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by mr_tippy
Sat May 14, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Indirect working and leadership
Replies: 6
Views: 4871

Re: Indirect working and leadership

Pretty much every assistant psychologist person specification I have read recently has a criterion relating to what the OP is talking about: ability to communicate psychological ideas to staff, service users, carers etc. Basic graded exposure work is regularly undertaken by support workers in suppor...
by mr_tippy
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Bias and verbatim in Thematic Analysis
Replies: 1
Views: 2439

Bias and verbatim in Thematic Analysis

I'm currently doing my dissertation for psychology, and have so far felt that the process has went well, but am now coming round to the fact that my interview technique has been quite flawed at times, where I have used questions which could be interpreted as leading (coming from an attempt to create...
by mr_tippy
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Should the DCP really be stipulating the language we use?
Replies: 38
Views: 18808

Re: Should the DCP really be stipulating the language we use

I don't really like some terms too, but the term expert by experience is a valuable empowering term which may seem patronizing but can feel like a refreshing attempt to listen to a service user's experiences and appreciate their resilience so far when you've been used to possibly years of people mak...
by mr_tippy
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: How do you dress for work?
Replies: 72
Views: 36721

Re: How do you dress for work?

Has anyone actively experimented with their dress? Obviously there's nothing scientific going on here, but I'm wondering if anyone feels clients responded differently to them, or they felt they carried something different with more formal/casual dress? And if there were any advantages or disadvantag...
by mr_tippy
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Having therapy is hard
Replies: 26
Views: 13297

Re: Having therapy is hard

I'm just starting therapy for a specific health problem but it appears that other issues will come to be a part of the therapy. I'm looking forward to the experience but agree it is difficult. Being a self conscious psychology student makes the process more difficult or easier? I don't know. Followi...
by mr_tippy
Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A psychologist's opinion of clinical psychology
Replies: 22
Views: 8992

Re: A psychologist's opinion of clinical psychology

What a great post lingua franca thanks for sharing
by mr_tippy
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A psychologist's opinion of clinical psychology
Replies: 22
Views: 8992

Re: A psychologist's opinion of clinical psychology

Would you apply that same logic to medicine? If we want to take such a view of things, humans start 'declining' from the moment we're born, and doctors never really restore someone to health - 'success' simply means extending the period of time between unavoidable illnesses! But I think people are ...
by mr_tippy
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applicants with disabilities
Replies: 36
Views: 16789

Re: Applicants with disabilities

I recently was diagnosed with a disablity which will mean that next year I will be able to use this scheme. To be completely honest, I have faith in the principle behind two ticks scheme which means that I have no qualms about the ethics of using the scheme or not, regardless of the extent of my dis...
by mr_tippy
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Social constructionism/Systemic groups, conferences
Replies: 1
Views: 2232

Social constructionism/Systemic groups, conferences

Hi everyone I was wondering if anyone knew of any ongoing groups or events that I could get involved in exploring social constructionist or systemtic psychology, or critical psychology. I'm keen to develop my knowledge and build networks for likeminded psychologists in preperation for later applicat...
by mr_tippy
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Browsing methods for journal
Replies: 0
Views: 810

Browsing methods for journal

Hello all For me, the whole business of browsing through journals seems so fiddly. Every journal's website seems to prompt me to check if I have access again, each one has a different format. My dream is of having journals loaded up on my kindle as part of my Athens access so that I can open and rea...
by mr_tippy
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Assertiveness Skills
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

Assertiveness Skills

Hello, I'm currently working with a client with a mild learning disability and mental health problem regarding assertiveness skills, supporting him to assert himself among friends and others, including confidence building. I was wondering if anyone had any useful resources they would be able to shar...
by mr_tippy
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Financial Abuse and Mental Capacity Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

Re: Financial Abuse and Mental Capacity Advice

Thankyou for the thoughtful replies. I am actually in a supervisory role so I have arranged a meeting with the service user's social worker where we will discuss the client's safeguarding history and see if we can support her with assertiveness skills, confidence building, and what we can be doing m...
by mr_tippy
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Financial Abuse and Mental Capacity Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

Financial Abuse and Mental Capacity Advice

Hello all I am hoping for some advice regarding seeking protection for a service user I work with who has been subject to long term financial abuse, but who has mental capacity and has had multiple SOVA reports concluding that as she has capacity there is little services can do. I think this is unac...
by mr_tippy
Wed May 14, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Homoworld film
Replies: 14
Views: 8580

Re: Homoworld film

To slightly derail, I have a recommendation for a feature film that I think addresses some of the issues that homoworld tries to and in quite a sophisticated (and less in your face) way: Weekend - it's also quite the romantic film. For me the two main characters in the film together sum up so many ...