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by Prosopon
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16693

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

However, I just don't think I'm brave enough, especially as I have now seen the report my GP has written to occupational health. Seeing a list of all the problems I've had over the years/still have now was a bit of a shock. Obviously I know I have them but seeing it all in black and white like that...
by Prosopon
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Request for help with a literature search
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Re: Request for help with a literature search

Hi Prosopon, I work for a private company that supports people with complex needs, mostly severe autism, learning disability and challenging behaviours. In this company we use something called Therapeutic Crisis Intervention which started as an American program in children's homes and schools devel...
by Prosopon
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16693

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Hi Prosopon :) I'm sorry you've had to deal with all of this. Support work can be emotionally draining even in the best circumstances at times, let alone having to deal with unsupportive and bullying colleagues. All I can say is hang in there, you have done amazing so far to have supported the peop...
by Prosopon
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Request for help with a literature search
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Re: Request for help with a literature search

In order to limit your searches, you may want to cut it down by date of publication, perhaps last 10/5 years to get the most up to date research. You may also want to filter out only review articles to cut your searches down. That can be a nice starting point and may highlights other search terms t...
by Prosopon
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Request for help with a literature search
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Re: Request for help with a literature search

Do you have access to research journals within your job? If so google scholar is a good place to start. Additionally, think about what you want to find out, and then make a list of key search terms to use. Hopefully somebody who works within this area will be able to flag up more specific papers fo...
by Prosopon
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16693

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Thank you for the supportive comments. Unfortunately it has been well over a month since I was offered the other job -- things are moving so slowly and I have not even handed in my notice as it feels too risky when the job offer is conditional. So I'm going to be in the current job for at least anot...
by Prosopon
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16693

Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Hello, I have been working as a supporter for adults with autism and learning disabilities for five months now and am feeling so demoralised. I love the contact with service-users and feel like I am doing well in that respect, but the company is a difficult one to work for to say the least! For a st...
by Prosopon
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Request for help with a literature search
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Request for help with a literature search

Hello, I am working in a supported-living service for people with learning disabilities and autism. Some incidents at work have made me interested in the impact that witnessing challenging behaviour may have on other service-users/residents, even if the behaviour isn't directed at them. Can anyone p...
by Prosopon
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance
Replies: 11
Views: 7084

Re: Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance

My apologies for missing that. But seeing as this thread has gone in a direction I didn't intend, and isn't especially helpful to anyone so far, seems a bit strange to keep it. I suppose all I can do is reiterate my interest in the wider topic. It is something impacting on me personally, which is wh...
by Prosopon
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance
Replies: 11
Views: 7084

Re: Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance

We don't give mental health advice on here. If the question is about you as a client it is not appropriate for this forum. I'm not asking for advice. I don't need it, especially from strangers over the internet. Clearly it was a mistake to use my own case as an example, but I thought it was okay as...
by Prosopon
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance
Replies: 11
Views: 7084

Re: Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance

But some people do get cosmetic procedures on the NHS where there is no medical reason for it. Seems like a bit of a lottery to me. (As for saving up for it, I couldn't do it quickly enough!) What would be the best type of therapy, in people's opinion, for a person with issues with their appearance?
by Prosopon
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance
Replies: 11
Views: 7084

Re: Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance

But then what's reasonable and what's unreasonable? What is objectively unusual or unattractive? Can attractiveness ever be objective? I happen to have a gap in my teeth that I find ugly and distressing and it is impacting on my confidence. But according to my dentist this can't be corrected on the ...
by Prosopon
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance
Replies: 11
Views: 7084

Therapy or "quick-fix" for issues with appearance

Sorry if this has already been discussed but I don’t know how to go about searching for similar topics. In recent years Josie Cunningham hit the headlines, having received a breast enlargement on the NHS, and I wonder what people on this forum’s feelings are on issues like this? If a patient was exp...
by Prosopon
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Service-users/clients/?
Replies: 29
Views: 11060

Re: Service-users/clients/?

I have an opinion on this from the other side, because I am currently under the care of psychological and mental health services. I personally don’t like the term client because it makes everything seem cold, impersonal and businesslike. I am not a customer paying for business and I feel that word t...
by Prosopon
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is this ridiculous/Am I deluding myself?
Replies: 7
Views: 3838

Re: Is this ridiculous/Am I deluding myself?

Thank you so much for the responses and links -- I will definitely take a look at those threads. I also happened to meet an Educational Psychologist with Asperger Syndrome today so that has given me a lot of hope. I am said OP - if you have any questions, please feel free to message me :) Congratula...