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by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: A reason to be positive...
Replies: 157
Views: 42998

Re: A reason to be positive...

Sunshine and birdsong for me.
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 8384

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I'm talking about the exotifying/commodifying of BME children in social media. Like this tumblr collects. The point being that nobody takes photos of the children they've worked with in UK services, because of (appropriate) concerns about confidentiality and a lack of this same secondary motivation ...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Working as a self-employed AP - salary
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Working as a self-employed AP - salary

I would pay £11/hour based on actual working days (allowing for leave or sickness) and salary paid here. You might be able to reach £15 if you are experienced and there isn't much competition. But asking more than that seems a bit unrealistic to me given I can charge on an AP at £100/day to a friend...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 8384

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I just found a blog that captures my concerns about the seductive simplicity of solving international problems , rather than the mundane complexity of solving problems in our own country. I'd agree with the author about the fact that not only are people naive about what they can achieve in other cul...
by maven
Mon May 14, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

AP posts are mainly designed as stepping stones towards clinical, and not many people who could secure a competitive graduate position like that would be satisfied with the low salary and lack of autonomy in the long term. But I've known one or two people who just loved the hands on nature of the jo...
by maven
Fri May 11, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Superstitions
Replies: 9
Views: 5705

Re: Superstitions

Saying "bless you" when you sneeze is just a superstition, but it feels weird to sneeze with someone else present and remain unblessed!
by maven
Fri May 11, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Clients answering phone during session
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Clients answering phone during session

Indeed, I'd ask with genuine curiosity whether they were expecting an urgent call and why they took a non-urgent one, as it seems like avoiding or devaluing the thing they are actually there to do.
by maven
Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Better BME representation in clinical psychology
Replies: 43
Views: 21500

Re: Better BME representation in clinical psychology

There are issues with xenophobia (that include the reaction to white eastern European immigrants) and with religious intolerance (that include antisemitism towards white people who have Jewish heritage, for example) but I'm not sure they are racism per se. It is easy to see the small impacts of prej...
by maven
Tue May 08, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Name 3 and then pass it on
Replies: 255
Views: 60600

Re: Name 3 and then pass it on

Mastiff
Maltese
Miniature poodle

(Thankfully someone in my office suggested Maltese and I have a friend with a mini-poo).

Name 3 flowers beginning with E.
by maven
Tue May 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Do we want a clinpsy conference? If so, what should it cover
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Do we want a clinpsy conference? If so, what should it cover

Thanks. That's a helpful comment.

I guess I assumed that most people who sign in use "read new posts" to see everything added since their last visit like I do. But I think we've mentioned it on our twitter/facebook too.
by maven
Thu May 03, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: UCL or Sheffield?
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: UCL or Sheffield?

I've heard only positive things about both of them. I guess there is practical stuff about course size (18 vs 42), cost of living and whether you want to spend the next three years in London with its great density and diversity of people. Some people would love being at the heart of the capital, wit...
by maven
Wed May 02, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Do we want a clinpsy conference? If so, what should it cover
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Do we want a clinpsy conference? If so, what should it cover

That sounds interesting, Geishawife. Are there any papers or known speakers on that topic?

It would also be nice to get more votes - unless the low vote numbers represent apathy towards the idea?
by maven
Wed May 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Hello: Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 730
Views: 176206

Re: Hello: Introduce yourself here!

Welcome jazzydwi, notreally (good name/story btw) and psychsars. You know you could always write a "day in the life" for past roles to add to our wiki :)
by maven
Wed May 02, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Rehabilitation Coach
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Rehabilitation Coach

I've moved this to the jobs section as this advert is now paid for, and open for applications.
by maven
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: psychological tests/scales for thesis need help
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: psychological tests/scales for thesis need help

If it has a publisher or a copyright mark then it isn't free to use. If you google it and can find where to buy it, it isn't free. If none of the above apply, but it is published in a journal article and you ask the author for permission it might be free to use. Likewise if it is marked as free to u...