The state of UK clinical psychology at 60: upcoming talk by Glenys Parry

The next Psychology Cultures Seminar will be a presentation by Professor Glenys Parry with the title ‘UK Clinical Psychology at 60: taking stock of the state of the profession’.

This event is hosted by the Leicester clinical psychology training course and will be held at the University of Leicester (Garendon Room, Charles Wilson Building) on May 9th 2.30-4.30pm. It is free, but for planning purposes please email Carl Gudgeon at if you would like to attend.

Glenys Parry is Professor of Psychological Therapies at the University of Sheffield, a chartered clinical psychologist and HCPC registered practitioner, Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and accredited psychotherapist. Her career is unusual in spanning five areas – clinical practice, research, training, NHS senior management and health-services policymaking.

Her NHS roles included Consultant Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Director of Psychology Services, and Director of Research and Development.

She has conducted randomised trials, systematic reviews, qualitative research and service evaluations on a range of topics including the impact of life events and social support on depression, cognitive behaviour therapy for panic fear in asthma, health status of Gypsies and Travellers, therapist competence in cognitive analytic therapy, IAPT services, computerised CBT, care pathways in persistent depression and borderline personality disorder. Her recent project ‘Understanding and Preventing Adverse Effects of Psychological Therapies’ was funded by NIHR Research for Patient Benefit.

She has undertaken clinical guideline development at NICE and policymaking at the Department of Health. She has practised as a clinical psychologist continuously since she completed training in 1977.


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