Activity: Academic talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Background Recently, there has been a resurgence of diversity and inclusion (D&I) movements within psychology in the UK. However, there haven't been any attempts thus far at gathering insight into the attitudes held by the members of the UK psychology community towards such initiatives. Method To this end, the authors conducted a nation-wide survey with the purpose of identifying the levels of support towards D&I movements, the members’ view on their progression as well as what obstacles the movements may be currently facing. Results The authors found that the members of the UK psychology community overwhelmingly support D&I movements. Furthermore, survey participants (N = 82) proposed curriculum diversification and reconceptualisation of expertise, as two policies likely to advance the D&I cause. Conclusions Accordingly, authors argue that a more unified movement with a clearly set agenda aimed at challenging the systems underpinning contemporary psychology may bring about improvement to the field.
8 Nov 2022
Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology Conference