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by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: seeking individual therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 5334

Re: seeking individual therapy

just to note it has been anonmised. i have altered the details, quotes age etc. so please be reassured. to identify the client or myself was the first concern and i really deliberated over posting it! But thank you for the reminder about this, and all your helpful posts - much appreciated i've start...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: seeking individual therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 5334

seeking individual therapy

......a question really, just that. Has anyone here sought out individual therapy whilst working as a qualified practitioner/psychologist or similar. If yes, what was the impact of this on you, your practice? And what made you seek to initiate this process in the first place? I work in camhs as a ca...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: agression/violence towards CP's especially when training
Replies: 27
Views: 14664

Re: agression/violence towards CP's especially when training

I'm a band 6 camhs primary mental health worker. The only violence that really took me by surprise was the one recently I never saw coming. I do 3 choice appointments a week for young people with emerging mental health difficulties who can be risky, because their mental health can deteriorate whilst...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: choosing a psychologist clinical supervisor - please help!
Replies: 1
Views: 2681

choosing a psychologist clinical supervisor - please help!

I would be grateful for any help and advice anyone on here can provide. I work as a primary mental health worker in the charity sector for children. Tier 2 is integrated with camhs physically but is quite separate otherwise. My role is with an early years specialism and will involve visiting nurseri...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: New job....and I can do it....so why am I feeling terrified?
Replies: 1
Views: 2444

New job....and I can do it....so why am I feeling terrified?

hola forum, i'm just after some advice really. Long time lurker on here, however, for the last 2 years I have worked as a band 5 practitioner in an LD CAMHS team, carrying out functional assessments of behaviour for children with severe learning disabilities and emerging behavioural difficulties. Th...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: what to do when.....
Replies: 4
Views: 2527

Re: what to do when.....

Enid, yes thank you for that. The rarity of it is its beauty. It makes me think in hindsight what it was to make such a bold move. I am an early years teacher with autism specialism but left education because I thought 'psychology' - educational or clinical - was what really got me thinking. I reali...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: what to do when.....
Replies: 4
Views: 2527

Re: what to do when.....

Ruthie those were very kind words very thoughtfully chosen. I work across 2 team and find the culture between the 2 very different; have 2 supervisions etc. I had supervision today and supervisor no1 and I had a laugh; she is teaching me about something that needs scoring, my first attempt was appal...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: what to do when.....
Replies: 4
Views: 2527

what to do when.....

Title says it all really....I am going to anonymise this post as far as I can I work for a team in some service somewhere. Its actually a really great job at a good banding; the experience I have lends itself well to the role. I certainly don't feel that the difficulties being presented to me are ou...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 459447

Re: Educational Psychology

@ A Burke My mum is B.A.Burke and whenever she goes to the bank and the person asks her for 'her name as it is printed on the card' the person at the counter always smiles. Be a Burke! As for the 2.2, you know what, sod it. Stop feeling bad about it. A distinction in child mental health is amazing. ...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 459447

Hit send too quick

...........................one last question why did you pick your course in particular? Many of the CP courses have an orientation such as constructionist, systemic, CBT based? Is this true of EP courses If I were choosing I'd pick tavi as I love the community psych feel plus the CAMHS placements i...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Educational Psychology
Replies: 1174
Views: 459447

Re: Educational Psychology

Hola, I'd like to ask a question.... In Canada/USA, educational (school) psychology and clinical child psychology are often taught together and you can register as a 'child psychologist' and work in schools and child mental health centres. A lot of this is down to services being organised by state r...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Wed May 02, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Why the under-representation of ethnic minorities?
Replies: 40
Views: 22000

Re: Why the under-representation of ethnic minorities?

You're alright you know Spatch. Clearly a wise a methodical head on them ol' shoulders.
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Why the under-representation of ethnic minorities?
Replies: 40
Views: 22000

Re: Why the under-representation of ethnic minorities?

@ Spatch 1) true, cannot be denied, lots of EM are studying medicine. I've hijacked your thread and made it about dollars rather than race/culture/colour/creed (delete as applicable). I dunno how many people from sink estates study medicine or psychology but there are some so money can't be the be a...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Why the under-representation of ethnic minorities?
Replies: 40
Views: 22000

Re: Why the under-representation of ethnic minorities?

To the above, I'd like to replace 'ethnic minority" with poorer under any disadvantaged racial or social group. I say this because I know 3 SLT's who are White single parents but qualified via access, and although many many options were open to them, the funded NHS courses won out every time because...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Why the under-representation of ethnic minorities?
Replies: 40
Views: 22000

Re: Why the under-representation of ethnic minorities?

In other mental health professions (OT, social work, MH nursing), at my local university ethnic minority students make up at least 50% of the intake, sometimes more. This is speaking of the ex-poly in Birmingham. There is a significant intake of students from black African (esp Nigerian and Zimbabwe...