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by astra
Tue May 01, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 46
Views: 21851

Jobs

Until quite recently it was generally accepted that once you'd done the DClin, the world would be your oyster and you would have the pick of jobs with good salary and prospects. This would make the long hard slog up to and throughout training worthwhile because once you'd done all that, the low pay,...
by astra
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: how difficult is it really to get training
Replies: 19
Views: 11691

And Spatch there were 3 Oxbridge graduates on my clinical course!
by astra
Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: absolute confidentiality vs duty to protect-debate
Replies: 6
Views: 4937

As I understand it, our duty is to protect the confidentiality of our clients but never at the expense of someone's safety - either the client's safety or a third party. We all have some kind of spiel we go through at the beginning of therapy with people about the limits of confidentiality and this ...
by astra
Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Chronic Pain
Replies: 21
Views: 11667

Ooh thanks. Where are you going to be based Netty? Wouldn't be some posh northern spa town would it? That's where my int is, and it's a few weeks off so there's time to get the inside story if it is!!
by astra
Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Super Skinny Me
Replies: 18
Views: 11579

Well it's certainly got us all thinking about size zero again hasn't it! I just think that the more they publicise this kind of thing the more normative it becomes. I feel the same about cosmetic surgery. It's not so long ago that extreme diets, face lifts and boob jobs were the almost exclusive dom...
by astra
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Chronic Pain
Replies: 21
Views: 11667

Chronic Pain

I have an interview coming up next month for a qualified job in chronic pain. Has anyone worked in chronic pain? Does anyone know anything about chronic pain? It's not an area I know much about and could do with some pointers to get me going. Are there any key articles or debates I should be familia...
by astra
Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What experience did you have when you got on training?
Replies: 371
Views: 355710

I did my undergrad between the ages of 27-30, got a FIRST. Did various admin/secretarial/temp jobs for a year and a half whilst also doing Samaritans and a volunteer befriending scheme for looked after kids, as well as getting married and relocating to another part of the country, and applying for h...
by astra
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Internet basics, including lingo and acronyms
Replies: 4
Views: 4781

Fab!
by astra
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How do I balance training with having a family?
Replies: 2
Views: 2804

I agree with Sally, I don't think we should underestimate how tough it is for paretns to get on in this career. I was lucky to have two AP posts under my belt before taking mat leave, and then was quite lucky to get an AP post shortly after I was ready to return to work. But then it took a lot of ne...
by astra
Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Internet basics, including lingo and acronyms
Replies: 4
Views: 4781

Aside: A funny IT helpdesky acronym I recently heard = PICNIC (Problem In Chair Not In Computer)!! That's me all over!
by astra
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What specialty do you want to work in?
Replies: 29
Views: 12907

I still can't decide, which is scary considering I'm currently out of work looking for a post! As there are so few posts around at the mo, I think I'll just take whatever comes and see where I go from there. I had thought I wanted to work in Child & Adolescent MH but my trainee experiences of this w...
by astra
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Lets arrange to meet up and celebrate the launch!
Replies: 46
Views: 24327

I could do any of those dates at the moment.
by astra
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Hello: Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 730
Views: 181181

Hi, I'm Astra, I like reading, I want to work with children or animals and I like travelling.

(Actually I'm not that keen on animals so I don't really want to work with them, and to be honest any job would be good at the moment!)
by astra
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Aspire - A magazine from www.clinpsy.org.uk
Replies: 73
Views: 40779

Gosh, I promised you something for this ages ago and forgot all about it! I have some other stuff I need to write but I could do something for this too.