Verity Di Mascio

Senior Lecturer and Module Leader for Psychology of Mental Health MSc, Addictions and Mental Health MSc and Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc.

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Verity Di Mascio

Verity has worked in mental health for over 25 years in rehabilitation, in-patient care, outreach, corporate mental health, and research.

Teaching interests include:
  • Psychosis
  • CBT
  • Mental Health Law
Doctoral Supervision
Verity has supervised to completion four counselling psychology doctorates on:
  • Psychiatric nurses’ experiences of therapeutic relationships with patients in acute inpatient settings
  • Experiences of mental health peer support workers within the NHS
  • First-generation Nigerian mothers living in the UK and their experience of postnatal depression
  • Perceptions of adolescent patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder
Doctoral Examinations
Verity has examined four counselling psychology doctorates on subjects including:
  • Male Problem Gamblers and their relationship to money
  • How Do Individuals Make Sense of Positive Voice Hearing Experiences
  • Counselling psychologists talk about doing therapy with working-class clients in an IAPT’s setting
  • Autistic Individuals’ Experience of Emotions on Their Sensory World
First-generation Nigerian mothers living in the UK and their experience of postnatal depression: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Lydia L, Yolanda E, Di Mascio, V. Ethnicity and Health. (2022) 10 (1) 1-9.
Gatekeeping Madness: How professional and institutional influences affect the decision to detain patients under the Mental Health Act 1983. Di Mascio V. (2018).
Critical Factors in Recovery from Postnatal Depression. Di Mascio V, Kent A, Fiander M, Lawrence J. Archives of Women’s Mental Health. (2008) 11 (4), 253-7.


Dr Verity Di Mascio FHEA

Senior lecturer

Module Leader for:
Specialized Clinical Issues in Mental Health
Resilience and Mindfulness