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by Randomswirls
Fri May 16, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology with a bipolar diagnosis...possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 4086

Re: Clinical Psychology with a bipolar diagnosis...possible?

Hi I have the same diagnosis and am open about it at work as I'm a peer support worker so use my experiences to help others. My grades definately suffered as like you at undergrad I wasn't diagnosed and whilst I was doing my masters I was in and out of hospital that said I got a 2:1 and I passed my ...
by Randomswirls
Wed May 14, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Service User Involvement Paper
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: Service User Involvement Paper

What about looking up Rachel Perkins or Pat Deegan

Have you looked at NSUN aka National Service User Network as they publish articles?

What part of service user involvement are you interested in?
by Randomswirls
Tue May 13, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MA Nursing (Mental Health) at Salford University
Replies: 4
Views: 3063

Re: MA Nursing (Mental Health) at Salford University

At one point I looked at studying nursing down in London and I was eligible to do a two year very intensive course with a psychology degree this was just one of the universities I looked at - http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgradu ... te-diploma
by Randomswirls
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: "Lived experience of mental health"
Replies: 13
Views: 8599

Re: "Lived experience of mental health"

The jobs that I do Peer Support Work and Peer Training mean that it is essential to have lived experience of Mental Health to do the job. I think the fact it is seen as a desirable characteristic is a really positive step forwards and I think it is indicitive of the move towards increasing levels of...
by Randomswirls
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Eating disorder experience
Replies: 9
Views: 4551

Re: Eating disorder experience

I don't know if you are only looking for paid work but I wonder if Beat have any volunteering oppurtunities? Alternatively could you try and speak to a psychologist or ward manager who works the clinic and see if they can help? Lastly is there any research being done local to you eg I know that in t...
by Randomswirls
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications
Replies: 1778
Views: 431831

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications

I didn't apply this year but have been reading all the posts as I shall be applying next year!! I just wanted to leave hugs for those who got all reds, lots of congrats and good luck to those who've got greens I hope they turn into offers and I'm Keeping my fingers crossed for those who have some or...
by Randomswirls
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12082

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

I did an MSc with the open university that was really good. I know they were closing down a number of there post graduate courses so it may no longer be possible but if it is I'd definately recommend it. I think when doing distance learning the most important thing is to enaure you enjoy the course ...
by Randomswirls
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Take it or leave it (game)
Replies: 351
Views: 66930

Re: Take it or leave it (game)

Leave it seeing as I have my own weight to shift!!!

I'll offer a fleecey style blanket!
by Randomswirls
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: video clips showing emotions?
Replies: 3
Views: 3370

Re: video clips showing emotions?

May not be suitable but there is an American series available on netflix called 'Lie to Me' which is an American crime drama with the main character being a human lie detector and he solves crimes with a psychologist through deciding if people are lying. The series are illustrated with clips of what...
by Randomswirls
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Self-disclosure in therapy?
Replies: 12
Views: 6208

Re: Self-disclosure in therapy?

I work as a peer support worker and peer trainer and my whole job is thus based around self disclosure as every client I see knows that I have mental health issues etc. that said I think very carefully about what I disclose before I disclose. As an example if a client has been in hospital I will tal...
by Randomswirls
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Book
Replies: 5
Views: 3067

Re: Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Book

There is a book getting better Bit(e) by bit(e) is good. The biography side of things have you looked on you tube? Im aware that its not a book but there are some very good documentaries on it including 'Im a child anorexic' 'Dana the 8 year old anorexic' and 'Thin' these are documentaries looking a...
by Randomswirls
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Clustering, PbR, HoNOS and Care Packages
Replies: 18
Views: 10620

Re: Clustering, PbR, HoNOS and Care Packages

I dont know how relevant this is but the trust where I work is going through a reconfiguration and they are talking about implementing a pathway model of care so service users will be put into one of three pathways which will be psychosis, affective and personality disorders. The pathway a service u...
by Randomswirls
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Hello: Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 730
Views: 185276

Re: Hello: Introduce yourself here!

Hi I'm Camilla and I think I was a member when the forum started (I definately lurked)!! I then put my psychology ambitions to one side but over the last 18 months I've started to work towards them again. I currently work as a Peer Support Worker and also as a Peer trainer at my local recovery colle...
by Randomswirls
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: DBT - dodgy to disclose?
Replies: 32
Views: 10742

Re: DBT - dodgy to disclose?

I've found this discussion interesting as I'm hoping to apply next year and all my experience will be around me being a service user as I am currently a peer support worker and peer trainer within my trust recovery college. So I will have no option but to disclose. I have had increasing contact with...
by Randomswirls
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Increase hours or diversify
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

Re: Increase hours or diversify

Thank you! Ruthie that seems a good option as my concern with diversifying would be that I was doing lots of different pieces of work I guess a random kind of 'Jack of all trades master of none' but if I can volunteer along those lines then I will be continuing to work within service user involvemen...