Equality and Inclusion in Clinical Psychology

Staff and trainees share their thoughts, projects, resources, and publications on increasing inclusivity and representation within clinical psychology training and practice

Reframing reflection

I attended an incredibly informative workshop on using supervision and reflection which was part of the ASPIRE Assistant Psychologist programme. There were six of us who attended and a Specialist Clinical Psychologist who facilitated the session. We spoke about many different topics across the time we had but some of the main topics we spoke […]

Perspectives on Decolonising – Nicole Samuel

“For me, as a current PsychD trainee, ‘decolonising’ throws up many questions: When will we move beyond the implicit assumption that psychology, as we know it, is universal, rather than culturally bound in its Eurocentricity? Of the accepted evidence-base, theories and practices in our field, when will we routinely question: where did this come from, […]

6 months reflection: Looking back and looking forward

The programme team have long been committed to EDI in various aspects including via changes to the curriculum and selection procedures. Most recently, the provision of HEE funding has allowed the team to fund Research Assistants specifically for EDI. As they started in July 2021, the academic director provides a 6 month reflection on decolonising […]

Introduction to our Team

At the Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme at the University of Surrey, we recognise and are actively striving to improve the inclusivity of clinical psychology. The profession has largely relied on westernised models of psychological thinking which do not meet the needs of all communities we serve. As such, we are looking to ‘decolonise’ the curriculum. […]