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by workingmama
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve list for places 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 27054

Re: Reserve list for places 2019

Hi Georgie, I know who got your reserve place and just wanted to post to let you know she was absolutely thrilled!
by workingmama
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Participants wanted: Childhood experiences and personality traits.
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Participants wanted: Childhood experiences and personality traits.

Actually, on consideration I have mailed the supervisor. I don't feel that a questionnaire that gives specific examples of types of abuse and asks the respondent to state how often this happened and how they felt about it is suitable for general completion without a very different piece of participa...
by workingmama
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Participants wanted: Childhood experiences and personality traits.
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Participants wanted: Childhood experiences and personality traits.

I think the preparatory statement: 'Although it is unlikely, you may experience some emotional distress when completing questions regarding any experience of physical, emotional and sexual abuse' is entirely unsupportable. Some of the examples you ask about are very specific and will certainly not b...
by workingmama
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Disclosing lived experience in application
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Disclosing lived experience in application

Hello, On my own application I wrote that there were 'personal and family difficulties at the time of my degree that affected my ability to perform at my best. I would be willing to discuss these at interview if required'. Wasn't asked about it (ever). In the interview at my university there was a p...
by workingmama
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

As a wee update to this, some conversations I've had in real life over the last three months have confirmed for me how many people (clinicians) that I know are struggling/have struggled with (mostly) the more common mental health difficulties (anxiety/depression). Everyone I spoke to expressed conce...
by workingmama
Fri May 17, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 4396

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Awaiting this thread to fill up with eager anticipation. I typed out (and deleted) a few paragraphs referencing some of the utter twittery that has emerged from the mouth of this individual, but it's probably pithier if I summarise it for you here: I think this individual is an utter twunt of the hi...
by workingmama
Thu May 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve list for places 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 27054

Re: Reserve list for places 2019

Sheffield is one of the ones that has shifted quite a bit late on in the game (also, see Newcastle, Teeside for other 'oop north near me' late shifters). Fingers crossed for the outcome you'd like.
by workingmama
Thu May 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

Quite right, Lakeland, and I entirely take your point, but the question I raised was about what happens if patients peripherally hear of clinician details (to which I accept you responded in that vein), rather than about how to directly discuss one's mental health with patients, which was raised twi...
by workingmama
Wed May 08, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

Edit: Deletion of a disgruntled comment. I remain disgruntled. Just more quietly :roll: .
by workingmama
Wed May 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

Hi Spatch, I don't mean to suggest that the comments and ongoing discussion needs to or should not deviate from my OP, but just to be clear that my own question was NOT related to whether mental health experiences should be discussed with patients. I think your points are all interesting and valid, ...
by workingmama
Wed May 08, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Moving to do DClinPsy
Replies: 17
Views: 4700

Re: Moving to do DClinPsy

Thanks Miriam! It did feel grim. I think the sense I had of my university was that they didn't want to seem as if they were unfairly discriminating against non-parents. In fairness I had more of my 'can I make this work' discussions with placement supervisors than the university directly, as it seem...
by workingmama
Sat May 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Working with clients who embellish
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Working with clients who embellish

I'd also think of the function of the lies and think possibly from a narrative P.O.V. about the story he holds of himself or is trying to present to you about him. You could also think from a psychodynamic p.o.v about what he is trying to defend himself from by telling such tales (the unbearable pai...
by workingmama
Fri May 03, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

But I always think that those of us with privilege are in some ways more beholden to take the small risks that would raise issues that might affect others, and allow diverse voices a platform to be heard. Jolly well put - that's how I've been feeling, that if I can do something that could be helpfu...
by workingmama
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

Thanks for the reply :) Yes, I had entirely only meant the discussion to be about sharing with other professionals rather than clients. I'm sure that appropriate and sensitive sharing with clients has and will be done by other clinicians, but it hasn't ever felt (for me) that this would have contrib...
by workingmama
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

'Coming out' with a MH history

A number of articles discussing the prevalence of qualified MH professionals note that those who have felt able to 'come out' about their own MH difficulties or history have been able to do so solely because they have got to the top of their own professional ladders. I can entirely see the rationale...