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University of Liverpool’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology cock-up at conference

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Sly Saint, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just been reading about something that happened in Nov 2019 at the Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology’s (GTiCP) 2019 annual conference.

    This is a write-up from attendees:
    full blog here http://www.psychchange.org/racism-is-not-entertainment.html

    and the subsequent apology:
    full statement here https://www.bps.org.uk/message-all-gticp-2019-conference-delegates

    experts in human behaviour eh(?)
    [makes me think of the 'Day with the MUPPets']
     
  2. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    lol
     
  3. Denise

    Denise Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Uh.........
    Appalling.
    Reprehensible.
    (I can't come up with additional publishable words about this. Among other questions - *Where*do these people grow up?)
     
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    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    And Liverpool has always had such a high reputation on the subject of ME....
     
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    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    As far as I can see the main distinguishing feature of a doctorate in psychology is that it is neither a doctorate in science (DSc) or a doctorate in philosophy (PhD, DPhil). Somebody must have realised that unlike all other subjects this one does not quite pass muster.
     
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    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    It strikes me that the performers and the programmers both failed to consider their audience. I would not want to watch this over dinner at the end of a conference.

    Perhaps if I'd bought a ticket to a programmed event for which I'd read the blurb and went in prepared... But not simply over dinner as part of a larger programme where the context is inappropriate.

    It might also be an issue of Brazilian versus British experiences of race. 48% of Brazilians are of African descent, so they're not a minority in the same way the UK's 3% or so are. A black person in Brazil probably experiences blackness very differently to a black person in Liverpool. Perhaps the dancers didn't interrogate their ideas with this perspective in mind?

    But I would ultimately blame the programmers. It's their job to pick what's appropriate and manage expectations. They failed to do that, clearly.
     
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