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by charley
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Who foots the bill on this one?
Replies: 10
Views: 3082

I broke down on the way to therapy many years ago and still had to pay.
by charley
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: 2nd Year a.k.a. Circus skills...
Replies: 16
Views: 6217

I totally agree Jane! There was a small group in my cohort who met and shared hysteria before each teaching session, I remember someone going into meltdown before an essay as they had forgot to DOUBLE SPACE THEIR REFERENCES - shock horror. :lol:
by charley
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: 2nd Year a.k.a. Circus skills...
Replies: 16
Views: 6217

Christmas to around june in second year is a nightmare according to my memory, but it will pass and you will get there. My advice would be just to keep this in mind and plod away at the work, get enough sleep, and don't spend time around anxiety driven, obsessive colleagues who ramp up the stress le...
by charley
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2010 APPLIED!
Replies: 128
Views: 31034

my consultant colleague has not done the reference for our applicant yet and has no intention of doing until he gets a reminder next year - this happens every year and has never affected the success of applicants. I think that the application of anybody who rings and chases the harrassed application...
by charley
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Assistant Psychologist Post - Employment Tribunal Decision
Replies: 21
Views: 8308

i know lots of psychologists with masses of unresolved issues- in fact, i think it's a profession with some of the most unresolved "stuff" around :D
by charley
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Practice-based evidence
Replies: 12
Views: 4911

I suppose patients won't be aware of this unless it goes down in formal correspondence, which they can ask for a copy of, as "depression" or "GAD", but it sounds as if its recorded like this only in the statistics/audit material. I think patients are often worried about approaching primary care beca...
by charley
Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Need some work experience and general advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3846

Maybe try MIND in your area as well, they usually have some openings for volunteers to get involved in many areas with people with mental health problems.
by charley
Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: service user on interview panel
Replies: 22
Views: 17285

My colleague was on an interview panel where the service user was particularly keen to recruit blonde attractive females (bit like a staff member on another course i knew...maybe the service user was just a bit more overt in his preferences ) so these procedures bring with them their own challenges ...
by charley
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Voluntary assistant psychologist
Replies: 13
Views: 4632

i would imagine they are just busy, as all of us are, and your e-mail has probably dropped down the screen a bit. They may have a time when they reply to e-mails that aren't seen as urgent. I'd try to be patient until maybe the end of next week and then give them a ring? I'm sure there's no problem,...
by charley
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Psychology: When to switch off !
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

That's really funny because i think CPs are some of the least eccentric, least bohemian (whatever that means..) and instead some of the most conformist people i have ever met. A few oldies are seen as eccentric but certainly the younger ones are pushing on with the band 7, marriage, kids, roses roun...
by charley
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PCMHT adult MH interview, Primary Care presentation help
Replies: 12
Views: 4427

absolutely :) I'm a fully qualified and willing to admit sometimes judgemental clinical psychologist :D
by charley
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PCMHT adult MH interview, Primary Care presentation help
Replies: 12
Views: 4427

I also thought the other post looked a little transparent, which is why i ignored it :)
by charley
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PCMHT adult MH interview, Primary Care presentation help
Replies: 12
Views: 4427

Off the top of my head I would imagine it means the challenges in responding to mental health needs at primary care level - ie if this is the first presentation a person makes with regard to their mental health needs (depression, anxiety, etc etc) what might a service at that level need to offer to ...
by charley
Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: differences between trainee year groups
Replies: 14
Views: 5368

My experience was that the second year was very heavy academically (of course, this has changed now! :shock: ) and by the time Xmas came around, we were basically a group of zombies, unable to take part with any enthusiasm in teaching (which was noticied by the poor tutors). Things were better by Ju...
by charley
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Voluntary assistant psychologist
Replies: 13
Views: 4632

If i was you, and i'm sure you won't, i wouldn't use the term 'admin crap' in your chat!! Unfortunately all CP jobs involve a lot of admin crap, a lot of it i will be doing today as our placement student doesn't come in on Fridays. Being serious for a moment, I would try to thrash this out with the ...