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by Prosopon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Disclosing lived experience in application
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Disclosing lived experience in application

Hi, if I ever apply to do clinical psychology training then I'm pretty sure I'd talk about my lived experience of mental health problems in my application, and in any interviews if I got shortlisted. This is because it is a huge part of my journey and leaving it out wouldn't feel right. I also think...
by Prosopon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: quantitative research methods anxiety
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: quantitative research methods anxiety

I have dyscalculia, which has always caused me maths anxiety and I was worried about quantitative research methods before I did my conversion degree. However, I ended up loving the module and did a quantitative dissertation. I was lucky to have an amazingly supportive supervisor, but I also used Sta...
by Prosopon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1713

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

My advice would be to read primary sources extensively outside of the course materials when working on assignments, synthesise information and think critically about everything. Also, try to use contemporary research in assignments as much as possible. Mention classic studies if necessary, but go in...
by Prosopon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Post training holiday
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Post training holiday

Definitely Iceland! Most amazing place I have ever been to.
by Prosopon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

I've had feedback for my third AP interview. I didn't get the job but the feedback was incredibly detailed and helpful. Apparently the content of my answers was strong but not structured enough. The interviewer said that I gave similar answers to the person they gave the job to, but I unfortunately ...
by Prosopon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

Would this be your thinking if recruiting an Assistant Psychologist though? If so, it is a bit disheartening. I've just finished my degree and although I have several years of experience in different areas relevant to psychology, I have never worked directly under the supervision of a psychologist....
by Prosopon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

Thanks for the responses. To be clear, I'm not talking about reading back something that has been researched or regurgitating notes. Those things would obviously not be ideal and are unlikely to be perceived well. I'm talking about using notes as an aid to overcome a brain freeze moment or to ensure...
by Prosopon
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Opinions on using notes in an interview

I'm wondering what people's opinions are on using notes in an interview? I don't mean reading from notes, but using them to jog the memory and as points to elaborate on. I have used notes in interviews before with no issue but have just had an interview where it did not seem to be perceived well. Wi...
by Prosopon
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trying to get my head around auditing
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Trying to get my head around auditing

Yup, you've got it. Only thing I'd add is that anything involving randomisation (eg whether a person gets allocated to an intervention or a control group) or a change of practise for the purposes of gaining knowledge is research and requires ethical approval, even when it is set within the context ...
by Prosopon
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 921
Views: 288019

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

While I am happy to have been offered two Assistant Psychologist interviews, I am frustrated and upset that I am going to have decline one of them as they are on the same day and at similar times. The locations are at least an hour and a half apart, meaning it just wouldn't be possible for me to go...
by Prosopon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trying to get my head around auditing
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Trying to get my head around auditing

I had an informal visit yesterday at a memory clinic service where I have an interview coming up and one of the staff members mentioned that the previous AP got heavily involved in auditing. I do not have any experience of auditing and am still trying to get my head around what it is exactly, and ho...
by Prosopon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 921
Views: 288019

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

While I am happy to have been offered two Assistant Psychologist interviews, I am frustrated and upset that I am going to have decline one of them as they are on the same day and at similar times. The locations are at least an hour and a half apart, meaning it just wouldn't be possible for me to go ...
by Prosopon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview adjustments/alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Interview adjustments/alternatives

Thank you very much for your input, Hawke. I think this is particularly helpful to me: I have done better in interviews since I've started viewing them as a flexible dialogue, rather than a rigid turn-taking question and answer session. I think it might help to view it as an interesting, reflective ...
by Prosopon
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Psychologists working in memory clinics
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Psychologists working in memory clinics

Thank you so much for the information lulabelle98; this is really helpful. What neuropsychological assessments would you use? Also, what would the feedback appointments involve? Would this be to tell people the diagnosis or would the doctor do that?
by Prosopon
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview adjustments/alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Interview adjustments/alternatives

Hey. I'm not on the autistic spectrum but I can relate to how you've felt some interviews have gone. I have had some awful interviews where I just didn't know what to say and was over in just minutes but I've noticed that I've progressed so much more as I get more experience with interviews. Mock i...