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by sweetpea
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

1. Really need to start using my study days for studying.
2. Also need to magic up a few extra days a week for resting.
3. Looking forward to thesis! :)
4. Definitely not looking forward to exams... :?
5. Proud of myself for plodding ever onwards.
by sweetpea
Sun May 06, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

^ I love a furball with personality. Brilliant. 1) Sunshine!!! :D 2) Writing my case report from a lounger in the garden isn't so bad. 3) Feeling super proud of my bus friend for how well she's managed the application season madness. 4) Also feeling weirdly nostalgic and contemplative about my own j...
by sweetpea
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

^ Fasting is so tough, nomnom. I hope you manage to find and embrace those steps to make it work for you. 1) First week of placement 2 was a mind-blowing total 180 from placement 1 (- in a good way!). 2) Feeling like I really need to stop, reflect and regroup to make the most of these next 6 months....
by sweetpea
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Access Scheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Access Scheme?

Aye, it’s stopped. My training cohort were forwarded an email back before Christmas confirming that TCPs aren’t eligible.
by sweetpea
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Problems with the Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Problems with the Forum

Seems better my end too! I’d barely been able to get on in the last two weeks or so. :?
by sweetpea
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

^ Yes! You’ve got this!

1) Genuinely chuffed with myself for having survived (and passed!) my awful placement. :D
2) Two weeks off have never felt so overdue!
3) Now to slow myself down...
4) ...How do I do that again?
5) It’s 7pm and still light outside. 8)
by sweetpea
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3684

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

They say you don't need Assistant Psychologist experience to get onto a course but that is obviously nonsense. The universities might not have AP experience as a requirement but if 100+ applicants applying to the same uni as you have all held AP posts then what chance do you have at even gaining an...
by sweetpea
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

1) 7.5 days left on placement 1. Feeling a weird mix of relief, anticipation and self-doubt. 2) I want to set aside time in (and out of) therapy to reflect on the last 6 months, and make this as 'good' an ending as possible. 3) So excited for two weeks off over Easter. 4) Work / life balance is stil...
by sweetpea
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

It really has been a bit of a shock/whirlwind to be honest, though it helps to know that I'm not the only one who has had a tough time of it. ^ You're definitely not the only one. I've had a disastrous first placement and am currently counting down until I'm moved to a new placement at Easter. Even...
by sweetpea
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

MindfulPsych - I have so much empathy for the process and experience you're talking about. Anxiety is such an insidious beast! I hope you've managed to find some breathing space. 1. I am beyond relieved that I'll be moving to a new placement at 6 months, rather than the planned 12 months. 2. I'm des...
by sweetpea
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

Thinking of you, Lingua. 1. For the first time in my adult life, I'm no longer under MH services. It's an emotional, but incredibly proud moment. :D 2. It's come at such an interesting time of year - all the reflections on the past mixed intricately together with all the hopes for the future and new...
by sweetpea
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Clinical reference
Replies: 6
Views: 3537

Re: Clinical reference

I saw my academic reference after it had been submitted, and was actually a little relieved to have not been rated the highest for everything. It felt realistic, without ramping up the pressure to be the finished product from the get-go - which clearly isn’t possible for anyone, hence why it’s calle...
by sweetpea
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Job description section of the application
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Re: Job description section of the application

The character limit is so tight, I’m not sure you could do any reflection justice?

Obviously I can only speak from personal experience, but I just listed and clarified my roles and duties.
by sweetpea
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

Oh, you’d like me to expand on my cringe-inducing awkwardness? :lol: :oops: I overheard a phone conversation on the bus on the way home from placement the other evening - someone talking about applying for clinical training. Bearing in mind that I’m fantastically socially anxious, I wasn’t going to ...
by sweetpea
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9134
Views: 1612073

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

3.) It’s a small and lovely world out there ^ I’m having the weirdest sense of deja-vu... You didn’t happen to be creeped out by a random girl on the bus the other day, did you? :shock: (If not, I’ll explain! Very funny story!) :lol: :lol: :lol: How funny!! It really is a small world!! Small, weird...