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) Systemic thinking and the myth of power. Feedback: Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland. 2022 32-41.

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.

Palmer, H. (2022). “Think different” to prevent extinction. Connecting Gregory 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.

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