This contribution is offered by Dr Masrita Ishaq, a newly qualified counselling psychologist. Masrita is also the editor of the fortnightly E-letter and has taken over the Division’s official Twitter account.
The task felt monumental and as you can see, I was able to come up with many reasons why it just wasn’t something that I could have done at that moment. I also wasn’t sure about my organisation’s policy around this- who would I need to approach about this and would also understand my ‘research-speak’. However, the scientist part of me did not want to lose my research skills. I also found that, when I first started my role there was a paucity of information for psychologists working in these settings. All these fuelled my desire to contribute and be involved in a conversation about research at workplace and in residential recovery settings.