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by sockmonkey
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Carers in CBT sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 3125

Re: Carers in CBT sessions

Hi, I am also trying to do some research on the effects (positive and negative) of having relatives/ carers involved in the assessment/ therapy process. Having spent a good 1-2 hours searching on google for anything relevant I thought I would post on here to see if anyone might have some literature ...
by sockmonkey
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Relationships and psychology careers
Replies: 16
Views: 9520

Relationships and psychology careers

I'm currently thinking a lot about the nature of the career path to finally getting a qualified clinical psych post. I have been very lucky in getting an Iapt PWP post in my home town, and my previous relevant jobs have all been within driving distance too, but I'm becoming very aware that when look...
by sockmonkey
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: PWP appropriate clothing female help!
Replies: 4
Views: 3622

Re: PWP appropriate clothing female help!

I must admit I had considered clarks but instantly thought "no no no no no" as I had a flash of childhood memories of very ugly clarks shoes- but I decided to have a peek and i LOVE a lot of them!! Thank you for the suggestion! And you are right, this should be a good excuse to spend some money rath...
by sockmonkey
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: PWP appropriate clothing female help!
Replies: 4
Views: 3622

PWP appropriate clothing female help!

Im about to start as a PWP trainee and I honestly don't know what to wear!! My 'go-to' smart/ casual outfit has always involved jeans and a nice top or shirt OR smart trousers with plain top/ cardi and, dare I say it, flip flop type sandals, as I really struggle in most kinds of flat or heeled shoes...
by sockmonkey
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Limited Capability for Work Questionnaire
Replies: 3
Views: 4047

Re: Limited Capability for Work Questionnaire

Plus, they are so long that for someone with anxiety or low motivation they are majorly off-putting in the first place and make it even less likely that without support they would be able to fill it out 'successfully', if at all.
by sockmonkey
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Limited Capability for Work Questionnaire
Replies: 3
Views: 4047

Re: Limited Capability for Work Questionnaire

Oh do not get me started with these things!!!!!! In my last post I helped so many people fill these in and they are just so frustrating and demoralising for the person having to apply for it. Also, having to explain and justify mental health problems in relation to the way they word the questions re...
by sockmonkey
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What does your other half do?
Replies: 174
Views: 58574

Re: What does your other half do?

mine is in the Infantry in the British army, so his techy side goes no further than how to use very high powered precision shooting guns :lol: but he is currently about to start a degree with the intention of becoming a teacher when he leaves.
by sockmonkey
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9319
Views: 1670079

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

1. still in bed at 11am 2. cant believe i have over three weeks of leave between leaving old/ starting new job. 3. cant believe how dull my social life has become and am still in bed because it seems i have nothing better to do. 4. why did all my best friends have to move away in recent months- mass...
by sockmonkey
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Stuck - how did you get started?
Replies: 13
Views: 4480

Re: Stuck - how did you get started?

i got a paid support worker position with a mental health charity about 6 months after handing in my dissertation. They also asked for an NVQ (i think it was essential criteria as opposed to desirable), however because of my degree and life experience this was not necessary. I have been there two ye...
by sockmonkey
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Role and day to day duties of a LIW/PWP
Replies: 14
Views: 13646

Re: Role and day to day duties of a LIW/PWP

SparkyMarky wrote:Is it a trainee or qualified post?

trainee :-)
by sockmonkey
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Role and day to day duties of a LIW/PWP
Replies: 14
Views: 13646

Re: Role and day to day duties of a LIW/PWP

I'm about to start my new job as a LI PWP soon and have been trawling through to get a better idea of what I will be doing daily. Came across this thread but see there havene been any updates since 2010!! Anyone want to/ got the time to write about their average week in their iAPT service nowadays? ...
by sockmonkey
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9319
Views: 1670079

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

1. feeling very loved after informing work today that I will be leaving soon after my successful iAPT interview last week, and being told how big a part I am in the team and will be missed :-) 2. Shall I book a little holiday to make the most of all the annual leave I have to take before starting my...
by sockmonkey
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: iAPT trainee expenses
Replies: 8
Views: 3510

Re: iAPT trainee expenses

Thanks for your replies, I know of PWP trainees who have been able to get accomodation booked for the 5 day block which they were reimbursed for, and they have also been able to claim milage for travel to and from the training as they are not driving to their base......but these PWPs followed the tr...
by sockmonkey
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: iAPT trainee expenses
Replies: 8
Views: 3510

iAPT trainee expenses

Hi I've recently been offered an iAPT LI trainee position and am due to start this soon. They told me that travel expenses would be paid for travel to the university, however I'm a little confused about how this would work in practice. The university is a 220 mile round trip from home which would ta...
by sockmonkey
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: iapt trainee/ other commitments help!
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Re: iapt trainee/ other commitments help!

They rang this afternoon, i got the job!!!! Ironically i was on a coffee break on my diploma course when they called so ended up chatting to the tutor afterwards and told him the situation and as much as i am going to hate having to give it up- the job is a priority so thats my decision made i guess...