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by whitian
Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Help Needed - social inequalities assignment
Replies: 14
Views: 8596

What aspects of social inequality are the most interesting to you? Does it worry/intrigue you that people who are of any ethnicity other than white-british find it harder to access health services, for example? Does it worry/intrigue you that Looked After Children do not reach the same levels of su...
by whitian
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Help Needed - social inequalities assignment
Replies: 14
Views: 8596

Sounds like it's time to pen out a little questionnaire, and go nag people in the psychology cafe
by whitian
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Teenagers still being treated in adult mental health wards
Replies: 5
Views: 2940

Putting young people into adult services is nothing more than a consequence of not having appropriate young people's services. Of all the 'groups' of people I have worked with, younger people face the most challenges all in, with respect to housing, healthcare and mental health treatment... It's bee...
by whitian
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: What is unique to childhood?
Replies: 17
Views: 4345

I think reducing childhood down to 3 things is a bit of an insult to children...
by whitian
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Making a complaint
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

HPC appear to have stricter regulations regarding health and its impact on fitness for practice. From the details described above, disclosure and nonsensical or offensive statements from practitioner to client can often be a sign of work or personal stress. Therapy is very sensitive to the health of...
by whitian
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Making a complaint
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

I'd guess all the info about how to complain will be on the HPC website. However, I'd think it more appropriate to use the complaints procedure of the employing organisation. What you describe sounds (based on your description of their description, which is not the same as objective fact, of course...
by whitian
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Discussion about Imposter Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

It has been around since at least the 1970s... Yes, Clance & Imes, 1978, the paper was written to develop therapuetic interventions designed to validate women's insecurities - with Clance receiving "woman of the year" and "eminent woman" awards, for her work with women. The term imposter was chosen...
by whitian
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Am I a good Psychologist? - reading request.
Replies: 13
Views: 6327

Oh Glee! Projection Galore! 8)
by whitian
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Approaching 30 :( (moan)
Replies: 15
Views: 5356

sounds like a lovely 6 month break would do the world of good
by whitian
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Am I a good Psychologist? - reading request.
Replies: 13
Views: 6327

Although I tend to think of the idea of imposter syndrome as a tongue in cheek clustering of common therapist feelings rather than a literal diagnoseable condition, I do think that it is a helpful stage to go through. I would worry about a psychologist who wishes for tongue-in-cheek to be taken ser...
by whitian
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Carers who live out of area
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Good luck with this one, looks like a game of pass the parcel, ending in the district of the carer.
by whitian
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Discussion about Imposter Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

I wonder if we've got a bit of an issue with semantics here. Imposter syndrome, as widely understood and discussed within Clinical Psychology is one thing, whereas the lay understanding of the term imposter is another, and would lead to different interpretations. Perhaps there are two different thi...
by whitian
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Discussion about Imposter Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

I feel like an imposter when I am in the room with someone I am working with, when I am hearing their story, bearing witness to their emotion, and unsure if I can hold the space well enough for them to feel safe enough to return to therapy next week. I take that to supervision, and have never been ...
by whitian
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Discussion about Imposter Syndrome
Replies: 12
Views: 4945

Since when were skills and competencies easy to measure? As a qualified supervisor I find it immensely difficult to measure whether a trainee has any particular competency at all! And I agree with Spatch that imposter syndrome is internally imposed, it's the internalised self critic saying I'm sure...