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by jakejames1990
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

FAO Sangreal, Thanks for the reply. I am personally of the same opinion as yourself with regards to perceiving an MSc as beneficial (and potentially instrumental) in acquiring a clinical placement. For me, this would be due to the research experience I would gain from doing such because I admit that...
by jakejames1990
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

I have always wanted to pursue a career within Clinical Psychology since before I started my undergraduate degree at 18. Of course, 90%+ of undergraduate Psychology students are of the same mindset when they initially begin their degrees because of the popularity of such a job - either due to the me...
by jakejames1990
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

However I have always been put off because I really dislike research and stats. This is not so good though, as the CP doctorate has an enormous research component - the project is bigger than an MSc thesis (though not quite as big as a PhD) but the thesis is a big part of the final year. Have you e...
by jakejames1990
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

I'd also like to add the point that working as a researcher (potentially with the opportunity to publish) would strengthen the academic side of your application. Have you considered working as an RA? My current RA role is very clinically focused and client based. I have considered this but, much to...
by jakejames1990
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

I just assumed that mt 2:1 would be enough considering I have a fair amount of clinical experience for my age (15+ months working within a substance misuse capacity; 9 months as a Psychology Assistant; 6 months as a children's complex needs facilitator; several years as a youth offending support vo...
by jakejames1990
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

I just assumed that mt 2:1 would be enough considering I have a fair amount of clinical experience for my age (15+ months working within a substance misuse capacity; 9 months as a Psychology Assistant; 6 months as a children's complex needs facilitator; several years as a youth offending support vol...
by jakejames1990
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

Thanks so much for all of the responses thus far, it's really helpful to hear from people who have essentially been there and done that and are therefore able to reflect their thoughts back to people like myself who have little/no postgraduate experience. I have consistently seen that an MSc in Rese...
by jakejames1990
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

If the particular MSc doesn't necessarily matter, what about a degree within a different field of psychology which confers to the BPS criteria; for example one in Health Psychology or Forensic Psychology so that I could expand within this area should I be unable to get a place on a professional doct...
by jakejames1990
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

ClaireEmma89 - thanks for the continued input, I really appreciate it. Yeah that's the kind of interpretation I got from reading through the modules as well. Thankfully a lot of my current role utilises Motivational Interviewing, CBT and Psychotherapy (among other interventions) so I have a pretty g...
by jakejames1990
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

Hi Enid - thanks for the reply, The more I think about it - especially in light of what you and others have said - the MSc Psychiatry probably would seem a little less relevant for a D.ClinPsy application than a psychological one but there certainly are some overlaps. The modules for example include...
by jakejames1990
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

Re: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

Thanks for all of the feedback guys. Just for clarification with regards to my role, my job title is a substance misuse specialist (as pretentious as it sounds) and I was promoted to this role from the position of substance misuse practitioner within the same agency. Also, I volunteered from the age...
by jakejames1990
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App
Replies: 44
Views: 12160

MSc Considerations for D.ClinPsy App

Hi all, Long time forum reader and first time poster. I was just wondering if I might pick your brains with regards to applying for the D.ClinPsy or, specifically, which MSc might increase my chances of gaining a place after recently receiving rejection letters from all of my chosen universities for...