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by reefflex
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Difficult Professional Relationship...
Replies: 5
Views: 4209

Re: Difficult Professional Relationship...

Hi I agree that asking for the report now may well be an attempt by the psychiatrist to develop a case for viewing the patient in a way that you might not agree with, and as such potentially to win some kind of perceived argument. However challenging the request is also potentially a landmine waitin...
by reefflex
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Difficult dynamics in the workplace
Replies: 6
Views: 5052

Re: Difficult dynamics in the workplace

Hi I know its not what you want to hear, but this is a toxic environment that has been here long before you and it's not going to change easily. Remember the myth of the hero innovator. The simple truth is that the culture of the organisation comes from the top, and there can be only one culture. Th...
by reefflex
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: AP Supervision
Replies: 3
Views: 3178

Re: AP Supervision

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At least an hour a week with a qualified psychologist minimum.

There is a DCP paper available but appears to be behind the BPS paywall.
by reefflex
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Case studies for HCPC
Replies: 2
Views: 2879

Re: Case studies for HCPC

Hi, Sounds about right, although would probably depend on the model you are using. My suggestions would be: Service context Reason for referral Assessment summary - Presenting problems/symptoms - Relevant History - Results of psychometrics/testing Formulation/case conceptualization Intervention plan...
by reefflex
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: breaching confidentiality
Replies: 20
Views: 10955

Re: breaching confidentiality

Yes this falls under Section 11 of the Children's Act - you have a legal duty to do so. I tend to frame it in this way to highlight that it is not a personal choice but a legal obligation as a healthcare professional Hopefully in your preamble about confidentiality when you first met the person, you...
by reefflex
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trauma Group
Replies: 7
Views: 5257

Re: Trauma Group

by reefflex
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Transactional analysis
Replies: 7
Views: 5326

Re: Transactional analysis

The other classic is "Im okay, Youre okay" by Thomas Harris.

There are a lot of parallels with aspects of Schema Focused Therapy as well.
by reefflex
Fri May 06, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: False allegations and therapy
Replies: 17
Views: 8732

Re: False allegations and therapy

Some thoughts: - are you able to talk with the person about the allegation being found to be untrue? - do they acknowledge this subsequently, are they able to think about how they came to make the allegation? - Could you work with them to carry out functional analysis/chain analysis of each allegati...
by reefflex
Thu May 05, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Thought Field Therapy
Replies: 9
Views: 5995

Re: Thought Field Therapy

Hokum https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=q50gBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA203&lpg=PA203&dq=sham+eft&source=bl&ots=mAU09aEdkw&sig=DdYEtdFa5zcScVZtE7Uxh5vRm6U&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJjvCW0cLMAhVhBMAKHW_xAFY4ChDoAQgbMAA#v=onepage&q=sham%20eft&f=false As for all the "power" therapies, any treatment that claims an 85-...
by reefflex
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Friend with fear of wetting self
Replies: 5
Views: 6539

Re: Friend with fear of wetting self

The OP asked for a bit of psyched, not analysis of their helping intentions ;o) Sue Watson and colleagues have recently written about this - its a reasonably common presentation of agoraphobic anxiety or social anxiety: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1400718/1/Kamboj_et_al_(2013)_Behav_Cog_Psychother.pd...
by reefflex
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: EMDR training
Replies: 22
Views: 13458

Re: EMDR training

I second the recommendation for Sandi Richman's training - her courses are consistely highly rated. In terms of the evidence base, the problem is that while there is good evidence for the efficacy of EMDR therapy for PTSD, the claimed underlying mechanisms do not stack up; particularly the idea of "...
by reefflex
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Book recommendations for formulation
Replies: 5
Views: 4554

Re: Book recommendations for formulation

I am not a fan of the johnstone book, but I have found the Hallam book to be really good:

Hallam (2013) Individual case formulation. Academic press.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Individual-Form ... 0123982693
by reefflex
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 925
Views: 300359

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I have been thinking about powerful female archetypes, searching for an archetype that combines strength, wisdom, compassion, gentleness and courage. Almost a warrior, or a goddess, maybe a priestess-something inherently female and powerful, but that tempers strength and courage with wisdom and gen...
by reefflex
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Refused travel expenses because I declined the job
Replies: 17
Views: 13711

Re: Refused travel expenses because I declined the job

Hi Miriam, All I can say is what rudeness on their part, and also this is evidence enough that you have dodged a bullet not taking the job, over and above your other information about problems in the department. If you are feeling militant, I would write a formal grievance to the Head of HR as unles...
by reefflex
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Assessment
Replies: 6
Views: 3912

Re: Assessment

In my service we have a concept of an "extended assessment" which can be from anywhere between 4-12 sessions. The functions of an extended assessment can be one or more of the following: - clarifying a diagnosis where there have been varied opinions in the past, lots of comorbidities or intersection...