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by StarSky
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Transference frequency?
Replies: 5
Views: 5064

Transference frequency?

Hi Does anyone have any literature on when/how often transference occurs in therapy? My understanding is that it is reliably invoked and can't be faked and is therefore a useful source of information. But incredibly I don't have a reference for this. All the literature I've found seems to be around ...
by StarSky
Thu May 12, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Netherlands euthanasia report
Replies: 14
Views: 6978

Re: Netherlands euthanasia report

What I think is appalling is the fact that some (right wing?) politicians and journalists are offering this up as an argument against legal provision of assisted dying. Horror and pity aren’t inappropriate responses to tragic cases but that’s not relevant to the status of the act itself. I think if ...
by StarSky
Thu May 12, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Netherlands euthanasia report
Replies: 14
Views: 6978

Re: Netherlands euthanasia report

I wish there was more information about the case. I even held my nose and went on to the Daily Mail to read the original article but no luck. It's really tricky. Obviously, it would be unethical to take suicidal intent at face value; people may have conflicting wishes, fleeting or impulsive urges, o...
by StarSky
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Calling CBT practitioners - BE resources help wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 4727

Re: Calling CBT practitioners - BE resources help wanted

Put grated parmesan in the vegetable soup. Apparently vomit and parmesan contain the exact same chemicals and therefore have a similar smell. And our clever brains know whether to be disgusted or appetised based on how it's labelled.
by StarSky
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Better BME representation in clinical psychology
Replies: 43
Views: 25727

Re: Better BME representation in clinical psychology

I'm not ignoring anything. I just don't think it's unreasonable to suggest that making sweeping statements about a group of people based purely on their skin colour is unhelpful and oversimplifies a very complex issue. You’re reaching here, I'm afraid. I believe white people joining the fight is a ...
by StarSky
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Better BME representation in clinical psychology
Replies: 43
Views: 25727

Re: Better BME representation in clinical psychology

Structural racism won't change until white people change. Not wishing to be too controversial, but isn't that a very sweeping statement?? To me, it implies that racism is all the fault of white people and that is where all the responsibility for change lies. Whilst not denying the seriousness of th...
by StarSky
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Better BME representation in clinical psychology
Replies: 43
Views: 25727

Re: Better BME representation in clinical psychology

A colleague and I were chatting yesterday about the fact that, out of 11 years worth of trainees that we know from two universities, there was only one trainee who would identify themselves as an ethnic minority. Wow, that's not a lotta ethnic. I think it's great that you want to take an active rol...
by StarSky
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Concerns over a low grade in MA
Replies: 31
Views: 12935

Re: Concerns over a low grade in MA

Out of interest, does anyone know when degree grade became an entry requirement (for a lot of courses)? I ask because when I was at uni I spoke to a clinical psychologist who got a 2:2 at undergrad and was accepted onto the UEA course without any further study. Is it a recent thing that courses have...
by StarSky
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Parental child abuse: Judge says consider 'cultural context'
Replies: 15
Views: 8637

Re: Parental child abuse: Judge says consider 'cultural cont

I find the comparison utterly offensive and I would strongly suggest that you read the evidence before advocating a position so diametrically opposed to the reality. I think we can be sophisticated enough to understand the common issues in FGM and male circumcision without assuming total equivalenc...
by StarSky
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Treatment protocol/manual
Replies: 4
Views: 3819

Re: Treatment protocol/manual

Sorry for delayed reply. The conversation was about high intensity therapy in IAPT and the CP I was chatting to suggested that it isn't manualised and that being protocol-led is different to a manualised approach. I wished afterwards I had asked why, but I hadn't really formed the question till afte...
by StarSky
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Treatment protocol/manual
Replies: 4
Views: 3819

Treatment protocol/manual

Is there a difference between a treatment manual and a treatment protocol? Was discussing with a qualified clinical psychologist and I got the impression that they are different. Could anyone elucidate for me?
by StarSky
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Disability in the media
Replies: 21
Views: 11341

Re: Disability in the media

But what does it mean to have an 'easier' life? Maybe a millionaire has an easier life than you do, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'd want to swap your family and friends and everything you know in exchange for what they have. That's a bit of a false dichotomy. I would certainly trade bank ac...
by StarSky
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Disability in the media
Replies: 21
Views: 11341

Re: Disability in the media

But what does it mean to have an 'easier' life? Maybe a millionaire has an easier life than you do, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'd want to swap your family and friends and everything you know in exchange for what they have. That's a bit of a false dichotomy. I would certainly trade bank ac...
by StarSky
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Disability in the media
Replies: 21
Views: 11341

Re: Disability in the media

I think this is a really tricky issue because people with disabilities have always been unfairly discriminated against and there are no signs of a dramatic change any time soon. I absolutely think that much more should be done in supporting people with disabilites to live the lives they want to. How...