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by Laura86
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Quality of Life Scale for Schizophrenia
Replies: 2
Views: 1740

Re: Quality of Life Scale for Schizophrenia

Hi,

I used to use the Oak House Quality of Life Assessment Record. I'm not sure if theres a cost implication or not though. Hope this helps,

Laura
by Laura86
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Carers in CBT sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 3145

Re: Carers in CBT sessions

Hi, Some of the stuff written on 'open dialogue' and shared formulations might be helpful, e.g.: http://www.mindfreedom.org/kb/mental-health-alternatives/finland-open-dialogue (i dont know if this website is any good or not, just did a quick google search!) its not strictly about CBT with carers, bu...
by Laura86
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Paper request
Replies: 0
Views: 640

Paper request

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had access to the following: Blumer T, Renneberg B. (2010). Easy living in a virtual world? Borderline-specific cognitions and internet usage. Zeitschrift fur Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie 58(1):55-62. I would be forever grateful if anyone can help me ...
by Laura86
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Is my NHS experience a problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 3889

Re: Is my NHS experience a problem?

I think variety is important but this can still be within the same job - getting what you've learned from those experiences across is what stands out on the forms in my opinion. I only had two full-time paid mental health jobs prior to getting onto training (one with a charity and one as an AP in th...
by Laura86
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Reflection in AP apps
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

Re: Reflection in AP apps

I remember being quite reflective on the form that got me my first AP post - I didn't list everything I'd done, but focused on the main things I felt were most important in having shaped my practice. I also related my reflections to specific examples that were on the person spec, e.g., "from do...
by Laura86
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Is my NHS experience a problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 3889

Re: Is my NHS experience a problem?

I agree with previous posts - it's not necessarily a bad thing to have stayed somewhere where you're getting new experiences. Maybe be explicit on the form and actually say (if you havent already) "I've stayed in the same role for x number of years, which was a personal choice/ due to x, y, and...
by Laura86
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Schema mode model (looking for client info)
Replies: 11
Views: 5652

Re: Schema mode model (looking for client info)

I'm still learning about Schema Therapy, and I've found this book quite helpful:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0415462991/? ... 0415462991
by Laura86
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Genius or nonsense?
Replies: 14
Views: 7076

Re: Genius or nonsense?

I have nothing particularly useful to add - just that I had to stop reading it because it was making me angry. It's the way he was making sweeping conclusions that were presented as scientific fact. Argh, :evil:
by Laura86
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Critical approaches to "psychosis"
Replies: 50
Views: 22557

Re: Critical approaches to "psychosis"

Fair point cone - CBT could be considered very political, but in a very different way. :wink:
by Laura86
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Critical approaches to "psychosis"
Replies: 50
Views: 22557

Re: Critical approaches to "psychosis"

How different is Narrative Therapy to, say, CBT? Both are interventions carried out by a professionally trained individual. It has been mentioned on this thread (or another on the forum) that some critical psychologists believe that clinical psychologists are actually having a negative impact on in...
by Laura86
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Critical approaches to "psychosis"
Replies: 50
Views: 22557

Re: Critical approaches to "psychosis"

I'm struggling to understand how this kind of thinking could be applied to particular issues, such as a person experiencing horrendous flash backs/intrusive memories relating to a recent earthquake that they had witnessed, or an individual experiencing extended periods of low mood, lack of motivati...
by Laura86
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Jerome Blackman's 'Therapist's Answer Book'
Replies: 37
Views: 9410

Re: Jerome Blackman's 'Therapist's Answer Book'

Ignoring the fact that my joke was taken a mite too seriously... Have you read Stephen Pinker's 'The Language Instinct'? I disagree with him a bit and even I think he's a bit unkind to Benjamin Whorf, but it's a good place to get a grip on universalism which is an alternate theory in linguistics to...
by Laura86
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Critical approaches to "psychosis"
Replies: 50
Views: 22557

Re: Critical approaches to "psychosis"

Makes sense to me. I think Mary Boyle has spoken along similar lines, about how when the medical model, e.g., psychiatrists or pharmaceutical companies, are faced with a challenge such as a psychological theory/approach, rather than oppose the new idea they incorproate and re-define it (such as inco...
by Laura86
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Jerome Blackman's 'Therapist's Answer Book'
Replies: 37
Views: 9410

Re: Jerome Blackman's 'Therapist's Answer Book'

A: All experience is unique to the self and therefore the implication of language as an addition is functionally unsound. Im not sure I follow? Experience could be unique to the individual but this doesn't mean language becomes functionally unsound. We still, as social creatures, share those unique...
by Laura86
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Critical approaches to "psychosis"
Replies: 50
Views: 22557

Re: Critical approaches to "psychosis"

A lot of the 'critical' views on psychosis stem from the idea that the label/diagnosis (and therefore treatment) places too much emphasis on biological causes and the biopsychosocial causes are ignored.....
Hmm...critical views might even question the notion of 'biopsychosocial' and 'treatment'...