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by Spatch
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

My partner doesn't think it is worth my time pursuing this career option. He has argued that it is too competative, takes too long and ultimatly even if I do get through the training and get qualified, working as a part time psychologist would only bring in, what, around 17-18,000 a year at best? I...
by Spatch
Tue May 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

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

I share some of those fears too, especially around the rise of the populist right wing, and the disenfranchised. My view is still that we need to adopt a range of approaches to tackle this, and I think breaking down what is happening does help (me and others) with this. I really like this article th...
by Spatch
Fri May 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

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

Likewise the paradox of tolerance I agree with this, but if I recall correctly Popper does mention that rational arguments are a big part of that shutting down intolerance, and not suppressing intolerant utterings without taking into account the public concensus. However, he does also state that yo...
by Spatch
Fri May 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

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

Do neither of you see the implicit bias and misogyny here? As Miriam pointed out in the other thread, this plays into the 'irrational emotive woman' versus 'cool-headed logical man' trope. So many intelligent, articulate women have made a case against what Peterson has written, but it gets dismisse...
by Spatch
Fri May 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

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

Really thoughtful post Miranda. For me, taking the time to really listen to his rationale (and RESISTING the temptation to immediately get offended) has been a useful exercise. I realised that I didn't actually have much of a rebuttle for - or even really considered - many of his points (i.e. the da...
by Spatch
Fri May 17, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4672

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Thanks for all your comments and critiques. There is a lot to think about, and some very good points about where the responsibility of emotional labour lies. I find myself somewhat conflicted. Ideally, I would like to go through each point raised systematically and address them with my view. However...
by Spatch
Fri May 17, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

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

Quiz: Are you Jordan B. Peterson? Hey, we all know what the hectic world of clinical psychology is like. Between managing your caseload, having to reschedule supervision for the 3rd time and explaining to NHS managers why you need a room and can't conduct therapy in a car park, it is understandable...
by Spatch
Wed May 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4672

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

I am a bit disappointed in how this thread developed. I think we could have easily engaged with the points raised by MrO860 on his terms, without needing to no platform based on evidence and systematic dismantling (and to be fair Miriam does go into this). Yet, I can't help think there was an opport...
by Spatch
Tue May 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4672

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

If you are from a low income family/household, are you more likely to apply to a funded course that pays a salary, or one where you have to pay your fees and work for free? One of the key arguments in trying to prevent the withdrawal of funding for DClinPsy training is that this would disadvantage ...
by Spatch
Tue May 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Help me fix my covering letter to get that first AP position
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: Help me fix my covering letter to get that first AP position

I want to start by saying you have clearly done a lot, performed and will have picked up several valuable skills. I can also see why you would be frustrated, as I reckon your covering letter would be fairly well recieved in other industries. However, in psychology you are up against a really strong ...
by Spatch
Tue May 14, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4672

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

It does seem that BAME are proportionally represented at the point of application, but they lose out during the selection process. My conceptualisation has always been that socio-economic factors prevent opportunity (i.e. the number of people applying, or in a position to be able to apply), rather ...
by Spatch
Wed May 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4672

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

This was an interesting discussion about it from a while back which is worth checking out: https://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1237 There is also this paper that looks at some of the issues at UCL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katrina_Scior/publication/291642456_Selection_f...
by Spatch
Wed May 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 16
Views: 960

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

I don't mean to suggest that the comments and ongoing discussion needs to or should not deviate from my OP, but just to be clear that my own question was NOT related to whether mental health experiences should be discussed with patients. I think your points are all interesting and valid, and certai...
by Spatch
Wed May 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 16
Views: 960

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

For me, I think the "how" and "why" would be the important part. I am not sure if the problems around disclosure are always about creating an "us" or "them", but being mindful about the focus of therapy and how this may be impacted by contextual knowlege about the therapist. Personally, I believe th...
by Spatch
Thu May 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Billing/Salary for working at independent school
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Billing/Salary for working at independent school

From those who I have met that have done this, it will depend on what they are asking of you and on what terms, and at what level you are pitching at. It will be different if it is an hour a week to provide some therapy to a student for a limited amount of time or if it is being a full time permanen...