Faye Cox reflects on her transition from support worker to Assistant Psychologist on an acute mental health ward.
Rufus May had a breakdown at 18 years of age. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, which resulted in three hospital admissions. Dr May, now a Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Trainer, tells Assistant Psychologist Fauzia Khan how his experiences in and out of the mental health system spurred him to train as a psychologist.
‘Making sense of microaggressions’ is a graphic and written book with words by Susan Cousins and design by Barry Diamond. It is published by Open Voices. Deputy Editor Annie Brookman-Byrne hears from Susan, Barry, and Peter from Open Voices.
Associate Editor Chrissie Fitch recently spoke with Cultural Thinker and Researcher, Suzanne Alleyne, to discuss her webinar series, Can We Talk About Power? (CWTAP).
‘Imagine having a debate about addiction to glass bottles, and no one cared what was inside the bottle’
Our editor Jon Sutton hears from Professor Andrew Przybylski (Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute) about his questioning of the World Health Organisation around ‘Gaming Disorder’.
Ian Florance meets Steve Taylor, former Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Transpersonal Psychology Section.
Linda Gask is Emerita Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry at the University of Manchester. She is now retired and lives on Orkney. She has written extensively about her experience of seeing mental health from both sides, as a professional and as a patient. Annie Hickox met her.
Professor Hugh Koch discusses the psychology of writing his memoirs.
Ella Rhodes spoke to Dr Adam Jowett (Coventry University), Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Sexualities Section, about his recent government report on conversion therapy, and the ongoing consultation.
New global guidelines aim to bolster the reliability of intelligence and prevent torture. Dr Kai Li Chung discusses them with forensic psychologist Professor Ray Bull, who helped develop them.
We dip into the Society member database and pick out Judith Eberhardt, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University.
Ingrid Covington meets Professor Herminia Ibarra to talk identity and transition across our working lives.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Professor Jonathan Passmore, Chair of the British Psychological Society’s new Division of Coaching Psychology.
In the latest episode of his podcast ‘Eighty Percent Mental’, Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Pete Olusoga is joined by organisational psychologist and best-selling New York Times author, John Amaechi OBE, for an honest and inspiring conversation about racism, anti-racism, and what we all could or should be doing to make our communities fairer for everybody.
We strongly recommend listening to the entire episode via https://eightypercentmental.com – but for those who prefer to read, Dr Olusoga has...
Clinical and Community Psychologist Dr Carl Harris set off from London on the Ride the Change on Sunday – a 475-mile bike ride to reach Glasgow for the start of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26. Ella Rhodes spoke to Dr Harris, also Chair of the British Psychological Society's Community Psychology Section, ahead of his journey.
'The teacher and the teenage brain', by John Coleman, is published by Routledge. Annie Brookman-Byrne asks the questions.
Madeleine Pownall and Wendy Stainton Rogers share their journey in writing A Feminist Companion to Social Psychology, published by Open University Press.
Ella Rhodes spoke to Kirstie Drummond Papworth ahead of her British Psychological Society webinar on compassion for individuals, leaders and organisations.
Ella Rhodes spoke to visiting Professor of Occupational Health Psychology Gail Kinman (Birkbeck, University of London) and Dr Christine Grant, Deputy Head of the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences (Coventry University), ahead of their British Psychological Society webinar on ways to make home working a success.
We hear from Leslie Brissett and Dr Amra Rao ahead of a British Psychological Society workshop and conference, ‘Fully human: Soul, Psyche, Skin’, which looks to explore race in Psychology.
Uncanny Bodies (Luna Press), edited by Pippa Goldschmidt, Gill Haddow and Fadhila Mazanderani, is an anthology of papers and stories by academics and writers. Dr Clare Uytman, psychology lecturer at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, contributed to the book, and spoke to Pippa and Gill about the uncanny in life as well as the uncanny in putting the book together.
Kerenza MacLennan has worked for three and a half years as an Assistant Psychologist at Bradley Complex Care, a specialist hospital near Grimsby. She has recently enrolled on the BPS Qualification in Forensic Psychology (stage 2). Ian Florance heard about her journey so far, and what the future might hold.
We dip into the Society member database and pick out…Kelly Dunn, Psychologist and Director/ Co-owner of KEYFORT.
Black Identities + White Therapies: Race, respect + diversity examines therapeutic professions in the context of ethnicity, race and culture. Co-editors Divine Charura and Colin Lago speak to our Deputy Editor Shaoni Bhattacharya.
Occupational psychologist and senior lecturer in psychology, Dr Ashley Weinberg (University of Salford), is hosting a British Psychological Society webinar in November on ‘mental health and wellbeing in the workplace – using politics as a case study’. Ella Rhodes spoke to him.