At this month's Café Psychologique Sydney we will be joined by professional storyteller Jo Henwood to consider 'The Power of Stories'. Come along and join in the conversation where we'll be considering a range of ideas and questions about the importance of stories in our lives. 7-9pm at The Horse, Surry Hills, 381 Crown Street, 2010, … Continue reading Café Psych: The Power of Stories
My application to present at the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) Conference has been accepted. I will be presenting on Thursday 11th October from 2.15-3.00pm on 'Community psychology and everyday psychological practice'. Below is the abstract for my presentation: Reliance on the medical-model of 'mental illness' typically hides social adversity that is often at … Continue reading AAFT Conference Sydney 11/12th October
The next Café Psychologique Sydney will take place on Wednesday 29th August at the Horse, Surry Hills. We'll be considering our relationship to the past and what impact it can have on our lives now and in the future. Please check out the link below for more information and to register. I look forward to … Continue reading Café Psych: Nostalgia – does looking back stop us moving forward?
I'm very excited that my first book, 'Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Everything You Need to Know' is now available for purchase online and in selected stores. The book is the culmination of five years of work for me and my co-author, Amanda Mwale. There are still tickets available for the book launch in London on … Continue reading OUT NOW ‘Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Everything You Need to Know’
There are different ideas about how we should live our life and what might make a life fulfilling. For some people, this might be working towards a 'dream' that they've always had and for others it might be about living by their values or religious beliefs. At the next Café Psychologique we will be considering … Continue reading Café Psych: What does it mean to have a good life?
Back in June 2013, my friend Amanda and I had just just been offered places on the clinical training courses. We were working as assistant psychologists at Great Ormond Street Hospital where we were surrounded by a wealth of helpful support and resources. This included access to lots of current trainees, qualified clinical psychologists and … Continue reading Book Launch for ‘Becoming a Clinical Psychologist’
With changing service provision and changes to how we support people who experience psychological distress, leadership is becoming increasingly important for clinical psychologists. Below is an essay written during clinical psychology training which provides advice for clinical psychologists who want to develope their leadership skills. The first two parts of the essay provide the historical context of leadership … Continue reading Clinical Psychology and Leadership