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by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: The use of creative approaches in CAMHS
Replies: 5
Views: 3033

Re: The use of creative approaches in CAMHS

miriam wrote: I've also done work involving art, racing origami frogs....
Please tell me how you used your racing origami frogs? That sounds delightful
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Second MSc-words from the wise!
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: Second MSc-words from the wise!

Hi purple, Just FYI, it may be different where you go, but I hold an Msc in child mental health and a PG Dip in autism. And my having the Msc in child mental health had no bearing on what I paid for the Pg dip autism. I certainly didn't pay international fees or else I would never have contemplated ...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: The use of creative approaches in CAMHS
Replies: 5
Views: 3033

The use of creative approaches in CAMHS

Hi everyone, I am wondering if any of you work as CP's in CAMHS (well, I know some of you definitely do!) and can draw on your direct experience and answer these questions for me? I am really interested in child mental health. I'm finishing off a MSc in CAMHS and have a pg cert in ASD. I am currentl...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: First AP Interview
Replies: 29
Views: 14639

Re: First AP Interview

Miriam, I think what was missing from your original post was "I'm sorry" We appreciate your altruism and what you give so much. But we all have an obligation to value each other and stamp out ALL intimidation. I saw your post and personally, it would make me cautious about going to you for advice in...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: How to manage anxiety and NATS for HIW IAPT interview
Replies: 12
Views: 5248

I just wanted to say secret squirrel, don't feel like its not ok to advocate the use of medication. Medication is only a problem when it is the ONLY thing being offered your way. Medication, if people can benefit from it, when offered with a talking treatment of sorts is fine. Its when it is handed ...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sat May 15, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: I cancelled my interview
Replies: 7
Views: 5692

Taking that Tarhani didn't know of the interview date (ie it wasn't mentionned in the advert) I think that 2 days notice is particularly bad form. Yes, maybe jobs are hard to come by at the moment, but I would expect no less than 5 days notice (not neccesarily working days) from being called to atte...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Fri May 14, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Have you ever gotten half way through a question and forgot.
Replies: 14
Views: 4964

I got the job....I'm happy! TBH though I know so much about learning disability (and personally believe in a lot of its values) that I knew *if* I got shortlisted I just had to be myself. It's the speciality I want to do on qualifying, and if I could not train as a psychologist being a specialist LD...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Fri May 14, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: AP application "knowledge of challening behaviour"
Replies: 11
Views: 4389

don't forget, learning disabilities has a significant social history too....don't consider any theories of autism/learning disabilities/chanllenging behaviour in isolation Things I'd be thinking about Why do we need to interevene when there is challenging behaviour (particularly the social cost i.e ...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Mon May 10, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: What/how much experience for 1st AP post?
Replies: 27
Views: 8282

I have just gotten my first NHS band 5 post... I had 9 months experience as a band 4 OT assistant (brain injury) and 12 months as a band 4 OT/education assistant (learning disabilities/ASD). I'm the grand old age of 27. I've only really been working in care settings from the age of 25, although I gr...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Mon May 10, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Have you ever gotten half way through a question and forgot.
Replies: 14
Views: 4964

Just to let you know I had the interview today - I think it went well. The panel were nice, and we all know that makes a huge difference. Time will tell. Its in learning disabilities, which is my favourite. I have been to a few interviews now and one thing I note is that there can be real difference...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sun May 09, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Have you ever gotten half way through a question and forgot.
Replies: 14
Views: 4964

I think its understandable that it happens....in an interview your anxieties are high and your working memory is being taxed to the extreme. I think the interview panel make a big difference - I went for an interview maybe a month ago and the panel were very friendly, so I didn't think I was being p...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Sun May 09, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Have you ever gotten half way through a question and forgot.
Replies: 14
Views: 4964

Have you ever gotten half way through a question and forgot.

Hi everyone, Forgive me if this is a somewhat dumb question. When I'm at an interview, the one thing that I notice I do is listen to the question, think about my response, often go slightly off tangent, forget what was asked, and have to ask for the question to be repeated. Is this normal? I'm a lit...
by Such_a_lovely_girl
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What can I do with a 2:2?
Replies: 19
Views: 6729

Hi elizabeth, I must say, reading your post made me sad and almost seems akin to prejudice, considering the immense hard work and academic achievements you've gained over the years. A few of my friends have gotten on now, and another has an interview this summer. They all have first class degrees, o...