It’s about broken hearts not broken brains

On the 16th of May 2018 Dr Ken Critchfield from James Madison University, Virginia, USA presented at the Psychology Cultures Seminar his research, scholarship, and clinical casework using Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT). Attached is his PowerPoint presentation from the day, plus a helpful guide to mindful clinical practice with clients. Critchfield – Its about broken…

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…

At the limits of understanding: A psychologist’s reflections on work with gender variant children

Announcement of February Psychology Cultures Seminar We are delighted to announce that Bernadette Wren will be speaking at the Psychology Cultures Seminar in February. The details are as follows: Title: ‘Through understanding to the limits of understanding’: Reflections on the crisis of meaning in work with gender variant children and adolescents  Public Talk by Bernadette…

Why Ideas Matter: Forthcoming Seminar

PSYCHOLOGY CULTURES SEMINAR SERIES We are delighted to announce details of our forthcoming Psychology Cultures Seminar. Places are available on a first-come first-served basis. Please book your place by emailing Carl Gudgeon at cmg16@le.ac.uk. (Trainees and course staff do not have to book.) Why ideas matter Speaker: Professor Jennifer Clegg Monday 4th December 2017     2.30 –…

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…