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by PinkFreud19
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 2444

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

I agree with Spatch. I simply do not see social justice and classical liberalism as particularly mutually exclusive or incompatible values, in the context of psychotherapy. Can you not both campaign against systemic injustice while also supporting that person individually to identify beliefs, behavi...
by PinkFreud19
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 20
Views: 2349

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

That feels like a fairly good analysis to me. I'd still be interested to hear the perspectives of Peterson's supporters to hear, in their words, what makes him stand out to them. It's hard for me as I am not one of his supporters. Your comment about Christina Hoff Summers is interesting. I watched s...
by PinkFreud19
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 20
Views: 2349

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

I think therapeutic models and ideas, with the exception of CBT, seem to have very little penetration into wider culture. Jordan was quite successful in the use of a pre-existing large audience of "everyday people" to introduce psychological concepts that really resonate with people. It's frustrati...
by PinkFreud19
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 20
Views: 2349

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

That's quite a good analogy Miriam, thanks. I suppose I was trying to perspective-take and zone into why people find him helpful and, more broadly, why he is so popular, and what can be learned from that. I would not explicitly recommend his content; as you said, there is some harmful content in the...
by PinkFreud19
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Improving Diversity in Clinical Psychology - Hiring Assistant Psychologists
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Improving Diversity in Clinical Psychology - Hiring Assistant Psychologists

Just to add to this, I'd be interested in data comparing honorary AP posts to paid. We all know that unpaid posts hugely benefit those from wealthier socioeconomic backgrounds and that honorary posts are often the gateway to accessing paid AP posts. Combined, I wonder how much variance this explains...
by PinkFreud19
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Increased number of training places
Replies: 18
Views: 3921

Re: Increased number of training places

As a trainee, I've heard my course are planning to take applicants from the reserve list. They acknowledged that their reserve list is probably big enough, but others might not be, and might have to consider reinterviewing. The main consideration for my course appears to be finding big enough rooms ...
by PinkFreud19
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What am I doing wrong? Feeling very stuck!
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: What am I doing wrong? Feeling very stuck!

It sounds like you have got some really good experience there. I certainly do not feel that it would be necessary to give up at this stage, unless you're not enjoying your work or feeling difficulty with coping with the process. Regarding AP jobs, Miriam's blog post "how not to apply for jobs in psy...
by PinkFreud19
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 20
Views: 2349

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

Just to add a potentially unpopular opinion here. I see Jordan Peterson as a divisive character no doubt, and I certainly agree with many of his critics. Many of his arguments, such as the suggestion that femininity is metaphorically linked to chaos, are wrong at best and damaging at worst. However,...
by PinkFreud19
Fri May 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A first?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: A first?

I'm assuming you're referring to undergraduate study here. If so, I would not say it is easy, but certainly not unachievable. From my experience, your final grade will depend much more directly on the amount of work you put in, rather than intellectual ability (and a number of statistical models wil...
by PinkFreud19
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2663

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

Indeed, this is about your attributions, and whether they are comfortable external stable attributions ("an unfair process") or uncomfortable internal ones ("I didn't perform as well as I expected") and as you've been able to identify your initial thoughts (that are quite self-critical) and later a...
by PinkFreud19
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2663

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

Hi Spatch, I'd just like to say that I appreciate your eloquently written and well thought-through post. Your time has not gone to waste but I have found myself in a busy spot in recent times and have not had a free moment to write a reply that does your comment justice. In the meantime, I agree and...
by PinkFreud19
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2663

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

Thank you for your view, Spatch. I understand and appreciate the perspective that the tests are a useful way of quickly and efficiently reducing large numbers of applicants without necessarily resulting in a detriment to the quality of the quality of those selected. This is why I am not opposed to t...
by PinkFreud19
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2663

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

I think it varies from person to person. For instance I'd argue (and I believe there is evidence suggesting that) that many interview formats are also a heavily pressured situation that do a poor job of capturing whether a person is actually suitable for a position. I think that in the situation un...
by PinkFreud19
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2663

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

If you did want to go about enhancing your 'test metagame', there is probably greater mileage in the route of anxiety manangement... This is precisely why I am sceptical of the use of such tests in DClin selection. State anxiety is going to be at it's absolute peak during the application process an...
by PinkFreud19
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Funding
Replies: 27
Views: 13150

Re: Funding

miriam wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:39 pm
That's what they mean by "widening access".
Ah, my mistake, sorry.