Increasing diversity in future applications to Psychology

Thank you to Gemma Forshaw, one of our current second year Trainees, who recently went along to her local secondary school to spread the word and encourage A-Level Psychology students to peruse a carer in Clinical Psychology. It is great to see our trainees out in the community and promoting the profession.

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“In April 2018 I attended Trinity Academy, Thorne, Nr. Doncaster to speak with the Psychology A Level students in year 12 and 13. This session was organised with the hope of increasing diversity in applications to those planning to peruse a career in clinical psychology. Many of the students had already applied to study BSc Psychology at University (with several applying to the University of Lincoln).

I met with around 40 A Level students and we considered what is the role of clinical psychology and the route to gaining a career within it. Following the students recent module on OCD, I also presented a CBT case study for OCD and the students role-played a therapy session considering different approaches to gain information from service-users. 

The students and staff reported that they had enjoyed the session and found it helpful to speak with someone who worked clinically with service-users, particularly enabling them to consider how the theories they have learned can be applied to practice”



Goodbye Judith – Happy Retirement!

On behalf of all staff and trainees on the Trent programme, we would like to wish Judith Tompkins a very happy retirement! Judith has worked as an administrator since the programme began in 2005 and she has been an invaluable member of the team for many years. We are so grateful to you Judith for all of your hard work over the years, for always going above and beyond to support staff and trainees and for organising us all! What will we do without you? We are all very sad to see you leave, but we wish you lots of luck and happiness for the future.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Our current first years have settled in to life on the Trent Programme and have now completed the initial teaching block. Here is a picture of them enjoying a Christmas fuddle to mark the end of the teaching block and the beginning of them starting their clinical placements. Well done everyone, we hope you enjoy your placement and have fun starting to put everything you have learnt so far into practice!


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Congratulations Alice, Brad, Kate and Nicolle!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alice, Brad, Kate and Nicolle, all current third year trainees who have recently had their systematic literature reviews published! A huge achievement and some excellent examples of the high standard of work our trainees produce. Well done!

Conlin, A., & Braham, L. (2017). Comparison of outcomes of patients with personality disorder to patients with mental illness, following discharge from medium secure hospital: systematic review. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 1-22.

English, B., das Nair, R., & Tickle, A. (2017). Views and experiences of people with intellectual disabilities regarding intimate relationships: a qualitative metasynthesis. Sexuality and Disability.

French, K., Moghaddam, N. G., & Schröder, T. (2017). What is the Evidence for the Efficacy of Self-Help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Morris, N., Moghaddam, N., Tickle, A., & Biswas, S. (2017). The relationship between coping style and psychological distress in people with head and neck cancer: a systematic review. Psycho‐Oncology.