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by rebeccaroisin
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Newsnight report on GIDS
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Newsnight report on GIDS

Thank you @Miriam for writing such a detailed and nuanced response. I really appreciate that you addressed a lot of the very real complexity of each individual person's history. Especially on a topic that is often really polarising and inflammatory. Your point about identity and history of abuse rea...
by rebeccaroisin
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Newsnight report on GIDS
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Newsnight report on GIDS

Is anyone else concerned by this Newsnight report on the NHS Gender Identity / Development clinic? From that report, it sounds like serious concerns from staff about young people's reasons for wanting to transition (including family homophobia and sexual abuse) are not able to be properly explored a...
by rebeccaroisin
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Applying for AP positions before completing conversion MSc
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Applying for AP positions before completing conversion MSc

Thanks boayg, It's good to know that sometimes applicant eligibility is checked at the point of application. I've been trying to use the suggested interview date to gauge expected start dates, but it's often not provided. In theory, contacting the recruiters is the sensible option. But in practice, ...
by rebeccaroisin
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Improving Diversity in Clinical Psychology - Hiring Assistant Psychologists
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Improving Diversity in Clinical Psychology - Hiring Assistant Psychologists

I've been thinking about how to increase the diversity in Clinical Psychology and I'm wondering whether securing Assistant Psychologist roles could be a big part of the problem. Here's my thinking. I'm focusing on black and minority-ethnicity candidate applications, as there's data to characterise t...
by rebeccaroisin
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Applying for AP positions before completing conversion MSc
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Applying for AP positions before completing conversion MSc

Hello everyone -- a quick, question about AP job applications ... I'm currently completing a conversion MSc to gain BPS accreditation. The degree finishes at the end of August. I've started seeing an increase in the number of Assistant Psychologist positions being advertised and I know that final-ye...
by rebeccaroisin
Thu May 07, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Good examples of secure care
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Good examples of secure care

Thank you! This sums up my experience exactly: If you ask frontline social workers to take too much risk, they will leave… They want to work somewhere where they think the risk balance is appropriate and they are going to be supported in taking those very difficult decisions As an HCA, the risk bala...
by rebeccaroisin
Wed May 06, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Good examples of secure care
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Good examples of secure care

Thank you Miriam -- do you have the title of the select committee report? I had a look on the website and there are quite a few reports on various aspects of children's social care from 2010 onwards -- is it the 2014 report on Residential Children's Homes, or is there a more recent report? In terms ...
by rebeccaroisin
Tue May 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Good examples of secure care
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Good examples of secure care

Does anyone have any examples of good, well-implemented care in a secure setting? Could be anything - journal articles, best practice guidelines, personal experience, memoirs ... I currently work as a HCA in a low-secure CAMHS ward. It's run by a private provider, but all the young people we care fo...
by rebeccaroisin
Mon May 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Anyone know of any studies on Assistant Psychologist Stress/Wellbeing/Burnout?
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: Anyone know of any studies on Assistant Psychologist Stress/Wellbeing/Burnout?

We had a stressometer on the forum for a year, and asked people to rate their stress each time they logged in. We got about 20,000 ratings, and then asked at the end of the year what career stage people were at, if they had applied for training that year, and if so what the outcome had been. I keep...
by rebeccaroisin
Sun May 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 20
Views: 2442

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

You could try Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002ROKQNS/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1). It's clearly written, well argued and addresses how developing emotional intelligence can help with the relationship/career challenges your relative is having...
by rebeccaroisin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support work alternatives
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Support work alternatives

If you're interested in working with children, one alternative could be working as a teaching assistant. Either in a mainstream school or in a more specialist school. I'm a HCA in a low-secure CAMHS inpatient ward and there's an on-site school that employees both teachers and teaching assistants. Yo...
by rebeccaroisin
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Professional development days 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2015

Re: Professional development days 2020

I'm booked to attend on March 5th.

I'll be driving up from north-east London probably that morning (very early start!) so I can potentially give lifts to other people going from London. Let me know if you need a ride :)
by rebeccaroisin
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Professional development days 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 2015

Re: Professional development days 2019/2020

I'd be interested in attending. I could do London or Matlock. I can't do 25th Feb, but I could attend either of the dates in March.
by rebeccaroisin
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Short-term Placement being Supervised by a Clinical Psychologist
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Short-term Placement being Supervised by a Clinical Psychologist

Yes, I guess a 3-year post-doc is a bit of a tangent -- my career to date has been multiple tangents, so I'm willing to play the long game ... More relevant -- I remembered that International Doctors can often do "observerships" in the NHS -- basically unpaid shadowing of a Doctor in their specialty...
by rebeccaroisin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Short-term Placement being Supervised by a Clinical Psychologist
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Short-term Placement being Supervised by a Clinical Psychologist

Hi Jones, You said that you're currently in a PhD programme in Clinical Psychology in California. In the long term, that means that you will be a qualified Clinical Psychologist -- and there are processes to convert that US qualification into one that is recognised in the UK. At that point, you'll b...