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by lingua_franca
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Making the most of therapy
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Making the most of therapy

Thanks, all. I'm trying to rise to the challenge of being more spontaneous and just blurting out thoughts as they appear. As a writer, I've always been very interested in story and narrative, and how they are structured. Thinking about it, I suspect that it is this that gets in the way here, and not...
by lingua_franca
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Making the most of therapy
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Making the most of therapy

I'm doing a course on psychoanalytic/dynamic approaches to child mental health at the moment and I decided to have a weekly session of psychodynamic therapy myself, as the course tutors recommend it. (They also recommend psychoanalysis if you have the means, but that's expensive, not to mention far ...
by lingua_franca
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9155
Views: 1620682

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) I have a really great bunch of MSc students this year. I look forward to our seminars because I know I'm certain to learn something interesting myself, and I'm excited about reading my supervisees' dissertations - they have come up with fascinating ideas, and one is considering developing hers i...
by lingua_franca
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Postgrad CBT course is being a support worker enough ex?
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Postgrad CBT course is being a support worker enough ex?

You seem very keen to kick start your career in mental health, and possibly even a bit anxious about it. In your 'beginning the journey' thread you said that you are just beginning your degree, and that you have no relevant experience yet. The advice people gave you there is still the best, most use...
by lingua_franca
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9155
Views: 1620682

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

I know. I'm so excited. :D 1.) I'm less happy about the friend of a friend who asked for a second date, seemed very keen in conversation, and then ignored the subsequent messages in which I tried to confirm a day and time. If you are not interested any longer, just say. I will not be offended. I wil...
by lingua_franca
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 821

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

Would this be your thinking if recruiting an Assistant Psychologist though? If so, it is a bit disheartening. I've just finished my degree and although I have several years of experience in different areas relevant to psychology, I have never worked directly under the supervision of a psychologist....
by lingua_franca
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Working/volunteering during undergraduate degree
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Working/volunteering during undergraduate degree

During my undergraduate degree (English and linguistics) I volunteered with a theatre company for people with learning disabilities. It was just a couple of hours per week on a Saturday morning. I had no idea what I wanted to do after graduating, and I got involved in the volunteering purely because...
by lingua_franca
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9155
Views: 1620682

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) I've heard back from my editor and my manuscript is out for peer review. She says it should take two or three months. I don't know if this is in real time or in Academic Prevarication Time. I still haven't forgotten the journal reviewers who took two years to review a 7,000 word article, so I wi...
by lingua_franca
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: A question for the cat owners of ClinPsy
Replies: 1
Views: 208

A question for the cat owners of ClinPsy

This is a question for any cat lovers or armchair animal behaviourists here. I'm thinking of getting a second cat. This is (mostly :lol: ) for the benefit of my existing cat, who is very sociable and affectionate and appears to like other cats - I found her trying to get through the windowpane in or...
by lingua_franca
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

Re: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?

Ian, I'm puzzled here - in an earlier post you say you don't have any privileged insight about changes to doctoral funding, yet by asking questions such as, "Can we work with the employers to develop 'in-service' options that cover salary and contribute to course costs?" you're talking as though cha...
by lingua_franca
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?
Replies: 17
Views: 1472

Re: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?

The DClin is now almost the only pre-HCPC registration programme that is funded in this way; everyone else (including nurses, physics, OTs, Speech Therapists etc) have to fund their own pre-reg training. I think we're going to move quite quickly to a much more flexible, modular route to training. T...
by lingua_franca
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview adjustments/alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Interview adjustments/alternatives

I seem to remember you posting about a really distressing interview experience you had once that left you in tears. If it was another poster, please disregard this bit, but if it was you, I think there is a possibility that past negative experiences may be intruding and creating extra anxiety for yo...
by lingua_franca
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Evidence for clinical psychologists
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Evidence for clinical psychologists

I doubt there will be anything much out there, because studies focus on the efficacy of very specific interventions, and clinical psychology is made up of such a wide patchwork of skills and approaches that it would be quite challenging to assess the effectiveness of the role itself. It would be lik...
by lingua_franca
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9155
Views: 1620682

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) Next term I will be supervising some Master's dissertations for the first time. :D Finally a chance to indulge my inclinations for power and domination. Or at least my inclinations for coherently structured analysis and a good solid methods section. 2.) Term ended on a sad note at my second job....
by lingua_franca
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 921
Views: 287238

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

Anxious demanding parent, you should be proud that your child is doing so well academically, given how very unwell they've been. So be proud, and stop bombarding me with aggressive emails criticising how I do things and trying to get me to push the child harder. I know you are anxious, but you need ...