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by charley
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Capacity to consent
Replies: 13
Views: 4716

Re: Capacity to consent

I would agree with Maven. If you are a qualified CP then a supervisor or someone who has done this before can steer you through the assessment as they are quite tricky. If you are not qualifed then i think its beyond your area of competence, adn i would be very careful before taking it on, as you co...
by charley
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Dealing with secondary trauma
Replies: 16
Views: 5439

Re: Dealing with secondary trauma

I've PM'd you :D
by charley
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Country living
Replies: 18
Views: 5749

Re: Country living

i live in the country, about 2.5 miles away from the nearest shop and decent pub. I'd recommend you get a bike and get cycling as it saves on the short car trips, keeps you fit, and gets the cars off the roads (most of who are going waaaay to fast for country lanes - one hazard of 'local' drivers!!)...
by charley
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: 1995 vrs 2008 pension schemes
Replies: 31
Views: 11132

Re: 1995 vrs 2008 pension schemes

Jane - don't worry - i usually chuck everything away too but you can't miss this as even if you do throw it without noticing, you have to sign personally for the information pack when it is presented to you, and then have three months to decide. you are also offered the chance to attend information ...
by charley
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Cognitive Impairment/Differential Diagnosis stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 2963

Thanks for clarifying that Astra. Off the top of my head i would say that patients with anxiety/depression tend to have a flat cogntive profile, and bomb on pretty much everything whereas the organic presentations tend to have profiles with focal deficits. Also, effort tests or symptom validity asse...
by charley
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Cognitive Impairment/Differential Diagnosis stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 2963

what kind of thing do you mean by a functional diagnosis?
by charley
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Dementia screening Help
Replies: 21
Views: 8823

The mmse is very poor at discriminating different types of dementias- the ace-r (Addenbrookes) can be found online and printed to use. It has cut off scores for screening - but you might need some help to interpret.
by charley
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Neuropsychological Testing/Psychometric Assessment in MS
Replies: 12
Views: 3161

I specialise in MS assessment but i hope this isn't too late for you!! you would normally have a special 'battery' of tests for MS that cover the cogntive profile (sub cortical) - these are normally selected by a neuropsych based on their preferences but you wouldn't need to be able to select them y...
by charley
Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Why do you *specifically want to be a Clinical Psychologist?
Replies: 27
Views: 24899

I trained because, as a person supporting myself financially, I didn't like the insecurity of working in primary care as a counsellor and this was the chance to have a recognised (I won't say 'respected!) career path with a good salary
by charley
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Early morning starts!! What time do you get up??
Replies: 42
Views: 8942

Alarm at 6.10. I can leave house in 20 minutes after breakfast etc, with lunch made night before, clothes ready etc. Then 20 mins to place of work. Into gym by 7am -8am, and into work at 8.20 ish. I love days off best as i don't have to go through all the night before routine. I am a morning person ...
by charley
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Losing Weight....Willpower
Replies: 15
Views: 5092

I've lost about half a stone in the past 3 weeks. I put it on due to an achilles injury last year and finding a really good beer drinking partner :D. i tried for ages cutting back a little each week but in reality i hadn't changed much about my eating (or drinking!). I exercise loads anyway so the e...
by charley
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: X Factor!
Replies: 64
Views: 14971

I'm not sure that is a spoiler, as i don't have any priveleged access to X factors information!! just hearsay in the tabloids, but equally could be another rumour put out by the show to boost ratings - i wouldn't put money on it happening
by charley
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: X Factor!
Replies: 64
Views: 14971

I can't cope with Gamu's incredibly contorted facial expressions when she was weeping and howling two weeks ago, i don't care how she sings!! - please not more of that every saturday, but it seems that will be the case when she is re-instated on Saturday :D Likewise, i could turn it off....
by charley
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Strictly - "you're my favourite!"
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

I love strictly but i still struggle sooooo much to watch Alesha. She's so banal and pointless - "well done, its always difficult in your first dance, but you really gave it a go blah blah blah" - always one mark higher than the others - if I don't watch it live, i have to fast forward all her bits....
by charley
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Why do so many psychologists own cats?!
Replies: 82
Views: 24121

Holly has got one of those calm, self assured, "my right to a lap" faces - she might turn out to have the qualities of velcro when you try to get up. I once had to hold mine against my legs and stagger to answer the phone as she didn't want to get off. She resumed snoozing when i sat down again :D