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Previous subjects covered at Café Psychologique

2016

Tuesday 29 November
Strictly Come Café: why people dance and how dance affects us. Dr Kay Radcliffe, Clinical Psychologist, plus special guest dancers

Tuesday 18 October
Women as leaders: what’s the problem? – Dr Ruth Hunter, Clinical Psychologist & Dr Frances Corrigall, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 20 September
Regrets? I’ve had a few… Why we make poor decisions – Dr Elaine McMullan, Clinical Psychologist and Philip Malone, Psychotherapist

Tuesday 26 July
Typical Taurus or a load of bull? Astrology, personality types, and how we become who we are – Dr Ruth Sutherland, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 21 June
Anxiety – Dr Fiona Thorne, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 31 May
Swipe right or left: Relationships in the age of Tinder – Steven Mayers, Clinical Psychologist in training

Tuesday 29 March
Cult Film or Comfort Blanket: Why some films are so special to us – Alison Andrews, Writer and Performer

Tuesday 23 February
Going independent – worst nightmare or a secret dream? The psychology and emotion of being self-employed – Kamila Hortynska, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 19 January
Being the change: Why we can’t give up giving up – Maria Spellacy, Café Psychologiste

2015

Tuesday 24 November
Ready for death: best to prepare or keep out of mind? – Karen Fisher, Funeral Director

Tuesday 20 October
Technology and We: living with technology or for it? – Terry McAndrew, Academic Development Officer, Higher Education Academy

Tuesday 29 September
Living a good life: how our values shape our lives – Carol Martin and Wendy Callaghan, Clinical Psychologists

Tuesday 21 July
Modern Myths: the power of stories old and new – Matthew Bellwood, Storyteller

Tuesday 30 June
Aspiration and inequality: understanding the general election result – Nick Tanna, Group Analyst

Tuesday 26 May
Punishment or treatment? How to deal with crime for the best – Steven Mayers and Tom Matthews, Clinical Psychologists in Training Joint event with Café Psychologique

Tuesday 28 April
Bad Religion: when is faith healthy or unhealthy? – Dr Sara Savage, Social Psychologist

Tuesday 31 March
Why we vote: what influences us and how we influence others – Dr Kris Dunn, Lecturer in Comparative Politics

Tuesday 3 March (postponed from February)
Is mindfulness taking over the world (and is it all nice and lovely)? – Dr Kamila Hortynska, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 27 January
The F word: Is feminism a dirty word, irrelevant, or needed more than ever? – Elaine McMullan and Fiona Purdie, Clinical Psychologists

2014

Tuesday 25 November
Sport: what use is it in the real world? – Kathy Williams, Olympic Gymnast and Counsellor

Tuesday 28 October
Forgiveness: if sorry seems to be the hardest word, why is forgiveness even harder? – Dr Ruth Sutherland, Clinical Psychologist and Revd Robb Sutherland, Vicar

Tuesday 30 September
Fitter Faster: how High Intensity Training can break the time barrier to exercise – Dr Carrie Ferguson, Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the University of Leeds

Tuesday 22 July
Looking after number one: the art of self-compassion – Cath Backhouse, Psychologist and Self-Critic

Tuesday 24 June
A home of your own: how where we live affects who we are – Helen Beachell, General Manager, Simon on the Streets & Michael Tully, Psychologist in Clinical Training

Tuesday 29 April
What a Performance: why we are so anxious presenting and performing in front of others, and what to do about it – Liz Oxtoby, Counsellor

Tuesday 25 March
Over and Out: a Misspent Retirement – Tim Gauntlett, Traveller and Retired Therapist

Tuesday 27 May
Talking with your mouth full: why food is important to relationships – Pablo Villegas, Restaurateur

Tuesday 25 February
Music: HOW does it make you feel? How does it make YOU feel? How does it make you FEEL? – Andrew Wilson, Café Psychologiste

Tuesday 28 January
Looking on the bright side – Carol Martin, Clinical Psychologist

2013

Tuesday 26 November
Shopping – Richard Wilson, Marketing Expert

Tuesday 22 October
The Power of Stories – Matthew Bellwood, Storyteller. Part of Love Arts Festival

Tuesday 24 September
Schooldays: the best of times, or the worst of times? – Lesley McKay, Head Teacher & Evan Powell, Sixth Former

Tuesday 30 July
Holidays – why bother? – Wendy Callaghan, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 25 June
National Borders: why do we fear people who cross them? – Pete Richardson, Director, Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network

Tuesday 28 May
Self-help: Friend or Foe? – Maria Spellacy, Café Psychologiste

Tuesday 30 April
Adulthood: Myth and Necessity – Jenny Sergeant, Counsellor

Tuesday 26 March
Parenthood – Fiona Thorne, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 26 February
Dating and the internet: like or unlike – Jo Bedford, Café Psychologiste

Tuesday 29 January
Giving something back: selfish or selfless? – Jacinta Kent, Campaigner and Activist

2012

Tuesday 27 November
Death: avoid, deny or accept – Dr Carol Martin, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 30 October
Sex: what’s the big deal? – Dr Ruth Sutherland, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 25 September
Sport: why people get so worked up – Nick Tanna, Group Analyst

Tuesday 24 July
Mindfulness – Dr Kamila Hortynska, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 26 June
Bullying and the media – Oliver Cross, Journalist

Tuesday 22 May
Friendship – Andy Wilson, Café Psychologiste

Tuesday 24 April
White ethnicities and changing multicultural contexts – Shona Hunter, Sociologist

Tuesday 27 March
Social Mobility – Sarah Clueley, Psychotherapist

Tuesday 28 February
Organisations- Ros Mayho, Group Analyst

Tuesday 24 January
New Year, New Start? – Chris Powell, Group Analyst

2011

Tuesday 22 November
Christmas and how to survive it – Nick Hartley, Clinical Psychologist in training

Tuesday 25 October
Happiness – Andrew Wilson, Café Psychologiste

Tuesday 27 September
Riots – Hannah Capon, Clinical Psychologist in training

Tuesday 26 July
The Unconscious – Liz Oxtoby, Counsellor

Tuesday 28 June
Sex – Steve Cansdale, Family Therapist

Tuesday 24 May
What makes people religious? – David Kennard, Clinical Psychologist and John Warren, Teacher

Tuesday 26 April
Ageing – Dr Carol Martin, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday 22 February
Mind and Body – Dr Fiona Thorne, Consultant Psychologist and Dr Andrew Wilson, GP

Tuesday 25 January
Relationships – Dr Mark Willis, Consultant Psychiatrist


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