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by workingmama
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What jobs should I apply for?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

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: 166

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: 3
Views: 297

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: 323

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: 618

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: 895

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: 618

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: 473

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,
by workingmama
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Improving Diversity in Clinical Psychology - Hiring Assistant Psychologists
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Improving Diversity in Clinical Psychology - Hiring Assistant Psychologists

I have refused to offer places for unpaid APs (which are common in my place of work) on exactly these grounds. Whilst we are very well meaning in making work opportunities this way of doing it exacerbates existing structural inequalities re. race and SES.
by workingmama
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A first?
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: A first?

You may like Thomas Dixon's How to Get a First. It has a passage on writing from a 'burning platform' which was the difference between (IMO) a 2:1 and 1st quality writing. The book looks deceptively simplistic and would be easy to toss aside feeling 'I know all this already'. Read and apply truthful...
by workingmama
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Mature students and challenges
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Mature students and challenges

If it's of any use to you, my school quals were distinctly lacklustre and my first degree (non Psychol) was a third class. My ego is trying to tell me to type all the good excuses for that, but essentially I was immature and unfocused at that stage in my life. Sharing in case it helps to see that en...
by workingmama
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The multiple pathways to clinical training: lessons from a first year trainee
Replies: 2
Views: 2740

Re: The multiple pathways to clinical training: lessons from a first year trainee

As I frequently threaten to change my autosig to 'You don't need to be an AP to get onto training', I couldn't agree more. Over half my training cohort had never had an AP post. These opportunities are doubtless extremely useful in many ways, but they don't always offer lots of skills that are acces...
by workingmama
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

Just for those interested in grade inflation, this documents the movement over the last 20 years nicely, and really focused on the increase to the increase (?!) over the last decade. Echoing the above, as an OU grad myself I an tell you that whilst the course marks are higher in OU (you might receiv...
by workingmama
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9314
Views: 1668341

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) At the beginning of the month I spent five days as a psychiatric inpatient. I think that short week will be informing my professional life for a long time to come. It was an eye-opening experience. It also left me with a lot of hope. There was one conversation with a psychiatrist and another wi...