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Welcome to clinpsy.org.uk

Written by Miriam, 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Welcome to clinpsy. If you are new here, you'll probably want to click on the "forum" tab, where there is always lots going on. We've got a wiki for the 250 questions we are asked the most often about clinical psychology in the UK, and lots of discussion topics - about 140,000 posts on 15,000 topics - as well as a livechat area where you can interact in real time with other members.

I've continued to blog about my life and psychology. Titles include:

Planning for failure? - Feb 3, 2018

Nature versus nurture revisited - Jan 20, 2018

Six degrees of separation - Jan 13, 2018

The tip of the iceberg - Oct 17, 2017

What is wellbeing? - Jun 29, 2017

Trauma and the return of hope - Jun 15, 2017

Sowing seeds - May 14, 2017

Unwanted approaches: An example of everyday sexism in my social network - Mar 4, 2017

My opinions about representing Clinical Psychology and the future of the British Psychological Society - Jan 31, 2017

A promise to my daughters - Jan 24, 2017

Sherlock jumped the shark - Jan 18, 2017

Disappointment - Jan 17, 2017

Spectator sports - Dec 29, 2016

Identity and Change - Nov 16, 2016

Why and what next? - Nov 14, 2016

Another sad day - Nov 9, 2016

Hiding in plain sight: On Louis Theroux and Jimmy Savile - Oct 4, 2016

Everyday madness - Oct 2, 2016

Exploiting the ignorant: From quack cures to the rise of Trump - Sep 28, 2016

Starting over: Selecting offices and staffing - Sep 21, 2016

Reflections on renting an office from Regus - Sep 1, 2016

Folding Stars: a blog about loss - Aug 21, 2016

Rape culture and blame - Aug 16, 2016

Spreading too thin - Aug 12, 2016

Seeking collaborator to change the world - Jul 20, 2016

Hope out of chaos - Jul 14, 2016

Not seeing the wood for the trees: A blog on progress and setbacks - Jun 28, 2016

Terrorism revisited - Jun 24, 2016

Is empathy finite? Part Two: Brock Turner - Jun 8, 2016

Is empathy finite? Part One: Richard Huckle - Jun 8, 2016

Where have all the flowers gone? - Jun 2, 2016

How do we know what we need: differentiating evidence based treatments for the public - May 29, 2016

Falling through the cracks: the current state of NHS mental health services - May 28, 2016

Why is there always a can of worms? - May 5, 2016

Reflecting back - May 5, 2016

Bedtime routine: The gift that keeps on giving - Apr 1, 2016

How to recruit (and what to do with my therapy company) - Mar 2, 2016

Gaining Influence - Mar 1, 2016

Some thoughts on causing offence: 2 Trigger Warnings - Feb 7, 2016

Some thoughts on causing offence: 1 Cultural Appropriation - Feb 7, 2016

Happily ever after: Some thoughts on trauma in the movies - Jan 27, 2016

Video games and violence - Dec 24, 2015

Wisdom, sycophants and advice that won’t work - Nov 24, 2015

Some thoughts on the recent atrocities in Paris - Nov 16, 2015

Tipping points (an unusually optimistic blog about entrepreneurship in delivering psychology) - Nov 6, 2015

Thinking about vulnerability and risk - Oct 19, 2015

If you build it they will come: The impact of making space in my professional life - Oct 12, 2015

An atheist view on the pope’s speech to congress - Sep 25, 2015

Talking about depression and seeking help - Sep 22, 2015

A note on the two 12 year old girls with “higher IQ than Einstein or Stephen Hawking” - Sep 9, 2015

Bump! - Sep 7, 2015

To the parent in the changing rooms this morning - Jun 7, 2015

Siblings, friends and vampire bats: a story of reciprocity - May 21, 2015

If the bigger picture is too depressing, look at the little picture - May 8, 2015

Getting organised - Apr 25, 2015

Giving psychology away: the positive ripples of training - Apr 25, 2015

Wisdom and reflection - Feb 17, 2015

All change! - Jan 22, 2015

How to prioritise - Dec 7, 2014

Confessions of a workaholic - Nov 20, 2014

Sifting through the hoard - Nov 8, 2014

The battle isn’t won yet: Why feminism still matters and is relevant to everyone - Oct 26, 2014

Between a rock and a hard place: when friendship and your professional role overlap - Oct 23, 2014

The double bind of trying to do research as a clinician - Oct 13, 2014

Dressing for the job: Presentation and the art of neutrality - Oct 12, 2014

High on scare, low on science: a tale of charity, politics and dodgy neuroscience - Oct 2, 2014

How much do you have to prove? A tale of the modern NHS marketplace - Sep 30, 2014

Slow burn: Reflecting on the emotional impact of working with chronic trauma - Sep 23, 2014

A shallow look at fat - Sep 17, 2014

Have you seen our blog?

Written by Miriam, on 11/9/15

I blog at https://clinpsyeye.wordpress.com/ about a mixture of things related to life as a clinical psychologist. Some posts include:

- A note on the two 12 year old girls with “higher IQ than Einstein or Stephen Hawking”

- Bump! About the impact of a minor car accident

- To the parent in the changing rooms this morning

- Siblings, friends and vampire bats: a story of reciprocity

- If the bigger picture is too depressing, look at the little picture

- Getting organised

- Giving psychology away – the positive ripples of training

- Wisdom and reflection

- All change!

- How to prioritise

- Confessions of a workaholic

- Sifting through the hoard

- The battle isn’t won yet: Why feminism still matters and is relevant to everyone

- Between a rock and a hard place – when friendship and your professional role overlap

- The double bind of trying to do research as a clinician

- Dressing for the job: Presentation and the art of neutrality

- High on scare, low on science: a tale of charity, politics and dodgy neuroscience

- How much do you have to prove? A tale of the modern NHS marketplace

- Slow burn: Reflecting on the emotional impact of working with chronic trauma

- A shallow look at fat

Why not take a look, comment, continue the conversation on the forum?

Its all going on in the forum

Written by Miriam, on 11/9/15

Just a quick update to say that all the site features are now accessed by the forum. That is where you will find the current discussion about all aspects of clinical psychology, the job adverts, information about how to post adverts for jobs, courses and events. So get clicking on the menu bar above to register and join in.

Please note that new registrations are manually checked and authorised to prevent spammers being able to sign up and promote their wares on our forum, so it may take a couple of days to activate your account. Just be patient and we'll get to it. In the meanwhile you can still browse and search most of our content - it is just the members sections, the qualified peer consultation group and the LiveChat facility which you need to be a member to access.

Clinical Psychology Poster

Written by Lee, on 5/11/11

Are you thinking about becoming a Clinical Psychologist? Do you know other people who are? Let them know about ClinPsy, where they can find valuable, relevant and up-to-date information in our wiki, and receive advice from like-minded individuals and professionals in our online community.

If you want to spread the word, feel free to download our poster. Prizes awarded for pictorial evidence of the most strategic poster placement!

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Who is this site for?

Written by Mim, on 29/3/11

www.ClinPsy.org.uk is a site aimed at anyone with an interest in Clinical Psychology. This includes:
- people thinking about doing a psychology degree
- undergraduate psychology students
- psychology graduates looking for relevant work
- those working in 'first step on the ladder' posts like care assistant, support worker, nursing assistant, rehabilitation assistant, and doing bank work
- those working as Assistant Psychologists, Research Assistants, primary mental health worker
- people working as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, guided self-help practitioners or Low Intensity Therapists in the Improving Access to Pschological Therapies schemes
- those working as High Intensity Therapists, CBT therapists or qualified Clinical Psychologists in IAPT
- Canadian Pharmacy Professionals
- Associate Practitioners in psychology in Scotland
- Trainee Clinical Psychologists currently doing their doctoral training in clinical psychology in the UK
- International psychologists who want to work in the UK or are considering applying for the doctoral training here
- Qualified Clinical Psychologists working in all specialities, in the NHS and in private settings or independent practise (we even have a peer consultation group which is limited to qualified CPs and cannot be seen except by members of this group)
- anyone working in psychological research related to clinical psychology
- members of professions closely allied to clinical psychology who want to be part of a community of psychologists! (this currently includes a few counselling psychologists, educational psychologists and psychotherapists)

Welcome! Hopefully there is content relevant to all career stages, and a chance to connect with peers all over the UK and elsewhere in the world.

Feedback

Written by Lee, on 24/3/11

A lot has been going on at ClinPsy lately, with the wiki transfer, the site redesign, the forum redesign, and introduction of advertising to say the least. Work still carries on (for it never truly ends).

More is yet to come!

A new issue of Aspire is in the works and we're anxious to get it out to you all.

If you have any comments, compliments, complaints or suggestions, please feel free to sign up to our forum and speak your mind.

Wiki on the move!

Written by Mim, on 27/2/11

So, we have begun the task of transferring the wiki content into the new website. Hopefully with the help of our wiki-keepers many hands will make light work of this massive task!