March 2020

Alison Clarke, Chair of the British Psychological Society's Practice Board, responds.
Dr Flora Cornish reflects on a critical reading and dialogue group led by Dr Deanne Bell at the 2019 Festival of Community Psychology.
Sally Marlow watches the film The Lighthouse directed by Robert Eggers.
Dr Jeremy Swinson watches The Personal History of David Copperfield, directed by Armando Iannucci.
Emma Young, writing for our Research Digest, combines a recent conference and research to consider how individuals and societies might best flourish.
The Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, has now heard from more than 4000 victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. As it launches its public awareness campaign, we talk to chief psychologist to the Inquiry, Dr Rebekah Eglinton, about the trauma-informed approach. Throughout, we also include quotes, in italics, from survivor ‘Esme’.
Deanne Bell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University. Deanne spoke to Deputy Editor Annie Brookman-Byrne about her desire to understand and repair the world.
Sarah Atayero on the need for diversity in training and the workforce.
Naomi Fisher considers the arguments for self-directed education.

The literature on not attending school is full of negative outcomes; Jason Schoeneberger’s 2012 review suggests that dropping out of school is associated with incarceration, unemployment,...

Binna Kandola is Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. He met with Society President David Murphy to discuss some questions we had put to them.