The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme and The British Psychological Society (BPS)

This is a re-post of a post by my colleague Dr Mike Scott at CBTWatch on 24th August 2021admin The BPS has enthusiastically supported IAPT from its’ inception in 2008.  Improving access to psychological therapies is clearly a laudable goal, as most people with a mental health problem are not offered psychological therapy. The SocietyContinue reading “The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme and The British Psychological Society (BPS)”

Think again Dr Paxton. Do your job. Or resign.

In previous posts here, here and here, I have discussed the apparent xenophobia of The Psychologist‘s twitter account. In a bizarre turn of events, however, it is revealed that any alleged misconduct of psychologists working for the British Psychological Society is not dealt with by the Society’s Ethics Committee. This elite group includes Jon Sutton,Continue reading “Think again Dr Paxton. Do your job. Or resign.”

Xenophobia – What Xenophobia?

Sharing Xenophobia a Collection of Resources The Little Englander series continues. Following episode 2, ‘Little Englander’: Diane Ashby to the Rescue, we take up the story as Diane Ashby’s Rescue Mission Continues. Her latest email receives a rapid riposte. Dear Professor Marks In response to your email of 24 July, I can reassure you that highContinue reading “Xenophobia – What Xenophobia?”

‘Little Englander’: Diane Ashby to the Rescue

The Little Englander story continues, as we guessed that it would. ———- Forwarded message ———From: Diane Ashby <Diane.Ashby@bps.org.uk>Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 at 13:57Subject: Public commentsTo: dfmarksphd@gmail.com  Dear Professor Marks I am writing to you as Deputy Chief Executive of the British Psychological Society in relation to your recent public comments directed at Jon Sutton, a BPS employee.Continue reading “‘Little Englander’: Diane Ashby to the Rescue”

THE BPS AND THE FOURTH ESTATE

Re-posting from BPSWatch 16th Jul 2021 AdminBPSWatch David Pilgrim posts… Today the relationship between the cabal running the BPS and the press reflects the governance crisis now evident to us all. When it is ‘business as usual’ then the press office of any organisation simply scans for opportunities to maintain a positive public profile andContinue reading “THE BPS AND THE FOURTH ESTATE”

Little Englander

Seriously?? – colleagues at BPSWatch tell how that stalwart of fairness and decency, the British Psychological Society, has blocked BPSWatch on twitter. Tempted though it must be to do likewise, the British Psychological Society hasn’t yet blocked me. It’s only a matter of time because the BPS is sensitive to criticism. Calls for transparency areContinue reading “Little Englander”

Seriously??

A couple of recent posts from BPSWatch 2nd Jul 2021AdminBPSWatch Peter Harvey writes… We are told every month that our house journal, The Psychologist, aims to fulfil the main object of the Royal Charter, “…to promote the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of psychology pure and applied.” . I assume that the same laudable and worthy aimContinue reading “Seriously??”

The British Psychological Society

This series of posts examines the current situation of crisis that exists within the British Psychological Society (BPS). The series is a collaboration with the team at BPSWatch. I am reposting here content originally published at BPSWatch. Readers may also be interested in the posts here, here and here. How much does the future ofContinue reading “The British Psychological Society”

Psyche in Mythology and the British Psychological Society of Today

Psyche/ˈsʌɪki/the human soul, mind, or spirit “their childhood made them want to understand the human psyche and to help others” Similar: soul spirit(inner) self innermost self(inner) ego true being essential nature life force vital force inner man/woman persona identity personality individuality make-up subconscious mind intellect anima pneuma Opposite: body Wikipedia the fountain of knowledge inContinue reading “Psyche in Mythology and the British Psychological Society of Today”

Institutional Logics, the British Psychological Society and Hans Eysenck

The Journal of Health Psychology has published a new paper on “Research misconduct complaints and institutional logics: The case of Hans Eysenck and the British Psychological Society” [October 28, 2020]. The paper provides an analysis of the reasons Hans J Eysenck’s misconduct has not been fully investigated by the BPS. The authors, Russell Craig, AnthonyContinue reading “Institutional Logics, the British Psychological Society and Hans Eysenck”