Dr Joselyn Sellen 

Summary


   Position: Senior Lecturer and Joint Programme Director for MSc Forensic
   Psychology
   School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
   E-mail: jsellen@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 7127
   Fax: +44 (0)29 2041 6985
   Room No: D2.08

Teaching


Module Leader
  • MSc Dissertation (Forensic); MSc Psychological Assessments and Interventions; BSc Forensic Psychology; BSc Applied Psychological Testing

Teaching
  • MSc Psychological Assessments and Interventions
  • MSc Theories of Criminal Behaviour
  • MSc Psychological Vulnerabilities
  • BSc Forensic Psychology
  • BSc Applied Psychological Testing
  • BSc Individual Differences

Undergraduate Supervision
  • BSc Psychology: Forensic Psychology
  • BSc Psychology: Impulsivity
  • BSc Psychology: Risk taking
  • BSc Psychology: Attitudes towards offenders and offending behaviour
  • BSc Psychology: Motivation

Masters Supervision
  • MSc Forensic Psychology: Motivation and treatment engagement
  • MSc Forensic Psychology: Family interventions
  • MSc Forensic Psychology: Barriers to change
  • MSc Forensic Psychology: Homelessness and offending
  • MSc Forensic Psychology: Desistance

Diploma Supervision
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Practitioner Forensic Psychology trainees

Research Degree Supervision - Current
  • Nicola Bowes. The Role Of Case Formulation In Violence Risk Management With Adult Male Offenders. PhD. Director of Studies
  • Iva Nekovarova. Offenders’ Motivation for Employment and Employability Skills. PhD. Supervisor

Research Degree Supervision - Completed
  • 2012. Fflur Rees. Motivation in Homeless People with Unplanned Exits from Housing. MPhil. (Director of Studies)
  • 2011. Deiniol Skillicorn. Schizotypy and Conditional Discrimination. PhD. (Supervisor)
  • 2010. Jacqui Campell. Offenders’ Motivation for Treatment Engagement and Behaviour Change. PhD. (Director of Studies)
Publications


Published articles
  • Mccarthy, J., Bowes, N., White, A., Warren, S., Fisher, D. & Sellen, J.L. (2012). Dialectical behaviour therapy with female forensic patients with borderline personality disorder: preliminary findings from a pilot study, Forensic Update, 105, 7-17
  • Campbell, J., Sellen, J.L. & McMurran, M. (2010). Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders: Developments in the Measurement of Offenders’ Motivation. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 20, 144-157.
  • Sellen, J.L., McMurran, M., Theodosi, E., Cox, M. and Klinger, E. (2009). Validity of the offender version of the Personal Concerns Inventory with adult male prisoners. Psychology, Crime & Law, Vol 15 (5), 451-468
  • Hayward, J., McMurran, M. and Sellen, J. (2008). Social problem solving in vulnerable adult prisoners: Profile and intervention. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 19, 2, 243-248.
  • McMurran, M., Theodosi, E., Sweeney, A. and Sellen, J. (2008). What do prisoners want? Current concerns of adult male prisoners. Psychology, Crime and Law, 14 (3), 267-274.
  • McMurran, M., Sellen, J.L. and Theodosi, E. (2007). The Personal Concerns Inventory: Offender Adaptation (PCI:OA): The structure of offenders’ motivation. In E. Sullivan (Ed.), Offenders’ motivation to change. Issues in Criminological and Legal Psychology, No. 7, pp. 81-87. Leicester: The British Psychological Society.
  • Moore, S.C. and Sellen, J.L. (2006). Jumping to conclusions: A network model predicts schizophrenic patients’ performance on a probabilistic reasoning task. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioural Neuroscience, Vol 6(4), 261-269.
  • McMurran, M., Theodosi, E., & Sellen, J. (2006). Measuring engagement in therapy and motivation to change in adult prisoners: A brief report. Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health, 16 (2), 124-129.
  • Sellen, J.L., McMurran, M., Cox, M., Theodosi, E. and Klinger, E. (2006). The Personal Concerns Inventory (Offender Adaptation): Measuring and Enhancing Motivation to Change. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50, 3, 294-305.
  • Sellen, J.L., Oaksford, M. and Gray, N.S. (2005). Schizotypy and conditional inference. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 31, 105-116.
  • Moore, S.C. and Sellen, J.L. (2004). Can the process of experimentation lead to greater happiness? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27 (2), 271-271.
  • Oaksford, M. and Sellen, J. (2000). Paradoxical individual differences in reasoning. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 23 (5), 691-692.

Articles in press and submitted
  • Gobbett, M. & Sellen, J.L. (in press). An evaluation of the HM Prison Service ‘Thinking Skills Programme’ using psychometric assessments. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
  • Kearney, S. & Sellen, J.L. (in press). Motivating young people in prison to change institutional behaviour. The British Journal of Forensic Practice
  • Sellen, J.L., Gobbett, M., & Campbell, J. (submitted). Enhancing the motivation of sexual offenders for treatment using the Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory - for Offenders (PACI-O). Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
  • Campbell, J., Sellen, J.L. & McMurran, M. (submitted). Reliability and structural validity of the Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders (PACI-O). Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
  • Palmer, C., Heggs, D. & Sellen, J.L. (submitted). Exploring motivation and personal change in males serving probation orders within the community: A qualitative study. Forensic Update

Book chapters
  • McMurran, M., Sellen, J., & Campbell J. (2011). Offenders' motivation: Measurement, structure, and content. In W.M. Cox & E. Klinger (Eds). Handbook of Motivational Counseling, 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley, 253-272.

Conference presentations (from 2008)
  • Palmer C., Sellen, J.L. & Heggs, D. (2012). Exploring motivation and personal change in males serving probation orders within the community. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Cardiff, UK. June.
  • Campbell, B. Sellen, J.L. & Mercer, J. (2012) Experiences of Offenders on a New Family Intervention Unit. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Cardiff, UK. June.
  • Rees, F., Sellen, J.L., Mercer, J. & Boswell, C. (2012). Predictors of Negative Outcomes for Young Offenders within a Homeless Organisation. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Cardiff, UK. June.
  • John-Evans, H., Sellen, J.L. & Mercer, J. (2012). Understanding the functions of self-harm in male, mentally disorders offenders: A qualitative study. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Miami. April.
  • Sellen, J.L., Healey, S., Morgan-Armstrong, C. & Heggs, D. (2011). Family Centred Visits: Strengthening Family Bonds in Imprisoned Men. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Barcelona. June.
  • Sellen, J.L., James, C., Morgan-Armstrong, C. & Bowes, N. (2011). Increasing treatment readiness in sex offenders who refuse treatment. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Barcelona. June.
  • Cregg, M., Payne, E., McMurran, M., Heggs, D. & Sellen, J.L. (2011) Stop & Think! A feasibility study for a randomised control trial with adolescent males in custody. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Barcelona. June.
  • Kearney, S. & Sellen, J.L. (2011). Motivating young people in prison to change institutional behaviour. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Barcelona. June
  • Nekovarova, I., Sellen, J.L., Morris, K., & Heggs, D. (2011). Measuring short-term offenders’ motivation to participate in prison based activities. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Portsmouth, UK. June.
  • Sellen, J.L., Healey, S., Morgan-Armstrong, C. & Heggs, D. (2011). Family Centred Visits: Strengthening Family Bonds in Imprisoned Men. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Portsmouth, UK. June.
  • Gobbett, M., & Sellen, J.L. (2010). Enhancing the motivation of sexual offenders to engage in treatment and make behavioural changes. Newport Centre for Criminal and Community Justice Conference 'Sex Offenders: Punish, Change, Help or Control’. April.
  • Campbell, J. and Sellen, J.L. (2009). The future directions of the Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory-for Offenders. International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Edinburgh. June.
  • Lewis, S. and Sellen, J.L. (2009). Social problem solving in high schizotypal offenders. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Lancaster, UK. June.
  • Sellen (2009). Symposium. Motivation for change in offenders, examining the versatility of the Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Lancaster, UK. June.
  • Gobbett, M., Campbell, J. and Sellen, J.L. (2009). Enhancing motivation for treatment for sex offenders using the Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders (PACIO). British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Lancaster, UK. June.
  • Campbell, J. and Sellen, J.L. (2009). Examining the motivational structure of offenders. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Lancaster, UK. June.
  • James, C., Sellen, J.L., Morgan-Armstrong, C. and Brown, A. (2009). Comparison of the Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders (PACIO) and the Art of Living Programme, in enhancing sex offenders motivation for treatment. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Lancaster, UK. June.
  • Kearney, S., Sellen, J.L. & Payne, E. (2009). Examining the utility of the Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders (PACIO) for engaging youth offenders in prison. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology. Lancaster, UK. June.
  • Sellen, J.L., Hayward, J. & McMurran, M. (2008). ‘Stop and Think!’ Social problem solving skills training with vulnerable prisoners, International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Vienna, June, 2008.
Profile


Dr Joselyn Sellen is a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Lecturer and Joint Programme Director for the MSc Forensic Psychology. Her main area of research is in offenders’ motivation and enhancing treatment engagement. Joselyn collaborates with colleagues at Bangor University and Nottingham University and actively engages with external partner organisations.

Joselyn currently has 2 PhD students in forensic psychology and publishes widely in this field. She has developed close collaborative links with prison and probation psychologists in South Wales and assists in the supervision of research projects for trainee psychologists based in these services, which augment the research programme.

Another research area of interest concerns the assessment of social problem Joselyn is an active member of the Offender Health Research Network for Wales, directed by Professor Pamela Taylor (Cardiff University) and the Forensic Psychology Research Group.

Grants Awarded: Sellen, J.L., Thirlaway, K. and W.M. Cox. An interdisciplinary network on motivational interventions for behaviour change and treatment engagement. January 2009. Economic and Social Research Council Seminar Series. £14,613.48.