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by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Wiki: Research, Statistics, Publications
Topic: Doing research - the basics
Replies: 1
Views: 11803

Doing research - the basics

This page seems a useful flowchart of the process of research, as is this one This page gives a good outline of methods of data collection This is a whole website full of research information, including a bizarre rap video about statistics! There is a lot more to designing a successful piece of res...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Wiki: Clinical/Therapeutic/Mental Health Issues
Topic: Why do people self-harm?
Replies: 0
Views: 6123

Why do people self-harm?

The samaritans (and several other voluntary organisations) have great info on self-harm, and have recently done research on the frequency and reasons for self harm in teenagers. This seems a good starting point, with lots of references and a good overview... I'm sure if you search from their website...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: I'm delivering therapy as an AP. How autonomous should I be?
Replies: 0
Views: 8521

I'm delivering therapy as an AP. How autonomous should I be?

An assistant psychologist should never have to make treatment decisions themselves, the responsibility for that should always rest on the supervisor. It might be possible, if only suitable cases were identified from the MDT meeting, for you to do the initial assessment yourself, then discuss it with...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Wiki: Applications, short-listing, interviews, and gaining posts
Topic: Strengths and Weaknesses + Questions for interview panel
Replies: 0
Views: 21219

Strengths and Weaknesses + Questions for interview panel

I think we all have plenty of strengths we should be able to talk about like enthusiasm, being quick to assimilate new ideas, sympathetic, good listener, good team player, hard working, meticulous, warm, etc. Why not ask colleagues, friends or members of your family what they see as your top selling...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: I'm anxious about the competition/role/doing stats!
Replies: 0
Views: 9947

I'm anxious about the competition/role/doing stats!

If you are a recent graduate with a 2:1 or First in a psychology degree with BPS recognition, then clinical psychology would be a possibility, if you are determined enough that this is what you want to do with your life! As you observed, clinical psychology is extremely competitive, so it is realist...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: Qualified in psychology abroad and want to work in the UK?
Replies: 0
Views: 23798

Qualified in psychology abroad and want to work in the UK?

The regulator of psychology practitioners is the HCPC. To practise in the UK using any of their regulated terms, including Clinical Psychologist, you have to satisfy them that you meet the criteria and have broadly equivalent skills to CPs who trained in the UK. If your degree wasn't done in the UK ...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: Variety vs sticking with a good post
Replies: 0
Views: 13143

Variety vs sticking with a good post

Having a mixture of research and clinical experience, or experience with several client groups, does tend to be preferred by clinical courses in my experience. I think the decision to stay or move on depends very much on the quality and range of experiences you are getting in your current post. For ...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Reflections on Child Faculty conference 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 4157

Reflections on Child Faculty conference 2004

As I've just returned from this two day event at Royal Holloway, so I thought I'd share a few reflections. First thing that struck me was a reminder of what a small profession we are! There are only about 4000 people who are members of the DCP, and not all of them are qualified clinical psychologist...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Wiki: What clinical psychologists do
Topic: Psychometric Testing / Intellectual Assessment
Replies: 0
Views: 6602

Psychometric Testing / Intellectual Assessment

Why test? The point of testing, to me, is to compare someone to general population norms, and to also work out whether there is a pattern in their stengths and weakenesses. This means that you can identify someone who is either above or below what is typical in any area (for example, the bottom 2% ...
by miriam
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Lets arrange to meet up and celebrate the launch!
Replies: 46
Views: 24325

I can do Karaoke, but we tend to be a bit more eclectic! We've got a projector TV with surround sound (it casts a six foot wide image on the wall) and all the different computer games consoles. So, that means we can play "Sing Star" which is like head to head karaoke scored on pitch and timing, with...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: Fitting in both family and career
Replies: 0
Views: 10989

Fitting in both family and career

It is possible! Different people find different things suit them, or happen to them, in the order of life events. I put off having kids until I felt established in my career, but I know plenty of people who had kids before their first degree, as assistants, as trainees, and as newly qualified CPs. E...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: NWoW and GMHW/PCMHW/Clinical Associate/IAPT roles
Replies: 2
Views: 14802

NWoW and GMHW/PCMHW/Clinical Associate/IAPT roles

Compiled by h2eau from forum discussions Graduate Mental Health Worker / Primary Care Mental Health Worker role This role was first introduced by the government around 2002/2003 to aid GP's with the increasing numbers of people presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. The role i...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: Diversity in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 0
Views: 14769

Diversity in Clinical Psychology

I know I have posted on this topic before, but I think we have to let go of how "hard done to" we are as a profession. Fair play, assistant salaries (until agenda for change radically alters this) are poor, but there are many other graduates who manage a poorly paid year or two to get their foot on ...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: I'm a psychology graduate, why can't I work psychologically?
Replies: 0
Views: 7099

I'm a psychology graduate, why can't I work psychologically?

A lot of graduates in psychology express frustration with roles as support workers, special needs assistants, care work etc as they feel they would like to apply more psychology. If you are in that position, here is some of my advice: I guess the only thing that I wanted to add is the importance of ...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Wiki: Clinical/Therapeutic/Mental Health Issues
Topic: When parents make a child ill...
Replies: 0
Views: 5320

When parents make a child ill...

I was asked if this is Munchaussen by proxy syndrome... My answer: Actually, if you want a super-pedantic answer, Munchausen by proxy (although the term you were probably thinking of) is not the current terminology, as it was seen as misleading and politicised. Also, if you refer to it as a "syndrom...