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by Gnome
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Evaluting the role of a psychologist
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Evaluting the role of a psychologist

I'm looking for a questionnaire which evaluates the role of a psychologist according to other professionals - i.e. what other team members think a CP does and what they value from the profession. Does anyone know if such a questionnaire exists?! Any ideas or suggestions gratefully received! Thanks, ...
by Gnome
Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: When to send in application?
Replies: 7
Views: 3361

The clearing house recommend that you send them in early purely to stagger their workload I think - when you apply makes no difference at all to whether you get interviews. I think if you've started a new job, as many assistants do around September, it's worth holding on to the form until you have g...
by Gnome
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Learning to drive with the AA- my humiliating experience!
Replies: 23
Views: 18226

I really feel for you! Definitely send the complaint letter - I think to be constructively critical about it I would try to make it a little bit shorter (as it is more likely to get read) and as rainbowfeet suggests, put some ideas of how you'd like things to be done differently. I could also maybe ...
by Gnome
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Other routes????
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

I was terrible at maths when I was younger - for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to do a-level maths (a modular course) - I failed the pure maths module, twice! However, I found the stats module much easier and got a B for this. As Maven said, theoretical and applied maths can be very ...
by Gnome
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Research interview - where to start?
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

I'm currently a researcher on an RCT looking into a CBT based intervention aswell...I would say definitely read up on RCTs and the pros and cons, make sure you can explain what the point of an RCT is etc. Also read up on the people interviewing you - read up on any papers they've published, what the...
by Gnome
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying vs year break
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

I think you should all apply anyway (unless you really have decided CP isn't for you). There are so many random factors at play that if you have been unlucky in the past you may get lucky this year. Psych_lad, I've read a lot of your posts and it really sounds like you have good experience, a good a...
by Gnome
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Whats next?
Replies: 14
Views: 4163

To put a different spin on this, have you considered research assistant jobs? With your almost completed MSc you show you're academically able, so if I was you this is the route I would take. You can find some very clinically relevant research jobs, with lots of contact/exposure to all aspects of me...
by Gnome
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Age & experience before getting on the DClinPsy
Replies: 28
Views: 17088

I think this is a really interesting debate and it's healthy when people start these slightly contentious threads. I think discussing these ideas and hearing other people's points of view is good for all of us as it encourages us to be open-minded...so good on singing-in-the-rain for starting it! My...
by Gnome
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Accommodation in London
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

yes, where are you training Lynne? Finding a place to live in London can be quite hard work, esp if you are looking for houseshares - looking at potential rooms/houses/meeting flatmates is a bit like going for an interview! I guess it's down to the volume of people - so many more people look at one ...
by Gnome
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Questions about the road to Clinical
Replies: 9
Views: 3442

Hi Jane, I actually did similar to you (a few years earlier - I graduated in 2002) and took a couple of years out basically temping, working in bars, travelling and erm, getting things out of my system! :wink: Even then it then took me a little while to find a focus, but I decided that CP was what I...
by Gnome
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PhD after DClinPsy
Replies: 9
Views: 12930

Hi AdamC, I can totally understand your dilemma, and last week actually had to make the decision between taking a DClinPsy place and being offered a good, clinically relevant PhD studentship in an area of research I love. I've always wanted to do a PhD anyway, so I did have to think about it a bit, ...
by Gnome
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: How do you get voluntary assistant posts?
Replies: 7
Views: 3646

Try joining Assistant Psychologist groups in your area - I work at IoP and we've just recruited an honourary assistant psychologist purely through sending the job advert to the organisers of the IoP group who then forwarded it to their mailing list.

Good luck! :wink:
by Gnome
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Which job?
Replies: 8
Views: 3290

Thanks for the advice guys-I decided to accept the IOP job...think I'll be happier with where I'll be living too and after sacrificing that for the past year just to have an AP job I agree, life's too short! Thanks again :)
by Gnome
Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Which job?
Replies: 8
Views: 3290

Which job?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice! I have 2 years research experience on a child development project, and 1 year's experience in a very clincally focussed AP post (eating disorders), plus varied voluntary work. I have two potential job options next: 1 Definite offer of research...