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by Blackbubblequeen
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: The Psychology of Substance Misuse
Replies: 0
Views: 1503

The Psychology of Substance Misuse

Hi All, I've recently started work as a substance misuse worker in Coventry. This is a completely different area for me, having spent the previous 3 years working as an assistant within neuropsychology and physical health. I'm looking for some key resources and textbooks that examine clinical psycho...
by Blackbubblequeen
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shortlisting Updates
Replies: 322
Views: 121147

Re: Shortlisting Updates

LeanneH wrote:
I emailed them last week and they said that they were still shortlisting! But let me know if you find out more information :)
Glad to hear that an interview is still on the cards for both of us :) I will keep you updated if I get an e-mail back :)
by Blackbubblequeen
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Decisions, decisions and private supervision!
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Decisions, decisions and private supervision!

Hi All, I've just been offered a 'Project worker' job for the substance misuse charity Addaction. It sounds like a really interesting post which will involve running mindfulness groups, CBT groups and working 1:1 with people to help them overcome drug and alcohol addictions. My only concern is that ...
by Blackbubblequeen
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shortlisting Updates
Replies: 322
Views: 121147

Re: Shortlisting Updates

Does anyone know if either of the AP posts at St Andrews in Birmingham or Northampton have been shortlisted? Also whether the AP for NHS Walsall Community Recovery has been shortlisted? I am also awaiting a response from the Walsall Community Recovery post. The closing date was the 16/06 so it's be...
by Blackbubblequeen
Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Jobs you might have missed thread
Replies: 17
Views: 9536

Re: Jobs you might have missed thread

Personally I have to say I use the thread quite a lot and frequently recommend coming onto the clinpsy forum to any job-seeking colleagues. During application season I usually check it once a day as it's very easy to miss relevant assistant posts that are advertised in places other than NHS jobs e.g...
by Blackbubblequeen
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Basic Therapeutic Skills
Replies: 8
Views: 3984

Basic Therapeutic Skills

Hi all, I'm currently working in Brain Injury Rehabilitation which I feel is excellent for learning about a neuro-behavioural perspective but I'd also like to build on my basic therapeutic skills (i.e. reflective listening skills, exploring different types of questioning etc.) in preparation for app...
by Blackbubblequeen
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic experience for the clinical doctorate
Replies: 7
Views: 3375

Re: Forensic experience for the clinical doctorate

Thanks for the information. I have an interview on Friday so *fingers crossed*
by Blackbubblequeen
Tue May 21, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic experience for the clinical doctorate
Replies: 7
Views: 3375

Re: Forensic experience for the clinical doctorate

Sounds like there is a lot of potential for forensic work in that case!

Greendog - What was your role in the prison? And what did you find were the particular challenges with this client group?
by Blackbubblequeen
Thu May 16, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662370

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

1) Wondering why on earth I decided to move house the weekend before I go on holiday ::::stress:::: 2) Despite that.... Woooooh! Holiday for 2 weeks soon! 3) And.... Really relieved that I'm FINALLY moving out of student houses after nearly 8 years!!! 4) Fingers crossed for the immense amount of job...
by Blackbubblequeen
Thu May 16, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic experience for the clinical doctorate
Replies: 7
Views: 3375

Forensic experience for the clinical doctorate

I've recently applied for an interventions facilitator in a prison in the West Midlands and I wanted to open up a little bit of dialogue about the pros and cons of forensic experience in terms of clinical doctorate applications. Namely I'd like to hear from anybody that has had experience in the pri...
by Blackbubblequeen
Thu May 16, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Leaving a job on ethical grounds?
Replies: 8
Views: 3142

Re: Leaving a job on ethical grounds?

Also, in terms of physical restraint. I would advise that you never partake in any physical restraint techniques until you have had the appropriate training. Physical restraint can and sometimes does go wrong and I have heard horror stories of patients dying from being restrained incorrectly. Not on...
by Blackbubblequeen
Thu May 16, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Leaving a job on ethical grounds?
Replies: 8
Views: 3142

Re: Leaving a job on ethical grounds?

I am sorry to hear that you have had such a bad experience of bank health care work so far. I have worked as a bank HCA across several trusts for the past several years and I can relate to what you describe here. I have often been shocked at the lack of care and institutionalised appauling staff beh...
by Blackbubblequeen
Thu May 16, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: How to become PWP
Replies: 10
Views: 19065

Re: How to become PWP

It's been suggested to me that a key worker or support worker might be also good avenues to explore. So i'm gona check these out too. :mrgreen: I've spent nearly three years working as a support worker in inpatient adult mental health units and I can vouch for this option! I've loved working on the...
by Blackbubblequeen
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology (Warwick)
Replies: 11
Views: 5874

Re: MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology (Warwick)

Reposted from PM for the sake of other forum users: Congratulations on getting on the course! You will be doing your placement in the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust which has quite a wide catchment area ranging from Coventry to Leamington Spa, Rugby and Nuneaton. From my memory the stud...
by Blackbubblequeen
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: NHS Jobs Alert E-mails?
Replies: 12
Views: 5585

Re: NHS Jobs Alert E-mails?

I was thinking about setting up one to be delivered during the day whilst I'm at work to my work e-mail account. And then set up another to come to my private account for when I'm at home :)