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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: 3810

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: 7039

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: 7039

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: 7039

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: 7039

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: 7039

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: 11042

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: 3823

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...
by Prosopon
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is this ridiculous/Am I deluding myself?
Replies: 7
Views: 3823

Is this ridiculous/Am I deluding myself?

Hello, I’m new here and apologies in advance, but this is going to be quite a lengthy post! I've always loved psychology and got an A in the subject at A level. I wanted to study it at university but changed my mind just before sending off my ucas application because I felt I wasn't especially good ...
by Prosopon
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Hello: Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 730
Views: 180389

Re: Hello: Introduce yourself here!

Hello, I'm a new member. I'm starting a graduate certificate in psychology course in January and if I absolutely love it, then I will hopefully (if I can find a way to fund it!) do a Master's conversion course and pursue a career in psychology. I've always been interested in the subject but didn't h...