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by ChrisCross
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

I feel like this thread should be titled 'Classism within recruitment in Clinical Psychology' I was excited reading the title... thought there might be some discussion of the influence of social class upon psychologists (and pre-qualified) during the every day practice of clinical psychology. Barri...
by ChrisCross
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: How much can trainees afford in rent?
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

Re: How much can trainees afford in rent?

I'd say £600 per month should be affordable on a band 6 NHS salary, though obviously it will depend on personal circumstances and your other outgoings. My partner and I split our rent between us, which is £750, but absolute worst case scenario I would still be able to afford that on my own (might no...
by ChrisCross
Wed May 23, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Future Me
Replies: 9
Views: 2911

Re: Future Me

Love this! Thanks for sharing, CatFace :)

Future me will be receiving a motivational little message to keep me going through the course. Will be interesting to see how I feel reading it and looking back on the journey so far.

Can totally see the therapeutic benefit in this too, it's a great idea.
by ChrisCross
Fri May 18, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 134375

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Good luck to people hearing back from Lancaster today - it was lovely to meet some of you yesterday (I was one of the trainees floating about). Congratulations to those joining us in Sept and please be kind to yourself if it's a 'not right now.' This whole process can be mentally exhausting at times...
by ChrisCross
Wed May 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605468

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

1. So happy with how things are going on placement at the moment. I can already feel the confidence flooding back in and seem to be making great progress with the service users (relational approaches in therapy definitely seem to be my thing). 2. It's such a privilege to work with people who have be...
by ChrisCross
Thu May 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Is it all made up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Is it all made up?

Hey potato, I personally think you're right to point out the overlap between therapeutic modalities and, whilst I'm a trainee myself, I've also had qualified supervisors who have shared similar views. Have you looked into the common factors theory at all? Might be something that interests you! My ow...
by ChrisCross
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605468

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

1. My holiday was amazing and the rest was much needed but now I have a serious case of the post-holiday blues! 2. Second placement seems to be off to a much better start. It's amazing what a difference the supervisory relationship makes. 3. Have decided on giving up on trying to find and stick with...
by ChrisCross
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605468

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

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 amongst my cohort, for those where everything is 'going to plan', it still seems to have been quite a shock to the system. Do you have reflecti...
by ChrisCross
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605468

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

Hi ChrisCross, Your post really resonated with me, and I wanted to comment to offer some solidarity. I'm sorry you've had such a bad experience so early on into training, and I'm glad that the course & your family/friends have been supportive. I had a difficult experience in one of my first year pl...
by ChrisCross
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605468

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 l...
by ChrisCross
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 4500

Re: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?

Hi Marlowe :) I'm a first year DClinPsy trainee and, whilst I am relatively new to the profession, I thought I might respond to your thread as this is something that I have personally been thinking about a lot recently. I will admit that my understanding of the differences between clinical and couns...
by ChrisCross
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: selfharm
Replies: 6
Views: 2957

Re: selfharm

Echoing some of the things that have already been mentioned, I would be wanting to explore the client's reasoning behind the request. Has she asked something similar of you before? If not, then why now? I do wonder if there are deeper feelings to be unpicked about you leaving and what this might mea...
by ChrisCross
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Let's hear from those of you who found it relatively easy!
Replies: 6
Views: 4353

Re: Let's hear from those of you who found it relatively eas

Hi HWoody. Whilst I wouldn't say I found the process "easy" per se, I did manage to secure a place on the course this year on my first application. I suppose I have had a smoother journey than some; I finished my undergraduate degree in 2016, I'm 22 years old and don't have the years of work experie...
by ChrisCross
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Lancaster 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 4588

Re: Lancaster 2017

Great news Roz, congratulations!! You must be ecstatic :D Have been browsing property sites for places to rent but don't know much about the area. I'll be moving up with my partner so hopefully I'll feel more settled but it's going to be a big change for sure. I feel a bit like you, Suzy, lots to ta...
by ChrisCross
Sat May 27, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Lancaster 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 4588

Re: Lancaster 2017

Hi Suzy :) awesome news, congratulations! Has it sunk in for you yet?

I interviewed on Wednesday morning so could have seen you as I was leaving maybe? I was wearing a waistcoat with blue shirt and tie.