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by CurlyHair
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602508

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. I have 3 days left on training, I am not sure my brain can cope with that fact right now. 2. Fortunately, I am off to a film festival this weekend, which will be a nice distraction - endings are difficult. 3. I am going to buy a shiny new (to me) car, exciting! 4. A few weeks off before I start m...
by CurlyHair
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602508

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Thanks Miriam! It'll be strange being able to call myself a qualified clinical psychologist - and thanks to you and this forum for being part of that journey! I'd be happy to help moderate if you are looking for helpers :) And, more importantly, I hope you feel better soon.
by CurlyHair
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602508

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. Viva passed, what a very intense experience! 2. I am never doing a systematic review ever again as long as I live. 3. I'm not sure I am going to know what to do with all the free time I have now! Maybe I need to take up a hobby. 4. I will make everyone call me Dr for a week, and then will go back...
by CurlyHair
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602508

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. I really should be transcribing interviews, but am instead watching Lip Sync Battles on YouTube. 2. Why is getting into my Apple account like getting into Fort Knox? 3. I have so much to do, but am procrastinating like a boss. 4. I think I'm probably just tired, maybe a bit of doing nothing will ...
by CurlyHair
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How old is too old for training?
Replies: 14
Views: 9495

Re: How old is too old for training?

Reading this is great! I am currently a second year and am 40 and am the oldest in my cohort, reassuring to see us non-traditional and older peeps getting places :D
by CurlyHair
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 8303

Re: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.

That is quite some change in price. I am a career changer, I worked in publishing full time while I did the OU undergrad which helped fund it. I don't think I could have afforded it now though given the increase, which is a real shame as I always thought the strength of the OU was that it was access...
by CurlyHair
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Working with Functional Neurological Conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 2718

Re: Working with Functional Neurological Conditions

Hello, I've found this book really helpful: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Treating-Somatization-Cognitive-Behavioral-Approach-Robert-L-Woolfolk/1593853505 as it outlines some of the challenges and gives helpful pointers in formulating. The Jon Stone http://www.neurosymptoms.org/ website is also a...
by CurlyHair
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602508

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

I also reiterate - totally normal part of 1st year :D I think we all have a case of the wobbles at some point. I'm halfway through 2nd year and still have the same thing now and then! 1. In explaining a neuro test today, I proudly used some of my undergrad cognitive psychology knowledge and felt ove...
by CurlyHair
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Heard anything from Edinburgh
Replies: 11
Views: 5659

Re: Heard anything from Edinburgh

Hi guys - just to say, as a Tayside trainee I need to have a car. Bear in mind you may be asked to do home visits all over Taytside, and that is quite a big geographical area. Even for Lothian most trainees find it easier if you drive. I think in my cohort there are only a couple of people who don't...
by CurlyHair
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602508

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. I can sort of see the end of training up ahead and it is an amazing though, especially when I am knee deep in trying to score cognitive assessments and I seem to have developed difficulties in dealing with numbers. I think my anxiety about numbers is not helping. 2. On the upside, my supervisor i...
by CurlyHair
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Transactional analysis
Replies: 7
Views: 5057

Re: Transactional analysis

Games People Play is a great book, my dad (who was a Clinical Psychologist before he retired) always spoke about how useful he found TA clinically as it gives people a good narrative for understanding their difficulties - but I think the problem is that it has fallen out of fashion. Doesn't mean it ...
by CurlyHair
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: CV of failures
Replies: 25
Views: 9953

Re: CV of failures

Weasel number 3 - amazing. When I stop laughing, I will do one of these :D Great idea!

I failed my cycling proficiency test after running through a (fake) red light. There's a starter...
by CurlyHair
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9098
Views: 1602508

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

I managed to get mumps on my first placement, which would have been hilarious if it hadn't been so awful. I genuinely looked like a hamster. And it's good to be getting to the end of placement 1, I reckon if you can survive the first 6 months of training, it's a reliable indicator you will manage th...
by CurlyHair
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Anxiety documentary for Support Group
Replies: 3
Views: 2951

Re: Anxiety documentary for Support Group

There is an amazing site called Mindreel ( mindreel.org.uk ) that has loads of really brilliant short films on various elements of mental health including anxiety - I just did a quick search and there are a few. I've used a few films from here with various groups and people usually like the fact it ...
by CurlyHair
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: A story in four words
Replies: 82
Views: 27694

Re: A story in four words

Explosive sneeze, snot airbound.

That one is a true story :D Note to self, if you are coughing and sneezing all the time - probably best to cancel your clinic lest you horrify a client.