Psychologists Protection Society Trust Annual General Meeting & CPD Events

Please note: This year’s AGM and CPD events will be held entirely online using Zoom.

Psychologists Protection Society Annual General Meeting

The Psychologists Protection Society Trust is pleased to invite members to our 12th Annual General Meeting on the afternoon of Friday 25th March 2022. In addition the AGM, two CPD events which will be held before and after our meeting. The first event will hosted by our special guest speakers – Dr Renee Singh and the second event by Dr Malie Coyne.

PPS Members can find out more about the AGM on the PPS Members page.

12th AGM


14.00-16.00 CPD Event
Clinical Practice with Intercultural Couples
Dr. Reenee Singh

16.15-17.45 Psychologists Protection Society Trust
2022 Annual General Meeting

17.45-18.45 Informal Breakout Space
A chance for attendees to chat with Trustees

19.00-21.00 CPD Event
A Compassionate Approach to Coping with Toxic Work Environments and Workplace Bullying
Dr. Malie Coyne


PPS Members are invited to watch the AGM & CPD events online (Free of Charge). Non Members can sign up to watch CPD events only.



CPD Events

Clinical Practice with Intercultural Couples
Dr Renee Singh

In this presentation, Dr. Reenee Singh will start by addressing the political context(s) of Black Lives Matter and Covid-19, in which interracial/intercultural couples’ lives are embedded.  She will present an overview of systemic theoretical ideas for couples therapy, with an emphasis on those ideas, techniques and interventions that have particular salience for couples from different cultural, racial and religious backgrounds. 

She will outline the findings from a European, multi site, mixed methods study on intercultural couples.

Through the use of case vignettes and experiential exercises, Reenee will demonstrate the use of clinical interventions such as the emotion map, culturegram, cultural genogram and internalized other interviewing.  Participants will be encouraged to present cases from their own practice for discussion. 



A Compassionate Approach to Coping with Toxic Work Environments and Workplace Bullying
Dr. Malie Coyne

As a clinical psychologist who has experience of many work organizations, Malie understands the challenges psychologists and therapists face in dealing with toxic work environments and workplace bullying, which can really shake their sense of safety and their belief in their ability to do their jobs, as well as threaten their livelihoods and lives outside work. Talking from her own experience, and the many stories shared from others who have experienced challenging work environments, Malie will explore the dynamics behind toxic work environments and workplace bullying using the Power-Threat Meaning Framework and the three emotional circles from Compassion-Focused Therapy. Malie will share the science behind self-compassion in counter-balancing our threat-focused brains, increasing the space between stimulus and response, and responding from a place of soothing rather than threat. Using this model, psychologists and therapists will learn how to nurture their wellbeing, manage stress and anxiety, activate coping skills, and seek support when needed. Malie’s down to earth style will provide the audience with a poignant and informative talk which will resonate and support those who are struggling in difficult work situations. Malie will also touch on the 3 elements of self-compassion, including common humanity, mindfulness, and self-kindness, and close with a soothing meditation.   






The election of new Trustees to the Board of the Psychologists Protection Society Trust will take place according to the following timetable:

  • Friday 17th December 2021 – Nominations Open
  • Wednesday 2nd February 2022 – Nominations Close
  • Nominations scrutinised by the Secretary
  • Monday 8th February 2022 – Voting Opens
  • Monday 21st March 2022 – Close of Voting
  • Friday 25th March 2022 – AGM – Results announced

Information regarding each stage will be added at the relevant time. Please check this page periodically for updates.




On Friday 17th December 2021 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 four Trustee positions available.

The closing date for nominations was Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

The PPS secretary received three 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 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 25th March 2022.

The names of the successful candidates are;

  • Pamela Custers
  • Anne Martin (Re-Elected)
  • Katrina Millhagen (Re-Elected)



If you have any questions about these nominations or the election please contact the Secretary by email: or post – The Secretary, PPS Trust, Line Tree House, North Castle Street, Alloa, FK10 1EX, United Kingdom. Please include your full name, postal address and PPS membership number in all correspondence.

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