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by Dr.Dot
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Mental illness: Is it real or just a label?
Replies: 47
Views: 12971

Re: Mental illness: Is it real or just a label?

But there is no psychology without context of the social, political etc. Distress comes from experince, that is rarely something that happens in a vacum, at least in the genesis of distress or 'illness'. In behavioural terms the enviroment selects behaviours that are reinforced or punished, that may...
by Dr.Dot
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT 2012 Onwards?
Replies: 6
Views: 3892

Re: IAPT 2012 Onwards?

There is also high competition for high intensity training at the moment...I'd say about two thirds of the trainees I'm with are already Clinical Psychologists.
by Dr.Dot
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT hight intensity training post interview
Replies: 8
Views: 3551

Re: IAPT hight intensity training post interview

Prepare a case you have treated within one of the models that are IAPT approved. Consider the case's strengths and weaknesses and what you could have done differently, in particular the measures you used.

Think about risk, and culture.
by Dr.Dot
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Mental illness: Is it real or just a label?
Replies: 47
Views: 12971

Re: Mental illness: Is it real or just a label?

For example, when one examines brain scans of people that have been verbally or physically abused there are differences to those of a normal sample. Wow, normal sample? abused people are somehow not normal people who happened to have had abusive experiences? But I digress...things become real when ...
by Dr.Dot
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Newly Qualified refs
Replies: 12
Views: 3766

Re: Newly Qualified refs

Also, some trusts now need the person to be able to take up the post within 6 months of being offered....So April would be the time to really start going for it. But it certainly doesn't harm to start working up your applications so that they are not too much work when you are doing your thesis. But...
by Dr.Dot
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: OCD Protocl/Model
Replies: 6
Views: 3567

Re: OCD Protocl/Model

Just to say the Salkovskis OCD trail has not been written up yet so there is no published data for it. It is pretty straightforwardish though.

Nice shoes...what does your supervisor reccommend?
by Dr.Dot
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT Evidence-Based CBT Formulations
Replies: 14
Views: 13939

Re: IAPT Evidence-Based CBT Formulations

within lectures we were taught the protocols from the cbt core competencies document (if you google that plus ucl plus Roth and Pilling, it should come up). However, we still individualise any formulation, plus the use of transdiagnostic formulation, in actual practice. As regular cbt therapists wo...
by Dr.Dot
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: I have to have a pointless rant (language on the form)
Replies: 24
Views: 7194

Re: Bit of a pointless rant

Bubbly wrote:Which is correct?
I have learnt
I have learned
I learnt
I learned
That is a bit hard to know as a dyslexic! But you got the idea right. I doth my cap to russ's knowledge on such matters though.
by Dr.Dot
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: I have to have a pointless rant (language on the form)
Replies: 24
Views: 7194

Re: Bit of a pointless rant

enabled me to...
I learned that...
strengthened my...
by Dr.Dot
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Parent-infant interventions
Replies: 11
Views: 3687

Re: Parent-infant interventions

Have you checked out the Anna Freud Centre's services?
by Dr.Dot
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: What courses have mindfulness/ACT teaching in them?
Replies: 9
Views: 4708

Re: What courses have mindfulness/ACT teaching in them?

em2k_uk wrote:I have just completed some training in mindfulness as part of a cbt course and in this Bangor was refered to as a specialist institution in the UK so guess it would be a good bet.
In my view Bangor is the best for Mindfulness, it all started there for the UK.
by Dr.Dot
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Lovefilm - if you are a member, and if you aren't
Replies: 5
Views: 2079

Re: Lovefilm - if you are a member, and if you aren't

Thank you! Nice tip off, reduced the cost of my package. :D
by Dr.Dot
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT service structure
Replies: 7
Views: 4026

Re: IAPT service structure

The ideal is that the numbers are related to the the population, but it seems to me that this is not always the case. It really depends on the money the PCT are willing to give the service when they commission it, of course this will change when GP commissioning comes in. There are 3 IAPT services w...
by Dr.Dot
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Room 201
Replies: 39
Views: 15073

Re: Room 201

1. Proper discos - pre needing to take E to be able to dance to the music. 2. Vinyl records, scratches and all, for all not just the aspiring DJs, who I now e are called something quite different, no idea what though. :twisted: 3. Proper sweet shops, with sweets in jars and bought by the 1/4 pound. ...
by Dr.Dot
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: What courses have mindfulness/ACT teaching in them?
Replies: 9
Views: 4708

Re: What courses have mindfulness/ACT teaching in them?

Just to say that my understanding of the Bangor course theses days is that all trainees complete the 8 week mindfulness course as part of their training. This is done in the first term of training and is taught by one of the centre for mindfulness research and practice teachers.