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by NatJ
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Courses with selection tests - no personal statement
Replies: 28
Views: 15140

Re: Courses with selection tests - no personal statement

Not sure if this is useful but Cardiff are having a selection test this year and interviewing based on results.
by NatJ
Thu May 26, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What experience did you have when you got on training?
Replies: 379
Views: 373647

Re: What experience did you have when you got on training?

Hopefully this will be encouraging to 1) those that don't have a masters or a Phd. 2) to anyone who has taken a career break for a significant amount of time 3) Those that have never had a Dclin interview before Bsc Psychology (1st Class from non-red brick uni) -From 1st-3rd year volunteered in a st...
by NatJ
Fri May 20, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: South Wales 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 11349

Re: South Wales 2016

Helloooo

I am starting at Cardiff too :-) I interviewed Thursday morning. Had an inkling they would tell us on the Friday, I'd given up by about 3pm though so it was a nice suprise :D I live in Bristol and I'm going to attempt a commute.

Very excited to meet you all

Natalie
by NatJ
Tue May 17, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016
Replies: 1003
Views: 292223

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016

First time applying (waited until I was well and truly ready). Very excited!.. They went out their way to make it a positive experience which made the whole ordeal a lot better :D

Bath

Exeter
Royal Holloway
Cardiff-> Cardiff
by NatJ
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016
Replies: 1003
Views: 292223

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2016

First time
Bath
South Wales
Exeter
Royal Holloway

Not a clue what to expect from an interview... better get revising!
by NatJ
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Giving examples in personal statement
Replies: 6
Views: 4301

Re: Giving examples in personal statement

I am stuck on the intro...any suggestions as to how to start. did u guys just talk about experiences or did you also talk about skills gained from uni e.g. SPSS, collecting data, report writing etc I would think that comes across in your other sections. Use your statement to talk more about your ex...
by NatJ
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Giving examples in personal statement
Replies: 6
Views: 4301

Re: Giving examples in personal statement

I am applying also so I'm in the same boat as you. I have been advised that it needs to be more of a narrative, in order that it flows. You want to avoid it being stop start with just saying what you did. I haven't always stated when I did this, I learnt this. Occasionally I have referred to the con...
by NatJ
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Online Application - Really a 3000 Character Limit?
Replies: 63
Views: 31131

Re: Online Application - Really a 3000 Character Limit?

I know there's been a lot of info on here about avoiding most abbreviations. I believe most are in agreement that NHS and CBT are familiar enough. However I'm having a dilemma with whether or not I use ACT... (if at this point you are thinking what is ACT then I think I have my answer :D ) Unfortuna...
by NatJ
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: LD Eligibility tools
Replies: 3
Views: 3277

LD Eligibility tools

Not sure this is the correct forum for this question..

Just wondering what assessments or screening tools people use to assess whether someone has a learning disability?
by NatJ
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Relevant Experience- Other section
Replies: 7
Views: 3919

Re: Relevant Experience- Other section

Thanks for this. I understand what you are saying re: not padding it out. I definitely don't want to do that. I'm not sure I phrased my question well enough. I have my main supporting statement finished. There is a year gap unaccounted for between when I left school and began my undergrad. So my que...
by NatJ
Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Relevant Experience- Other section
Replies: 7
Views: 3919

Relevant Experience- Other section

Just wondering how people fill the 'Relevant Experience- Other section' in. Should we be accounting for each section of time that has passed since secondary school? For example do you write in the years that you were studying (even though this is in the qualifications section), also I did a year out...
by NatJ
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Tips for writing the application.
Replies: 12
Views: 7554

Re: Tips for writing the application.

Wondering what the consensus is on using the abbreviation for clinical psychologist (CP) in the statement?
by NatJ
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Thoughts on taking a year out
Replies: 13
Views: 6290

Re: Thoughts on taking a year out

Absolutely do it. You have your whole life to gain experience and to train.
I know lots of people who were AP's already, then took time out and have re-entered no problem.
Don't not go because of fear you may never get a job. If anything it will only add to your development!
by NatJ
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Job description section 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3218

Re: Job description section 2015

This was helpful, I've been wondering the same thing. I have gone for brief sentences rather than straight bullet points.
by NatJ
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Research assistant position help!
Replies: 6
Views: 5366

Re: Research assistant position help!

I'm definitely not an expert but I haven't ever experienced discrimination from not having gone to a red brick uni. Maybe a shortlister could comment but I shouldn't see that as being a problem.