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by lingua_franca
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662414

1.) I need to lose weight. 2.) Which courses should I apply for? (I know I've made up my mind, but...). 3.) There is a good big chunk of madeira cake downstairs... 4.) Which courses?! Why can't I keep my mind made up for ten seconds at a time? Why does it always collapse like souffle gone wrong? 5.)...
by lingua_franca
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Building your resilience
Replies: 9
Views: 3575

It's not all doom and blackness - there are lots of things to appreciate and enjoy about working in the refugee camps. :) The painful aspects are all made worthwhile by the good. I wouldn't want to give the impression that I'm doing something spectacular - I just need to think about how I will cope ...
by lingua_franca
Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Building your resilience
Replies: 9
Views: 3575

Building your resilience

In January I'm going to the Palestinian territories to spend six months working in a therapeutic education project for women who have been traumatised by the conflict. I've been out there before, but never for such a long period, and I've been thinking about the best ways to build up the resilience ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Any advice about Vincent Square
Replies: 15
Views: 6534

Unless money is a problem for you at the moment, I would stay put. It doesn't seem worth trading in all the experience you're getting for a higher salary. I have a couple of friends who work as HCAs in psychiatric settings, and neither of them gets to facilitate groups or act as keyworkers - that is...
by lingua_franca
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applicants with disabilities
Replies: 36
Views: 16718

I have disabilities, but I'm wary of using the two-tick scheme - not because I think it gives me some sort of advantage, but because of how non-disabled employers might perceive candidates who use the scheme. When I brought my concern up with a non-disabled friend, he told me that I am a capable per...
by lingua_franca
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Jobs at the Hawksmere Centre
Replies: 0
Views: 1818

Jobs at the Hawksmere Centre

The Hawksmere Centre is a Tier 4 CAMHS service for young people with autistic spectrum conditions. They're currently recruiting mental health nurses, a unit manager, a speech and language therapist, an ASC link worker, and an ASC practitioner. It's the link worker and practitioner roles that I think...
by lingua_franca
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: I'm terrified!!!! (PhD submission)
Replies: 18
Views: 10884

I always found that the closer I got to a deadline, the shoddier and more uncertain my work appeared to me. I forgot what my ideas had been, I saw only mistakes and weak spots, and I felt that if I got questioned on my work I would just dry up. If you've poured a lot of effort into a project for fou...
by lingua_franca
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: About the Wiki, and suggest new topics
Topic: Suggest other Wiki topics here
Replies: 86
Views: 62533

Yeah, cool, go for it. We can maybe add to it and make a wiki on 'other roles which might be relevant' if other people are prepared to contribute a week in the life of what they are doing. I've got time to write it today or tomorrow. :) How do I post the topic? Do I put it in this subforum or PM it...
by lingua_franca
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What's the plan B if not ClinPsyD?
Replies: 48
Views: 16155

Speech and language therapy. It's competitive, but not quite as competitive as CP - I'm confident that I could get onto a qualifying BSc if I didn't make the postgraduate conversion course. I have relevant experience as a SLT assistant and I like the work. My second back-up plan is to go into academ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I do a masters?
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

Why not combine travelling with getting experience somewhere else? That might give you more perspective and something that stands out on your CV. But no, I don't think a masters is the best direction, as Bluecat said (and I think you have figured out for yourself). I think this would be a good idea...
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: About the Wiki, and suggest new topics
Topic: Suggest other Wiki topics here
Replies: 86
Views: 62533

I would be happy to write a Wiki on a day in the life of a SaLT assistant, if that's any good.
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology and speech therapy
Replies: 7
Views: 6049

Thank you for those points, Ruthie. They've given me some more to consider. I would like to do some research one day, but not yet. I see it as something to do after working as a clinician for a while, once my ideas have been fleshed out by practical experience. The BSc would be fully funded by the N...
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: mental health nursing
Replies: 10
Views: 4363

Because I have been trying to get one of those posts but have found it very difficult due to many factors - competition, lack of NVQ, few job opportunities... Ideally i would like to get one of those jobs but failing that, would training to be a mental health nurse (which would take me 2 years) and...
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Previous mental health problems
Replies: 10
Views: 5797

I developed an eating disorder in my early teens and have grappled with it ever since. My last bad relapse was in the winter of 2008. I'm slowly phasing out my treatment now, and it looks as though I'm going to be fully discharged from services in November. I am not fully recovered. I do not think I...
by lingua_franca
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology and speech therapy
Replies: 7
Views: 6049

I know someone who did a second BSc and really regretted it. If you've got a First then you're going to be working at a completely different level to what's pitched at first year undergraduates, and it might feel like the pace is all wrong. I do worry about this. I had a look at the first-year exam...