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by rebeccaroisin
Thu May 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Good examples of secure care
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Good examples of secure care

Thank you! This sums up my experience exactly: If you ask frontline social workers to take too much risk, they will leave… They want to work somewhere where they think the risk balance is appropriate and they are going to be supported in taking those very difficult decisions As an HCA, the risk bala...
by rebeccaroisin
Wed May 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Good examples of secure care
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Good examples of secure care

Thank you Miriam -- do you have the title of the select committee report? I had a look on the website and there are quite a few reports on various aspects of children's social care from 2010 onwards -- is it the 2014 report on Residential Children's Homes, or is there a more recent report? In terms ...
by rebeccaroisin
Tue May 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Good examples of secure care
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Good examples of secure care

Does anyone have any examples of good, well-implemented care in a secure setting? Could be anything - journal articles, best practice guidelines, personal experience, memoirs ... I currently work as a HCA in a low-secure CAMHS ward. It's run by a private provider, but all the young people we care fo...
by rebeccaroisin
Mon May 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Anyone know of any studies on Assistant Psychologist Stress/Wellbeing/Burnout?
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Anyone know of any studies on Assistant Psychologist Stress/Wellbeing/Burnout?

We had a stressometer on the forum for a year, and asked people to rate their stress each time they logged in. We got about 20,000 ratings, and then asked at the end of the year what career stage people were at, if they had applied for training that year, and if so what the outcome had been. I keep...
by rebeccaroisin
Sun May 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

You could try Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002ROKQNS/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1). It's clearly written, well argued and addresses how developing emotional intelligence can help with the relationship/career challenges your relative is having...
by rebeccaroisin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support work alternatives
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Support work alternatives

If you're interested in working with children, one alternative could be working as a teaching assistant. Either in a mainstream school or in a more specialist school. I'm a HCA in a low-secure CAMHS inpatient ward and there's an on-site school that employees both teachers and teaching assistants. Yo...
by rebeccaroisin
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Professional development days 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1758

Re: Professional development days 2020

I'm booked to attend on March 5th.

I'll be driving up from north-east London probably that morning (very early start!) so I can potentially give lifts to other people going from London. Let me know if you need a ride :)
by rebeccaroisin
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Professional development days 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1758

Re: Professional development days 2019/2020

I'd be interested in attending. I could do London or Matlock. I can't do 25th Feb, but I could attend either of the dates in March.
by rebeccaroisin
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Short-term Placement being Supervised by a Clinical Psychologist
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Short-term Placement being Supervised by a Clinical Psychologist

Yes, I guess a 3-year post-doc is a bit of a tangent -- my career to date has been multiple tangents, so I'm willing to play the long game ... More relevant -- I remembered that International Doctors can often do "observerships" in the NHS -- basically unpaid shadowing of a Doctor in their specialty...
by rebeccaroisin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Short-term Placement being Supervised by a Clinical Psychologist
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Short-term Placement being Supervised by a Clinical Psychologist

Hi Jones, You said that you're currently in a PhD programme in Clinical Psychology in California. In the long term, that means that you will be a qualified Clinical Psychologist -- and there are processes to convert that US qualification into one that is recognised in the UK. At that point, you'll b...
by rebeccaroisin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: Career Change from Data Science?

Hi Spatch and Miriam, Here's my longer reply to your really helpful posts … Firstly thank you for your replies – it's really reassuring to hear that my data skills will be in demand in psychology. This is something that was in my mind in making a career change – I enjoy programming and using these s...
by rebeccaroisin
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: Career Change from Data Science?

Hi Spatch,

Thank you for such a detailed and helpful reply!

I'll reply in more detail later (today or tomorrow) when I'm not working, but I just wanted to thank you promptly for writing such a considered response!
by rebeccaroisin
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Career Change from Data Science?

Hey everyone, This is my first post, so please be kind to a newbie :) I've recently made the decision to attempt a career change to Clinical Psychology. My undergraduate degree (2:i) is in Chemistry and I also have a PhD in biophysical chemistry (Cambridge). I have a couple of first-author papers fr...