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File108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists2013-072015-10

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

DocumentClinical parapsychology in the UK: Counselling for anomalous experiences2014

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Clinical parapsychology in the UK: Counselling for anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/7185/
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Evenden, R.
Secondary author(s):
Roxburgh, E. C.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Evenden, R., & Roxburgh, E. C. (2014, October). Clinical parapsychology in the UK: Counselling for anomalous experiences. Paper presented at 18th Annual Conference of the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society: Contextualising Mindfulness: Between the Sacred and the Secular, Sunley Conference Centre, Northampton.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Clinical parapsychology

DocumentCounselling for anomalous experiences2014

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Counselling for anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/7188/
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Secondary author(s):
Evenden, R.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C., & Evenden, R. (2014, September). Counselling for anomalous experiences. In E. C. Roxburgh (Chair), “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy”: Making sense of anomalous experiences. Symposium conducted at the Qualitative Research on Mental Health 5 (QRMH5), MAICh, Chania, Crete, Greece, 02-04 September 2014.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Counselling

DocumentFinal report - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Final report - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Grant10812.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES
To investigate 1) the experiences of clients who have reported anomalous experiences (AEs) in secular counselling services, 2) the experiences of therapists who work with such clients, and 3) the training needs of students.
METHODS
Questionnaires were used to investigate the range and incidence of AEs, interviews were conducted with clients and therapists, and an online survey and focus groups explored the training needs of students.
RESULTS
Few clients reported AEs in a secular counselling service over a one-year period (N= 8). Consequently, an additional study was undertaken on help-seeking for AEs (i.e., if individuals do not seek support from counselling services, where do they seek support or do they not seek support?).When clients did seek counselling the majority of participants we interviewed said that they felt dismissed when they tried to discuss AEs or reported that their counsellor did not take into account their worldview. Therapists reflected on how clients are often reluctant to disclose AEs to them for fear of being seen as ‘mad’. They emphasised the importance of exploring the meaning with clients rather than imposing an explanation or making a judgement as to the authenticity of AEs. Most of the students that took part in the focus groups felt that they were unequipped to work with clients who reported AEs and stated that they had not received any training on these issues.
CONCLUSIONS
Findings have implications for clients in terms of accessibility of services, engagement with therapy, and psychological adjustment following AEs. It would be useful for therapists to have reliable and accurate information about AEs and/or for students to be introduced to the topic whilst undertaking training.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Secondary author(s):
Evenden, R.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Clinical parapsychology / Counselling/psychotherapy / Thematic analysis / Qualitative methods

Document"They daren't tell people": Therapists experiences of working with clients who report anomalous experiences2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
"They daren't tell people": Therapists experiences of working with clients who report anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642537.2016.1170059?journalCode=rejp20
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES
This study explored the experiences of therapists who have worked with clients reporting anomalous experiences (AEs) to consider how they addressed such issues in therapy sessions. An AE is defined as ‘an uncommon experience (e.g. synesthesia) or one that, although it may be experienced by a significant number of persons (e.g. psi experiences), is believed to deviate from ordinary experience or from the usually accepted explanations of reality according to Western mainstream science’.
METHOD
Semi-structured face-to-face interviews were conducted with eight therapists who had worked with at least one client who had reported an AE in therapy. An inductive thematic analysis was conducted on transcripts.
RESULTS
Four themes were derived from participants’ data, which were labelled using short participant extracts: ‘Testing the waters’, ‘Exploration not explanation’, ‘It’s special but it’s not unique’ and ‘Forewarned and forearmed’.
CONCLUSIONS
Participants felt that clients were apprehensive about disclosure of AEs due to fears about how AEs might be interpreted. Findings highlight the importance of therapists exploring the meaning of AEs with clients, rather than imposing an explanation and having access to accurate and reliable information about AEs.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Secondary author(s):
Evenden, R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C., & Evenden, R. E. (2016). “They daren’t tell people”: Therapists experiences of working with clients who report anomalous experiences [Special Issue: ‘What is paranormal: Some implications for the psychological therapies?’]. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 18, 123-141. doi: 10.1080/13642537.2016.1170059
Times cited: 7|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Client / Counsellor / Therapist / Thematic analysis

Document"Most people think you're a fruit loop": Clients' experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
"Most people think you're a fruit loop": Clients' experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/capr.12077/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVES
The aim of this study was to investigate the experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences (AEs) in counselling services, so we are better informed about how therapists have responded to such clients. AEs are defined as those that ‘depart from our own familiar personal experiences or from the more usual, ordinary, and expected experiences of a given culture and time’ (Braud, 2012, p. 107).
DESIGN
A qualitative approach was taken involving semi-structured interviews, and an inductive thematic analysis was conducted on transcripts.
METHOD
Semi-structured face-to-face interviews were conducted with eight clients who had discussed at least one anomalous experience in counselling.
RESULTS
Four themes were derived from participants’ data which were labelled using short participant extracts: ‘Why are you looking at that airy fairy crap?’, ‘It was like banging your head against a brick wall’, ‘It kind of shut the door’, and ‘Having someone to normalise and say you're not crazy, you're not weird’.
CONCLUSIONS
Findings highlight the importance for clients of finding an open-minded and informed counsellor, so they can explore the meaning of the anomalous experience without being ridiculed or pathologised. Implications for both clients and counsellors are discussed in terms of the accessibility of counselling services to meet the needs of diverse clients and the growing field of clinical parapsychology.
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Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Secondary author(s):
Evenden, R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C., & Evenden, R. E. (2016). “Most people think you’re a fruit loop”: Clients’ experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 16, 211-221. doi: 10.1002/capr.12077
Times cited: 8|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Client perspectives / Counselling / Thematica analysis

DocumentMost people think you’re a fruit loop”: An exploratory study of clients’ experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.06
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Most people think you’re a fruit loop”: An exploratory study of clients’ experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://parapsych.org/articles/50/238/2015_paspr_convention_book_of.aspx
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Anomalous experiences (AEs) are those that “depart from our own familiar personal experiences or from the more usual, ordinary, and expected experiences of a given culture and time” (Braud, 2010, p.1). White (2001) has listed over 500 different types of anomalous experiences, including meaningful coincidences, out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, mystical or peak experiences, and extrasensory perception, to name just a few. Research has shown that a high proportion of the general population believe in or experience AEs (e.g. Haraldsson, 2011; Pechey & Halligan, 2012; Ross & Joshi, 1992), that AEs can occur after negative life events (Rabeyron & Watt, 2010), and that common reactions can include fear, anxiety and distress (e.g. Eybrechts & Gerding, 2012; Parra, 2012; Siegel, 1986). In addition, individuals may have existential questions following the experience and not know where to seek support or worry that they will be labelled mad if they do. Few studies have explored the perspectives of clients who report AEs in terms of the process of therapeutic intervention and how this is managed by mental health professionals. This seems pertinent given a recent study investigating the counselling experiences of bereaved people who sense the presence of the deceased found that the majority of participants felt their counsellors were not accepting of their experiences or neglected to explore the cultural and spiritual aspects of the experience (Taylor, 2005). The aim of this study was to investigate the experiences of clients who report AEs in secular counselling services so we are better informed about how AEs impact on mental health and how therapists have responded to such clients (e.g., What experiences have clients found helpful or unhelpful in terms of therapeutic intervention? Did they feel listened to and understood by their therapist?). Ethical approval was obtained from the School of Social Sciences Ethics Committee and ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) were adhered. Semi-structured face to face interviews were conducted with eight clients (three males and five females aged between 21 and 52 years with a mean age of 37 years) whom had experienced at least one AE which they had discussed in counselling. A thematic analysis, as outlined by Braun and Clarke (2006), was applied to the data and produced four themes: “You have to go digging to get support”, “Why are you looking at that airy fairy crap?”, “It kind of shut the door”, and “Having someone to normalise and say you’re not crazy, you’re not weird”. Findings highlight the importance for clients of finding an open-minded counsellor so they can explore the meaning of the anomalous experience without being ridiculed or pathologised. Themes will be represented by participant extracts to demonstrate how they are grounded in the data and findings will be discussed in terms of their implications for the therapeutic relationship, the accessibility of mental services to meet the needs of diverse clients, and the growing field of ‘clinical parapsychology’
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Colectiv.Secondary author(s):
Evenden, R.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C., & Evenden, R. (2015). Most people think you’re a fruit loop”: An exploratory study of clients’ experiences of seeking support for anomalous experiences. In R. Evrard & C. A. Roe (Chair). Abstracts of Presented Papers of the 58th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association Joint with the 39th International Annual Convention of the Incorporated Society for Psychical Research (pp. 70-71 ). Greenwich University, United Kingdom.
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Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Client perspectives / Counselling / Thematica analysis

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DocumentWhat is clinical parapsychology?: An overview of anomalous experiences and mental health2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.07
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
What is clinical parapsychology?: An overview of anomalous experiences and mental health
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.pflyceum.org/10.html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
In her presentation, “What is ‘clinical parapsychology’? An overview of anomalous experiences and mental health,” Roxburgh will discuss the growing interest in the topic of anomalous experiences and mental health or ‘clinical parapsychology’ as it has come to be termed. In this talk she will give a brief overview of some of the research in this area, including findings from her own research on mediumship, synchronicity in therapy, and counseling for anomalous experiences.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Document type:
Unpublished document
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C. (2015, May). What is clinical parapsychology?: An overview of anomalous experiences and mental health. Presentation as part of the WizIQ web-based series "Parapsychology Foundation Forum: Recent Advances in UK Parapsychology", Parapsychology Foundation, Greenport, NY.
Indexed document: No

Document“It’s about having exposure to this”: Investigating the training needs of therapists in relation to the issue of anomalous experiences2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.08
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
“It’s about having exposure to this”: Investigating the training needs of therapists in relation to the issue of anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03069885.2016.1213375
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Two focus groups, consisting of six participants each, were conducted to explore the training needs of therapists when working with clients reporting anomalous experiences (AEs). AEs are those that ‘depart from our own familiar personal experiences or from the more usual, ordinary, and expected experiences of a given culture and time’ [Braud, W. (2012). Health and well-being benefits of exceptional human experiences. In C. Murray (Ed.), Mental health and anomalous experience (pp. 107–124). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.]. A thematic analysis revealed four themes: ‘Quite often we get taken by surprise because it’s a subject we don’t talk about’, ‘It’s just having this in our vocabulary’, ‘Demystifying and valuing AEs as normal human experiences’ and ‘To ask or not to ask?’. Most of the participants felt that they were unequipped to work with clients reporting AEs and suggestions were made for overcoming this.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Secondary author(s):
Evenden, R.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
2
Percentiles:
7|2022-03-19
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C., & Evenden, R. E. (2016). “It’s about having exposure to this”: Investigating the training needs of therapists in relation to the issue of anomalous experiences. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 44(5), 540-549. doi: 10.1080/03069885.2016.1213375
2-year Impact Factor: 0.628|2016
Times cited: 0|2022-05-23
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q4
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Focus groups / Counselling training / Students / Qualitative methods

DocumentCombining qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigate anomalous experiences2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.09
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigate anomalous experiences
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/7895/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches is often referred to as mixed methods research. Johnson, Onwuegbuzie, and Turner (2007, p. 123) define mixed methods research as “the type of research in which a researcher or team of researchers combines elements of qualitative and quantitative research approaches (e.g., use of qualitative and quantitative viewpoints, data collection, analysis, inference techniques) for the broad purposes of breadth and depth of understanding and corroboration. The central premise is that a combination of qualitative and quantitative design components is likely to result in a more substantial understanding of the topic of interest than a singular approach would allow. We will discuss certain decisions that need to be made when undertaking mixed methods research such as how data collection might be implemented (i.e., whether concurrent or sequentially) and prioritized (i.e., whether qualitative and quantitative aspects will have equal or unequal emphasis), and at what point data will be integrated or mixed (i.e., at the data collection, analysis or interpretation stage). Using illustrations from our own work exploring mediumistic phenomena and a current project investigating counselling for anomalous experiences we will demonstrate the value of adopting a mixed methods approach in transpersonal research.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Secondary author(s):
Evenden, R.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C., & Evenden, R. (2015, June). Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigate anomalous experiences. Paper presented at the First Transpersonal Research Colloquium: Gathering Our Research Community Together, Milan. Abstract retrieved at
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Qualitative and quantitative data analyses

DocumentLatest research on Anomalous Experiences (AEs) 2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012
Location: SEC PCA
Title:
2012 Grants
Start date: 2013-02

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
108 - Clinical parapsychology: Counselling experiences of clients who report anomalous experiences and the training needs of therapists
Duration: 2013-07 - 2015-10
Researcher(s):
Elizabeth Roxburgh
Institution(s): Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP), Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences,The University of Northampton (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
2 Articles (submitted)
Language: eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2012-108.10
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 8/2012
Title:
Latest research on Anomalous Experiences (AEs)
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://spiritualcrisisnetwork.uk/dr-elizabeth-roxburgh-presents-latest-research/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Surveys have consistently shown that a high proportion of the general population believe in or experience anomalous experiences (AEs), which have been defined as those that ‘depart from our own familiar personal experiences or from the more usual, ordinary, and expected experiences of a given culture and time’ (Braud, 2010, p.1).
Anomalous experiences can occur after negative life events and common reactions can include fear, anxiety, depression, and distress. Individuals may also have existential questions following the experience and some people report health and wellbeing benefits associated with AEs, and experience profound personal transformation and enhanced human potential as a result.
However, AEs are often interpreted as symptoms of a ‘mental disorder’ within the Western medical model of illness and cultural and spiritual explanatory models of psychological wellbeing tend to be dismissed.
I am critical of reductionist approaches to mental health and have a vision for a system that is more diverse and less pathologising; one that is open to different viewpoints and provides an integrative and holistic approach to supporting individuals who are trying to make sense of their AEs.
I also believe that there is a need to research the actual impact or interpretation of anomalous experiences and my aims have been to increase our understanding of these experiences as psychological, social, and cultural events.
In my talk I will report research that I have recently conducted which explored the experiences of clients who have reported AEs in secular counselling services, the experiences of therapists who have worked with clients reporting AEs, and the training needs of students.
Findings have implications for accessibility of services, engagement with therapy, and psychological adjustment following anomalous experiences since clients felt closed down when they tried to discuss AEs or reported that their therapist did not take into account their worldview.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Roxburgh, E. C.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Roxburgh, E. C. (2016, May). Latest research on anomalous experiences. Invited talk at the UK Spiritual Crisis Network 2nd International conference. ‘Mending the Gap: Global collaboration towards a more humanistic understanding of mental health and anomalous experiences’, University of Westminster.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Anomalous experiences / Clinical parapsychology / Counselling/psychotherapy / Thematic analysis / Qualitative methods