Sandy Murray Memorial Award - 2017/18 Essay Competition

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Introduction

 

The Psychologists Protection Society Trust is a not for profit defence organisation, run for the benefit of members in the talking and listening therapies.  The main purpose of the PPS Trust is to provide therapists with assistance when complaints are received from clients and other professional protection matters.  The Trust also aims to provide education and advice to and promote high standards of professional practice by practitioners in the talking and listening therapy services.

 

Sandy MurrayAt the instance of the Trustees of the Psychologists Protection Society, the Murray Family have agreed to offer a bi-annual prize to honour the life work and dedication to the Society by founder Sandy Murray. Since Sandy’s passing in 2014, many members have provided testimony as to the helpful support received from Sandy throughout his 40 year service and how he encouraged, inspired and enabled Members to face the difficulties which cropped up in their life as a therapist.  Click here to find out more about Sandy Murray.

 

What is the prize?

 

  • The presentation of an engraved glass trophy inscribed with citation SANDY MURRAY MEMORIAL AWARD, with the winner being able to retain an engraved glass keepsake
  • A money prize of £500, donated by the Murray family
  • The winners will be named perpetually on PPS literature and online media streams

For more information and competition rules click here

 

Who can enter?

 

The competition is open to members of the Psychologists Protection Society Trust on the closing date of this competition. For more information and competition rules click here

 

What is the topic?

 

You are asked to send an essay, a reflective statement of what you think constitutes good therapy from a client’s perspective, within your own discipline of counselling, psychotherapy and the therapeutic modalities of psychology. The purpose of your essay should be to educate your fellow therapists by way of analysis, implementation and evidence of good practice.

 

How can I find out more and apply?

 

  1. Click here to download the document - "Sandy Murray Memorial Award - 2017/18 Essay Competition - Entrants Information"
  2. Click here to download the document "Sandy Murray Memorial Award - 2017/18 Essay Competition - Entry Form"

 

Previous Competition Winners

2015/16 – Miss Laura McGuiness – Going it alone: Private Practice & Ethical Standards

 

 

2017 AGM/CPD Event in Dublin - Changes to Tonight's Programme

I regret to inform you that we have had to make a change to tonight’s programme.  Heather Dale was due to present - “The hidden virtue: Towards a new understanding of humility in counselling and psychotherapy”, but is unfortunately unable to make it due to a bereavement.  Dr David Carey has kindly stepped in at the last minute to take over the 5.15pm slot and will deliver a presentation on:

Remember Alfred Adler: Psychology, Purpose and Meaning

Alfred Adler, a contemporary of Freud and his chosen successor, is now no more than a small chapter in a book or a brief lecture in university courses. Yet Adler was the first of the great psychologists to put meaning and purpose, belonging and striving for unity, in the forefront of his theory. It's time to remember Adler and ask an important question. Has psychology lost it's soul?

Dr David Carey

David Carey has been a psychologist for 40 years. He started his career working in a psychiatric hospital in the United States. Following that he worked in a large urban school system while lecturing at the local community college (third level) and entering a private practice with a forensic psychiatrist. He relocated to Ireland in 1996, taking a position as Senior Lecturer in special education at one of the primary teacher training colleges.

He entered full time private practice with Owen Connolly ten years ago and currently maintains an active part time schedule and appears regularly on the Moncrief show on Newstalk radio.  He is the author of the book "The Essential Guide to Special Education in Ireland."  and his book, "Common Sense for Parents" will be published by Mercier Press next spring.

David is Director of Psychology, City Colleges and Dean, College of Progressive Education, both located in Dublin.

2017 Nominations Results

On Tuesday 26th June 2017 PPS announced the opening of nominations for election to the Psychologists Protection Society Trust, Board of Trustees. As per the Articles of Association, there were two Trustee positions available.

 

The closing date for nominations was Wednesday 9th August 2017.

 

The PPS secretary received two completed nomination forms that met the required eligibility requirements. As a result of an in-sufficient number of candidates standing to initiate an election, no election will be held.

 

As the two nominees are uncontested, they will be invited to assume their posts on the new Psychologists Protection Society Trust, Board of Trustees at the Trusts AGM to be held on 29th September 2017 in Dublin.

 

The names of the two successful candidates are;

 

·         Ms Kate Tindle

·         Mr Owen Connolly (standing for re-election)

Call for Nominations to the 2017 PPS Trust Board of Trustees

PPS is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for election to the Psychologists Protection Society Trust Board.

The role of Trustees is to oversee any claims made to the Members Professional Protection Insurance policy and to the Discretionary Trust Fund. Trustees work in a voluntary unpaid capacity, however approved expenses whilst carrying out the duties of the Trust will be reimbursed.

We are looking for Trustees who have a knowledge of the talking and listening therapies, who are committed to the purpose, objects and values of The Psychologists Protection Society Trust and have a desire to assist fellow professionals and students. 

Would you like to help the Psychologists Protection Society Trust by becoming a Trustee or know someone who might?  For more information please visit our website at www.ppstrust.org/nominations

The closing date for nominations in 9th August 2016. Successful candidates will join the Board of Trustees at our AGM on 29th September 2017 in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.