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by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: Variety vs sticking with a good post
Replies: 0
Views: 13793

Variety vs sticking with a good post

Having a mixture of research and clinical experience, or experience with several client groups, does tend to be preferred by clinical courses in my experience. I think the decision to stay or move on depends very much on the quality and range of experiences you are getting in your current post. For ...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Reflections on Child Faculty conference 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 4199

Reflections on Child Faculty conference 2004

As I've just returned from this two day event at Royal Holloway, so I thought I'd share a few reflections. First thing that struck me was a reminder of what a small profession we are! There are only about 4000 people who are members of the DCP, and not all of them are qualified clinical psychologist...
by miriam
Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Wiki: What clinical psychologists do
Topic: Psychometric Testing / Intellectual Assessment
Replies: 0
Views: 7133

Psychometric Testing / Intellectual Assessment

Why test? The point of testing, to me, is to compare someone to general population norms, and to also work out whether there is a pattern in their stengths and weakenesses. This means that you can identify someone who is either above or below what is typical in any area (for example, the bottom 2% ...
by miriam
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Lets arrange to meet up and celebrate the launch!
Replies: 46
Views: 24451

I can do Karaoke, but we tend to be a bit more eclectic! We've got a projector TV with surround sound (it casts a six foot wide image on the wall) and all the different computer games consoles. So, that means we can play "Sing Star" which is like head to head karaoke scored on pitch and timing, with...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: Fitting in both family and career
Replies: 0
Views: 11597

Fitting in both family and career

It is possible! Different people find different things suit them, or happen to them, in the order of life events. I put off having kids until I felt established in my career, but I know plenty of people who had kids before their first degree, as assistants, as trainees, and as newly qualified CPs. E...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: NWoW and GMHW/PCMHW/Clinical Associate/IAPT roles
Replies: 2
Views: 15418

NWoW and GMHW/PCMHW/Clinical Associate/IAPT roles

Compiled by h2eau from forum discussions Graduate Mental Health Worker / Primary Care Mental Health Worker role This role was first introduced by the government around 2002/2003 to aid GP's with the increasing numbers of people presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. The role i...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: Diversity in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 0
Views: 15395

Diversity in Clinical Psychology

I know I have posted on this topic before, but I think we have to let go of how "hard done to" we are as a profession. Fair play, assistant salaries (until agenda for change radically alters this) are poor, but there are many other graduates who manage a poorly paid year or two to get their foot on ...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: I'm a psychology graduate, why can't I work psychologically?
Replies: 0
Views: 7634

I'm a psychology graduate, why can't I work psychologically?

A lot of graduates in psychology express frustration with roles as support workers, special needs assistants, care work etc as they feel they would like to apply more psychology. If you are in that position, here is some of my advice: I guess the only thing that I wanted to add is the importance of ...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: Wiki: Clinical/Therapeutic/Mental Health Issues
Topic: When parents make a child ill...
Replies: 0
Views: 5853

When parents make a child ill...

I was asked if this is Munchaussen by proxy syndrome... My answer: Actually, if you want a super-pedantic answer, Munchausen by proxy (although the term you were probably thinking of) is not the current terminology, as it was seen as misleading and politicised. Also, if you refer to it as a "syndrom...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Wiki: Clinical/Therapeutic/Mental Health Issues
Topic: What to do if a child discloses abuse
Replies: 0
Views: 8379

What to do if a child discloses abuse

This is a frequently asked interview question, but also a topic that is important to know if you come into direct contact with children. To me there are three parts to the answer I would give. The first is having set the right ground rules, so the client knows the limits to confidentiality, the seco...
by miriam
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Wiki: Applications, short-listing, interviews, and gaining posts
Topic: Help, I've forgotten everything from my degree!
Replies: 0
Views: 10062

Help, I've forgotten everything from my degree!

Don't panic! Once you are calm, things will come back to you. And even if they don't a small amount of reading will normally trigger those memories. If I'm honest, put on the spot I can't think of anything from my first degree that I still know and use. I do remember some trivia about behavioural ec...
by miriam
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Lets arrange to meet up and celebrate the launch!
Replies: 46
Views: 24451

We could arrange a forum get-together, if we wanted. I'm fairly central in the country, and could throw together some food and drink one weekend, if people are interested...
by miriam
Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Wiki: What clinical psychologists do
Topic: Formulation
Replies: 3
Views: 88811

Formulation

Formulation is a word that professions other than psychology have often not even heard of! And that completely baffles me, as I see it as such a core skill and absolutely key in deciding what to do with a client. Along with being able to conduct a multi-dimensional assessment, formulation allows us ...
by miriam
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: All psychology graduates are psychologists, aren't they?
Replies: 0
Views: 17324

All psychology graduates are psychologists, aren't they?

In the UK a psychology degree does not make you someone who can practise psychology. You need a post-graduate qualification to do that, normally at doctorate level, which includes supervised practise in your area of work as well as academic teaching and a research thesis. You can then work in a spec...
by miriam
Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Wiki: Applications, short-listing, interviews, and gaining posts
Topic: Interviews for Assistant Psychologist posts
Replies: 2
Views: 59674

Interviews for Assistant Psychologist posts

First I suppose I can tell you the format we used and the general gist of the questions... We set a half hour task, followed by a half hour interview. The task was in two parts. Firstly an example research question, where the candidate was asked to show what research design they would use, what samp...