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…

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…