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by lakeland
Wed May 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 9070

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Someone more intelligent than me will be able to give a better explanation but I know it's been talked about a lot on here how psychology is predominantly white, young, and middle class. I don't know if anyone has been able to pinpoint why as a profession we are not able to attract a more diverse gr...
by lakeland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

My experience of patients finding out information about staff in inpatient services is when staff have been gossiping between themselves while a patient is nearby and they've overheard - so not a direct conversation with a patient but rather a careless one. For example patients knowing that a member...
by lakeland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9306
Views: 1659168

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

1. I am honoured to work in the profession that we do, and to help the people that we work with by bearing witness to their challenges and troubles, but man, sometimes it just hurts. Some things are just so desperately unfair. Back to supervision for me. Absolutely feeling this one today - I was dr...
by lakeland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 2521

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

I like the idea of a "when staff are patients too" event, where you could look at people's worries about "coming out" and worries / prejudices of those who would be hearing the "coming out." I always enjoy a nice post it note exercise where people can express some of these worries anonymously. I thi...
by lakeland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Wellbeing in IAPT
Replies: 6
Views: 1868

Re: Wellbeing in IAPT

I'm not someone who works in IAPT but this worries me - I've heard so many people say that the workload in IAPT is too intense and that people struggle to do everything within the time they have. Is anyone looking into this on a more national level? I wonder if there's a downside to IAPT being made ...
by lakeland
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How many unis can you apply to for the clinical doctorate?
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: How many unis can you apply to for the clinical doctorate?

Four in the UK, more if you apply to Irish universities too.

Edit - more if you self-fund.
by lakeland
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Outcome Measures
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Outcome Measures

What is it that you think the measures aren't picking up? Is it more diagnosis specific, or related to functioning / quality of life / experience of the service?

Like most services, we're pretty restricted to using free measures, so RCADS, CRIES-8, SDQ (this is a child service).
by lakeland
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Working with clients who embellish
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: Working with clients who embellish

Thanks both. He embellishes with parents as well and I can understand why - there are sibling issues and he has had a period living in care before being returned home recently. There's also a strong peer influence. I've said to him that our work needs to focus a little more on feelings than behaviou...
by lakeland
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Working with clients who embellish
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Working with clients who embellish

Just typing up some session notes and it's pretty clear that the person I'm working with has reported some things that aren't true, and I could easily verify. He's 17, difficult background including trauma and adoption. I'm curious really on whether or not people challenge these types of lies in the...
by lakeland
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9306
Views: 1659168

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

1. The small business grant we applied for at the end of last year has passed through due diligence and been approved. It couldn't be more timely, as we are suddenly seeing how much we need to do to be ready to scale up as the demand for our products and services increases. Their match funding will...
by lakeland
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Advice on someone with no clinical experience!
Replies: 36
Views: 14325

Re: Advice on someone with no clinical experience!

Well done Mudisco! A happy ending. Good luck for training, please keep us posted on how it's going.
by lakeland
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9306
Views: 1659168

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

Oh Geisha, I'm so sorry to hear that. Sending love to you and your family at an incredibly upsetting time.
by lakeland
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9306
Views: 1659168

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

nomnom wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:37 am

4. I am looking at EMDR training - any insight from others who have done this training?
I've recently completed Part 3 of my EMDR training - it's pretty intense training but I am using the approach in my daily work.
by lakeland
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9306
Views: 1659168

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

1) How many packets of crisps is too many to eat before lunch? 2) French fries are an underrated crisp 3) Where is my motivation today? 4) Can't believe it's 10 years since I got on the DClin. 10 years! 5) I'm old 1. I do not understand your question. It makes no sense to me. Obviously there is not...