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by workingmama
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?

I think what surprised me about hypnosis was how much in control I felt. I was sure it wouldn't work for me because I'm pretty untrusting and have a cynical avoidance of 'woo'. Nonetheless I felt that I was choosing to allow myself to 'go with it', and I think that made all the difference for me.
by workingmama
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?

I used it once personally for fear of heights which was limiting my rock climbing. It was absolutely excellent despite my raging scepticism and near refusal to even try it out. I expect the lack of regulation means that efficacy is extremely hit and miss.
by workingmama
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 1384

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

Being known as trainee, or placement student, suits me just fine. I also think, I have had to record God only known 50 hours of my practice live (120 hours overall) so to say, my name is ............and I am the unqualified seeing you today, doesn't install confidence I don't think I have ever hear...
by workingmama
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

Fair point! We have it established in our Trust, and whilst I won't work with voluntary APs because I find the system exploitative and geared towards that can afford to be here 9-5pm on a working day, I work with people to help them access research experience because (in my own experience) it can be...
by workingmama
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I have so many bits of potential research and no time to write some of them up, so it may be worth approaching psychologists directly and ask whether anyone would supervise you doing a research project in their area not linked to a Masters. As long as people show academic promise (good degree), it m...
by workingmama
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I've known plenty of people get onto clinical training one or two years after gaining their GBC qualification, and plenty of those have been after conversions. I'd be very wary of jaded people perpetuating the narrative of how long it takes and how poor your chances are, when plenty of people don't...
by workingmama
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Supervising PhDs while training
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Supervising PhDs while training

I personally wouldn't as I think training is a pretty full-on job by itself, and I'm sure you wouldn't want to be less intellectually present for your potential supervisees than you might usually be. I had asked whether I could continue offering private training and was refused by my training trust....
by workingmama
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Anti Racist Book Club for Psychologists
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Anti Racist Book Club for Psychologists

I tried to set up something similar in my NHS Trust but the Equality and Diversity team felt that it might seem racist as it was aimed at White people so I was advised to not progress this. We were hoping to look at 'Being White in the Helping Professions', which is a truly great book for starting d...
by workingmama
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I will respectfully disagree with the PP about the frequency with which the students on the 'research oriented' courses have MSc or PhDs. Whilst some universities cohorts may have a larger number than others of trainees with postgrad qualifications, certainly some of the research oriented courses ha...
by workingmama
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1643504

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

Good news both! Well done!
by workingmama
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Opinion on thieves and other low-grade crime committers
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Opinion on thieves and other low-grade crime committers

I see both your choice of language as understandable in the situation and also (as you said) unhelpful to generalize bad actions to badness of a person. Sorry to hear of the theft.
by workingmama
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 4252

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

I don’t think however (and here I am in agreement with Miriam) that getting into an ideological debate is the way forward. There was a recent paper (I think by Reicher et al but I would need to check) on extremism which clearly showed that challenging people with extreme views on the basis of ideol...
by workingmama
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Summer psychology work (and has anyone come across "NeuroSupport Services"?)
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Summer psychology work (and has anyone come across "NeuroSupport Services"?)

Personally I wouldn't touch this. The tax implications alone for a short term gig is extremely offputting.
by workingmama
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Newcastle 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Newcastle 2019

If anyone has any Newcastle related questions, happy to answer to the best of my ability. I'm particularly excellent as a resource for trainees who are coming new to Newcastle with children (it's my special superpower :grin:)
by workingmama
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Participants in the North East needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Participants in the North East needed!

What are your inclusion criteria?