‘There’s a real danger of silos – the key is the Branches’

Some psychologists are past masters at the ‘portfolio career’, thinking about and applying psychology in hugely varied places. Ian Florance met husband and wife team Barry and Ann Cripps, at the Society’s London offices, to draw on their huge experience.

Psychologists, like many other professionals, face fundamental changes in the length and shape of their careers and, for that matter, their lives. Rather than the conventional three-stage life (education – work for one organisation – retire), many psychologists are building portfolio careers: working in different areas; mixing research, training, writing and practice; having relationships with a range of organisations – private and public, for-profit and not-for-profit.

Barry Cripps is


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