The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast

Dr Marianne Trent

Welcome to The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast with me, Dr Marianne Trent. What you'll get by subscribing to this podcast is access to free tips and tricks to get yourself feeling more confident about building the right skills and experiences to help you in your career as an a Aspiring Psychologist. Hosted by me... Dr Marianne Trent, a qualified Clinical Psychologist in private practice and lead author of The Clinical Psychologist Collective & The Aspiring psychologist Collective and Creator of The Aspiring Psychologist Membership. Within this podcast it is my aim to provide you with the kind of show I would have wanted to listen to when I was in your position! I was striving for ‘relevant’ experience, wanting to get the most out of my paid work and developing the right skills to help me to keep on track for my goals of becoming a qualified psychologist! Regardless of what flavour of Psychology you aspire to: Clinical, Counselling, Health, Forensic, Occupational or Educational there will be plenty of key points to pique your interest and get you thinking. There's also super relevant content for anyone who is already a qualified psychologist too! The podcast is a mixture of solo chats from me to you and also brilliant interview episodes with people about themes which really matter to you and to the profession too. I can't wait to demystify the process and help to break things down into simple steps which you can then take action on. I really want to help fire up your passions all the more so do tune in and subscribe. I love your comments too so don’t be a stranger! You are also welcomed and encouraged to connect with me on socials, check out the books, the membership and other ways of working with here: https://linktr.ee/drmariannetrent read less
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How to become a UK psychologist as a non-UK citizen
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How to become a UK psychologist as a non-UK citizen
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 136: How to become a UK psychologist as a non-UK citizen In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist podcast, Dr. Marianne Trent interviews Ananya Mosur Sridhar, an assistant psychologist who is a non-UK citizen. They discuss the challenges and barriers that non-UK citizens face when pursuing a career in professional mental health in the UK. Ananya shares her journey from India to the UK, including her undergraduate studies and her decision to pursue a master's degree in clinical psychology at Newcastle University. She also talks about the difficulties she faced in securing an assistant psychologist role and the process of obtaining a skilled worker visa. Ananya highlights the importance of perseverance and self-care in avoiding burnout on the path to becoming a psychologist. She also discusses her interest in researching and challenging the diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights and advice for aspiring psychologists, especially those facing additional challenges as non-UK citizens.The Highlights: 00:00 - Introduction00:54 - Host Welcome01:41 - Guest Greeting03:50 - Undergraduate Studies05:11 - Moving to the UK06:38 - Challenges for International Students08:41 - Landing an Assistant Psychologist Role09:53 - Skilled Worker Visa12:24 - Stability and Future Plans14:39 - Perseverance and Values18:36 - Mental Health in India21:01 - Opportunities as an Assistant Psychologist23:50 - Research and EUPD Focus27:26 - Role of Crisis Teams30:03 - Avoiding BurnoutLinks:📲 Connect with Ananya here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ananya-m-8b176517b/🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree: https://linktr.ee/drmariannetrent💬 To join my free Facebook group and discuss your thoughts on this episode and more:
What is Bipolar disorder? (Manic Depression renamed) Symptoms & Treatment
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What is Bipolar disorder? (Manic Depression renamed) Symptoms & Treatment
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 135: What is Bipolar Disorder? Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Marianne Trent interviews Sam Swidzinski, who has bipolar disorder, to discuss what bipolar disorder is, how it is diagnosed, and how it can be managed. They discuss the different types of bipolar disorder, the symptoms of mania and depression, and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. They also touch on the role of medication and therapy in managing bipolar disorder, as well as the importance of consistency and self-care. Sam shares his own experiences with bipolar disorder and offers advice for those who may be concerned about their own mental health. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights into bipolar disorder and offers hope and support for those living with the condition.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: 00:00 - Introduction00:29 - Host Welcome01:15 - Guest Greeting01:42 - Guest Introduction03:31 - Early Diagnosis05:06 - Bipolar UK and Research06:25 - Defining Bipolar Disorder09:36 - Mania and Hypermania12:47 - Recognising Symptoms15:35 - Impact on Relationships17:46 - Trauma and Head Injury20:59 - Influence of Black and White Thinking23:48 - Effects of Trauma on the Body25:33 - Treatment Options28:53 - Therapy and Consistency32:18 - Importance of Routine36:35 - Balancing Highs and Lows40:11 - Finding Sam's Book and Contact InfoLinks:📲 Connect with Sam here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-swidzinski-078a441b4/ & Check out Sam's Book 'winning the war on bipolar' here: here: https://amzn.to/3xHp492🖥️ Check out my short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree:
What is Indirect Self Harm and How to Reduce it - Trauma Special with Eva Perry
Jul 1 2024
What is Indirect Self Harm and How to Reduce it - Trauma Special with Eva Perry
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 134: What is indirect self-harm? Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. Dr. Marianne Trent discusses the concept of indirect self-harm with guest expert Eva Perry. Indirect self-harm refers to behaviours that may cause unintended harm to oneself, such as social isolation or sleep deprivation. These behaviours are not deliberate or highly visible like direct self-harm, but they can still have negative effects on physical and mental well-being. The importance of awareness and support networks in recognising and preventing indirect self-harm is emphasised. The episode also touches on the relationship between trauma and indirect self-harm, as well as the need for mindfulness and alternative coping strategies. I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: 00:00 - Introduction00:35 - Welcome to the Podcast01:24 - Guest Greeting02:11 - Introduction to Indirect Self-Harm03:07 - Defining Indirect Self-Harm04:37 - Examples of Indirect Self-Harm05:40 - Social Isolation and Sleep Deprivation07:09 - Self-Neglect and Motivation08:42 - Culturally Accepted Behaviours11:52 - Importance of Psychoeducation15:23 - Common Indirect Self-Harming Behaviours18:23 - Cultural Expectations20:27 - Mindfulness and Alternative Strategies22:27 - Screening for Indirect Self-Harm35:39 - Closing RemarksLinks:📲 Connect with Eva Perry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-marianne-trent-psychology/ 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree: https://linktr.ee/drmariannetrent💬 To join my free Facebook group and discuss your thoughts on this episode and more:
Understanding OCD and complex trauma with Alexandra Walker
Jun 24 2024
Understanding OCD and complex trauma with Alexandra Walker
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 133: Understanding Complex Trauma and OCDThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast, I interview Alexandra Walker, who shares her experiences with complex trauma and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Alexandra discusses her childhood experiences of emotional abuse from her father and how it affected her mental health. She also talks about her journey to recovery and her book on this topic. The conversation touches on topics such as the symptoms of complex trauma, the role of caregivers in healing, and the importance of finding one's voice after trauma. I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: 00:00 - Introduction00:31 - Host Welcome01:29 - Guest Greeting02:09 - Guest Background03:14 - The Healing Power of Hillwalking04:24 - Coping with Emotional Abuse07:22 - PTSD from Hospital Stay08:56 - OCD and Responsibility10:15 - Realising the Impact of Trauma12:32 - Understanding Father's Behaviour15:17 - The Role of Caregivers17:53 - Finding a Supportive Partner20:43 - Choosing Not to Have Children23:27 - Complex Trauma and ACE Scale29:47 - Dealing with Emotional Abuse32:55 - Reclaiming Christmas BookLinks:📲 Connect with Alexandra here: Alexandra's book is here: https://amzn.to/3RnvzV7 https://www.damselnotindistress.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/damselnotindistressltd/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damsel_notin_distress/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/al3xandra-walker/ 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The...
The Killer Psychologist - Childhood Trauma Unveiled with Dr Dana Anderson
Jun 17 2024
The Killer Psychologist - Childhood Trauma Unveiled with Dr Dana Anderson
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 132: The Killer Psychologist: Childhood Trauma Unveiled Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. Dr. Marianne Trent interviews Dr. Dana Anderson, a forensic psychologist and host of the Killer Psychologist podcast. They discuss complex trauma, growing up in a gun-filled environment, and how Dr. Anderson overcame her personal circumstances to create a different outcome for herself and her children. They also talk about the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the field of psychology and the importance of critical thinking and intervention in preventing violence. Dr. Anderson shares her experiences working with violent offenders and her passion for educating and inspiring the next generation of forensic psychologists. The podcast can be found on YouTube and Dr. Anderson can be followed on Instagram and LinkedIn.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: 00:00 - Introduction00:38 - Host Welcome01:27 - Guest Greeting02:12 - Connection on LinkedIn03:52 - Women in Psychology05:43 - Overcoming Opposition07:49 - Personal Upbringing10:57 - Whistleblowing in Psychology14:14 - Deep Conversations18:21 - Childhood Trauma and Resilience23:41 - Defying Trauma27:42 - Middle Child Experience33:06 - Entrepreneurship Journey36:20 - The Killer Psychologist Podcast43:11 - Case Studies and Critical Thinking50:16 - Violence Prevention52:09 - Podcast and Business LinksLinks:📲 Connect with Dr Dana Anderson here: https://www.youtube.com/@Killerpsychologist https://www.instagram.com/dr.dana_anderson/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdanaanderson/ 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree:
Why is stabilisation work important in therapy? EMDR - PTSD
Jun 10 2024
Why is stabilisation work important in therapy? EMDR - PTSD
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 132: Why is stabilisation important for trauma therapy? EMDR PTSDThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. Dr. Marianne Trent interviews Aimee Shipp, a qualified clinical associate psychologist, about trauma stabilisation. They discuss the importance of trauma stabilisation, the results it can achieve for clients and clinicians, and the process of getting research published. Aimee explains that in her service trauma stabilisation is a group program designed to fill the gap between primary and secondary care for individuals experiencing the aftereffects of complex trauma. The program focuses on safety and stabilisation, preparing individuals for further trauma therapy. She also emphasises the importance of individualising the program to meet each person's needs and preferences. Aimee and Dr. Trent also discuss the publication of research and the importance of recognising one's limits and prioritising self-care to prevent burnout.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: 00:00: Introduction to Trauma Stabilisation01:30: Guest Introduction and Background03:00: Transition from Forensic to Clinical Psychology04:00: Setting Up a Trauma-Informed Service06:30: Neuros Sequential Model and Phased Approach08:00: Difference Between Primary and Secondary Care10:00: Overview of the Trauma Stabilisation Group12:00: Importance of Safety and Stabilisation14:00: Managing Group Dynamics and Mixed Gender Groups16:00: Addressing Individual Needs in Group Therapy18:00: Research and Publication Efforts22:00: Strategies for Emotional Regulation26:00: Benefits of Self-Soothing Techniques30:00: The Role of Sensory Experiences in Trauma Care36:00: Advice for Aspiring Psychologists38:00: Conclusion and Final ThoughtsLinks:Connect with Aimee: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aimee-shipp-a89301157/🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree:
Adult ADHD, Diagnosis and Assessment with Maddy Alexander-Grout
Jun 3 2024
Adult ADHD, Diagnosis and Assessment with Maddy Alexander-Grout
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 130: Adult ADHD diagnosis and assessment Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Marianne Trent interviews Maddy Alexander-Grout, who has recently been diagnosed with ADHD. They discuss Maddy's experiences growing up, her realisation moments, and the impact of medication on her life. Maddy shares how her diagnosis has changed her perspective and allowed her to embrace her neurodiversity. They also discuss the importance of understanding and supporting neurodivergent individuals in the workplace. Maddy talks about her work as a money specialist and her app, Mad about Money, which provides support for neurodivergent individuals with money-related issues. I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: 00:00 - Introduction00:50 - Welcome 01:41 - Guest Greeting02:11 - Discovering ADHD04:56 - Impact of Diagnosis06:15 - Embracing Neurodiversity10:33 - ADHD in Education13:56 - Impact of Diet18:21 - Supporting Children with ADHD21:57 - Transition to Secondary School25:40 - Work-Life Balance28:02 - ADHD Medication Effects34:47 - Maddy's Businesses36:31 - Mad About Money App42:12 - Closing RemarksLinks:📲 Connect with Maddy: https://www.facebook.com/maddy.comrie https://www.instagram.com/maddytalksmoney/ https://www.youtube.com/@madaboutmoneyapp https://www.tiktok.com/@madaboutmoneyofficial 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree: https://linktr.ee/drmariannetrent💬 To join my free...
The psychology of professional football with Daniel jinadu
May 27 2024
The psychology of professional football with Daniel jinadu
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 129: The psychology of professional football with Daniel Jinadu Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Marianne Trent chats with Daniel Jinadu, a professional footballer with a first-class psychology degree. They discuss the similarities between a career in football and one in professional psychology, as well as the challenges and coping mechanisms involved in both fields. Daniel shares his experiences with injuries, the importance of having a strong "why" and discipline, and his aspirations to become a qualified sports psychologist. Listeners are encouraged to sign a petition for psychologists to have a protected title and to join the Aspiring Psychologist Community on Facebook. We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: 00:00 – Introduction - Breaking barriers with Daniel Jinadu, footballer with a psychology degree.00:33 - Dr. Marianne Trent introduces herself and today's guest.03:07 - Player Welfare Importance03:53 - Career Parallels - Comparing the competitive nature of football and psychology.05:16 - Team Dynamics - Unique dynamics of goalkeepers in a team.07:24 - Handling Rejection - How Daniel navigated being without a team and staying focused.09:04 - Resilience in Careers - The importance of resilience in both football and psychology.10:33 – Maintaining friendships within and outside football.12:46 - TV Shows and Football Discussion on football-themed TV shows like "Ted Lasso."14:54 - Current Team Experience - Insights into Daniel's current team and their recent win.15:27 - Managing Fan Reactions How Daniel deals with supportive and critical fans.16:39 - Racism in Football17:08 - Cultural Shifts - Changing attitudes towards inclusivity in younger generations.19:15 - Psychology and Goalkeeping - Negative attribution bias in goalkeeping.22:42 - Combining Careers - How psychology influences Daniel’s football career.25:02 - Performance Pressure - Techniques for managing and overcoming performance anxiety.26:30 - Advice for Aspiring Psychologists - Tips for those pursuing a career in psychology.28:05 - Continuous Learning - Importance of lifelong learning and staying updated.30:12 - Resilience and Coping Mechanisms - Techniques for building resilience in sports and life.33:45 - Mental Health Awareness - Raising awareness about mental health in sports.36:08 – Mentorship - Role of mentors in career development.39:15 - Community Support - Importance of community support in athlete mental health.41:30: Thanks, summary and closeLinks:📲 Connect with Daniel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-jinadu-581908229/ https://www.instagram.com/daniel.jinadu/ and watch the beyond football podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@Daniel.Jinadu 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here:...
What is health psychology? How do you train as a health psychologist?
May 20 2024
What is health psychology? How do you train as a health psychologist?
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 128: What is Health Psychology? Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Marianne Trent interviews Nicola O'Donnell, a trainee health psychologist. They discuss the field of health psychology, including what it involves and the different pathways to becoming a health psychologist. They also touch on the importance of self-care and avoiding burnout in the field. Nicola also offers tutoring services for psychology students and can be found on platforms like First Tutors, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Overall, the conversation is informative and provides insights into the field of health psychology.We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: 00:00 - Introduction: Dr. Marianne Trent introduces the episode, focusing on health psychology and the upcoming interview with Nicola O'Donnell.01:17 - Interview Begins: Dr. Marianne Trent welcomes Nicola O'Donnell to discuss her journey into health psychology, beginning with her undergraduate studies and clinical placements.05:42 - Health Psychology Training: Nicola explains the stages of training required for health psychology, including stage one and stage two, and various funding options.10:10 - Training Routes: Nicola details different training routes for health psychology, including university doctorates, independent routes, and funded programs in England and Scotland.13:24 - Funding Options: The discussion delves into funding options for health psychology training, including post-doctoral loans and self-funding.14:56 - Personal Journey: Nicola shares her personal journey into health psychology, reflecting on her experiences, including the passing of her father and her pursuit of meaningful work.19:02 - Coping with Loss: Dr. Marianne Trent and Nicola discuss coping with personal loss and the impact it has on one's career and motivations.20:45 - Understanding Health Psychology: Nicola explains the essence of health psychology, focusing on how thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and social factors influence physical health.26:47 - Personal Health Reflections: Dr. Marianne Trent reflects on her own health journey, emphasising the importance of vibrant health and well-being.28:59 - Health Behavior Change: Nicola discusses her experience with health behaviour change during the COVID-19 pandemic, including training for a triathlon.31:08 - Prevention and Well-being: The conversation explores the importance of prevention and well-being in maintaining overall health and coping with illness.32:23 - Future Outlook: Dr. Marianne Trent and Nicola discuss the future outlook for health psychology, focusing on prevention, coping strategies, and personal well-being.(33:48) Marianne shares her empowering journey of recovery through private physiotherapy, emphasising the importance of taking action and maintaining locus of control in health.(35:30) Dr. Marianne Trent and Nicola discuss the evolving role of patient autonomy in healthcare, highlighting the significance of giving individuals control over their treatment decisions.(36:30) Nicola explains the benefits of psychology tutoring, addressing common misconceptions and emphasising the value of personalised support in academic success.(39:11) Dr. Marianne Trent reflects on her own academic challenges and the importance of structured support, highlighting the role of tutoring in optimising learning outcomes.(40:32) Nicola...
8 Strategies for Handling Psychology Job Rejections
May 13 2024
8 Strategies for Handling Psychology Job Rejections
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 127: 8 strategies for handling psychology job rejectionsThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast, I discuss the challenges of job rejection and disappointment in the field of psychology and mental health. I offer eight points to consider when facing rejection, I also emphasise the importance of perseverance and surrounding yourself with supportive individuals who understand the challenges of the field. I hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: (00:00): Introduction to job objections and disappointment in psychology. (01:54): Point 1 (04:41): Point 2(06:37): Point 3(10:00): Point 4(15:30): Point 5(17:00): Point 6(20:50): Point 7(22:41): Point 8(23:49): Sharing personal strategies for staying motivated. (24:44): Summary and CloseLinks:🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree: https://linktr.ee/drmariannetrent💬 To join my free Facebook group and discuss your thoughts on this episode and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aspiringpsychologistcommunityLike, Comment, Subscribe & get involved:If you enjoy the podcast, please do subscribe and rate and review episodes. If you'd like to learn how to record and submit your own audio testimonial to be included in future shows head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/podcast and click the blue request info button at the top of the page. Hashtags: #aspiringpsychologist #dclinpsy #psychology #assistantpsychologist #psychologycareers #podcast #psychologypodcast #clinicalpsychologist #mentalhealth #traineeclinicalpsychologist #clinicalpsychology #drmariannetrent #mentalhealthprofessional #gettingqualified...
Working psychologically with serious and catastrophic injury
May 6 2024
Working psychologically with serious and catastrophic injury
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 126: Working Psychologically with Serious and Catastrophic Injury with Dr. Shabnam Berry-KhanThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist podcast, we speak with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Shabnam Berry-Khan, who used her creative thinking to develop her own path in the field of psychology working with people with serious and catastrophic injuries. Join us as we explore the world of catastrophic and serious Injury, including the work Shabnam does, the importance of personal values in psychology and how to reduce burnout in the field of psychology. We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: (00:00): Introduction(01:20): Introducing Shabnam (01:49): Shabnam’s journey into Psychology (04:24): What work might you do to support those people in this field? (11:58): What exactly is serious and catastrophic injury? (13:35): The importance of values(16:02): A gap in the market…(17:29): The importance of utilising creativity thinking(22:56): How long term is “Long-term” outside the NHS?(29:05): Shabnam’s top tip for reducing burnout(30:37): The magic of Virtual Assistants(33:09): Connect with Shabnam(34:46): Summary & CloseLinks:📱To connect with Shabnam on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-shabnam-berry-khan-psychworks/ or listen to her podcast: https://www.psychworks.org.uk/podcast/ 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree: https://linktr.ee/drmariannetrent💬 To join my free Facebook group and discuss your thoughts on this episode and more:
Compare & Contrast: Irish Vs UK Psychology Training
Apr 29 2024
Compare & Contrast: Irish Vs UK Psychology Training
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 125: Comparing the Irish & UK Psychology Training with Dr Leora DeFlumereThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist podcast, we speak with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Leora DeFlumere, a psychologist who has worked in different parts of the world! If you have thought about training elsewhere outside of the world or considered moving abroad after qualification, then this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist podcast is for you! Join us as we explore the differences between the UK’s trusty NHS and the equivalent in Ireland, the differences in doctoral training across the world, Leora’s journey into the world of psychology and private practice which involves supporting parents into transitioning to parenthood. Leora also shares her top tip in reducing burnout and explores the concept of “matrescence”. We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: (00:00): Introduction (01:36): Introducing Dr. Leora DeFlumere(02:36): What is HSE and is it similar to the NHS at all?(04:42): Doctoral pathways in Ireland and are they as competitive?(11:32): How similar are the issues we face in the NHS in Ireland?(14:47): Brexit and political impacts on healthcare systems (16:07): Leora’s journey to psychology (20:01): How transferrable are degrees across the world? (23:28): Leora’s current work (26:50): Parenthood, life & trauma(30:09): I’ve never heard of “Matrescence” – what is it? (31:42): Connect with Leora(32:20): Leora’s top tip to reducing burnout (34:54): Summary and CloseLinks:📲 To connect with Leora on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leoradeflumere/ and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegentlepsychologist/ 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree:
What is a clinical associate psychologist? (CAP)
Apr 22 2024
What is a clinical associate psychologist? (CAP)
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 124: What is a Clinical Associate Psychologist? With Dr Dawn ReevesThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode we dive into the world of Clinical Associate Psychologists (CAPs) with our guest Dr. Dawn Reeves! We explore the role, training, and unique experiences within this dynamic field of psychology. We discover the diverse pathways and opportunities for aspiring psychologists. Tune in for insights on training, supervision, and how CAPs contribute to mental health services. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation! We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights:  (00:00) Dr. Marianne Trent introduces the topic of clinical associate psychologists       (01:03) Dr. Dawn Reeves joins as a guest (01:57) Description of the CAP apprenticeship program      (02:16) Discussion on supervision and requirements (03:05) Dr. Dawn Reeves talks about her background in psychology ·       (05:49) Varied experiences in psychology careers        (06:27) Diversity of roles within psychology        (07:23) Active nature of therapy work        (08:38) Dr. Dawn Reeves elaborates on her role in training CAPs       (12:47) Description of CAPs' varied placements        (14:36) Funding and employment details for CAP apprenticeships ·       (18:30) Flexibility and breaks in CAP training        (22:00) Advice for aspiring psychologists to avoid burnout  (26:11) Conclusion and encouragement for listenersLinks:📚 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now:
How to Master Public Speaking - Psychologist Insights
Apr 15 2024
How to Master Public Speaking - Psychologist Insights
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 123: How to master public speaking - psychologist insightsThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. For those who have received interview offers this year for the DClinPsy, congratulations! You might be feeling nervous around this time and that is okay, perhaps this episode might be helpful to you (and for those who struggle with public speaking!). In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist podcast, we speak with Assistant Psychologist, Jasmine, as we compare and contrast our experiences of speaking in public, group settings, meetings and the growth, self-care and bravery that comes with it. Join us as we discuss how our experiences shape our work as a psychologist, discuss tips to overcoming fear and anxiety associated with public speaking, and the value of speaking, feedback and self-care. We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: (00:00): Introduction(00:39): Introducing Jasmine(01:40): Jasmine’s entry to the psychology world(05:22): Stigma’s around older adult experiences (08:11): The importance of public speaking in psychology roles(09:18): Reflecting on childhood experiences that shape our careers as psychologists (14:16): The importance of where you place your attention(16:39): Being nervous is okay too (especially when it’s new)(18:28): Practicing leadership skills doesn’t mean getting it right first, every time(21:25): Finding long-term sustainable solutions to overcome difficulty (23:31): The importance of space spaces(27:12): It takes bravery to speak about vulnerabilities (29:26): Using our voice is not only just important to psychology(33:58): The value of feedback(36:45): Thinking about the bigger picture and the purpose of public speaking (39:58): Stop, drop (your shoulders) and breathe(43:17): It is important to take care of yourself(46:41): Sometimes, we need to give ourselves permission to grow (48:03): Connect with Jasmine(49:16): Summary and close Links:📱 To connect with Jasmine Iveson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasmine-iveson-794381204/?originalSubdomain=uk 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool...
What's it like working in politics as a psychologist?
Apr 8 2024
What's it like working in politics as a psychologist?
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 121: Politics, Parliament and Psychology with Brad PowellThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist podcast, we speak with Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Bradley Powell, who is in his 3rd year of the doctorate and in a fascinating placement, which is certainly different to what you might normally think of, when you hear the world “placement”. Join Brad and I as we delve into the world of Parliament and UK politics, psychology and policy-making. We also discuss the importance of protecting the psychologist title in the UK and the impact of having an unprotected title on the wider public. If you would like to hear how Brad even got into this placement, how he appeared on the front page, and hear about a day in the life of a trainee in parliament, listen on! We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: (00:00): Introduction (01:42): Bradley’s journey to Psychology(03:12): Imposter syndrome – everyone has them(05:12): The importance of having life on the other side of the doctorate(07:45): The power of psychology in policy making(11:35): What work does a trainee psychologist do in politics?(14:09): Protecting the psychologist title – why is it critical?(17:08): The resistance in not protecting titles(20:11): Learning from countries in policy-making and the role of learning in placements(24:03): A day in the life of trainee clinical psychologist on placement (27:58): The purpose of placements (29:18): Prime Minister’s questions (30:45): Making the front page (33:56): That fascinating feeling of taking it all in (36:17): The extensive checks that (sometimes) happen pre-placement (37:42): The lasting impression of Parliament (39:41): How final year placements dictate your qualifying path as a psychologist (42:09): Summary and close Links:📲 Connect with Brad here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradleympowell/🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist
The Honorary Psychology Role: 7 reasons it sparks debates
Apr 1 2024
The Honorary Psychology Role: 7 reasons it sparks debates
Thank you for listening to this episode of The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. It's a controversial one where I discus the controversy surrounding honorary assistant psychologist roles. These positions involve unpaid work supporting qualified psychologists in hospitals, clinics, or research settings. I highlight seven reasons why these roles are controversial. I argue that these roles are unethical and calls for a change in the way these positions are advertised and filled.I hope you find it so useful and I would LOVE your feedback on this! Let me know in the comments on social media what you think! Highlights: 00:00: Introduction to the controversy surrounding unpaid yet essential honorary assistant psychologist roles.00:45: Defining honorary assistant psychologist roles. 02:04: Exploitation of labour in unpaid roles. 03:18: Inequitable access due to unpaid roles. 06:31: Lack of opportunities for honorary staff.08:44: Warning against the normalisation of unpaid labour. 11:37: Ethical considerations faced by honorary assistants. 12:45: Impact of unpaid roles on diversity. 14:06: Potential negative impact of unpaid roles on individuals. 16:18: Conclusion urging listeners to reconsider unpaid roles and advocate for fair compensation.Links:🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree: https://linktr.ee/drmariannetrent💬 To join my free Facebook group and discuss your thoughts on this episode and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aspiringpsychologistcommunityLike, Comment, Subscribe & get involved:If you enjoy the podcast, please do subscribe and rate and review episodes. If you'd like to learn how to record and submit your own audio testimonial to be included in future shows head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/podcast and click the blue request info button at the top of the page. Hashtags: #aspiringpsychologist #dclinpsy #psychology #assistantpsychologist...
Working creatively as a psychologist with The Creative Clinical Psychologist - Dr Juliet Young
Mar 25 2024
Working creatively as a psychologist with The Creative Clinical Psychologist - Dr Juliet Young
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 120: Working creatively in psychology with Dr Juliet YoungThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist podcast, we speak with an already well-known creative figure, Dr Juliet Young, more widely known as creative clinical psychologist on Instagram. We speak about the beautiful illustrations of clinical psychology, her journey through navigating the pandemic and the hurdles to clinical psychology, and her work with clients in Foster Care and those seeking asylum. Juliet also speaks about her upcoming illustrated guide for aspiring psychologists to support with their journey in becoming fully qualified – all in her brilliantly creative way. We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: (00:00): Introduction(00:34): Welcoming Dr Juliet Young(01:42): Juliet’s start in her psychology journey (03:26): Unconventional routes (06:09): Commuting from Bristol to London?(07:47): Learning what Clinical Psychology is a little later on(09:39): Perseverance – the keystone to being successful?(11:04): It is okay to take a break from psychology(11:56): There is freedom in being an unqualified psychologist (14:11): Your life comes first(15:07): The troubles during training (18:35): the importance of instilling confidence (20:47): There is always time(21:44): Juliet’s current step in her journey (23:51): Systems, swirling and Validation(26:28): There is magic in what you do (29:42): The first strokes of illustrating(33:50): From Instagram to a book: An Illustrated Guide (38:46): Keep in touch with Dr Juliet Young(39:48): Summary and close Links:📲 Follow Dr Juliet on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/creative.clinical.psychologist/🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree:
Navigating psychology from a wheelchair with complex pain
Mar 18 2024
Navigating psychology from a wheelchair with complex pain
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 119: Navigating psychology from a wheelchair Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist podcast, we speak with Gavin Clarke, a previous guest on this podcast, where we discuss the complexity and spectrum of disability and types of disability. Gavin talks us through embracing and accepting his disability and being a wheelchair user, as well as the support that is out there for people with disabilities. Join us as we explore Gavin’s podcast, life experiences and the importance of acceptance with Gavin.We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights(00:00): Introduction (01:31): Some freebies for my loyal listeners! (03:02): Introducing Gavin(04:19): Congenital talipes equinovarus and it’s lifelong impact (06:10): The different types of wheelchair users(07:22): The development of congenital talipes equinovarus(09:29): Driving with a wheelchair? (11:32): The wheelchair gave me opportunity (14:09): Acceptance is freedom (17:08): The difficulty in trying to remove politics from disability in society (19:35): Experiences do not necessarily make you a better or worse person – it is just you(21:48): There is no specific list of people with disabilities (22:56): Some support is out there!(26:36): Sometimes there is no “enhanced” experience as a person with a disability (29:15): Disabling me & a Safe Place (31:33): Connect with Gavin! (32:25): Summary & close Links:📱To connect with Gavin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-clarke-8a28892b/?originalSubdomain=uk and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamgavinclarke/🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree:
Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity in Psychology
Mar 11 2024
Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity in Psychology
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 118: Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity in PsychologyThank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast. In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist podcast, we speak with Phil Pampoulou, a trainee clinical psychologist in his third year where we speak about all things on LGPBTQ+ identity and mental health. You might remember Phil from a previous episode speaking about personal growth and self-discovery, so definitely check that out. Join us as we delve into why research matters, the experience of working in the mental health field as someone with an LGBTQ+ identity, the importance of understanding cross-cultural differences and how you can get involved in Phil’s fascinating research study!We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: (00:00): Introduction(00:59): Welcoming back Phil(02:36): A little background on Phil – in case you missed it! (03:23): Exploring what your third-year research project may be (05:09): More about Phil’s research study (06:04): The current stage of the study (08:05): The experience of being a gay man whilst on training (10:47): Exploring the intricacy of relationships and what that means for sexually diverse people (13:23): On the difficulty of internal acceptance and guardedness(14:45): How are people culturally shaped in a society?(17:28): Research matters because it can transcend different cultures (18:53): Thinking beyond the surface on the flipside of those with an LQBTQ+ identity (21:00): Take part in Phil’s research!(22:18): Summary and close Links:📱 Connect with Phil here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-pampoulov-6666a740/🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3jOplx0 📖 To check out The Aspiring Psychologist Collective Book: https://amzn.to/3CP2N97 💡 To check out or join the aspiring psychologist membership for just £30 per month head to: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/membership-interested✍️ Get your Supervision Shaping Tool now: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/supervision📱Connect socially with Marianne and check out ways to work with her, including the Aspiring Psychologist Book, Clinical Psychologist book and The Aspiring Psychologist Membership on her Link tree: https://linktr.ee/drmariannetrent💬 To join my free Facebook group and discuss your thoughts on this episode and more:
How does Knitting improve mental health?
Mar 4 2024
How does Knitting improve mental health?
Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode 117: How does knitting benefit mental health?In this episode of the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Marianne Trent interviews Dr. Mia Hobbs, a clinical psychologist and advocate for knitting for mental wellbeing. They discuss the therapeutic benefits of knitting and how it can improve mental health. Dr. Hobbs shares her personal experience with knitting and how it has helped her relax and focus. She also talks about using knitting in therapy sessions and the positive impact it can have on clients. Dr. Trent mentions her own interest in learning to knit and plans to document her progress on social media. The episode concludes with a discussion about the cost of knitting and the potential research on its effects on brain function. Dr. Hobbs also mentions her podcast, "Why I Knit," where she interviews different knitters about their experiences and mental health benefits.We hope you find it so useful.I’d love any feedback you might have, and I’d love to know what your offers are and to be connected with you on socials so I can help you to celebrate your wins!The Highlights: (01:57) Introduction to Dr. Mia Hobbs, a clinical psychologist and knitting advocate. (02:17) Mia discusses her journey into psychology and knitting. (03:31) Dr. Hobbs’s journey to qualification. (04:42) Factors leading to Mia's decision to leave the NHS. (08:56) Discussion on work-life balance and flexibility in private practice. (09:31) Mia's introduction to knitting and its impact on her mental wellbeing. (13:52) Knitting as a mindful activity and its therapeutic benefits.(15:53) Use of knitting in therapy sessions, creating tangible products with clients. (18:54) Creating therapy blankets. (20:31) Reflections on knitting as a generational tradition and its sentimental value. (22:28) Loose Ends, an organisation matching volunteers with knitting projects for those unable to knit. (24:39) Knitting garment construction methods and cost impacts. (26:24) Research on knitting's cognitive benefits. (28:08) Knitting's versatility for relaxation and engagement. (29:09) Reflection on challenges in funding research on therapeutic knitting. (29:58) Bilateral stimulation and its relevance to knitting. (30:47) Individual preferences in therapeutic knitting. (31:36) Mastery and learning in knitting. (32:40) Safe experimentation and self-compassion in knitting. (33:28) Good knitting intentions. (35:31) Connect with Mia on Instagram and her podcast for therapeutic knitting resources. (36:34) Closing remarksLinks:📲 To connect with Dr Mia Hobbs head to Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knittingistherapeutic/🎙️Mia’s podcast is: https://www.therapeuticknitting.org/podcast 🖥️ Check out my brand new short courses for aspiring psychologists and mental health professionals here: https://www.goodthinkingpsychology.co.uk/short-courses🫶 To support me by donating to help cover my costs for the free resources I provide click here: https://the-aspiring-psychologist.captivate.fm/support📚 To check out The Clinical Psychologist Collective Book: