Continuing Professional Development Events

The Psychologists Protection Society Trust is pleased to announce two CPD events which will be held before and after our online AGM on Friday 25th March 2022. These will be hosted by our special guest speakers – Dr Reenee Singh and Dr Malie Coyne.

The first CPD event on Clinical Practice with Intercultural Couples with Dr Reenee Singh starts at 14.00 and finishes at 16.00.

PPS Members attending this CPD event are invited to stay on for our AGM. A separate link will be provided for this.

Following the AGM there will be an informal Breakout Space where attendees can meet and talk to PPS Trustees.

Our second CPD event A Compassionate Approach to Coping with Toxic Work Environments and Workplace Bullying with Dr Malie Coyne will start at 19.00.

PPS Members are invited to watch the AGM and CPD events online (Free of Charge). Please see details below on how to secure your ticket.  Non-PPS Members can also join in the CPD events online (Free of Charge).  Please see details below on how to secure your ticket.

Clinical Practice with Intercultural Couples

Dr. Reenee Singh


14.00 – 16.00

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. 


Dr Renee Singh - Speaker Profile

Dr Renee Singh

Dr. Reenee Singh is a Consultant Family and Couples Systemic Psychotherapist, with over 25 years of clinical experience with couples, children, young people and their families. She is the Founding Director of the London Intercultural Couples Centre at the Child and Family Practice, the past Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy and the past Chief Executive of the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the U.K. Reenee is Visiting Professor at the University of Bergamo and Associate Faculty member at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Reenee is the author of four books and numerous academic publications in the areas of ‘race’, culture, qualitative research


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


19.00 – 21.00

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. 


Dr Malie Coyne - Speaker Profile


Dr Malie Coyne

Dr. Malie Coyne is a Clinical Psychologist, Author, and Adjunct Psychology Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway who sits on the Mental Health Advisory Panel for the A Lust for Life charity. Malie released her best-selling book “Love in, Love out: A compassionate approach to parenting your anxious child” with Harper Collins Ireland in July 2020. With her considerable experience of working with clients throughout the lifespan, Malie is fast becoming one of the leading voices in compassionate self-care in Ireland. Through her advocacy work, public speaking and print, radio and television contributions, Malie shines a light on mental health issues and promotes meaningful wellbeing. Malie lives in Galway with her husband and two little ladies. For more of her work, see or follow Malie on Twitter and Instagram (@maliecoyne) or Facebook (Dr. Malie Coyne).


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For PPS Members Only who wish to either Attend the AGM and / or CPD Event at the venue in person or to Watch It Online.

For Non PPS Members who wish to watch the CPD Events Online.

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