Route to Clinical Psychology

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Presentation by Dr Kathryn Greenwood at University of Sussex (updated April 2013)

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  • Very easy to get sucked in and not be able to think of anything else.. V bad esp as can be a long route. Exp make sure you can do it!
  • Route to Clinical Psychology

    1. 1. The Route to ClinicalPsychology?Dr Kathryn Greenwood(EIPS Sussex, Sussex University and Instituteof Psychiatry)
    2. 2. A Cognitive BehaviouralApproach?• My route into clinicalpsychology• Some tips on the way
    3. 3. Triggers
    4. 4. Help!!What now?What shall Ido?Triggers
    5. 5. Help!!Whatnow?Whatshall Ido?TriggersPanic
    6. 6. PanicHelp!!What now?What shall Ido?TriggersResearch Clinical
    7. 7. BehaviourMoodThoughtsTriggers
    8. 8. Action• Clinical Experience as a bank nurse• Exam focus• Application for and place obtained for aPhD in a clinically relevant area(Memory and Attention in Schizophrenia)
    9. 9. StrongStrongacademicacademicresearch profileresearch profileRationaleRationaleRelevant experienceRelevant experience(clinical and research)(clinical and research)For selfFor selfAccess to and supportAccess to and supportfrom clinical psychologistsfrom clinical psychologists
    10. 10. Help!!What now?What shall Ido?Triggers
    11. 11. ActionVoluntary Experience• under clinical psychologist on wardmedication education programme• Observation of specialist assessments ofchildren• Observation of therapy for child depression• Evaluation of trauma following children’sadmission to intensive care
    12. 12. Meaning• Insight into illness models and relation tointervention and outcome in psychosis• Value of in depth multi-disciplinary assessment• Application of adapted CBT for a youngerdevelopmental stage, flexibility in models andapproaches (imagery)• Understanding of role of stress and appraisals inevolution of problems
    13. 13. What about the rest of life?Baby daughter one year into PhDLearning and Meaning• Time management, multi-tasking• Managing role transitions• Value of mental health and well-being incontext of whole life
    14. 14. Important elementsStrong academicprofileMeaning andlearning taken fromexperiencesAble to communicate &apply what learntStand out forright reasonsPresentationReferencesMaintain a life
    15. 15. And the outcome• University of Sussex 1992-1995• PhD and DClinPsy – Institute of Psychiatry 1995-2002• Daughter 1996, Son 2001• National Psychosis Unit 2002-2008• Early intervention in psychosis 2008-• Holistic recovery/remission focus in researchFunctional outcome, genetic factors, CBT modelsand outcome, service user involvement andchallenging stigma• Clinical Research Fellow 2010-
    16. 16. Keep learning, keep enthusiasm• Children use stigmatising language early• Changing schema and core beliefs is hard• Try to create positive attitudes from thestart• Working with primaryschools
    17. 17. Thank you

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