It Doesn’t Need to Be Like This


In this piece for The British Psychological Society, clinical psychologist Dr. Penny Priest reports from the launch of the ‘Power, Threat, Meaning’ framework on January 12th.

“For all those doubters and Eyeores like me, we were reminded that society and culture can and does change. There were also a great many ideas about practical ways to begin implementing some of these ideas, across clinical work, research, training and beyond. What was also particularly refreshing was that psychological therapies were hardly mentioned all day. So, as I’m writing this on the train journey home from the event, I am resolving to chip away at this in small ways in my own workplace. But I also know I am now part of an important movement and I am already in discussion with my local pub landlord about sharing the PTM framework at a Psychology in the Pub event. To end with a quote from Margaret Mead: ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’