We dip into the Society member database and pick…Dr Martina Gerada counselling psychologist in private practice & lecturer at City University of London.
Sophie Carruthers talks to some key stakeholders in the Independent Review. Do we even need an Act, and if so how do we ensure the best experience for people – particularly those from ethnic minority groups?

'On the one hand, the Mental Health Act takes away your liberty and imposes treatment that you don’t want. It can be traumatic, frightening and confusing. But on the other it can help restore...

Sarah Davidson is Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Our editor Jon Sutton poses the questions.
David Murphy took over as President of the British Psychological Society at the AGM in July. Here, Dr Roman Raczka (the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology England Lead) interviewed him for the DCP London newsletter, with additional question [starred] for The Psychologist.
Professor of Narrative Psychology, Leeds Beckett University.
Dr Pete Etchells is Reader in Psychology and Science Communication at Bath Spa University. Annie Brookman-Byrne asked Pete to tell us about his first book, Lost in a Good Game: Why We Play Video Games and What They Can Do For Us.
Annie Brookman-Byrne speaks to Maria Kordowicz.
Ian Florance meets Simon Bignell – a founder of the Society’s new Cyberpsychology Section.
Juliet Foster talked to Ian Florance about her new role as Chair of the Society’s Education and Training Board.
We dip into the Society member database and pick out Caroline Foster, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Chartered Psychologist Dr Flannan Geaney on achieving high goals, professionally and personally.

One of my greatest sources of satisfaction as a psychologist was seeing clients achieve their goals. How would I apply professional techniques to my own post-retirement challenge?

Counselling psychologist Jasmine Childs-Fegredo on her journey. Who would she become?
We dip into the Society member database and pick… Mike Eslea, University of Central Lancashire. With online extras.
Nathan Filer's book on schizophrenia is out now. We asked him some questions and reproduce an extract from the book.
Ian Florance interviewed Hannah Newman, whose PhD examines the ‘idea of female strength and power... by looking at female strength athletics or strongwoman events.’ Hannah’s combination of interests – including LGBT+ rights, what legal gender means in a demographically diverse society, the role of sports in society – touches on many current issues where psychologists may have a key role.
Clinical Psychologist and novelist Bev Thomas has a new book out – ‘A Good Enough Mother’ – on Faber & Faber. Dr Josephine Perry (Chartered Psychologist with Performance in Mind) asks her some questions, and reviews the book.
Ian Florence meets Sabah Khan.
Ahead of his appearance for us at this summer’s event, Professor Andrew Przybylski (Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute) picks three myths around screen time – and how science, and some common sense, can help.
Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol
We dip into the Society member database and pick… Constantina Demosthenous, a Clinical Psychologist at Limassol Hospital, Cyprus, and a PhD candidate at the University of Cyprus studying family caregivers of people with dementia. Including online-only extras.
Pete Olusoga (Sheffield Hallam University) meets Dr Pippa Grange, the sports psychologist with the England men’s team at last summer’s event.
Dr Roberta Babb is a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant. Recently, she was an expert on the BBC Three programme ‘Sex on the Couch’. Debbie Gordon (Assistant to the Managing Editor) asked her about her work and the series.
Lauren Mountain never imagined this would be one of the first groups she worked with as an assistant psychologist…
Ian Florance interviews Nick Perham, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

On being asked how he would describe his job, Nick answers ‘I’m a lecturer. That’s what I do a large amount of my time. My underlying academic interest is in cognitive psychology.’ In these...

We speak to Dame Kelly Holmes and Dr Crepaz-Keay about a new audio series, 'What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me'.