Hugh Palmer

Systemic Therapy and Practice


Post Grad Certificate Clinical Supervision for CYP-IAPT 2014

MSc Systemic Family Therapy 2007

Intermediate Course in Family Therapy 2005

Foundation Course in Family Therapy 2000

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (1st) 1997

K260 Death & Dying 1995

Certificate in Education (FE) 1994

Certified Practitioner of NLP 1990

Registered Mental Nurse 1988

Registered General Nurse 1983


Palmer H. (2022). Family therapy in an inpatient CAMHS setting: Dilemmas and possibilities. Context 182, Warrington: AFT

Palmer H. (2022). Working Systemically with Adoptive Families. Perspectives on Trauma: The Journal of the Complex Trauma Institute. 2, (3) 46-55. (Please contact me for a copy)

Palmer, H. (2022). “Think different” to prevent extinction. ConnectingGregory Bateson’s Cybernetic Epistemology with Posthumanism. Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic Practice, 5(2), 14-27. https://doi.org/10.28963/5.2.3

Palmer, H. (2022). Working Systemically with Adoptive Families. Context 181 Warrington: AFT

Palmer, H. (2021). Where did the Eco go in Systemic Practice? Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic Practice4(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.28963/4.1.2

Palmer, H and Palmer S. L. (2020) Through a glass, darkly: Reflections on a pandemic. Systemic Flux

Palmer, H. (2017). Fourfold Vision in Practice: Data, Theory, Intuition and the Art of Therapy. Human Systems: The Journal of Therapy, Consultation and Training. 28:1.

Palmer, H. (2017). Bereavement and grief counselling. In Chambers, M. (ed) Psychiatric and mental health nursing: The craft of caring. CRC Press.

Palmer, H. (2016) Fourfold vision and cybernetic unity: Therapist as scientist, theorist, humanist and artist. In McCarthy, Imelda & Simon, Gail (Eds.) (2016). Systemic Therapy as Transformative Practice. Farnhill: Everything is Connected Press.

Palmer, H. (2014). Steps towards fourfold vision: From the myth of power to a cybernetic unity of healing. Context, Warrington:  AFT

White, J., Welbourn,T., Howe, M., Burton, N., Palmer, H., Flanagan, T. Slee, C., Glenster, D. & Barkley, I.  (2011). Mental Health Nursing. In Birchenall, P. & Adams, N. (Eds) The Nursing Companion. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Palmer, H. & Palmer, S. (2010) Comfortable, not numb. Context, Warrington: AFT.

Palmer, H. (2009) Between the material and supernatural: Therapeutic implications of bereaved individuals’ experience of contact with the deceased person. Context , Warrington:  AFT.

Palmer, H. & Samociuk, S. (2000) Support and Supervision.  In Wilson, H. & McAndrew, S. (eds) Sexual Health: Foundations for Practice. London: Balliere Tindall.

Palmer, H. (1998) Exploring sexuality and sexual health in nursing. Professional   Nurse 14(1) 15-17

Palmer, H. (1996) Nursing care of gay men with HIV related malignancy Journal of Cancer Care 5 163-167

Palmer, H. (1995) Clinical Supervision for Nurses Working with People with HIV/AIDS Professional Nurse 11(1) 20-22

Palmer, H. (1995) A minor matter? Nursing Times, 91 (31) 40-41.

In Press

Palmer, H. Systemic thinking and the myth of power. (Feedback: Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland)

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