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Sandy Murray Memorial Award – 2017/18 Essay Competition

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.

At 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

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Instead of 27 August in England

Announcement: Death of Former PPS Chairman Dr Douglas McFadzean

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of former Psychologists Protection Society Trust Chairman Dr Douglas McFadzean. He passed away at home in Stirling, Scotland on Thursday 28th June 2018.

Douglas was one of NHS Scotland’s most experienced counsellors in primary care and was formerly the Executive Director of the professional body COSCA – “Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland”. Dr McFadzean was a member of The Psychologists Protection Society for several decades before joining the Board in 2010 to help provide assistance to fellow professionals who find themselves in difficulties. He served as Chairman for just over a year.

PPS Services Director Ewan Murray said “In 2010 my father, PPS founder Sandy Murray decided to turn PPS into a not-for-profit Trust. Dr McFadzean was his first choice as a Trustee, as he knew he would bring wisdom, strength and humour to the role. Sandy was very pleased when Douglas became Chairman, overseeing the organisation’s transition into a not-for-profit Trust. We all came to appreciate Dr McFadzean’s valuable input during his tenure and he remained in contact after his retirement to provide sage advice when needed. I will remember him fondly”.

Dr McFadzean is survived by his wife Christina and two children.
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A sad loss, a great man!

Very sad to hear this. RIP

Very sad news

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