Supervisor training with the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology – DForenPsy

I’m fairly certain that anyone who has worked in forensic services or in mental healthcare will testify that it can be a challenging and yet hugely rewarding field. Working as a junior (or even senior!) clinician in such an area can be a steep learning curve and can take its toll on even the most …

Therapeutic community visit at HMP Grendon for DForenPsy student Robyn Price

Robyn (DForenPsy student) discusses visiting a therapeutic community at HMP Grendon. Recently, I attended an optional open day at HMP Grendon therapeutic community in Buckinghamshire.  This was not a requirement of the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, but one of many learning opportunities that the University of Nottingham encourage students to attend.  Admittedly, I have not …

Conference attendance can be nerve-wracking for students – Harriet Dymond (Forensic and Criminological MSc student) discusses her experiences of going to her first conference on the prevention of sexual offending

Harriet Dymond is a Forensic and Criminological Psychology MSc student at the University of Nottingham, researching the prevention of sexual offending. StopSO (Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending) are a UK based charity. They work tirelessly to offer support and therapeutic intervention to victims of sexual offences, and those at risk, or …

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and offending behaviour – sharing postgraduate research with professionals from the national autistic society

Omer Linenberg (DForenPsy trainee) discusses sharing her research into Pathological Demand Avoidance and offending with professionals from the National Autistic society at Robert Ogden School. The day was sunny as I walked up the lane to the Robert Ogden School in Rotherham. It’s a very unassuming place, I thought to myself as I saw it. …

Conference presentation with the BPS for Elspeth Dustagheer (DForenPsy trainee)

Elspeth Dustagheer discusses her experiences of presenting her research on public perceptions of revenge pornography at the BPS annual conference As part of the Forensic Psychology Doctorate at The University of Nottingham (DForenPsy), Forensic Psychologists in Training are required to present their research at a national conference. Having previously produced an interactive poster of my …