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…

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…

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…