The profession of clinical psychology: looking backwards and looking forwards

This term our Psychology Cultures Seminar was a celebration of the career of previous Course Director, Mike Wang. The topic of the seminar was the future of clinical psychology as a profession, and Jamie Hacker Hughes, one of the speakers and a colleague of Mike’s from the British Psychological Society, has sent in this post. A tribute to Professor Mike…

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…

Cakes for Sale for Laura Centre at Upcoming Seminar

We are looking forward to welcoming Professor Glenys Parry to Leicester on Monday May 9th for a talk on the state of the clinical psychology profession. In the interval second year trainees will be serving delicious homemade cakes and soft drinks to raise money for the Laura Centre, which offers help to bereaved children and their families. Please…

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…

Cakes on sale for The Laura Centre!

Over the coming months the second years are raising funds for The Laura Centre, a Leicester-based charity offering support to families of a dying or a bereaved child. To kick off activities they are baking cakes and providing soft drinks for sale before and after the Psychology Cultures Seminar on Monday, February 8th. Please remember…

Rave reviews for Anne Goodwin’s first novel, Sugar and Snails

“The Good Story” by Arabella Kurtz recommended to help writers understand how a therapist’s mind works  Anne Goodwin headed up psychology services for clients with severe and enduring mental health problems in Nottingham for many years. She also regularly supervised trainees and contributed to teaching on the Leicester training course. Anne is now a full-time writer and her first novel, Sugar and…