Sandy Murray Memorial Award – 2019/20 Essay Competition
The Psychologists Protection Society Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019/20 Sandy Murray Memorial Award Competition. Many congratulations to Jenny Oyston. Her submission “Key strategies to avoid burnout” was chosen as the clear winner. The standard of this years entries was very high and the Trustees are considering publishing all entries.
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 write a 2000 word essay that describes your key strategies to avoid burnout as a professional, or a trainee therapeutic practitioner, thereby enabling and maintaining safe, compassionate and effective therapy.
How can I find out more and apply?
- Click here to download the document – “Sandy Murray Memorial Award – 2019/20 Essay Competition – Entrants Information”
- Click here to download the document “Sandy Murray Memorial Award – 2019/20 Essay Competition – Entry Form”
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