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by purpledot
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Assistant Groups
Replies: 220
Views: 145454

Re: Assistant Groups

Hi, I am currently working as an Assistant Psychologist in South Wales. I am fairly new to the post. I wondered if anyone knows about the South Wales Pre-training group or any in Cardiff? I would love to attend and meet other AP's in the area. Thanks! :D Hi Molly, Apologies for the late response. I...
by purpledot
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646174

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

1. A few months into training and I feel like I have been hit in the face with a shovel... repeatedly... and then stomped on a few times to boot. I expected it to be an emotionally draining (and rewarding) process, but I guess you really just don't know how things are going to pan out until you're ...
by purpledot
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Working in mental health after experiencing abuse/trauma
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Re: Working in mental health after experiencing abuse/trauma

I agree, I find the concept of self-disclosure incredibly tricky. I think when it's done in a containing and helpful manner, and has been thought through carefully and the reasons for self-disclosure considered, it has the potential to be powerful and very helpful, and there is some evidence which s...
by purpledot
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Working in mental health after experiencing abuse/trauma
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Re: Working in mental health after experiencing abuse/trauma

I was going to write a longer, more fact-based reply to you about how I agree that mental health distress is really underreported in clinicians, about the #onlyus campaign, and about how much stigma around mental illness/distress and trauma there seems to be amongst mental health professionals, etc....
by purpledot
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What can I do without a DClinPsych?
Replies: 5
Views: 3815

Re: What can I do without a DClinPsych?

It might be worth looking at information about the different degrees a bit more too: a PhD and a DClinPsy, whilst both doctorates, are two very different degrees with two different career paths. A PhD is a doctorate by research and will not allow you to practice as a clinical psychologist. If you're...
by purpledot
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Attending interviews whilst on full time permanent contract
Replies: 6
Views: 4095

Re: Attending interviews whilst on full time permanent contr

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I understand your question. How awkward has the situation become since you let your manager know you were interviewing elsewhere? If it was just that awkward conversation, then I'm not sure I would consider leaving until I had a new job. Many supervisors will have been in...
by purpledot
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Recruiting CPs working in CAMHS with clients who self-harm
Replies: 0
Views: 1418

Recruiting CPs working in CAMHS with clients who self-harm

I'm a first-year trainee at Lancaster's DClinPsy, and I'm currently recruiting qualified clinical psychologists for my service-related project. The project is exploring the experiences of clinical psychologists working in CAMHS who have involved parents/carers in an intervention to address a young p...
by purpledot
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Paper about internet trolls
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: Paper about internet trolls

Hi Miriam,

Is this the paper? Constructing the cyber-troll: Psychopathy, sadism, and empathy. Let me know if it is as I can access it
by purpledot
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deferral of place
Replies: 5
Views: 4066

Re: Deferral of place

Hi icebluesparkles, I'm sorry to hear that you've experienced some difficult events, and hope that you've been able to take some time to do what you need to do to look after yourself. In terms of deferring, I'd really recommend contacting your course as soon as possible to chat to them. Even if you ...
by purpledot
Wed May 10, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Research Birmingham uni
Replies: 2
Views: 2065

Re: Research Birmingham uni

I can't offer any advice on what Birmingham prefer, but it could be worth looking at BPS' Alternative Handbook (if I remember right, one of the questions is about the weighting of teaching towards qual and quant) or at the course's webpage as the research staff and their interests are likely to be l...
by purpledot
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Did you study a Masters?
Replies: 9
Views: 5956

Re: Did you study a Masters?

I can't answer for how much a Masters will help in terms of gaining an AP position as I've never been an AP, but there are lots of similar threads listed on the forum which might be helpful. In terms of gaining a place on the doctorate, it depends on a number of factors, including your undergrad mar...
by purpledot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deciding to withdraw from the process
Replies: 38
Views: 17688

Re: Deciding to withdraw from the process

Another thing worth mentioning, because I see it in trainees a lot, is that getting on the course isn't a magic bullet. All your problems don't go away. For many people, that's when they really start! So it must be awful to sacrifice so much, then get on the course and realise it's not what you tho...
by purpledot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Tie or not to tie - that is the question
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Re: Tie or not to tie - that is the question

Haha, me too! For one of my interviews I opted to wear a dress and tights, but somehow managed to ladder both my usual pair & my emergency pair on the morning of the interview... I wore trousers to the next interview :roll:
by purpledot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Tie or not to tie - that is the question
Replies: 9
Views: 3856

Re: Tie or not to tie - that is the question

I'm always a fan of being prepared - why not take it in your pocket/bag and decide when you arrive?
by purpledot
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 13 Reasons why opinion? [trigger warning]
Replies: 10
Views: 4752

Re: 13 Reasons why opinion? [trigger warning]

Ahhh right! I'll check out your blog post. Thank you for informing me! I obviously don't want to offend anyone or have anyone think that they're being judged so I appreciate you bringing that up! No worries - it wasn't intended as a criticism, but something which I try to bring up whenever I can af...