Gender and power in psychology: Our letter to the BPS

Eighty per cent of psychology undergraduate students are female and at Russel Group institutions, the proportion is even higher, standing at around 85%. The result is that psychology professions are pervasively female-dominated: 80% of Clinical…

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How to land your first Assistant Psychologist post: Ten top tips

Assistant Psychologists provide clinical support under the guidance and supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist. The role can vary significantly depending on the service that the Assistant Psychologist is working in and the population they…

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Five ways to beat the January blues

I hate January. It’s dark, it’s cold and Christmas is over. I’ve gained Christmas weight and am distinctly poorer than I was in December. I sorely miss the Christmas decorations and feel robbed of the…

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Top healthcare and psychology podcasts from 2019

2019 was the year I discovered podcasts. I’m not alone – it’s estimated that there are currently 800 000 podcasts, an increase of 250 000 since the middle on 2018. Here, I share some of my…

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Is psychology a sexist discipline? Reflections on The Patient Gloria

In 1964, Gloria Szymanski was recruited by her therapist, Everett Shostrom, to take part in a series of films demonstrating psychotherapy. Shostrom also recruited three leading psychotherapists: Carl Rogers, creator of ‘person-centred therapy’ (widely known…

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