Criticality is critical in your literature review

Examine carefully the behaviour of these people: Find it surprising though not unusual Inexplicable though normal Incomprehensible though it is the rule. Consider even the most insignificant, seemingly simple Action with distrust. Ask yourself whether it is necessary Especially if it is usual. We ask you expressly to discover That what happens all the timeContinue reading “Criticality is critical in your literature review”

Call for participants – trainee counselling psychologists

Joy Kokkalis is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at University of Surrey. She would like to invite trainee counselling psychologists to help with her research. Here is her recruitment advert: Are you a trainee counselling psychologist? Do you have experience of clinical practice with at least one client who meets the DSM diagnostic criteria for ‘BorderlineContinue reading “Call for participants – trainee counselling psychologists”

Call for participants – DBT therapists

Samantha Dewhurst is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at University of Surrey. She would like to invite DBT therapists to help with her research. Here is her recruitment advert: This study aims to learn more about how therapists experience the therapy relationship with their clients who meet the criteria for BPD. The data willContinue reading “Call for participants – DBT therapists”

Call for participants – Mental Health Professionals

Tarynne Quirk is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University London. She would like to invite qualified mental health professionals to help with her research. Here is her recruitment advert: The aim of the study is to investigate mental health professionals’ (MHPs – Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, CBT therapists, Art therapists, Psych Assistants, PWPsContinue reading “Call for participants – Mental Health Professionals”

Call for participants – qualified counselling psychologists

Farah Mitha is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University. She would like to invite qualified counselling psychologists to help with her research.  Here is her recruitment advert: Mindfulness is seen to have particular relevance to the work of counselling psychologists. However, there is limited research around the experience of psychologists delivering this intervention, especiallyContinue reading “Call for participants – qualified counselling psychologists”

Resources for your doctoral research

When I’m supervising doctoral theses, I’m often surprised at the extent to which trainees are unaware of the high quality resources that are around to help.  So I’ve put together some of my favourites, but do feel free to let me know any of your favourites that I’ve missed!

Call for participants – qualified therapists (UKCP) or counselling psychologists

Paula MacMahon is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (DCPsych) on a joint programme with Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University. She would like to invite qualified therapists (UKCP) or counselling psychologists to help with her research.  Here is her recruitment advert: ‘Therapist Blind Spots: A phenomenological enquiry into the experience of recognisingContinue reading “Call for participants – qualified therapists (UKCP) or counselling psychologists”

A viva gets you drunk on one glass of wine

Our guest writer, Emily Brookes, finally had her viva!  Do feel free to check out our website for details of our clinical supervision register and our research support services! The night before my viva I got drunk from one glass of wine. I don’t know if nerves have the same impact on alcohol as not eatingContinue reading “A viva gets you drunk on one glass of wine”

Call for participants – men and women aged 40-65

Ariana Jordan is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of East London and would like your help with her research. Here is her recruitment advert: Being at midlife has been associated in the literature with increased reflection and awareness of our psychological and physical states, but what happens when we also need to negotiateContinue reading “Call for participants – men and women aged 40-65”

Call for participants – trainee and qualified therapists

Candice Lemonius is undertaking a Masters in Psychotherapy at Roehampton and would like your help with her research. Here is her recruitment advert: “What happens when two subjective worlds meet?” “Exploring therapists experience when a clients’ story touches their own” If you have something to say about your experience of working with a client whose story has comeContinue reading “Call for participants – trainee and qualified therapists”