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by lingua_franca
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

All the qualified psychologists on here have pointed out that an AP job is not necessary to get onto training. In fact, I think I remember Miriam saying that statistically the competition for AP roles (at least in the NHS) is higher than competition for doctorate places. I had a similar thought to e...
by lingua_franca
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9236
Views: 1633014

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

1.) I feel so worried about my cat. :( Since the kitten arrived she's seemed depressed. She gets on with him well enough (no signs of aggression other than the odd hiss when he tries to treat her tail as a chew toy) but she no longer comes trotting up to me as soon as she sees me, she doesn't purr a...
by lingua_franca
Thu May 30, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Residential Children’s Care role
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Residential Children’s Care role

The main reason I'm worrying about accepting the job I've been offered is a friend of mine used to work in a similar role and has *strongly* advised me against it. She's said that you spend most of your time either fending off physical / verbal violence or you're just cleaning / cooking and not lea...
by lingua_franca
Wed May 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2020

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

lakeland wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 10:19 am
Am I allowed to just think he's an arrogant prick or do I need a more nuanced argument than that?
Yours is what we call a concise argument. :) Why expend two hundred words when you can say it in two?
by lingua_franca
Sat May 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9236
Views: 1633014

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

1.) I have just distinguished myself by winning an egg-and-spoon race on horseback. This needs to go down on my CV as an example of multitasking and coproduction of knowledge. (The horse was an absolute champ who had some very good ideas for keeping the egg on board - he seemed to sense that we were...
by lingua_franca
Fri May 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2020

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

Maybe I am missing something, but I am not aware of any counter examples who have had the same impact of Peterson. I agree that there are intelligent and articulate men and women who have made a case against his views, but they haven't got hold of the popular imagination or had the same resonance. ...
by lingua_franca
Fri May 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2020

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

Instead of smearing his name, I would like to see him go head-to-head with someone with the same cool head, precision in their words and sniper-like debate style... a CP version of Sam Harris perhaps? Me too. I sometimes reflect on why this hasn't happened already as somone could probably build a g...
by lingua_franca
Tue May 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2020

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

I'm sorry for misunderstanding you. When you said that you found his talks useful yourself, I extrapolated and assumed that the clients had discovered them through you. Not to discount anyone's subjective experience, but if ever anyone said that the only reason they decided not to end their life was...
by lingua_franca
Mon May 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9236
Views: 1633014

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

1.) Work today was fantastic. I feel that I made breakthroughs with two students who both struggle with significant trauma-related anxiety (and challenging behaviour as a result of their anxiety). Once I would have hesitated to have such a frank discussion about the exact sources of that behaviour, ...
by lingua_franca
Mon May 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2020

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

Do you think Peterson's videos are actually that original? All of the useful things he says are things that are well known among psychologists. They aren't his original ideas. The only difference between him and those other psychologists are that he is a YouTube personality - and he owes that public...
by lingua_franca
Sat May 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9236
Views: 1633014

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

Oh, there is no danger of dogs or chickens. They would eat into the money I'm saving for the horse. :wink: I'm sure if we split the costs we could manage a horse share. Also, swashbuckle is an excellent name for a kitten! It suits him down to the ground. He looks like a little silvery tiger. I hope...
by lingua_franca
Thu May 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9236
Views: 1633014

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

Oh, there is no danger of dogs or chickens. They would eat into the money I'm saving for the horse. :wink:
by lingua_franca
Thu May 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9236
Views: 1633014

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

1.) I AM GETTING A KITTEN! Or rather, the kitten got me. I had no intention of adopting kittens until one little fellow detached himself from his mother and his puddle of siblings, mountaineered into my lap, emitted a tiny purr, and then tried to stow away in my handbag. At this critical psychologic...
by lingua_franca
Wed May 15, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4605

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Especially with issues as heated as gender, where the person is unlikely to take my perspective as seriously as they would a man's anyway. I was in a two-year relationship with a man who sincerely believed that feminism is a conspiracy to oppress men. (He did not reveal this view to me at the outse...
by lingua_franca
Wed May 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4605

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

I suspect that most if not all of the women here have spent an awful lot of time trying to talk reasonably with men who hold views like mrO860's, with nothing good to show for it. I definitely have. Now I choose to spend my time on more fruitful and less frustrating things. I don't think that refusa...