The Importance of Both Relationship and Technique: Reflections on a Conference on Psychological Therapies in the NHS

Clinical Psychologist Chris Clinch presents a personal summary of his experiences at the DCP South West Conference in February 2016 Chris Clinch (Clinical Psychologist in Somerset) writes a personal summary of his experiences at the conference, which was then shared through the Division of Clinical Psychology network and reproduced here with a light edit by…

The nature of social defences in our changing world

Arabella Kurtz reviews Armstrong and Rustin’s important and fascinating edited book on the relevance of the social defence model to the NHS today (oh and neoliberalism and the small matter of the global market economy) My review of David Armstrong and Michael Rustin’s much recommended book ‘Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm’ (Karnac Books, 2014) for…

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…

Upcoming Seminar on Understanding South Asian Male Genders & Same-sex Sexualities: An Intersectional Approach

The Department are very pleased to announce that the next Psychology Cultures Seminar will be delivered by Professor Roshan das Nair on Monday 7th December, 2.30-4.30pm at the Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester. The seminar will focus on the intersectionalities of ethnicity, gender and  same-sex sexualities. Psychology and healthcare professionals tend to view these…

A taste of diversity for trainees through a community shadowing opportunity

Second year trainees given the opportunity to visit a support group for Asian service users From 7th July to 29th September 2015, 12 trainees from the 2013-2016 Cohort of the University of Leicester (UoL) Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) course shadowed seven fortnightly support group sessions with service users from Asian backgrounds at the Open Mind…