Report on Third Year Wilderness Challenge

Trainees take on the ‘wilderness’ and raise £1,548 for The Laura Centre  Our earlier blog – see https://psychologycultures.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/taking-on-a-wild-wild-test-for-the-laura-centre/ discussed the motivation behind the Wild Wild Test and why we decided to fundraise for the Laura Centre. Now that we have completed it, we felt we’d like to share our experiences with you. The ‘Wild’ as…

‘I could almost feel my mind expanding’; Trainee Clinical Psychologist Lauren Wright enthuses about her visit to America

Lauren reflects on the first joint staff-trainee visit to the clinical psychology programme at James Madison University In April 2016, Emma, Sarah, Jerry and I (creatively dubbed ‘Team America’) were incredibly fortunate to embark on an international placement to Harrisonburg in Virginia. This felt particularly special as this was also the first time it had been offered as…

Leicester Trainees Support MIND’S Get Set To Go Initiative

Reflections on the Benefits of Physical Exercise & Plans to Undertake Tough Mudder Challenge In a time of stress and juggling multiple demands whilst writing our theses, a few of us third year Leicester Trainee Clinical Psychologists have reflected on our experience of the benefits of physical exercise in supporting our own wellbeing. We feel…

Stories to heal

A trainee’s reflections on the Paris terror attacks On 13th November 2015 a series of coordinated attacks took place in Paris killing over 130 people – ‘the deadliest attack on France since the second world war’ (The Guardian). The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks stating that they…

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…