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by daydreambeliever
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Kinderman and Bentall's open letters and the medical model
Replies: 6
Views: 5512

Re: Kinderman and Bentall's open letters and the medical mod

Just to add that I'd also be in support of Kinderman and Bentall's open letters and in line with the BPS position statement on diagnosis. I have to say I don't really know any CPs who are particularly medical model aligned (or maybe I do but I'm vocal enough about my own views they wouldn't say pro ...
by daydreambeliever
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Migraine resources
Replies: 3
Views: 3277

Re: Migraine resources

Hi, I'm a Clinical Psychologist in CAMHS with some experience in this area. Do you know much about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? If not, it's worth looking into that approach to chronic pain as it has a good evidence base. Here's a practical resource that might help: http://www.paintoolkit.org/...
by daydreambeliever
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Helen Winter and Kids Company
Replies: 12
Views: 6519

Re: Helen Winter and Kids Company

Personally I feel dreadfully sorry for everyone in that whole situation, and in Helen's place I don't think I could tolerate going through a public hearing and having the media and my peers go over it in detail publicly, when I regretted what I'd done so much. I didn't walk in her shoes when she mad...
by daydreambeliever
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Guardian Clinical Psychologist's Diary
Replies: 9
Views: 5859

Re: Guardian Clinical Psychologist's Diary

My thoughts - what I admire about the article is someone who is willing to share their story in the service of increasing public awareness of the ticking timebomb that is staff stress levels in an NHS with constantly increasing demands and reducing resources. The Charter for staff wellbeing is a pos...
by daydreambeliever
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: On call crisis work as clinical Psychologist
Replies: 5
Views: 5755

Re: On call crisis work as clinical Psychologist

It concerns me that the increasingly competitive natpppure of tendering for services will make these extras more common. Just thought it might be worth noting that competitive tendering for services is not an issue in Scotland, where I'm based, and that this aspect opens the possibility of divergen...
by daydreambeliever
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Thoughts on graduating and trying to live independently?
Replies: 13
Views: 6291

Re: Thoughts on graduating and trying to live independently?

I moved out at 18, and did have some financial support from parents during undergrad (although I also had 4 part-time jobs too) and I was able to fully self-support myself from as soon as I graduated. Initially I had a support worker job, then an AP post 3 months later. At that time, both paid about...
by daydreambeliever
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: On call crisis work as clinical Psychologist
Replies: 5
Views: 5755

Re: On call crisis work as clinical Psychologist

I'm also a Clinical Psychologist working in CAMHS, but I'm not expected to do any daytime duty, never mind any out of hours work/ overnight duty. I'm lucky that I work in a team where our unique specialist skills are valued, and I do extra first assessments, specialist partnership for psychological ...
by daydreambeliever
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What on earth is mindfulness?
Replies: 1
Views: 3293

Re: What on earth is mindfulness?

Your post fits with the tone of a recent BPS digest article - http://digest.bps.org.uk/2015/06/the-psychology-of-mindfulness-digested.html?utm_source=BPS_Lyris_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=%5Brd%5D+The+Latest+Psychology+Research It's an interesting discussion point, and one I'd like to step i...
by daydreambeliever
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Psychological Impact of Austerity - petition for an enquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 3282

Re: Psychological Impact of Austerity - petition for an enqu

Ahh I see, I don't tend to read the "events" section which is why I missed it. Your point about the target numbers for petitions rising with progress is an interesting one, as I didn't know that.
by daydreambeliever
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Psychological Impact of Austerity - petition for an enquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 3282

Psychological Impact of Austerity - petition for an enquiry

Hi all, It feels like this should maybe already have a thread somewhere given the importance of the issue, but I can't see one. There is a campaign by the group Psychologists Against Austerity just now to ask for a government inquiry into the psychological impact of austerity. Here's a link to the P...
by daydreambeliever
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: not sure what I want to do anymore...
Replies: 3
Views: 4214

Re: not sure what I want to do anymore...

Sounds like you've had a successful journey towards recovery, during which you've developed what sound from your post like good reflective skills and resilience. Those would be key skills that would help you get through clinical training, or educational psychology training if you want to do that. Yo...
by daydreambeliever
Wed May 27, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: NHS Continuous Service
Replies: 30
Views: 56782

Re: NHS Continuous Service

A few things that are interesting about the linked agenda for change handbook document. Firstly, what you are entitled to might be different depending on your geographical region. Secondly, for mat leave (section 15) quite a bit is at the employer's discretion and as such trusts could develop differ...
by daydreambeliever
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Should the DCP really be stipulating the language we use?
Replies: 38
Views: 18603

Re: Should the DCP really be stipulating the language we use

This thread makes interesting reading, so I thought I'd contribute. Surely there's room within the profession for different ideological stances and opinions, and different use of models? I'm also thinking that depending on what specialty you work in, and whether you have any lived experience of emot...
by daydreambeliever
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Twitter debate on CPs with own mental health difficulties
Replies: 32
Views: 12067

Re: Twitter debate on CPs with own mental health difficultie

Thanks for the feedback :) Thanks daydreambeliever. I came across this bit in the post which I was uncomfortable with Hi Eponymous, Thought it might be helpful to clarify that what I did in my post was use the quotes in the original Wiki in terms of people's previous experiences and restructure a bi...
by daydreambeliever
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Twitter debate on CPs with own mental health difficulties
Replies: 32
Views: 12067

Re: Twitter debate on CPs with own mental health difficultie

As it's been a while since anyone added any ideas for restructuring/ improving the Wiki and as I had some free time today, I have proposed a Wiki update that takes account of the ideas of this thread and in particular the headings suggested above - I've also added some links and content where the pr...