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New Support Forum for people in the helping professions [Jun. 30th, 2008|12:47 pm]
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caringsouls
 

New Support Forum for people in the helping professions

We are writing to tell you about a new online support forum we have launched called 'Caring Souls'. It is a forum for anyone who needs somewhere to feel heard and supported. It is also somewhere where counsellors and psychotherapists and indeed anyone in a caring profession can come to support others, to support each other, and to meet other like minded people. We have built the forum and now would like to watch it evolve – it is you – the people who join and talk there, who will make it into a place that is safe, caring and supportive.

The founders are both passionate about counselling – one is an experienced counsellor in private practice and the other is a counsellor in training with a huge knowledge of therapy and mental health issues through her own experiences.

Please come and have a look round – you can tell us as little or as much about yourselves, can use your own name or a pseudonym, you can even have a link to your own website if you wish. We would welcome your input, your ideas and suggestions, as well as any articles or information that you think would be helpful to others. It is possible just to come in and have a look as a guest although joining allows you greater access to the boards (but that doesn't mean you have to commit to anything you don't want to do – there is no pressure). The forum is free to join.

Why not give it a try? - you will be given a very warm welcome!

Our web address is: http://caringsouls.proboards92.com

If you have any enquiries and would like to e mail us our e mail address is caring.souls.forum@googlemail.com

We look forward to having you on board!

With kind regards

The Caring Souls Team

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Disability and Graduate School [Aug. 26th, 2006|04:07 pm]
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flyfreeizzie
Hello All-
 
There are so many groups around for people with disabilities and I am creating yet another one. =)
 
This community is a unique because it is designed for those who are applying for, or in... or even graduated from graduate/professional school while having a disability.
 
I find that these variables are somewhat diffucult to find and hopefully this community will be a place to connect, provide support for one another and empower!!
 
Please pass the word on to those that might be interested.
 
Issadora
 
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Research participants with disabilities needed [Apr. 19th, 2006|10:16 am]
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flyfreeizzie
Hello Everyone- 

I'm doing another round of recruitment for my research study. Please feel free to pass this information on to other groups that might have potential participantts. 

Thank you for your time. 

Greetings-
My name is Issadora Saeteng and I am a undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
 
Under the supervision of Dr. Amanda Roberts, I am conducting an online study about body image perception among people like myself who have disabilities.
 
If you are between the ages of 18 – 30 and have a physical/health disability, I need your input!
 
The study requires that you go to a website and read the informed consent to decide if you would like to participate.
 
If you decide to participate, the
surveys will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
 
Participation is completely voluntary and there is no monetary compensation however your input may help increase understanding between body image perception and disability.
 
This research project has no known risks and has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards at the University of California, San Diego.
 
To participate in this study, you will need access to a computer with an
Internet Connection.
 
From your web browser, please go to
 
Please direct any questions, concerns, or comments to Issadora Saeteng at
or 619.252.0466.
 
Thank you
Issadora Saeteng
University of California, San Diego
Department of Psychology
Primary Investigator
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Research particpants with disabilities needed [Mar. 18th, 2006|01:37 am]
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flyfreeizzie
Greetings-
My name is Issadora Saeteng and I am a undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Under the supervision of Dr. Amanda Roberts, I am conducting an online study about body image perception among people like myself who have disabilities.

If you are between the ages of 18 – 30 and have a physical/health disability, I need your input!

The study requires that you go to a website and read the informed consent to decide if you would like to participate.

If you decide to participate, the
surveys will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Participation is completely voluntary and there is no monetary compensation however your input may help increase understanding between body image perception and disability.

This research project has no known risks and has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards at the University of California, San Diego.

To participate in this study, you will need access to a computer with an
Internet Connection.

From your web browser, please go to
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=265391910644 to begin.

Please direct any questions, concerns, or comments to Issadora Saeteng at
disabilityresearchinfo@gmail.com
or 619.252.0466.

Thank you
Issadora Saeteng
University of California, San Diego
Department of Psychology
Primary Investigator

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(no subject) [Mar. 16th, 2006|11:42 pm]
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thewriteone
Okay, so I'm going back to school after quite a lapse. I plan to major in psychology. What I really want to do is work with veterans. I'm wondering if I should minor in something like military history or military management or something like that. Do you think that would be best, or would that be limiting myself? I was initially going to minor in english. Any thoughts?
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Dissertation Help- cross posted much [Jan. 5th, 2006|02:01 am]
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flyfreeizzie
Dissertation Help- cross posted much

Hello everyone-

I'm attempting to assist a friend in participant recruitment for her study. Serenity was a doctoral intern last year at my university, UCSD and is working on her dissertation in Counseling Psychology.

Please read the information she provided below and if you fit the qualifications and want to help, continue on with the link provided.

Thanks

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Greetings. My name is Serenity Chambers and I am a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Colorado State University. Under the supervision of Dr. Ernie Chavez, I am conducting an online study about the recruitment of graduate students into doctoral level psychology programs. If you are a junior or senior in college and you are considering pursuing graduate school in clinical or counseling psychology, I need your input!!



The study requires that you peruse a web site for a (fictitious) graduate program in psychology and then give your impressions. It takes about 30 minutes to complete. Your responses will aid in the creation of more effective ways to recruit students into these programs. Participation in this study may give you more information about graduate programs in psychology and/or may increase your interest in psychology as a career. This research project has no known risks and has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards at Colorado State University and the University of California, San Diego.



To participate in this study, you will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. From your web browser, please go to http://psy.psych.colostate.edu/serenity/index.html to begin.



Please direct any questions, concerns, or comments to Serenity Chambers at sc@lamar.colostate.edu or 619.757.7227.
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Eyes [Dec. 21st, 2005|11:00 am]
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psynut
Cross posted psych_pros
I have to explain a little something first.

I have congenital nystagmus - which is a rapidly moving of my eyes. Most people don't notice it unless they're close and looking directly at my eyes, or if I'm looking intently at something, I'll turn my head in order to focus with greater accuity. I've noticed that psychotic clients are quick to notice it. Sometimes, it works to my advantage - they think I'm being hypervigilant and looking over them. Often, it turns into some notion that I'm possessed or looking into their soul/thoughts - this isn't always as bad for raporte as you might think. (Sometimes clients don't lie if they think you can peer into their soul.) At this point, when someone points out to me so quickly, the big red flag goes up in my mind.

It's just always struck as strange how quickly they notice. Often it's the 3rd question when we meet.

Are you Mike -----?
Can you sign this for me?
Why do your eyes do that?


Believe me, I've given it great thought. My first advisor in grad school suggested that I would have a lot of problems with clients because of it. Other professors and supervisors said that concern was the most rediculous thing they'd ever heard - other's made it a large focus of our time.

Now, granted, psychosis tends to take away a sense of social mores. So, maybe other clients notice and just don't say anything - but borderline clients don't seem to make it an issue, straight out manics don't notice. I have also noticed that art drawn by those with psychotic symptoms really focus on eyes...

So, does anyone have insight into this? Is there some association with intentness on eyes and psychosis?
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(no subject) [Oct. 17th, 2005|07:47 pm]
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always
hey there--

can anyone give me a link to a how-to on APA citations?

also, a while back someone gave me a link to a site you could download the info from-- anyone know?

thanks!
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2005|05:23 pm]
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ftmichael
LiveJournal has a schools feature now. I'd love to have a list on the community's userinfo of where we're all studying/working. Can folks comment with what schools they're affiliated with and a mod add them to the userinfo? (Including schools we used to attend, also.)
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need opinions [Sep. 1st, 2005|05:09 pm]
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beelzebabe
Hi everyone,

I've been in the field (social work) for 5 years and am currently employed at a large university. I just took this job 8 months ago but I'm not happy. The program was designed in response to a rash of suicides at the university and I feel that it's more of a PR response than a clinical program. The pay is really good but the majority of my job is being on call and getting woken up in the middle of the night for what I feel are not real psych emergencies. Prior to this job, I worked in a psychiatric emergency room with severely mentally ill people. I think I have culture shock. The populations are extreme opposites of each other. Anyway, an ex co-worker of mine recommended me for a Director's position at an outpatient mental health clinic and I interviewed for the job today. It looks like they plan to offer it to me. Problem is that it's a pay cut of about $4,000.00 but the title is better and there seems to be room to move up, where as at my current job there does not seem to be. Also I won't be on call. My job would be a combo of a clinical case load and administrative stuff. Seems like a lot of growth potential. Just wanted to know what people think about taking lower paying jobs with better titles. How do you all weigh such options ?

Thanks !
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