Trainee Committee Launch ‘Think Tank’ Book Club
The CPsychI Trainee Committee is pleased to announce their newest initiative – the Think Tank Book Club. With the aim of providing trainees in psychiatry with an opportunity to engage with consultant psychiatrists in an informal, non-clinical setting, participants will join together four times a year to discuss relevant texts and wider interests in literature.
The book club with run from February to December 2021. View the application form here.
Expanding on the long-established ‘arts in psychiatry’ and book review series featured in their quarterly, trainee-led online publication ‘Think Tank’, the newsletter working group are now providing an expanded forum for psychiatric trainees to come together and discuss interests in literature with leading consultant psychiatrists. Using the current proliferation of virtual meeting technology to their advantage means trainees from all over the country will now be able to meet and connect with one another on a quarterly basis. This will not only encourage lively discourses around literature and psychiatry, but also provide an opportunity for trainees to network with their peers, share and discover new ideas and develop a furthered interest in reading.
The Think Tank Book Club is designed for BST and HST trainees in psychiatry, with the first meeting taking place this Thursday, 4 February 2021. Discussion for the first meeting will centre on the book “Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry” by Randolph M. Nesse, with further texts for later meetings to be announced.
See below for all meeting dates:
|Book Club Meeting 1
February 4th, 2021 18:00 to 19:00
|Professor Henry O’Connell|
|Book Club Meeting 2
May 6th, 2021 18:00 to 19:00
|Professor Brendan Kelly|
|Book Club Meeting 3
August 5th, 2021 18:00 to 19:00
|Professor Elizabeth Barrett|
|Book Club Meeting 4
December 2nd, 2021 18:00 to 19:00
|Professor Greg Swanwick|
Please note: a limited number of places (40) places are available for each meeting and trainees are encouraged to register as early as possible. Once your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.
To book your place, complete the booking form and return to Vivienne Keeley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that registration will close 7 days before the day of the meeting. Dial-in details will be sent to attendees the day before the scheduled meeting.