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by Bella
Wed May 26, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Article :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 946

Article :-)

Does anyone have access to this:

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ftinte ... rm=content

I need it and can't get it :-(


Ta
by Bella
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT (Low intensity)
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

It's the end of the financial year - trusts have to make masive cuts this year and so there may be a delay while they work out which services to cut. IAPT money no longer comes from the government in many places so it will be down to the trusts to fund them.
by Bella
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Experiences of overpreparing for Interview
Replies: 16
Views: 6902

Tbh I think it was different the year I applied as we had Easter early so there was a long weekend and enough time to get some serious prep in. I'm def not a superstar, whatever that means. It's just that for me, at that time, that strategy worked. By my last interview I was shattered and really nee...
by Bella
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Experiences of overpreparing for Interview
Replies: 16
Views: 6902

Yeah I agree, it's really important not to work yourself to death (as I said). There is a difference between over preparing and literally killing yourself. It's hard to find a balance though, especially if you have to work at the same time as having interviews.
by Bella
Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Experiences of overpreparing for Interview
Replies: 16
Views: 6902

In contrast I did lots of prep for my interviews and got several straight offers and a reserve place. I was myself throughout my interviews. I think for me having done a lot of prep made me feel less anxious, which had a positive effect and helped me to be myself on the day. I think the kind of prep...
by Bella
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: interview for low intensity worker in an adolecent pilot
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

I thought the NICE guidelines say there isn't much evidence for CBT with children and young people (bar that of depression groups for adolescents)? Even though they say that they go on to say children should get CBT, IPT and family work?? I would read Layard the economist's new plan for tier 3 CAMHS...
by Bella
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: CAMHS INTERVIEW
Replies: 3
Views: 2254

What does 'low intensity' cases mean?

I guess the main things to think about is the influence of the young person's development stage and working with families, rather than just 1 person (which is generally the case in adult MH).
by Bella
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: A time you've made a difference?
Replies: 36
Views: 18172

prospsych wrote:I wasn't aware ECT was still used :o , is it used frequently?
Not frequently, but it is still used in 2010... :roll:
by Bella
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: HPC stance on past mental health issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 8619

I wonder what the barriers are to people becoming members? I know psychologists in one trust have to pay their HPC regulation money, I wonder if opting out of the BPS is more likely now they dont regulate CP's? There is definately a narrative around 'they don't do anything,' and that's not the case ...
by Bella
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: HPC stance on past mental health issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 8619

It's funny you should say that. I am not been a fan of the BPS (for various reasons), but I have gone along to the local DCP meeting recently to check that out. I really think that something needs to be done, as a profession we have such little power. Especially when compared to psychiatry (who have...
by Bella
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: HPC stance on past mental health issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 8619

What if the complaint against you had nothing to do with your MH? Would your past still be brought up? That doesnt seem very appropriate and may even discourage people with MH problems from entering the profession in the first place? I wish we had a stronger body to represent us so we could have avo...
by Bella
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What experience did you have when you got on training?
Replies: 379
Views: 373648

Let's see if I can remember! lol A-Levels BBD Graduated from UWE 2001 with a 2.1 (64%) MSc Research Methods in Psychology Volunteer for MENCAP (child LD) Support & Outreach worker LD (18 months) AP - CAMHS 1 year AP CAMHS 6 months Lead RA - Early Intervention Service (26 months) I got 4 interviews -...
by Bella
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Doing more harm than good?
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

The Solihull Approach is by far the best parenting group/approach I have ever been involved in. I agree with above :-)
by Bella
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Doing more harm than good?
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

There is loads of literature on this very thing! It's within the community/critical psychology field - David Smail is a good name to look up to start with, the book 'This is Madness' (Holmes et al) is also an essential read! We are having a lecture on the course in a few weeks on 'Harmful Clinical P...
by Bella
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Challenges in primary care
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Stigma is attached to labels so as soon as you label someone with a mental health 'problem' (for example anxiety or depression) then it begins, or is exacerbated. In primary care people can pick up these labels quite easily so stigma is a huge problem. If you're interested in stigma check out Goffma...