities. Sociology of Health and Illness, 40(8), 1277-1293

Mental health settings are fraught with emotion as clients address difficult life experiences and relational patterns. Clients spend a substantial amount of time together outside of structured therapy, but little is known about how these moments are... Read More

The case for ‘fluid’ hierarchies in therapeutic communities (2017)
Journal Article
Clarke, J. M. (in press). The case for ‘fluid’ hierarchies in therapeutic communities. Therapeutic Communities, 38(4), doi:10.1108/TC-05-2017-0016. ISSN 0964-1866

Purpose: Democratic therapeutic communities, use a ‘flattened hierarchy’ model whereby staff and clients are considered to have an equal voice, sharing administrative and some therapeutic responsibility. Using the sociological framework of interactio... Read More

Therapeutic communities (2017)
Book Chapter
Clarke, S., Winship, G., Clarke, J., & Manning, N. (2017). Therapeutic communities. In M. Chambers (Ed.), Psychiatic and mental health nursing: the craft of caring, 631-640. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this chapter we hope that you will be able to: 1.Understand some of the core principles underlying Therapeutic Communities (TCs). 2.Identify the historic roots behind TCs in terms of providing an alternative therapeut... Read More

Understanding personal change through storytelling in a therapeutic community (2016)
Journal Article
Clarke, J. M. (2016). Understanding personal change through storytelling in a therapeutic community. Therapeutic Communities, 37(4), doi:10.1108/TC-12-2015-0027. ISSN 0964-1866

Purpose: This article explores the potential for personal and community transformation through storytelling within a therapeutic community through the analysis of one narrative case study. Design/Methodology: The article uses a narrative research de... Read More

Hurting and healing in therapeutic environments: how can we understand the role of the relational context? (2016)
Journal Article
Clarke, S. P., Clarke, J. M., Brown, R., & Middleton, H. (2016). Hurting and healing in therapeutic environments: how can we understand the role of the relational context?. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 18(4), doi:10.1080/13642537.2016.1260620. ISSN 1364-2537

It has long been recognized that relationships are key to good mental health service delivery and yet the quality of the relational context remains poorly understood. This article brings together three studies that utilize very different methodologie... Read More