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by lingua_franca
Fri May 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 52
Views: 7135

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Instead of smearing his name, I would like to see him go head-to-head with someone with the same cool head, precision in their words and sniper-like debate style... a CP version of Sam Harris perhaps? Me too. I sometimes reflect on why this hasn't happened already as somone could probably build a g...
by lingua_franca
Tue May 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 52
Views: 7135

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

I'm sorry for misunderstanding you. When you said that you found his talks useful yourself, I extrapolated and assumed that the clients had discovered them through you. Not to discount anyone's subjective experience, but if ever anyone said that the only reason they decided not to end their life was...
by lingua_franca
Mon May 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662289

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) Work today was fantastic. I feel that I made breakthroughs with two students who both struggle with significant trauma-related anxiety (and challenging behaviour as a result of their anxiety). Once I would have hesitated to have such a frank discussion about the exact sources of that behaviour, ...
by lingua_franca
Mon May 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 52
Views: 7135

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Do you think Peterson's videos are actually that original? All of the useful things he says are things that are well known among psychologists. They aren't his original ideas. The only difference between him and those other psychologists are that he is a YouTube personality - and he owes that public...
by lingua_franca
Sat May 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662289

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Oh, there is no danger of dogs or chickens. They would eat into the money I'm saving for the horse. :wink: I'm sure if we split the costs we could manage a horse share. Also, swashbuckle is an excellent name for a kitten! It suits him down to the ground. He looks like a little silvery tiger. I hope...
by lingua_franca
Thu May 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662289

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Oh, there is no danger of dogs or chickens. They would eat into the money I'm saving for the horse. :wink:
by lingua_franca
Thu May 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662289

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) I AM GETTING A KITTEN! Or rather, the kitten got me. I had no intention of adopting kittens until one little fellow detached himself from his mother and his puddle of siblings, mountaineered into my lap, emitted a tiny purr, and then tried to stow away in my handbag. At this critical psychologic...
by lingua_franca
Wed May 15, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 9394

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Especially with issues as heated as gender, where the person is unlikely to take my perspective as seriously as they would a man's anyway. I was in a two-year relationship with a man who sincerely believed that feminism is a conspiracy to oppress men. (He did not reveal this view to me at the outse...
by lingua_franca
Wed May 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 9394

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

I suspect that most if not all of the women here have spent an awful lot of time trying to talk reasonably with men who hold views like mrO860's, with nothing good to show for it. I definitely have. Now I choose to spend my time on more fruitful and less frustrating things. I don't think that refusa...
by lingua_franca
Wed May 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 9394

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

I saw this thread the other night, thought, "Am I going to respond to MRA stuff?" and then decided, "No, it would waste precious minutes of my time on planet Earth." Thanks Miriam. People here might be interested in this blog post by Jessica Eaton, the feminist founder of the UK's first male mental ...
by lingua_franca
Thu May 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

Thank you for raising this, workingmama. It's a question that has been on my mind too. I have PTSD, which I wouldn't really mind disclosing to colleagues (perhaps because this is a diagnosis that carries limited stigma - people do tend to realise that traumatic events can happen in anyone's life, at...
by lingua_franca
Thu May 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?

This isn't directly related to your question, but it may be useful for you to think about. Do you know why you tend to leave things too late? It's possible to overcome procrastination, or at least to mitigate it. I struggle with this and there are some CBT techniques that I've found really helpful. ...
by lingua_franca
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A career in Psych research
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: A career in Psych research

Unfortunately the academic job market in general is quite precarious and short-term posts are the norm for early career researchers (ECRs). Since I finished my PhD, I've had a two-year full-time postdoc fellowship and a few temporary teaching gigs at different universities, covering for established ...
by lingua_franca
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662289

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. I'm the victim of two counts of domestic fraud- my sister set up two lines of credit with online retailors. What's absolutely astounding to me is all that she needed was my DOB, previous address, and name. I'm dealing with debt collectors to have the record wiped, but it's obviously not with eas...
by lingua_franca
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology with a learning difficulty?
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Clinical psychology with a learning difficulty?

This sounds eerily familiar. Are you by any chance a student SaLT? Before I get to my own story: if you were selected for the course, and you have made it to your final year whilst passing everything, then it's highly unlikely that you are unsuitable for whichever profession it is. Dyspraxia is a ve...