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by LittlePrincess
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Telephone support and group therapy?
Replies: 0
Views: 1526

Telephone support and group therapy?

Hi everyone I'm just looking for some information from those who are experienced in providing telephone support to clients within IAPT services and also those who deliver group therapy within any Psychological Therapies services. At the moment I am only experienced in delivering non-therapeutic 1-1 ...
by LittlePrincess
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is there really any point?
Replies: 39
Views: 12031

Re: Is there really any point?

Hi Rapid Sorry to hear you are feeling so frustrated; as said by others, this can be a fairly normal process when trying to enter such a competitive profession. However, I think the key here is to think about how to interpret these feelings of frustration. If I were in your position, I would think o...
by LittlePrincess
Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Hospital setting versus community setting- What is better?
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Hospital setting versus community setting- What is bette

No problem :D you've hit the nail on the head there. I personally think that working within inpatient units is a very demanding role and I think you need a lot of experience of working in mental health to be able to cope with working within that environment, unless you are a very hardy person natura...
by LittlePrincess
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Hospital setting versus community setting- What is better?
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Hospital setting versus community setting- What is bette

Hi Kate I believe that only you can decide what you will enjoy better as it completely depends on personal preference but I thought I would provide some input! :D I currently work in the community specifically within a supported housing service and believe that it is fantastic experience if you want...
by LittlePrincess
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Leaving a job on ethical grounds?
Replies: 8
Views: 3144

Re: Leaving a job on ethical grounds?

Lingua_franca, what you have written there sounds like the exact same experience that I had when I became a Trainee HCA on a low secure ward...put it this way, I lasted one day on the ward and decided to leave after spending the whole night crying my eyes out from completing my first shift on the wa...
by LittlePrincess
Mon May 13, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Bedroom tax blamed for suicide
Replies: 13
Views: 6374

Re: Bedroom tax blamed for suicide

If she had been referred to a Clinical Psychologist I believe that they would have signposted or referred her to some form of Supported Housing as it would be the role of a Support Worker to try and resolve her financial issues together with her mental health problems, that way her housing issue wou...
by LittlePrincess
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 298693

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

Just because I am in my early 20s does not mean that I am not capable of doing my job! Yes, I got the job because I do in fact have experience and relevant qualifications. And NO, you cannot continue to refer to me as 'the young one'.

Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:
by LittlePrincess
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Mental health nursing student- want to be psychologist
Replies: 21
Views: 26157

Re: Mental health nursing student- want to be psychologist

I have to agree with Lancelot on this one. By the sounds of things you have exhausted many different options in attempt to resolve this situation, but you haven't had any joy. As mentioned above, your own mental health is paramount . If it really is that difficult for you (which, going by what you a...
by LittlePrincess
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: CBT Introductory Course - Is it worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 7087

Re: CBT Introductory Course - Is it worth it?

Thanks LIWY, I'll have a look at those materials :) Deanie, thanks for the advice. I've had a long think about it and I'm still going to take the advice within this thread and continue to read information myself rather than go on a course; if it was cheaper then I would possibly consider it, but for...
by LittlePrincess
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Mental health nursing student- want to be psychologist
Replies: 21
Views: 26157

Re: Mental health nursing student- want to be psychologist

I suggest you seek advice from the person who promised you the 9-5 shifts. I thought the idea of nursing placements were to give you a broad experience in the field, i.e. to not repeat placements in specific areas, or am I wrong? Did you complete your forensic placement last time? Also, how long is ...
by LittlePrincess
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: do i apply for permanant position in nhs
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Re: do i apply for permanant position in nhs

Hi daniellelauren I think what you need to consider here is the actual experience that you will get from the job. From what I have learnt from other people on this forum, it is what you have learnt from your experience rather than whether you have just worked in clinical services. There are a lot of...
by LittlePrincess
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: What do you think of the BPS? Are you a member?
Replies: 19
Views: 7356

Re: What do you think of the BPS? Are you a member?

I feel as though they could provide more benefits to members but I like being a member of the BPS. I do believe that if you state in a job application that you are a member of the BPS, it can only benefit your application as it shows that you are dedicated to professionalism within your career. I am...
by LittlePrincess
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: CBT Introductory Course - Is it worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 7087

Re: CBT Introductory Course - Is it worth it?

Thanks for the advice Miriam. I've decided that I am going to leave the course for now as I believe it is a bit too expensive for what it actually is. I'm going to take the above advice and read the rest of my book to gain some more knowledge of low intensity CBT interventions.

Thanks everyone! :D
by LittlePrincess
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Mental health nursing student- want to be psychologist
Replies: 21
Views: 26157

Re: Mental health nursing student- want to be psychologist

Sorry to hear that you are having such a tough time. I definitely agree with everyone else in saying that you should maybe consider completing your nursing degree. A nursing degree is a fantastic degree to have if you want to become a High Intensity Therapist in IAPT; I'm a Psychology graduate and i...
by LittlePrincess
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: CBT Introductory Course - Is it worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 7087

Re: CBT Introductory Course - Is it worth it?

Thanks for the advice everyone, it is much appreciated. Borrowed Cone, I'll definitely keep those books in mind. I've just recently purchased the Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CTB Interventions, though I've only just finished reading chapter 1, so maybe I should finish reading the rest of the book b...