Counselling

World mental health day

For world mental health day here's an old post from Meg-John Barker reflecting what we can all learn from D240 - Counselling: Exploring Fear and Sadness about our mental health and how to deal with emotional struggles. D240 is currently being revised into D241: an updated module on counselling and psychotherapy. Watch this space...  … Continue reading World mental health day

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Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Bisexual Awareness – Problem Solved?

To celebrate Bisexual Visibility day, here's a piece that Helen Bowes-Catton and Sakura Byrne wrote for Palgrave about bisexuality. Research suggests that increasing numbers of young people are questioning received ideas about gender and sexual identity. A growing number of young people report identifying as transgender, non-binary or genderfluid. In response, social media giant Facebook now… Continue reading Bisexual Awareness – Problem Solved?

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

New course on gender identity

Open University Psychology have got together with gender charity Gendered Intelligence to put together this FutureLearn two week course about understanding gender identity. The course is a good starting point for any individual or organisation looking to increase their awareness of gender diversity, particularly trans identities. Ultimately, people taking the course will learn how to… Continue reading New course on gender identity

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

New edition of relationship self-help book out

Our Meg-John Barker has published the second edition of their book Rewriting the Rules this year. Here's what they had to say about it for Psychology Today... There’s a lot of information out there about relationships, and much of it implies that when things aren’t working, you are the problem. Maybe it’s time to revise… Continue reading New edition of relationship self-help book out

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Sex advice in The Conversation

Our Meg-John Barker had a piece published in The Conversation about their book  Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture with Rosalind Gill and Laura Harvey. Five problematic sex messages perpetuated by advice manuals I can’t recommend reading over 60 sex advice manuals. I spent several months doing this and it results in a particular combination of sadness, anger and… Continue reading Sex advice in The Conversation