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The Psychologist Vol 34 No 5 May 2021

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Contents

This month we have a collection on cancer, and on 18 May awebinar (free to BPS members) on living with and beyond cancer. See p.49 for details.

As part of that, it was a pleasure to speak with Dr Sahil Suleman. His drive towork in a cross- and inter-disciplinary manner, and toinstil a generally psychological approach across the workforce, is something I often encounter in the very best psychologists. ‘We aren’t the arbiters of all knowledge’, we’re just one part of the puzzle, he told me. ‘The key is being as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.’

What is a psychologist? Where, when and how do they work? Are shared values identifiable and important? Would a focus on contexts and competenciesserve the public better than division and domain? These are huge questions The Psychologist has been grappling with for many years, and will continue to do so… including throughout the issue this month(see p.5, p.10 and p.22).

Dr Jon Sutton
Managing Editor
@psychmag

Letters
Education, recruiting, learning disability and more

Obituaries

News
Covid and community, protest and more How to train your senses; being ‘tolerated’; and more

Digest
How to train your senses; being ‘tolerated’; and more

‘You should be over cancer by now’
Cordelia Galgut on living with the long-term effects of cancer

‘Filtering down psychological thinking into cancer care: That’s how we make a difference’
We meet Sahil Suleman

‘We’re all fighting the same battle, with different journeys’
Kate Fulton and Rachel Trimmer on cross-sector working in cancer care

‘Cognitive control can improve the quality of life of women with breast cancer’
Nazanin Derakhshan

‘I can’t remove every obstacle that myeloma patients will face… but I can provide support’
Sarah Dempsey

Careers
Ian Florance hears about Assistant Psychologist roles and more from Liam Myles; and talks elite sport and more with Amanda Gatherer

Jobs in psychology

Books
Ginny Smith on brain chemicals; and we talk family with Susan Golombok

Culture
Carolyn Mair talks identity and more with playwright Paul Anthony Morris

Looking back
Francis Huxley and the human condition, by Ron Roberts and Theodor Itten

One on one
Mohammadrasool Yadegarfard

 

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