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by russ
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: The Dream: Therapist (CBT) / Psychologist?
Replies: 9
Views: 22555

Re: The Dream: Therapist (CBT) / Psychologist?

But the original poster's option 2 is possible, if he doesn't want to go down the psychology route. If he just wants to give CBT as a counsellor, it'd work.
by russ
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychiatric Research or Psychoanalytic developmental psy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: Psychiatric Research or Psychoanalytic developmental psy

thisDude wrote:I guess I will be going to King's... It was the one I wanted to go to the most anyways. :D :D
Always the best way of choosing. The rest is all about giving yourself permission ;)
by russ
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: How Did We Learn Best? - Survey about UK Clin Psych Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: How Did We Learn Best? - Survey about UK Clin Psych Trai

matt.berlin wrote:Perhaps what is needed is an even greater focus on thinking explicitly about the links between what is being learnt academically and what is learnt practically ... both on placement and at uni.
I definitely agree with this, as a trainer, I always try to have that in the back of my mind.
by russ
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: AP Murray Royal Hospital, Perth
Replies: 6
Views: 3790

Re: AP Murray Royal Hospital, Perth

I had the same concerns, but there will be training available on how to keep yourself and others safe in the secure environment, but in practical terms of the running of the ward, this is largely the nursing staff's responsibility.
by russ
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: AP Murray Royal Hospital, Perth
Replies: 6
Views: 3790

Re: AP Murray Royal Hospital, Perth

This will be an excellent and very challenging post. I did my 3rd year elective training placement in this service with Elaine (when we were pretty much the only psychologists on the wards) and it's great, six years on, to see a full service forming.
by russ
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Change to DClin.Psy courses : Neuropsychology
Replies: 8
Views: 3137

Re: Change to DClin.Psy courses : Neuropsychology

What I've heard, and my view on the future, is very similar to Cone's. I do think, given my experience of how bad lots of CPs are at neuro, and how bad lots of clinical neuropsychologists are at therapeutics, that a condensation of the two is not going to work out great for the client. But this seem...
by russ
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: How Did We Learn Best? - Survey about UK Clin Psych Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: How Did We Learn Best? - Survey about UK Clin Psych Trai

Sounds about right to me. I found the taught elements of my course good in themselves, but the least effective out of all activities for teaching me how to be a CP.
by russ
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: relationship group and emotionally unstable PD
Replies: 11
Views: 4716

Re: relationship group and emotionally unstable PD

There is lots of literature about group work for various types of personality disorders, much of it psychoanalytic. I'm a real fan of Yalom, and pleased to hear his stuff mentioned, as he has a huge amount of experience doing this work, and some of the models are suitable for a transient population....
by russ
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Funding for Counselling Psychology Doctorate?
Replies: 22
Views: 12996

Re: Funding for Counselling Psychology Doctorate?

Jo, your recent post makes me wonder what you're trying to get to. If you're already a qualified counsellor, I wonder what the motive is to add a psychology degree, then a psychology doctorate. Do you really want to be a psychologist? If so, why? There might well be cheaper and easier ways to add to...
by russ
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Funding for Counselling Psychology Doctorate?
Replies: 22
Views: 12996

Re: Funding for Counselling Psychology Doctorate?

This is conflated by geography too. In rural areas, and in specialties that are unpopular, it's much easier for all kinds of psychologists to negotiate 8a's and 8b's for jobs that are still being paid at Band 7 in London.
by russ
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychiatric Research or Psychoanalytic developmental psy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: Psychiatric Research or Psychoanalytic developmental psy

Both are pretty good courses. I think it depends on you, your interests, and how you positing the clinical task. If you're into kids, early experience, distress, attachment, psychoanalysis and the like, go to UCL. If you're into medical model, neuro, psychiatry, diagnosis and 'mental illness', go to...
by russ
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Validity of Interview Schedule??
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Re: Validity of Interview Schedule??

There is a literature on how to assess 'reliability' and 'validity' in qualitative research. Here would be a good start to orient you: http://ebmh.bmj.com/content/2/4/99.full
by russ
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Validity of Interview Schedule??
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Re: Validity of Interview Schedule??

You could check its validity against other measures proporting to measure a similar construct.
by russ
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: 8 different clinical pscyhologist posts, Tayside
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: 8 different clinical pscyhologist posts, Tayside

Tayside always manage a burst of recruitment just as the final year trainees are coming up to qualifying. Ah, the memories.
by russ
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Channel four mental health series
Replies: 7
Views: 2887

Re: Channel four mental health series

I think Gareth and Alessandra did a great job, and was pleased that Alessandra was clear on the the guy with multiple traumatic bereavements being 'in a great deal of pain'. I think if one was watching carefully, there was an invitation to question the helpfulness of diagnosis, given the huge variat...