Karen John

Karen John
Self-employed

PhD Psychology

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Introduction
Assessing and promoting well-being and positive mental health through integrated educational, health, psychological, social care and creative community-based mentoring and support services for children, young people, families, schools and professionals

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The Crucial Cs provide a straightforward and coherent framework that offers insights into one’s own and others’ behaviors and emotions, developmentally and across the lifespan. Deci and Ryan’s empirically-derived Self-Determination Theory, with Basic Psychological Need Theory and intrinsic motivation at its core, provides indirect evidence of the v...
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Abstract A growing body of research supports the power of Individual Psychology (IP), with its ethical, compassionate, and systemic approach. There is pure genius in Individual Psychology’s comprehension of our human need to belong, and, through contribution and cooperation within communities of social equals, find significance in our belonging. Wh...
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In this final article, Karen John of the Pen Green Research Base focuses on the practicalities of introducing and implementing effective supervision within an organisation.
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Teams work most effectively when the strengths and emotional needs of individual members are recognised, says Karen John of the Pen Green Research Base.
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An effective supervision policy and structure within early years settings demonstrate a commitment to positive working relationships, fosters open communication among managers and other staff, and promotes good practice. Supervision requires all staff to take time away from the day-to-day demands of their jobs and reflect on their work on a regular...
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In the first of a four-part series, Pen Green Research Base's Karen John explains why supervision is such an important focus of the revised EYFS and what it means for early years settings.
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Leadership mentoring is a central component of the National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL), which is designed to develop robust, creative and courageous children's centre leaders. Mentoring provides a safe, supportive and confidential space in which leaders can discuss the challenges of leading their centres. Li...
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In 2004, the UK government launched a new programme for early years leaders in England – the National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL). In collaboration with the National College for School Leadership, Pen Green led the development, pilot and rollout of this M‐level training programme, which by 2006–07 involved 17...
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Elements of attachment theory have been embraced by practitioners endeavouring to assist foster and adopted children and their parents. Attachment theory articulates the potential risks of experiencing multiple caregivers; emphasizes the importance of close social relationships to development; and recognizes that substitute parents may not always h...
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Despite agreement that children's social functioning may be the best indicator of current and future behavioural and emotional problems, its measurement is under-developed. Measures of social functioning and psychopathology remain entangled, although this may be less critical clinically than in research. Confusion in terminology and definition is h...
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This investigation examined perceptions of family functioning, marital satisfaction, and parent-child bonding in 65 families (child, mother, father) with one or more depressed parents and 26 families with no depressed parent. Intrainformant agreement between offspring and their parents across family functioning measures was examined for the two pro...
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An examination of the relationship between symptoms and social adjustment among 98 chronic schizophrenic outpatients revealed that depressive mood contributed most to overall social dysfunction. Correlational patterns between depressive mood and factors of social dysfunction among these patients were found to be similar to those found among acutely...

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