Researching psychologists’ resilience in the workplace: A call for participants!

Sameen Malik, Third Year Leicester Trainee, introduces her research into self-care amongst psychologists & invites you to have your say Earlier this year, Madalyn Parker’s post about taking a sick day for her mental wellbeing was re-tweeted over 16,000 times. What got social media animated was not her email asking for the day off, but her CEO’s…

Why ideas matter: Jennifer Clegg reflects on her presentation to the December Psychology Cultures Seminar

Psychology has traditionally been a discipline that focuses on evidence but, as Liz Valentine observed, it is not always clear what ideas the data are evidence for. Moreover, some regard empiricism as highly conservative: it recycles traditional ideas that validate the status quo, mistrusting ideas and the imagination (summarised in Pilgrim 2015). In Logic of…

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…