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by sally
Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Digit span versus letter number sequencing
Replies: 14
Views: 20545

Re: Digit span versus letter number sequencing

Oh how interesting! Just a reminder - I know that most people contributing here already know this, but as it hasn't been said explicitly: Both tests are norm-referenced, so it doesn't matter if one is easier than the other (and clearly LNS was designed by the sort of sadistic soul who should rot in ...
by sally
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Qualified/Trainee poll: Have you worked for free?
Replies: 31
Views: 10201

Re: Qualified/Trainee poll: Have you worked for free?

On that point - I voted 'no' because I hadn't done that much unpaid work (like most people I did some) but that was because of my family commitments meaning that I couldn't afford the time and money to do so. It didn't affect the overall end point, but I do feel if I had been able to free up more ti...
by sally
Tue May 21, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: "The current climate" blues
Replies: 34
Views: 13490

Re: "The current climate" blues

Join a union if you aren't a member already and if you are involve your union rep in any changes to working practices. Never thought I'd need someone to talk up on my behalf (that really isn't usually a problem for me :D ) but our union rep has been an absolute gem recently around service change.
by sally
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Work experience or Job as a Psychologist
Replies: 2
Views: 2486

Re: Work experience or Job as a Psychologist

If you are HPC registered then you can work any way you want. You'll obviously have to set up supervision for yourself if you are working privately so either way you might want to make contact with local services in your area if you don't already have a network here. A good place to look for qualifi...
by sally
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Diagnosing on AXIS using ICD-10
Replies: 14
Views: 6132

Re: Diagnosing on AXIS using ICD-10

Just want to add to the 'it's not quite true that we don't diagnose' information - we are trained in diagnosis and can professionally diagnose where appropriate. It often isn't a particularly useful way of working and we are much much more likely to use formulation as a way of describing difficultie...
by sally
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: My book and my podcast about attachment
Replies: 30
Views: 13979

Re: My podcast about attachment

Just thought I'd add that I'm reading the book and I think it's brilliant as well. In fact I'm shamelessly going to steal the 'brick wall' idea for my next bit of training that I do (and if you don't know what I'm talking about you'll just have to buy the book to find out! :) )
by sally
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: After Training
Replies: 11
Views: 3102

Re: After Training

It doesn't make a blind bit of difference where you trained. Most, if not all of the courses are simply awarded by various Universities, rather than organised by them, and this can change. The Bristol/Bath course, in my professional lifetime has been awarded variously by Plymouth, University of the...
by sally
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Learning Disability Group Work
Replies: 7
Views: 4107

Re: Learning Disability Group Work

Is the paper at the end of this page any use?:

http://www.psychologyandsociety.org/pre ... ues/?id=11

It's not quite the area you are looking for, but some of the ideas might be useful.
by sally
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: UKIP Candidate: Compulsory Abortion for Down's Syndrome
Replies: 9
Views: 2741

Re: UKIP Candidate: Compulsory Abortion for Down's Syndrome

I particularly liked the quote "I don't intend to offend" :shock: Seriously - there's pretty much something to offend everyone in what he said.
by sally
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Is this considered institutional abuse?
Replies: 9
Views: 3844

Re: Is this considered institutional abuse?

This might be part of a care package for individual residents, for example people with Prader-Willi syndrome have problems with controlling their food intake. However you might want to look at the following document on whistleblowing from the CQC that might help you to think the issues through: http...
by sally
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying with Aspergers Syndrome
Replies: 17
Views: 7542

Re: Applying with Aspergers Syndrome

There is of course an interesting line of discussion about experiences of current clinical psychologists and trainees and whether they necessarily fulfil the criteria of being 'adequately' responsive and empathic.. These are things which are easy to describe in an interview with a bit of prep but h...
by sally
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Nose piercings
Replies: 23
Views: 11810

Re: Nose piercings

(looks down at quite smart jeans :? ) - I didn't start wearing jeans but I work in setting where the other professionals do, so now I do more often than not.
by sally
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: LD quality of life outcome measures
Replies: 3
Views: 2419

Re: LD quality of life outcome measures

What age range are the students? The DCP Learning Disabilities Faculty has evaulated some measures and their "Maslow Assessment of Needs" measure might be what you are looking for - see http://dcp-ld.bps.org.uk/dcp-ld/ld_members_area/outcomes$.cfm (you'll have to be a member). I don't think there's ...
by sally
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Bereavement support for children
Replies: 5
Views: 1901

Re: Bereavement support for children

Oh how sad.

Cruse definitely do post-bereavement work and work across the lifespan and at any time in the bereavement process, so if they can't help they may well know who can:

http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/
by sally
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Neuropsych tools for kids?
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: Neuropsych tools for kids?

There's quite a big range - could you be more specific about what you need - i.e. age range, presenting issues etc.?