Book Review: The Skeleton Cupboard

“I first became fascinated by the frontal lobes of the human brain when I saw my grandmother’s sprayed across the skirting board… This is the hook of The Skeleton Cupboard, the book I’d promised to review by Professor Tanya Byron, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist of over twenty years who specialised in children and adolescents. She has published many…

Culture shock in the psychiatric ward

My first intensive clinical placement was for three months in the psychiatric department of a government hospital in Pakistan. I had just completed my bachelor’s from Manchester, learning about psychological practice as it’s done in the UK, ignoring all the jokes about how I was becoming a ‘whitewashed’ psychologist. Regardless, I was still thrust into what can only be described as a form of culture shock when I began my placement.