Edition 3

New disability guidelines; report from the Policy Support Unit; and lifetime achievement award

New disability guidelines THE British Psychological Society has published a new report Clinical Psychology Training and Disability: Information, Guidance and Good Practice Guidelines. Published...

History of psychology; obesity; and more

International rescue

Internationalizing the History of Psychology
Adrian C.Brock (Ed.)
New York: New York University Press; 2006;
Hb £34.95 (ISBN 0 8147 9944 2)
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Rogue male undergraduates?

Do we have rogue males amongst our undergraduates?

HAVE you noticed any sex differences amongst psychology undergraduates? You have probably noted an unequal sex distribution, males being...

Nimisha Patel and Aruna Mahtani urge you to reconsider your research and practice

The politics of working with refugee survivors of torture
The plight of refugee people often results from structural inequalities and gross human rights violations, including genocide,...

Melinda Rees, Pennie Blackburn, Damon Lab and Jane Herlihy offer some advice

Working with asylum seekers in a clinical setting
To many mental health professionals, working with asylum seekers may appear to be a specialist area that requires particular expertise....

Rachel Tribe with issues for consideration, and some guidelines

Working with interpreters
You have been allocated a referral – Dr A, an asylum seeker from Ethiopia – and are due to see her at 11am tomorrow. You are told that an interpreter has been...

Adrian Webster and Mary Robertson look beyond the individual approach

Can community psychology meet the needs of refugees?
While there are many diverse approaches to mental health, services in England are predominantly organised around an individualised,...

Mala German and Kimberly Ehntholt on projects within schools and the community

Working with refugee children and families
There is much that psychologists from all disciplines can offer when working with refugee/asylum-seeking children and families (see Ehntholt &...

Rachel Tribe and Nimisha Patel introduce the special issue

Refugees and asylum seekers
Robert was forced to flee from East Africa, where he worked as a teacher, after he was accused of belonging to a proscribed political group. He was taken into...

Jane Matthiesen and Andreas Reichter with some advice on how to access research samples

Negotiating access
Foot in the door… or door in the face
Most psychological research needs participants. Gaining and maintaining access to such participants can be challenging,...