Fantasy specialist placement

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Fantasy specialist placement

Post by Bad Kitty » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:13 pm

I've started considering where I'd like to do my specialist placement in the third year of the DClin and it got me thinking.... if you could do any specialist placement what would it be?

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Post by workingmama » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:37 pm

Something to do with children, neuro and language - like working with children experiencing acquired language disorder, in a rehabilitative way.

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Post by joanner » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:38 pm

I would like to work in audiology and ENT. However, psychologists in these settings are rare, or so I've been told.
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Post by othello » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:39 am

Working with "at-risk" kids I think...

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Post by noodle » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:52 am

I think working in great ormond street would be very interesting, although I wouldn't like to live in London!

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Post by astra » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:21 am

my fantasy elective placement would be anything but the one I did!
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Post by eponymous85 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:53 am

Apparently electives don't exist any more on my course *gripe* *moan* *grumble*

I've always wanted to work at Papworth sleep clinic... random!

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Post by Hanwan » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:57 am

ohhh what a good thread!

hmm i like the idea of working at rampton or broadmoore but I dont know why as I imagine it would be major stressful!

Or perhaps working with the ACT model with adolescents...

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Post by schizometric » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:13 am

I would love to do a placement in Neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan (if only services were this joined up! and people didn't get lost in transition, but don't get me started!)

I would be in heaven :D
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Post by sally » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:32 am

I got my fantasy placement, because my original one fell through, so my supervisor helped me to put together interesting opportunities from across the service - I think we called it something like 'complex adolescent presentations'

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Post by chixta » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:44 pm

I work in my fantasy placement at the minute and have got a qualified job in the same area! :D

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Post by chixta » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:46 pm

Hanwan wrote:
hmm i like the idea of working at rampton or broadmoore but I dont know why as I imagine it would be major stressful!
you do get great experience working here! i would recommend max secure to anyone!! :D

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Post by astra » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:51 pm

chixta wrote:I work in my fantasy placement at the minute and have got a qualified job in the same area! :D
Result!
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Post by noodle » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:58 pm

noodle wrote:I think working in Great Ormond Street would be very interesting, although I wouldn't like to live in London!
Oops, meant to edit myself after not using capital letters in the right places whilst using my phone. I must have pressed 'quote' instead. Oh the shame :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Post by miriam » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:06 pm

No shame in it, phone use of forums should have a brownie badge IMHO.

I am pleased that a few of the 'fantasies' are available in my service, as we have a 'transition team' who deal with neurodevelopmental disorders from teenage upwards, including helping people recognise ASD in those who are already seen as having severe and enduring mental health problems. We also have services for paediatric health related CP, vulnerable and LAC groups, etc.

If I could spend six months somewhere as a learning experience, I think I'd look for someone applying CAT to family work and do all therapy...
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