Elaine Leonard

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BACP events

Conferences<p>We run several major conferences every year, such as our annual research conference and sector specific conferences<p>We also offer a …

BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

9 Famous Women Who Have Spoken Out About Therapy

“In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy,” Johnny Carson once commented. Quippy as he was being, of the 1 in 5 Americans who reportedly suffer from mental illness, just 38 percent receive treatment -- in Hollywood or not.<p>We have certainly come a long way since being in …

Music therapy helps children who have witnessed domestic violence

Every day, Ashram Housing Association's reducing domestic violence service gets around five calls from the police, statutory and voluntary agencies asking us to help women affected by domestic abuse.<p>This is in addition to the stream of calls from women in the community seeking advice and guidance, …

How to Know if You're Ready to Adopt a Cat

So you've decided it's about time you had a cat in your life. Maybe you have a friend with a cat and you've learned first-hand how relaxing it can be …

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All of February we're celebrating Black History Month and the impact that black people have had on history and culture.<p>Celebrate by joining one of …

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Pieces of mind: introducing the Guardian's new psychology blog

Ask any psychologist and they'll tell you without hesitation that the most common question they get asked at parties is "Can you read my mind?" Media reports perpetuate this myth, claiming that brain scans can show "exactly what a person is imagining" or that "you love your iPhone". But stories …

Perspectives in Modern Psychology

There are many different ways of thinking about human behavior. Psychologists utilize a variety of perspectives when studying how people think, feel, …

Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

You can't have missed the latest Twitter debacle. Some deeply unpleasant individuals got very angry at women pursuing pro-female agendas publicly. People then got very angry at these individuals who were sending threats and at Twitter in general for not doing more to stop it. Some people then got …

Understanding the Bystander Effect

If you witnessed an emergency happening right before your eyes, you would certainly take some sort of action to help the person in trouble, right? …

3 Insights From The Frontiers Of Positive Psychology

Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology -- the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life -- is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its core themes and principles during its first …