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by lingua_franca
Sun May 17, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9313
Views: 1665665

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

1.) I'm really enjoying all the extra time lockdown is giving me for cello practice. Time I would have spent on trains and buses is now spent on learning folk tunes. I want to play in a ceilidh band once I get over my shyness at performing in public. 2.) My cats continue to be hilarious company. Las...
by lingua_franca
Wed May 13, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Struggling to decide between conversion masters
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Struggling to decide between conversion masters

I agree that prestige doesn't matter. My own advice would be to make sure the course is well-organised (check with current students if possible - you can usually find them online!). I chose a blended learning conversion MSc just because it was local to me and ended up dropping out before I even star...
by lingua_franca
Wed May 13, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Textbook misinterpretation of thought broadcasting and thought insertion
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Textbook misinterpretation of thought broadcasting and thought insertion

With regard to not wanting to agree with things that aren't true or real, it's worth remembering that there are many shades of real. In the CAMHS ward I worked in as a support worker I was threatened by a very frightened young man who was accusing me of casting spells on him. He also kept making Har...
by lingua_franca
Tue May 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Textbook misinterpretation of thought broadcasting and thought insertion
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Textbook misinterpretation of thought broadcasting and thought insertion

I'm not sure what you're asking here. Could you explain in more detail what you mean?
by lingua_franca
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form? NOW CLOSED
Replies: 24
Views: 5858

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

I haven't got a form for you to review, but I'd like to donate a bit towards the whiteboard. I have some unexpected extra money this month! Does it have a fundraising page?
by lingua_franca
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9313
Views: 1665665

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

1.) I'm really frustrated and disappointed that after at least two decades of evidence-based media advocacy by eating disorder charities, the BBC saw fit to air what was basically a tutorial on how to develop a bulimic attitude towards food, with a presenter reacting in a very defensive and passive-...
by lingua_franca
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How to balance your life in the ongoing pursuit of DClinPsy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: How to balance your life in the ongoing pursuit of DClinPsy?

Once, when I'd been offered two jobs and was trying to choose which to accept, I asked myself a question that helps with overall career planning too. "What makes me feel most alive and focused when I'm working?" The first thing that came to my mind was stories - the chance to listen to people's expe...
by lingua_franca
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Can you get onto the doctorate if you're bad at stats?
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: Can you get onto the doctorate if you're bad at stats?

When I see misleading stats in the tabloid press and well-meaning people taking them on board without question I really wish statistical literacy was embedded in the school curriculum. It's important. A lot of the prejudice and misguided panic that people feel over all sorts of things would be signi...
by lingua_franca
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Does mental health support work get easier or am I maybe not cut out for it?
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: Does mental health support work get easier or am I maybe not cut out for it?

First of all, your English is very good and I wish I were as fluent in my other languages. :) But it may be causing some subtle obstacles in communication. For example, when you say that you feel drawn to psychology because you "analyse even the smallest things" following your experiences of anxiety...
by lingua_franca
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support work alternatives
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Support work alternatives

I was going to suggest working in an educational setting as well. There is a wheelchair-using clinical psychologist on this forum who has mentioned working in a secure hospital, so she'd be best placed to advise on how feasible hospital work would be, but I don't think it necessarily would be the ca...
by lingua_franca
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PhD thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: PhD thoughts

I did a PhD and have been successful in finding continuous academic work afterwards, although as Spatch says, these have all been short-term contracts (the three-year fellowship I have now is the longest contract I've held). To take the full-time posts I had to move cities. For the zero hours teachi...
by lingua_franca
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Choosing a course by location
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Choosing a course by location

Did any of the trainees or qualified CPs here pick their course based on location rather than ethos? I'd always imagined that if I went for the doctorate I'd be applying based on the course's therapeutic orientation, etc., but it looks as though that may no longer be possible. Although my partner's ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"
Replies: 102
Views: 58297

Re: Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"

Today I caught Emma Kenny on TV for the first time. The presenters were encouraging people with depression and anxiety to phone in following the death of Caroline Flack. The first caller was a woman in an abusive relationship who was feeling suicidal. I was expecting people with a mild level of diff...
by lingua_franca
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Volunteering abroad Post qualification
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Volunteering abroad Post qualification

I was a volunteer with Freedom from Torture. To clarify, I was suggesting that Obti look for a job with them here in the UK (they have CPs and therapists working with refugees in their Manchester and London bases, and possibly in Newcastle as well) as a way to get the relevant experience for oversea...
by lingua_franca
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Publishing for the very first time
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Publishing for the very first time

You could also look for jobs as a research assistant as well as AP posts. Keep an eye on jobs.ac.uk. Most RA roles will require you to be educated to at least Master's level, but occasionally there are some open to BSc graduates. I've also seen some really interesting psychology PhD studentships pop...