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by aufbau83
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

It's impossible to describe therapy as western, identify rational thought as its core, position the therapist in a "teacher" role, and then make statements such as, "Civilization depends on it," without invoking a history that spills into the present. I'm not disputing that there is a historical re...
by aufbau83
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

"We've heard this same comment once before on this forum, from someone who got banned for being sexist/racist. Truth is, he was a white man, and so are you. I shan't embarrass you too much but not only have you said enough about yourself to be identifiable, you have quite a cringe-inducing online f...
by aufbau83
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

Another thing that I picked up from your post is how you go from presenting rationality as the mainstay of therapy, to describing therapy as "inherently western", to suggesting that civilisation depends on rational thought (with therapy being a vehicle for promoting it). I'm getting a strong White ...
by aufbau83
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

PS. Joking aside, I get why you ask this. There's an implied authoritarianism to what I'm saying, as ChrisCross points out. Give me time and I'll try to offer a less flippant response.
by aufbau83
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

I just have one question: who gets to decide which of the multiple versions of a reality is the real reality?
A special committee comprising Mr Spock, Hal from 2001 A Space Odyssey, and the ghost of Francis Bacon.
by aufbau83
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

First, I appreciate the responses. Aside from it making for a very interesting and thought-provoking discussion that has challenged some of my assumptions, it’s made me rethink my own professional objectives. Experience “Aufbau83, you have written elsewhere that you work in a very different field an...
by aufbau83
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

@miriam. It sounds a bit to me like what you’re partly objecting to is my invocation of the coldly alienating, somewhat dehumanizing, “medicalizing” language that is (or at least was) sometimes associated with clinical psychology as a profession. Which, I guess, could be positioned squarely against ...
by aufbau83
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

Thanks for your very thought-provoking responses. @miriam: It’s very possible that my (relative) lack of real-life experience with people suffering from mental health problems means that I’m given to this kind of high-flung philosophizing without considering how individual, highly complex cases fit ...
by aufbau83
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3004

Social justice and psychotherapy

Apologies in advance – this is a long one. So the university I want to apply to for the doctorate is Lancaster. This is mainly for personal reasons – I currently live in Germany, but my British family lives in the north west, and I already studied in Lancaster. It’s my favorite city in the UK and so...
by aufbau83
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Scrambled Eggs

It means that there are many professions that deliver therapy, of which clinical psychology is one. But it is one where that is far from the only component of the job, and for some CPs isn't a component at all (see this blog , for example). You'll certainly find it hard to progress in your career w...
by aufbau83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Scrambled Eggs

Hello Rob. This is extremely encouraging, so thanks. My only concern is that I won't have GBC for the BPS ::spits out mouthful of alphabet soup:: until January 2020, so I'd first be in a position to apply in (I think) November 2020, with the earliest conceivable start being autumn 2021. Fingers cros...
by aufbau83
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Scrambled Eggs

“When there are 20 or more applicants per place, they will be selecting people with a clear understanding of how clinical psychology is practised in the uk, and with a commitment to stay in the nhs, as well as with substantive relevant experience. I can't imagine that being someone who had never wo...
by aufbau83
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Scrambled Eggs

Spatch, thanks for your thought-provoking post. I considered this in some depth while in the bath, I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear. Ultimately, my motivation can be broken down into two separate (though related) factors. First, there's the intellectual element; that I find these "technologies of ...
by aufbau83
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Scrambled Eggs

Dear Geishawife, first, I am taken aback by the swiftness, thoughtfulness, thoroughness, and, if I might say, eloquence of your response. I appreciate it a lot. The age question; a non-issue, in my case. Very good to know. My academic experience; I found your comments about the importance of my acad...
by aufbau83
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Scrambled Eggs

Dear all, I'm writing to relate my situation and to get some feedback on it. Because it is, I fear, a bit weird, from the point of view of getting onto a clinical psychology doctorate. I'm a British male who currently lives in Germany and works as a lecturer at a German University. I completed a PhD...