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by eastofnorth
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Advice on dealing with a friend
Replies: 17
Views: 5598

Re: Advice on dealing with a friend

I agree with Spatch. I will resist psychoanalysing this situation further and simply say that it is interesting how often we seek validation of ourselves in others. I work closely with doctors, nurses, and other allied health professionals, and I do not hesitate to speak to them as the [intelligent,...
by eastofnorth
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Dealing with secondary trauma
Replies: 16
Views: 5460

Re: Dealing with secondary trauma

I stumbed across an interesting TED talk on compassion click click . One of the points she makes is that people who cultivate compassion are more aroused when they encounter suffering but also show a much quicker return to baseline (I must try to find the research papers) - which makes me wonder wh...
by eastofnorth
Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: AP and other relevant posts you might not have spotted
Replies: 533
Views: 264674

Re: Research Assistant Posts

I noticed after I posted. Shocked it was still open!
by eastofnorth
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Friend or Therapist?
Replies: 8
Views: 3023

Re: Friend or Therapist?

It is hard, but I am learning to establish clear boundaries. I ask questions to verify their safety. I remind them gently about coping strategies and support that they have in place. And if they want to talk for 10 minutes or an hour about their problem, I let them. But no more than an hour before I...
by eastofnorth
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Working within an IAPT Trainee role whilst completing MSc
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Re: Working within an IAPT Trainee role whilst completing MS

I wondered the same thing, but ultimately decided that I'd rather focus on finishing my masters before taking on any new training.
by eastofnorth
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Is depersonalisation voluntary or involuntary?
Replies: 8
Views: 4640

Re: Is depersonalisation voluntary or involuntary?

Some great comments here. Just wanted to add that depersonalisation is also often a symptom in certain migraine stages and can be experienced by people with minimal experience of trauma. I have chronic migraines and chronic depersonalisation. For me the progression is stress --> anxiety --> deperson...
by eastofnorth
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Psy-tweets (Psychology on Twitter)
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Psychology/Mental Health on Twitter

few of my favourites:

@Mental_Elf
@TherapyTales
@monstertalk
@psychcentral


Clinical Psychologists:

@DrKathleenYoung
@DrMikeLloyd
@DrMiriam

Starting to reflect on the prevalence of 'Dr' in their names....
by eastofnorth
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying with Aspergers Syndrome
Replies: 17
Views: 7602

Re: Applying with Aspergers Syndrome

My thoughts are: the world is a spectrum. For every one diagnosis, there are dozens of similar people without that label. Knowing yourself is the best possible preparation for therapeutic work and puts you leagues ahead of others who have not examined themselves so thoroughly. I am curious to see wh...
by eastofnorth
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Is IAPT failing people with medical problems?
Replies: 21
Views: 7072

Re: Is IAPT failing people with medical problems?

I work in paediatric long term health problems. Referrals to CAMHS are outright rejected in many areas. Most do not have the expertise/training in long term health problems, but the reason they are rejected is because of lack of resources. Put simply, they are triaged as not needing any care unless ...