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by VestanPance
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Endings and time limited therapy
Replies: 0
Views: 1817

Endings and time limited therapy

Hi all, I'm mulling over some clinical dilemmas at the moment, mostly about endings. I work alone in a team, and there's considerable pressure on me in terms of waiting lists and seeing people/closing cases appropriately because of the sheer demand for the service. Moreover, it's an Early Interventi...
by VestanPance
Fri May 09, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Boundaries See-Saw
Replies: 6
Views: 5840

Re: Boundaries See-Saw

Hi all,

I'm also looking for this - if anyone has access I'd be really grateful

Cheers

VP
by VestanPance
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Do you ever feel like the issues are too big to solve?
Replies: 17
Views: 8348

Re: Do you ever feel like the issues are too big to solve?

Absolutely. I sometimes wonder how much, by participating in the mental health system, I'm colluding with or at least supporting the status quo. I see so many people who feel distressed because of being marginalised, not measuring up to Western/neoliberal/capitalist "standards" of worth or success, ...
by VestanPance
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Social Enterprise
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: Social Enterprise

Thanks Miriam,

That's helpful to know. My friend with the SE is a family support worker/counsellor by background and there's no other CP involvement. I guess I'm just wondering how to offer/apply my skills in this sector- I'm just so institutionalised in/by the NHS!
by VestanPance
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Social Enterprise
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Social Enterprise

I've recently been approached by a friend who runs a social enterprise - in brief, they support, train and manage volunteers who work with families and young people in the community. I really like the ethos, and she is keen to make the most of my experience/skill, but I'm wondering if anyone else ha...
by VestanPance
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Professional behaviour and ECT
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

Re: Professional behaviour and ECT

Hi workingmama,

Thanks very much for your post - it means something to know that it comes across that way, and helps to hold onto that when I'm starting to feel a bit mired in it :D
by VestanPance
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Professional behaviour and ECT
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

Re: Professional behaviour and ECT

Hi Alex,

That's a very helpful response, and highlights some of the things this person makes reference to in their descriptions of what's difficult. There are some good questions there that I can take back to the team.

VP
by VestanPance
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Professional behaviour and ECT
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

Re: Professional behaviour and ECT

Hi, yes - thanks for this. I've read lots on the use/misuse of ECT - including Lucy Johnstone's articles which are also very good. Critical psychology/psychiatry is close to my heart, and I'm left with the dilemma of how to maintain positive working relationships with the team whilst voicing my view...
by VestanPance
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Professional behaviour and ECT
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

Re: Professional behaviour and ECT

Hi Ruthie, Many thanks for your response - the points you raised about perhaps not becoming a naive flag-waving/crusading CP (an approach my predecessor took, with responses ranging from none to dismissing to overtly negative as people felt criticised) really connect with me. I think that is what pr...
by VestanPance
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Professional behaviour and ECT
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

Professional behaviour and ECT

Hi all, I have an ethical/professional dilemma on my hands and I was hoping for some thoughts/wisdom from the board. Unfortunately I have to keep details to a minimum to preserve confidentiality, but I will do my best. Someone who uses our service has been struggling (in the context of some difficul...
by VestanPance
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: OCD confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: OCD confusion

Thanks! :D
by VestanPance
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: OCD confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: OCD confusion

Hi - thanks, yes - that does sounds helpful. I'll pm you my email address :D
by VestanPance
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: OCD confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

OCD confusion

Hi all, I'm struggling with a bit of "OCD confusion" at the moment... I've recently begun working with someone (I'll keep details brief here for anonymity) who tells me he struggles with "OCD." This includes 'compulsions' such as pressing buttons a certain number of times, or carrying out other acti...
by VestanPance
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Grounding Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 3645

Re: Grounding Techniques

This looks great - thanks
by VestanPance
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Grounding Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 3645

Re: Grounding Techniques

Thanks for this Ruthie - it sounds like talking in more detail about what happens during a flashback will guide us towards the most helpful approach (or sense) to use as an anchor.