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by tinkerbella
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Should I give up on 'the dream'?
Replies: 13
Views: 8475

Re: Should I give up on 'the dream'?

All you can do is give it a go and see what happens! I got a 2:1 in my BSc and had very limited experience clinically prior to getting on training. My experience was mainly in research and more general roles like Smoking Cessation, Tenancy Support and voluntary work with MIND etc. I applied on the o...
by tinkerbella
Mon May 16, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: LEICESTER 2011-2014 COHORT
Replies: 29
Views: 10031

Re: LEICESTER 2011-2014 COHORT

I wanted to say good luck to you all too! I am a current 3rd year so all being well I will have finished when you all start. I agree with the pp - have some fun before you start the course because it's an arduous process (especially the 3rd year!!!) Overall it's been enjoyable though and I'm glad I ...
by tinkerbella
Tue May 03, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Band 7 CAMHS post
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Re: Band 7 CAMHS post

I will PM you!
by tinkerbella
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Band 7 CAMHS post
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Band 7 CAMHS post

Hi all I have an interview in a couple of weeks for a ST contract in CAMHS. It is my first ever CP interview as I am still in my final year of training. Does anyone have any tips for me about what to brush up on or the types of questions they may ask? I have to do a 10 min case presentation and I kn...
by tinkerbella
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Trainee Clinical Studies officer interview 28/4/11
Replies: 4
Views: 2051

Re: Trainee Clinical Studies officer interview 28/4/11

Hi This may be a bit late, but I was a CSO for a year or so. I didn't have to do any exercises or anything in my interview, but one question I was asked was what did I know about research governance :shock: ! I actually admitted I knew very little but could learn and still got the job, but would be ...
by tinkerbella
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Anyone going to the Leicester selection days?
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Anyone going to the Leicester selection days?

Oh sorry, not been on here for ages, it's all changed! Just knew the selection was coming up so thought I would pop in as I was feeling nostalgic! :lol:
by tinkerbella
Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Anyone going to the Leicester selection days?
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Anyone going to the Leicester selection days?

From memory, I think we were sorted into different groups so the order of tasks varied a bit. I think I did the group task first, then the interview, then the role play but not 100% sure. Then there was a reflective written task at the end of the day. As I say though, they may have changed things so...
by tinkerbella
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Anyone going to the Leicester selection days?
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Anyone going to the Leicester selection days?

Hi I am currently in my 3rd year there and am in thesis-writing Hell but just thought I would wish you all good luck! :D I remember it as if it was yesterday and can't believe I am now 6 months off finishing - scary! :shock: If you have any questions I'll try and answer them, though I'm not sure if ...
by tinkerbella
Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: differences between trainee year groups
Replies: 14
Views: 5376

Sounds about right to me! I think our year are rebellious adolescents. We got into trouble over rearranging a group without consulting tutors the other day and many of us are skirting around the issue of actually submitting our research proposals for peer review! We lost one of our cohort at the end...
by tinkerbella
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Is coursework pass/fail or marked on DClinPsy?
Replies: 16
Views: 6551

On out course you get a percentage for each piece of work. 40 is a bare fail and goes to the examination board, 50 is a pass, 60 a good pass, 70 distinction and 80 a high distinction. Overall though on the course I think it's just pass or fail.
by tinkerbella
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: First year trainees - how is it going?
Replies: 16
Views: 6689

I think the course is quite enjoyable. There have been times when I've found it tough, like when we have coursework deadlines and at the start when I struggled with formulation, but overall it is interesting and varied and I love most of the client work! I just wish there were more hours in a day!!!...
by tinkerbella
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: First year trainees - how is it going?
Replies: 16
Views: 6689

Hey Ste! Glad you're hanging in there. I am also finding it hard to juggle everything, especially with 2 kids to sort out as well, I am all over the place and living in a pig sty - but never mind! It would be really nice to get a proper summer break like at Uni, I feel like I need to catch up with m...
by tinkerbella
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Age & experience before getting on the DClinPsy
Replies: 28
Views: 17096

I don't think I said that young trainees necessarily wouldn't have any life experience. I myself was 19 when I got married, 20 when I became a Mum! In some cases, however, I think the selection process employed by certain institutions focusses a bit too much on knowledge (eg. of research methods, th...
by tinkerbella
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Age & experience before getting on the DClinPsy
Replies: 28
Views: 17096

I personally believe that the amount of clinical experience you have had before training is fairly irrelevant. I think you need a certain degree of academic competence but more than anything I think you require a certain level of maturity, some life experience and skills in communication and being w...
by tinkerbella
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: First year trainees - how is it going?
Replies: 16
Views: 6689

Oooo have you all gone into hiding? Maybe too busy to log on any more? :lol: