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by alexh
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: paper recommendations - team processes
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: paper recommendations - team processes

The Ailment, Main (1957) is possibly the seminal article in considering team dynamics and the effects of the work on the staff team. "Teams involved in offering inpatients psychiatric treatment are often subject to internal misunderstandings and intense feelings of rivalry and powerlessness. Th...
by alexh
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Choosing DClinPsy Thesis Topic
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Choosing DClinPsy Thesis Topic

The most important question is 'can this project be completed within the timescale of the course and to meet the exam regs' and everything else is secondary.
by alexh
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Peer-reviewed papers evidence for application?
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Peer-reviewed papers evidence for application?

It seems like a very reasonable follow-up question for them to ask. It might imply your application has reached some point in their process as you say. Not sure how it can really mean anything bad if you're able to supply evidence that it is submitted or in press.
by alexh
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trainee Psychologist- beating myself up over rookie mistake (breaching confidentiality)
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Trainee Psychologist- beating myself up over rookie mistake (breaching confidentiality)

I've had similar incidents too. I think it is very common.

As well as speaking to the client I would also speak to the organisation as soon as you can so they can do whatever they need to.
by alexh
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Trainee PWP - Role Play
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Trainee PWP - Role Play

I have no knowledge of trainee PWP interviews. Is there already a thread where we have discussed how to approach role-plays in general terms? See for example https://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10088 On a very general level, what do you think the aim of a role-play as part of a clinical...
by alexh
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can I be a clin psy if I hate behaviour analysis & CBT?
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Can I be a clin psy if I hate behaviour analysis & CBT?

What's the problem with ABA? Isn't it just the same, it can be done badly or well?
by alexh
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can I be a clin psy if I hate behaviour analysis & CBT?
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Can I be a clin psy if I hate behaviour analysis & CBT?

I started training from a similar position and so have been very surprised that the journey has taken me towards what I would describe as radical, contextual behaviourism based on relational frame theory (as described by the Barnes-Holmes group in Ghent and their collaborators).
by alexh
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Newsnight report on GIDS
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Re: Newsnight report on GIDS

Kirsty Entwistle's letter is well worth a read.

https://medium.com/@kirstyentwistle/an- ... c541276b8d
by alexh
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Posting about your personal life
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Re: Posting about your personal life

I think the staff room metaphor is very apt. I don't recall being allowed into the school staff room as a pupil, nor are patients or visitors allowed into my workplace's staff room. If we had our workplace breaks in a public area the conversations would be very different in character, with considera...
by alexh
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Posting about your personal life
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Re: I still miss my ex!!

I think you understand very well and disagree.
by alexh
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Posting about your personal life
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Re: I still miss my ex!!

I don't see any benefit in it being public. Maybe you can explain the benefit to me. I don't post in here or even read it very often because it's offtopic and my interest is in the on topic, professional discussions, so it's not relevant for me. Obviously it's Miriam's party since she pays the bills...
by alexh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Posting about your personal life
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Re: I still miss my ex!!

While people might still be well advised to be circumspect, what purpose or benefit is there in letting non-members view our off topic musings?
by alexh
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Posting about your personal life
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Re: I still miss my ex!!

Is Miscellaneous off-topic viewable by non-members?
by alexh
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Advantages of therapy delivered by a CP
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Advantages of therapy delivered by a CP

What use is faithful adherence to a model if the outcome is not good?

I'd suggest that CPs are less adherent to model than other therapists because of the breadth of training.
by alexh
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Advantages of therapy delivered by a CP
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Advantages of therapy delivered by a CP

On the contrary, it is easy to believe but much, much harder to demonstrate that either quality (or level, or type) of training or the quality (or amount or type) of supervision lead to measurably better outcomes for clients.