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by jamesivens
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: HMP interview PWP Nurse
Replies: 7
Views: 4279

Re: HMP interview PWP Nurse

Hey well done, sounds really interesting. I know IAPT's been implemented in prisons for a few years now. Apologies if you've done this already, but googling IAPT in prisons comes up with lots of quite good articles which will give you good information about how the IAPT model is used to fit the need...
by jamesivens
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Assistants groups in South/South West London
Replies: 54
Views: 16535

Re: Assistants groups in South/South West London

Fantastic.

I think if 2-3 more people are interested, we should get a date in the diary. I know a few lovely assistants, PWP's and mental health care workers who would be up for this also, who would certainly add to a supportive, informative, relaxed and sharing process.
by jamesivens
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Hello: Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 730
Views: 185693

Re: Hello: Introduce yourself here!

Thats a nice coincidence! Congrats on the engagement too!
by jamesivens
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Hello: Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 730
Views: 185693

Re: Hello: Introduce yourself here!

Hi everyone, I've just noticed this thread, what a nice idea. I'm currently an assistant psych in an older adult CMHT and inpatient service. Outside of work, I like going to the gym (i.e. do a bit of stretching, watch Pointless on the cross-trainer then going to the steam room), a good glass or red,...
by jamesivens
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Which job should I take?
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: Which job should I take?

I'm sure you could get a lot of experience from both. I'm currently an assistant psychologist. I've personally found going from a primary care mental health setting with common mental health problems to more specialised e.g. neurorehab, older adult cmht, somewhat smoother than colleagues of mine who...
by jamesivens
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Assistants groups in South/South West London
Replies: 54
Views: 16535

Re: Assistants groups in South/South West London

Hi Just looking back on this thread, the idea of a South West London group has been going on for quite a while but not seen yet that its got to the stage of meeting up. Unless there's plans in the pipeline for the South West London group to meet sometime soon, would anyone be interested to meet anyw...
by jamesivens
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Relaxation and severe cognitive impairment
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: Relaxation and severe cognitive impairment

Hi, I hope this is of help. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation by Barbara Wilson makes frequent reference to the use of relaxation techniques in the management of emotional disorders following head injury. It doesn't say however if its controlled muscle relaxation, visual imagery relaxation and the l...
by jamesivens
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Groups training
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Re: Groups training

These points are probably very obvious to you, and that these are just my thoughts of running a similar group in a similar setting alongside other disciplines which don't have that psychological background. Perhaps something on what to do if the group members start moving away from the content of th...
by jamesivens
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: WAIS IV: Calculating GAI?
Replies: 7
Views: 16413

Re: WAIS IV: Calculating GAI?

Hi there

I've got the table scanned if you still need it. Not sure how best to get it to you though. Can you do attachments through here?

Best wishes


J
by jamesivens
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Picture Completion and Matrix Reasoning difficulties
Replies: 9
Views: 4489

Re: Picture Completion and Matrix Reasoning difficulties

Hi there, can I signpost you to this article which may be of interest... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19395355/ Its entitled "To err is human: "abnormal" neuropsychological scores and variability are common in healthy adults." It may or may not provide some context for your experience. Best ...
by jamesivens
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Workshop for writting skills
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Workshop for writing skills

I remembered seeing this a few weeks ago advertised with the BPS, so I thought I would share it.. http://lhc.bps.org.uk/lhc/lhc-events$/getting-into-print-an-interactive-half-day-workshop-for-psychology-postgraduates.cfm It's a workshop that helps people write research for submission. It was back in...
by jamesivens
Fri May 25, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: WAIS III vs WAIS IV
Replies: 10
Views: 10447

Re: WAIS III vs Vs, WAIS IV

The WAIS-IV has embedded tests of effort, which is useful. The 'flynn effect' would also suggest that people taking the WAIS-III today are likely to score higher than the norms group it was originally based on. The Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment book has a chapter on WAIS-IV use and interpretation...
by jamesivens
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Assistants groups in South/South West London
Replies: 54
Views: 16535

Re: Assistants groups in South/South West London

I would still be up for an informal meeting somewhere like Clapham, if other people were keen. Perhaps if people register there interest on here, we could look at meeting early december or early next year?
by jamesivens
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Assistants groups in South/South West London
Replies: 54
Views: 16535

Re: Assistants groups in South/South West London

I don't think there is at the moment. I met up with a couple of clin psy people from south west london last year which was worked out well and was great hearing about other peoples backgrounds etc. Was very informal, just in a coffee shop. I'm sure it would be helpful also for people applying for th...
by jamesivens
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Waffling On
Replies: 7
Views: 2932

Re: Waffling On

You could bring a small notepad and pen with you into the interview. Then just jot down key things from the questions they ask. This can sometimes help keep on track.