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by workingmama
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post

I'm sorry for everyone that reads me writing this LOTS :-) but just to remind people (in capitals) HALF OF MY TRAINING COHORT HAD NEVER BEEN AN NHS AP. ALMOST HALF HAD NEVER BEEN ANY SORT OF AP. Hope this helps. Many ways to skin a cat. Very best of luck - try project work (substance misuses agencie...
by workingmama
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Are distance learning BSc courses viewed differently by admissions?
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Are distance learning BSc courses viewed differently by admissions?

Hi,

I and a goodly number of my OU cohort registered with OU with a clear plan for DClinPsy applications, and we all (in our small group) got places relatively quickly on completion. I'd do the full BSc for what it's worth and do it slowly to manage the cost/get a great grade. x
by workingmama
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Dress code when working clinically: Appropriate "masculine" clothing?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Dress code when working clinically: Appropriate "masculine" clothing?

Hi Roz, I wasn't sure reading your post whether you meant, is there an appropriate/typical 'masculine' dress code for male trainees who work in clinical psychology, or whether you meant (and which I took you to mean the first reading), is there a way to dress smartly/appropriately for work in clinic...
by workingmama
Thu May 24, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?

I'm aware that the OP did not return after that post, and I'm wondering what that is about (not enough time to tit around on a website forum/choice to 'dump and run' - always a valid decision/chose to read but not respond to the replies). I am left wondering what the OP made of the responses, and wh...
by workingmama
Thu May 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Clients answering phone during session
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Clients answering phone during session

It's so hard to check where we're at ourselves, recognize that and manage it, right there in the session, isn't it? Possibly you're right in that they may well have been checking your response. I have said directly to clients in my own sessions that I felt that they were doing X,Y,Z to check my resp...
by workingmama
Tue May 15, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?

I guess, for me, I never lost sight of what I wanted to do, so I don't know if that's much help to you. I studied as a mature student with children. I wasn't bankrolled by family or a well-earning partner, and I tolerated the anxiety of not knowing if it would work out by electing for a position of ...
by workingmama
Sat May 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: How do I become a clinical neuropsychologist?
Replies: 7
Views: 35502

Re: How do I become a clinical neuropsychologist?

I can only reiterate: Bristol is not a cheaper alternative to the Paeds university route (via UCL) because the Bristol MSc is adult only. Unless I've missed something huge having already spoken to Bristol? Even if they are offering a way to sidestep the portfolio and viva aspect for paediatric route...
by workingmama
Thu May 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Clients answering phone during session
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Clients answering phone during session

I wouldn't be questioning their manners, I would be questioning what it meant for them to be taking calls during their time. If I'm insulted (and I would be too, a little), that's something about my ego and how I feel the need for my client to hold me in esteem.
by workingmama
Tue May 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Better BME representation in clinical psychology
Replies: 43
Views: 21576

Re: Better BME representation in clinical psychology

maven wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 pm
even if it is not the trollish intentional whataboutery of wading into every debate about
I love the word 'Whataboutery'. It's great. It's my internet word of the year (it would be decade, but 'hangry' :-) )
by workingmama
Tue May 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Better BME representation in clinical psychology
Replies: 43
Views: 21576

Re: Better BME representation in clinical psychology

I have been interested in BAME issues for a while and I disagree with the view that only people from ethnic backgrounds can or should do anything to improve the diversity of the profession. At the same time, I have increasingly felt trepidation at the prospect of contributing to the debate, in part...
by workingmama
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Newcastle 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Newcastle 2018

Hello soon-to-be Newcastlers :P

Congrats to all those with places. I'm qualified (from Newcastle), so just starting up a space for everyone and wanted to say hello, and to offer to answer any questions folks have (accommodation/the course/the city/childcare in Newcastle/etc).

Very best,

WM x
by workingmama
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: psychological tests/scales for thesis need help
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: psychological tests/scales for thesis need help

Hi,

What is it that you're thinking of using?

Very best/
by workingmama
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Any summer courses?
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Any summer courses?

None that I know of. Can you look for some relevant experience instead?
by workingmama
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605649

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

1. Shin splint. Owwwwww. And grumpy about it :evil: 2. Four very lovely Masters supervisees are brightening my year. All interested and engaged. 3. Bitten off a little more than I can chew comfortably, so taking a day's annual leave to simply sit and chew more slowly. 4. I'm loving a revival of my p...
by workingmama
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: How do I become a clinical neuropsychologist?
Replies: 7
Views: 35502

Re: How do I become a clinical neuropsychologist?

Hi Pixie, The Bristol course is currently seeking accreditation, but will not be accredited until after the next cohort (if successful). It is adult only, unfortunately. It doesn't offer a cheaper alternative to qualifying than the UCL or self study routes sadly (although if it did, I'd be the first...