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by lingua_franca
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support work alternatives
Replies: 2
Views: 129

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: 303

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: 346

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: 101
Views: 56763

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: 246

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: 254

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...
by lingua_franca
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Volunteering abroad Post qualification
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Volunteering abroad Post qualification

I used to work alongside MSF (not as a clinician) and unless things have changed they want you to have some post-qualifying experience in a specialty relevant to the humanitarian field, such as sexual violence, supporting people with HIV/AIDS, etc. They do work with interpreters but they prefer appl...
by lingua_franca
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Perinatal/postnatal mental health?
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Perinatal/postnatal mental health?

This is the third time you've posted this question. People made some suggestions to you when you asked before.

I have merged all three threads so the information is easily at hand here - mod
by lingua_franca
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?

A two-year intensive nursing programme is a financial barrier in itself. If you want a mental health core profession and you need to be earning sooner rather than later, then I'd look at one of the salaried training schemes in social work, Frontline and Think Ahead.
by lingua_franca
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?

Before you can apply for any of the practitioner doctorates in psychology, you need to have Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). This means completing a conversion Master's or postgraduate diploma in psychology that is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Qualifying as a nurse seems lik...
by lingua_franca
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

If you put that much effort into medicine you are rewarded. It's really that simple. I have come across too many bright people who should have applied for medicine and not psychology because they deserve their efforts to be rewarded with clear career pathways. It's such a shame that we have wasted ...
by lingua_franca
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 52
Views: 6881

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Patriarchy and white privilege are given truths. To pretend otherwise is like starting a discussion about the height of a tree by challenging the idea that triangles exist and then expecting to be walked through pythagorus before considering it legit that anyone uses the distance from the base and ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: New moderators, team members and social media content creators required
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

Re: New moderators, team members and social media content creators required

I'd be happy to help write and update wiki content, to contribute to Aspire, and to signpost new users to helpful material.
by lingua_franca
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: A post-election idea
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: A post-election idea

Update: I have just discovered that a network of therapists offering free or low-cost treatment already exists, the Free Psychotherapy Network. They rely on individual therapists to volunteer their services, though. I'm going to contact them to see if some fundraising might enable their members to o...
by lingua_franca
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: A post-election idea
Replies: 2
Views: 519

A post-election idea

I'm reeling after this election, and frightened, as I expect many of us are. Rather than give into the temptation to bury myself under quilts and cats and not come out for five years, I'm thinking of ways that I could try to make things a bit less awful, at least for some people. I'm thinking of set...