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by workingmama
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Research Assistant Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Research Assistant Interview

I'd want to know what (if any) research training you have had, including thinking about what you got from your undergrad re research methodology. I'd ask about your experience as an RA, including seeing if you can find examples of non RA posts in which you have been involved in any research (clinica...
by workingmama
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Participants needed: clinical psychology & moral distress
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Participants needed: clinical psychology & moral distress

Shame it was adult only (although I can see why you'd want to narrow the focus). I've got screeds from child neuro :-)
by workingmama
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Where am I going wrong?

*Sorvio* Whilst assessments used are not IQ tests, you suggest that if they were this could invalidate years of hard work and prior success as if IQ and academic success are in no way related. A high level of academic attainment ('prior success' in this context) is superbly unlikely in the context o...
by workingmama
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: BPS diversity survey
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Re: BPS diversity survey

Just read your last paragraph, Miriam. Indeed! Very much so.
by workingmama
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Starting the application form (mind blank)
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Starting the application form (mind blank)

This may not work for everyone (and it may be offputting to some shortlisters!) but I bulletpointed the heck out of my application form. It saved a lot of wasted words.
by workingmama
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Self-help for anxiety / excessive checking
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Self-help for anxiety / excessive checking

The self help book by Richard Hyman (spelling?) and Cherry Pedrick is very decent indeed. It's on edition 5 I think at the moment, but you can get 3rd Ed etc for very cheaply on Amazon and there isn't a great deal of difference. I used it myself in 2004-ish and thought it was just the ticket, and re...
by workingmama
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Which distance learning counselling course?
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Which distance learning counselling course?

I can speak from personal and colleague experience of both the Scottish Strathclyde University and the Edinburgh ones, although neither are strictly distance learning (Strathclyde at least is one day per week over two years, or two days per week one year). The Edinburgh one (can't recall via which o...
by workingmama
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What jobs should I apply for?
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Should I apply for training? / What do I need to do next?

Hi, I will hopefully be graduating this summer with an expected 2:1/1st. I have got a almost 2 years worth of mental health support work, healthcare assistant and research assistant experience. My goal is to try get into a doctorate training course. However, I am unclear to what experience or jobs ...
by workingmama
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Visuoperceptual Abilities Questionnaire
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Visuoperceptual Abilities Questionnaire

I'm working in neuropsychology and I can't think of a self-report measure that would do that (admittedly I'm paeds, but we do assess up to age 25). The best I can think of is a good clinical interview that elicits examples of tasks in which I'd expect to see visuo-perceptual errors occurring. I'll w...
by workingmama
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would a Counselling MSc help to get AP jobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Would a Counselling MSc help to get AP jobs?

FWIW I found my counselling training to be enormously useful in my CP work, and I found the counselling training to look in significantly more depth into my own person make-up and what that means about my own practice than the DClinPsy did. It has definitely shaped much of my practice when I work th...
by workingmama
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: References and letters of recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: References and letters of recommendation

I've used letters of recommendation when writing to somewhere that wasn't advertising to ask them to make a job for me (pre CP), but there isn't a tradition for them in psychology. For the doctorate, there simply isn't a place on the application (online) where you could add these so I'd not worry to...
by workingmama
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Parent and Training
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Parent and Training

Indeed. Welcome to the neverending anxiety.

I wouldn't worry about 'getting off on the wrong foot'. Asking really won't trouble the course at all. Truly.
by workingmama
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Getting onto the doctorate without AP/RA experience
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Getting onto the doctorate without AP/RA experience

The relative importance/value of an AP role appears to vary by institution. Apparently some courses have around 50% intake with an AP history, others up to 80%, so it looks as if there is a different value placed on specific routes to CP by different selectors. This of course may also vary by year, ...
by workingmama
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Parent and Training
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Parent and Training

Hello, There are a few of us around that were parents at the start of, or during (or both in my case) training. You may want to search the threads as I know this comes up fairly regularly as a topic and it might be good to read some of those previous threads. I would try as best you can to imagine y...
by workingmama
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Newcastle 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Newcastle 2020

Hello all,

I'm a former NCL DClinPsy grad. If you have any questions about the course or the area please do yelp.

Best wishes,