From the Editor – Aug/Sep 2019

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Welcome to Psychology in Practice magazine issue 2. Use the links below to navigate to the articles, or browse through the website.

Professor Alan Baddeley is widely known for his groundbreaking work on working memory, and specifically for his multiple components model. In his article, Professor Baddeley examines the usefulness of cognitive psychology, and how this relates to working memory.

Continuing with the theme of working memory, Dr Frank Ryan considers its role, along with willpower, in creating lasting psychological change, and the ways in which practitioners can help to maximise these in apsychotherapeutic context.

When running a private practice, no one else defines your role or your working hours, and no one provides you with a regular income. Linn Brynildsen considers the importance of charging appropriately for your services, and how mindfulness practice can help in safeguarding
your work–life balance.

There seem to be two competing perspectives on applied psychology; one that argues for a field of application-defined specialisms and the other for a generic profession, with training routes and professional roles to reflect each. Kairen Cullen considers the question of generic and/or specialist applied psychology practice.

Digital therapy is a new field of private practice and is an area where practitioners lack clarity on how best to manage their work. In part two of this article, Dr Ivanka Ezhova shares her experience of building a sustainable business and personal resilience in private digital practice.

As therapy becomes more mainstream, many therapists still don’t discuss when they seek therapy for themselves. Rosalyn Palmer considers her experiences as a therapists’ therapist, and the issues that bring other psychology practitioners to her office.

Jan Willem Poot is the founder of Yes We Can Clinics, a mental health care facility in the Netherlands specialising in helping young people with mental health challenges, addictions and related behavioural issues. Jan Willem is in recovery himself and he has shared with Psychology in Practice the experiences he brings to his work.

Clinical psychology has traditionally advocated the use of set models of intervention. After years as a consultant clinical psychologist in different fields, Dr Cheryl Rezek sets out a multi-dynamic framework which includes aspects from various psychological concepts and practically applicable mindfulness theories.

Our regular ‘Getting there’ feature looks at the varied and diverse career paths people take within the field of psychology. In this issue, we follow Professor Andy Miller, an Honorary Professor of Educational Psychology at the Universities of both Nottingham and Warwick.

If you would like us to cover anything specific, or you have general feedback about the magazine, then don’t hesitate to get in touch at: Nikki.Krol@forum-training.com

Articles in issue 2

When and where is cognitive psychology useful? The case for working memory

Professor Alan Baddeley examines the usefulness of cognitive psychology, and how this relates to working memory.

Willpower: Cognition and motivation in a compassionate context

Dr Frank Ryan considers the ways in which practitioners can help to maximise the role of willpower and working memory to create lasting psychological change.

Private practice: Balancing life and work, knowing your worth and practising self-care

Psychologist and mindfulness teacher Linn Brynildsen considers the importance of charging appropriately for your services, and how mindfulness practice can help in safeguarding your work–life balance.

Applied Psychologists: Are we a family, a soup or a salad?

In part one of this article, Kairen Cullen considers the topic of applied psychology, and the seemingly perennial topic of generic and/or specialist applied psychology practice.

Practitioner challenges: Developing a digital private practice

In part two of this article, Dr Ivanka Ezhova shares her own experience of building a sustainable business and personal resilience when it comes to private digital practice.

Therapy for therapists: Communal struggles

Rosalyn Palmer considers her experiences as a therapists’ therapist, and the issues that bring other psychology practitioners to her office.

A unique approach to youth mental health

Jan Willem Poot is the founder of Yes We Can Youth Clinics, a mental health care facility in the Netherlands specialising in helping young people ages 13–25 with mental health challenges, addictions and related behavioural issues. 

A mindfulness-based multi-dynamic therapeutic approach

Dr Cheryl Rezek sets out a multi-dynamic framework which includes aspects from various psychological concepts and practically applicable mindfulness theories.

Getting there: BPS Distinguished Contribution to Educational and Child Psychology Award Winner

In this issue, we follow Professor Andy Miller, an Honorary Professor of Educational Psychology at the Universities of both Nottingham and Warwick, on his professional journey.

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