Why Choose a Psychology Degree?

Clearing is well underway. Students are making final decisions on what degree course they will begin in September. Applications, offers and acceptances have seen a steady rise, despite the 2012 hike in tuition fees. Psychology as a degree course is … Read More »

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A blog about blogging

I was wondering what to write for my next blog and I found myself reflecting upon the craft of blogging itself. What exactly is a blog? Over and above the dry definition of a blog being a web update by … Read More »

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Debating Debates

Given their centrality in the run up to the election, we have seen debates much the focus of, well, debate. So what of debates within learning and teaching settings? In academic environments, debates are more common in written format; we … Read More »

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Setting up a supervision group

Whether in a busy clinical or academic setting, protected reflective space with peers can be invaluable and preventative against job dissatisfaction, boredom, and burnout. With restructures in our work environments seemingly becoming the norm, perhaps such spaces are needed more … Read More »

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Stuck between a monolithic rock and a digitally advanced hard place

Yesterday I met someone who had never owned a mobile phone. He claimed to “love it”. Had I more time I would have been curious to find out: What do you love about it? Why have you chosen to opt … Read More »

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New Year, New Direction? Choosing what’s right for you.

As Christmas is well and truly behind us and we are firmly in the New Year, it’s a popular time to reflect upon where we are at, whether we really did keep those resolutions from last year, and what might … Read More »

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Update your CV!

We are approaching a new year once again, and you may be thinking about making a new start on the career front. Before you start the application process, it is imperative that you have an up-to-date CV ready to supplement … Read More »

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Smile or Die.

It’s not surprising that most people who I see for therapy, when asked what they want, say something like “I want to be happier/more confident/calmer/motivated*” [delete as appropriate unless you want it all]. Usually my follow-up question is “if you … Read More »

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Research and Practice: Mind the gap

Clinical psychologists are considered to be scientist-practitioners, duly using the latest ‘evidence base’ to guide their clinical practice, whilst also using their experience in clinical practice to guide future research. Sounds good in theory, but what does this look like in … Read More »

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Starting a PhD

It’s that time of the year again when undergraduate and postgraduate students get ready to start a new journey in their academic life. For some, this time spent at university will act as a stepping-stone for a career in academia, … Read More »

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