Assistant Groups

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tewvassistants
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Re: Assistant Groups

Post by tewvassistants » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:14 am

Hello,

There is an Assistant Psychologist Forum for the North East. We meet on a monthly basis and have some amazing guest speakers! We have been running for nearly 2 years now. If you would like to come to our forum please do not hesitate to get in touch! My email is helenherring@nhs.net

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jamalda
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Re: Assistant Groups

Post by jamalda » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:53 pm

Hello,

My name is Javi and I am a third year clinical psychology trainee at Lancaster university. I am about to finish my training and I have just set up a peer support reflective practice group in Liverpool. The group was originally set up to target aspiring clinical psychologists and I hope that you will find it interesting. Our first session is Tuesday 19th June. If you are interested in joining, there are still some places available. You can find more detailed information below:


A Peer Reflective Practice Group: Our Emotional Responses to Clinical Work


Who is the group for?

This group is for anyone interested in reflecting on the challenges and demands of their clinical work. The group will be of particular interest for professionals aspiring to become clinical psychologists as the peer reflective practice experience may provide opportunities to enhance openness to learning and reflective capacities, which are core competencies assessed in some clinical psychology training selection processes.

What are the goals of this reflective group?

-To provide a space that enables us to think about the demands of our clinical work

-To enhance the understanding of organisational dynamics and the impact that they have on us and the clients we work with.

-Although the peer-reflective experience will allow us to think about the impact of our work, the clinical responsibility will remain in the department where members of the group are employed.

When does the group meet?
The group meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 5.45 pm until 7.00 pm. The date for the first meeting has now been set-up for the 19th June 2018.

Where does the group meet?
The group meets in Liverpool, in the NHS Psychotherapy service premises of 12 Haigh Road, Waterloo L22 3XP

How long will the group run for?
The group will first run as a pilot experience of 4 sessions which have been set up in advance as follows:

Session 1: 19th June 2018

Session 2: 3th July 2018

Session 3: 17th July 2018

Session 4: 31st July 2018

After this it is intended that the group will continue running blocks, with the next 6 session block starting on 18th September 2018.

What are the rules of the group?
The ground rules will be set by the group the first meeting.

Is there a maximum of places?

Yes. Places are limited to 12 people maximum. They will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Is there a cost?

No. Attendance is free as this is a peer reflective group.

What I am not sure if the group is suitable for me?
Please contact me and we can discuss this.

How can I join/find out more?

If you are interested, please email me to j.maldacastillo@outlook.com. You can also contact me on Twitter @javi_malda.

MollyBatchelor1
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Re: Assistant Groups

Post by MollyBatchelor1 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:14 pm

Hi,

I am currently working as an Assistant Psychologist in South Wales. I am fairly new to the post. I wondered if anyone knows about the South Wales Pre-training group or any in Cardiff? I would love to attend and meet other AP's in the area.

Thanks! :D

jaxdawn
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Re: Assistant Groups

Post by jaxdawn » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:06 pm

Hi there,

I’m currently working as an assistant psychologist in a new community forensic CAMHS service near Bristol. I’ve tried to get in touch with the Bristol and Bath AP group but haven’t had a response. Just wondering if anyone else has been able to get in touch with them?

lulabelle98
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Re: Assistant Groups

Post by lulabelle98 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:47 am

Hi all,

I work for Southern Health, based in Hampshire, and am looking to create an AP group. I've created a survey if you're interested in letting me know your thoughts on this: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X3ZPNGB

This will be sent in the Trust's bulletin next week... I hope.

Thanks!

Jaxdawn - I used to work in Bristol and tried contacting the AP group whilst I was there. I also never had any luck. That was a year and a half ago though.

jaxdawn
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Re: Assistant Groups

Post by jaxdawn » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:35 pm

Thanks Lulabelle98.

Would anyone be interested in helping me set up an AP group in the Bristol/Bath area?! If you are, ping me a message and we can get organising :D

purpledot
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Re: Assistant Groups

Post by purpledot » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:11 am

MollyBatchelor1 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:14 pm
Hi,

I am currently working as an Assistant Psychologist in South Wales. I am fairly new to the post. I wondered if anyone knows about the South Wales Pre-training group or any in Cardiff? I would love to attend and meet other AP's in the area.

Thanks! :D

Hi Molly,

Apologies for the late response. I used to be part of the group which set up and ran the Cardiff & Vale Pre-Training group, but I'm not sure if the group is still running. The Facebook groups are here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/765431923551214/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1699590923608373/

Members in the Facebook groups are likely to know if the group is still meeting. (or if it's not, it could be a good time to re-start it! Our original group was ran by four members, three of whom are trainees now, so I'd definitely recommend getting involved).

Best wishes

jaxdawn
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Re: Assistant Groups

Post by jaxdawn » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:05 pm

I’ve organised an AP group in Bristol for Monday 24th September at 7pm. Please do drop me a message if you would like to come along and I’ll give you all the details 😊

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Alice132
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Re: Assistant Groups

Post by Alice132 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:30 am

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking into starting an AP group for people working within RDaSH or anyone who's interested working within the Doncaster, Rotherham or Scunthorpe area. If you're interested send me a message and we'll try to get the ball rolling :)
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