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by lingua_franca
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Volunteering abroad Post qualification
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Volunteering abroad Post qualification

I used to work alongside MSF (not as a clinician) and unless things have changed they want you to have some post-qualifying experience in a specialty relevant to the humanitarian field, such as sexual violence, supporting people with HIV/AIDS, etc. They do work with interpreters but they prefer appl...
by lingua_franca
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Perinatal/postnatal mental health?
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: Perinatal/postnatal mental health?

This is the third time you've posted this question. People made some suggestions to you when you asked before.

I have merged all three threads so the information is easily at hand here - mod
by lingua_franca
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?

A two-year intensive nursing programme is a financial barrier in itself. If you want a mental health core profession and you need to be earning sooner rather than later, then I'd look at one of the salaried training schemes in social work, Frontline and Think Ahead.
by lingua_franca
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Would training as a mental health nurse increase my strength of application in a few years time ?

Before you can apply for any of the practitioner doctorates in psychology, you need to have Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). This means completing a conversion Master's or postgraduate diploma in psychology that is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Qualifying as a nurse seems lik...
by lingua_franca
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 14
Views: 2097

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

If you put that much effort into medicine you are rewarded. It's really that simple. I have come across too many bright people who should have applied for medicine and not psychology because they deserve their efforts to be rewarded with clear career pathways. It's such a shame that we have wasted ...
by lingua_franca
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 52
Views: 8661

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Patriarchy and white privilege are given truths. To pretend otherwise is like starting a discussion about the height of a tree by challenging the idea that triangles exist and then expecting to be walked through pythagorus before considering it legit that anyone uses the distance from the base and ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: New moderators, team members and social media content creators required
Replies: 7
Views: 7632

Re: New moderators, team members and social media content creators required

I'd be happy to help write and update wiki content, to contribute to Aspire, and to signpost new users to helpful material.
by lingua_franca
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: A post-election idea
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: A post-election idea

Update: I have just discovered that a network of therapists offering free or low-cost treatment already exists, the Free Psychotherapy Network. They rely on individual therapists to volunteer their services, though. I'm going to contact them to see if some fundraising might enable their members to o...
by lingua_franca
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: A post-election idea
Replies: 2
Views: 653

A post-election idea

I'm reeling after this election, and frightened, as I expect many of us are. Rather than give into the temptation to bury myself under quilts and cats and not come out for five years, I'm thinking of ways that I could try to make things a bit less awful, at least for some people. I'm thinking of set...
by lingua_franca
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674276

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

MindfulPsych wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:09 pm
1-5. I got offered a position as a Trainee High Intensity Therapist! Absolutely over the moon! :D
Congratulations!! :D
by lingua_franca
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674276

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

1.) At the beginning of the month I spent five days as a psychiatric inpatient. I think that short week will be informing my professional life for a long time to come. It was an eye-opening experience. It also left me with a lot of hope. There was one conversation with a psychiatrist and another wit...
by lingua_franca
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Perinatal/postnatal mental health?
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: Careers in maternal mental health?

Look for roles in NHS mother and baby units, and also consider the third sector - Women's Aid, supported accommodation for homeless women and their children, etc. They tend to recruit for support workers and mentors fairly often.
by lingua_franca
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

I was referred to as a non-qualified all the time when I was a HCA. The term was used by both nurses and by other HCAs. It didn't bother me then and it wouldn't now. I just took 'qualified' to mean someone with HCPC registration who had general responsibility/oversight for my work, not as disparagem...
by lingua_franca
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674276

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

Thank you, Arya. I think the twisted insistence that we're somehow at fault is actually just a response to helplessness in a terrible situation - if we blame ourselves, we're saying that we had the power to make things different, when in truth we didn't. Accepting powerlessness in the face of grief ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Social Work as an excellent alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: Social Work as an excellent alternative

At 32 I'm slightly older than you. I work part-time as a research fellow/lecturer and part-time in a more clinically orientated role. As an academic who only obtained my PhD a couple of years ago, I certainly sympathise with the need for stability (precarious short-term contracts are the norm for ju...