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by workingmama
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

Fair point! We have it established in our Trust, and whilst I won't work with voluntary APs because I find the system exploitative and geared towards that can afford to be here 9-5pm on a working day, I work with people to help them access research experience because (in my own experience) it can be...
by workingmama
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I have so many bits of potential research and no time to write some of them up, so it may be worth approaching psychologists directly and ask whether anyone would supervise you doing a research project in their area not linked to a Masters. As long as people show academic promise (good degree), it m...
by workingmama
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I've known plenty of people get onto clinical training one or two years after gaining their GBC qualification, and plenty of those have been after conversions. I'd be very wary of jaded people perpetuating the narrative of how long it takes and how poor your chances are, when plenty of people don't...
by workingmama
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Supervising PhDs while training
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Supervising PhDs while training

I personally wouldn't as I think training is a pretty full-on job by itself, and I'm sure you wouldn't want to be less intellectually present for your potential supervisees than you might usually be. I had asked whether I could continue offering private training and was refused by my training trust....
by workingmama
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Anti Racist Book Club for Psychologists
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Anti Racist Book Club for Psychologists

I tried to set up something similar in my NHS Trust but the Equality and Diversity team felt that it might seem racist as it was aimed at White people so I was advised to not progress this. We were hoping to look at 'Being White in the Helping Professions', which is a truly great book for starting d...
by workingmama
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I will respectfully disagree with the PP about the frequency with which the students on the 'research oriented' courses have MSc or PhDs. Whilst some universities cohorts may have a larger number than others of trainees with postgrad qualifications, certainly some of the research oriented courses ha...
by workingmama
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9280
Views: 1640579

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

Good news both! Well done!
by workingmama
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Opinion on thieves and other low-grade crime committers
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Opinion on thieves and other low-grade crime committers

I see both your choice of language as understandable in the situation and also (as you said) unhelpful to generalize bad actions to badness of a person. Sorry to hear of the theft.
by workingmama
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 3757

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

I don’t think however (and here I am in agreement with Miriam) that getting into an ideological debate is the way forward. There was a recent paper (I think by Reicher et al but I would need to check) on extremism which clearly showed that challenging people with extreme views on the basis of ideol...
by workingmama
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Summer psychology work (and has anyone come across "NeuroSupport Services"?)
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Summer psychology work (and has anyone come across "NeuroSupport Services"?)

Personally I wouldn't touch this. The tax implications alone for a short term gig is extremely offputting.
by workingmama
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Newcastle 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Newcastle 2019

If anyone has any Newcastle related questions, happy to answer to the best of my ability. I'm particularly excellent as a resource for trainees who are coming new to Newcastle with children (it's my special superpower :grin:)
by workingmama
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Participants in the North East needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Participants in the North East needed!

What are your inclusion criteria?
by workingmama
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Has anyone done a conversion psychology course at Chester university, what was your experience of the course ?
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Has anyone done a conversion psychology course at Chester university, what was your experience of the course ?

For a very similar reason I decided to do a whole degree with the OU rather than the (then available) conversion. I wanted to show that I could get a First rather than a good pass on a shorter course in case this was a concern to selectors. Other folks will be along soon and may have a different vie...
by workingmama
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it worth continuing feeling disheartened
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Is it worth continuing feeling disheartened

I’m sorry to hear about the abuse and hope you’re safe now. Well done on continuing to study and to keep your hopes and dreams alive during that. My own advice would be to stop at the PG Dip, and to get started on the MSc conversion. The Masters in counselling won’t get you any further to the DClinP...
by workingmama
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 106653

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Many congrats there, sjt1244, and commiserations to all those for whom this wasn't the year.