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by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Test your powers of observation...
Replies: 3
Views: 2101

Test your powers of observation...

Test your skills of observation. You have to watch this video clip only once, and count how many times the people wearing white shirts catch the ball . DO NOT CHEAT AND WATCH IT MORE THAN ONCE or read any lower on this thread. http://viscog.beckman.uiuc.edu/grafs/demos/15.html (it is a very big file...
by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Fainting goats - evolution has a sense of humour
Replies: 8
Views: 3663

Fainting goats - evolution has a sense of humour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we9_CdNPuJg

Couldn't not have this link on a forum I'm a member of!
by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Wiki: Models and types of therapy
Topic: Personal Constructs - the method (with an example)
Replies: 0
Views: 8010

Personal Constructs - the method (with an example)

I use Personal Constructs quite a lot, having read Richard Butler (Chuck) and Dave Green's book when I worked in Leeds. I find it really helps to get a view of the situation through the young person's eyes and ties in neatly to CBT approaches and family work. I have taught my adapted version of the ...
by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: What is supervision?
Replies: 0
Views: 41145

What is supervision?

To me there are two definitions of supervision: The commonly understood one is that the supervisor is taking responsibility for the supervisee's job performance, and is deciding what they should be doing, when and how. So in a clinical context this could mean a ward manager deciding how many cases a...
by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: About the Wiki, and suggest new topics
Topic: About my wiki postings
Replies: 1
Views: 4764

About my wiki postings

I've dumped some of what I have previously written for other forums or to answer emails into wiki postings. I consider these to be topic starters, and my opinions, not a comprehensive or well thought out coverage of a topic - so please add to them, criticise them, suggest changes and make them bette...
by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: What are reserve lists?
Replies: 0
Views: 8022

What are reserve lists?

Say a course gets 250 applicants and has 20 places. They might want to interview 60 people, but 120 people might be good enough to interview. So, they would sort them into order of preference, and then offer the first 60 people interviews, and let the next 20 know that they might be called for inter...
by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Wiki: Clinical/Therapeutic/Mental Health Issues
Topic: Personality Disorder: What is it? does it exist?
Replies: 0
Views: 5764

Personality Disorder: What is it? does it exist?

I see PD in terms of relationships, rather than as integral to an individual. So, if all your childhood relationships were damaging, you don't learn very constructive ways to relate to people. In some ways, PD is attachment disorder grown up. I don't think it is with a person for life, I just think ...
by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Advice for living on a budget
Replies: 1
Views: 4632

Advice for living on a budget

I lived on £9,400 (the AP salary in 1995) less the fees for a masters (£2,500 ish) for two years, and it is possible. You need to have low living expenses if you can't generate extra income. That can include renting somewhere cheap (sharing with others helps or having a lodger if you are paying a mo...
by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Any ideas on these designs?
Replies: 6
Views: 3198

I think it is a really clumsy way to say they are looking at either high-risk behaviour or rates of remission. They are not really designs but outcome variables they are trying to predict. However, I find papers that abbreviate one word to a letter "N" really annoying. I mean, its not like it reduce...
by miriam
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Any ideas on these designs?
Replies: 6
Views: 3198

Could you copy the paragraph (or link the paper if it is online) so I can see those terms in context, as they don't ring any bells for me on face value...
by miriam
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Amazon - please use the www.ClinPsy.org.uk link
Replies: 16
Views: 10774

Amazon - please use the www.ClinPsy.org.uk link

I've tried to keep the forum free of advertising, as I find it annoying and distracting and assume other people might feel likewise. However, it does cost some money each year to register and retain the domain name, host the forum and fund the small amount of publicity we undertake. Now, I'm more th...
by miriam
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Charity Fundraiser - Eurovision Sweepstake
Replies: 87
Views: 52810

Nah, you are more than welcome to let them know what we are doing. If they want to join in and buy tickets (more than just one or two via you) perhaps they could run their own local version of the sweepstake though, as it will be hard enough for me to keep track of who is who amngst the people on th...
by miriam
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Charity Fundraiser - Eurovision Sweepstake
Replies: 87
Views: 52810

:P Just coz you have 100 times my technical skill doesn't mean you get to be smug (alright, maybe you do get to be smug, but I might make you pay for it later!)
by miriam
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What specialty do you want to work in?
Replies: 29
Views: 12886

Well, I'm sure everyone knows I'm a child and family CP (I haven't voted though, as I didn't want to skew your poll, as I'm not in the population you want to sample). I mainly work with neuro-developmental difficulties (ASD and mixed pictures of difficulties with motor skills, attention, learning, s...
by miriam
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Charity Fundraiser - Eurovision Sweepstake
Replies: 87
Views: 52810

Right, the link is live. Thanks to Dave's superior technical skills. You can get your tickets now :D Yep, a sweepstake means you get a random country. If you are going for the drinking game option you are then supposed to get either drink or a flag or a costume that relates to that country that show...