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by ChrisCross
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How to balance your life in the ongoing pursuit of DClinPsy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: How to balance your life in the ongoing pursuit of DClinPsy?

Completely agree with what miriam and lingua_franca have already mentioned, and just wanted to add my perspective as a current third year trainee. I'm aware that I'm speaking from a position of privilege and that I had a relatively straightforward journey into the profession, as I started training h...
by ChrisCross
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Courses with driving licence as a requirement
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Courses with driving licence as a requirement

Lancaster definitely don't require a driving licence - I am a current trainee and have been using public transport to access all of my placements (some very lengthy commutes, but it's doable!) I'm afraid I don't know much about the other courses you mentioned. Good luck :)
by ChrisCross
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: number of places versus number of applicants
Replies: 22
Views: 4167

Re: number of places versus number of applicants

If you go to the link I provided and click "places by course centre, " you will find the information you're looking for.
by ChrisCross
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: number of places versus number of applicants
Replies: 22
Views: 4167

Re: positions versus applicants

Hi noni,

You can find this information on the clearing house for clinical psychology website: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/numbers.html
Roughly 15% of applicants were successful in gaining a place this year. Across all course centres there were a total of 4,054 applicants for 614 places.
by ChrisCross
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply??
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Should I apply??

If you genuinely feel ready to apply, then I'd say go for it and apply. It's so hard to give advice based on a list of experiences, as others on the forum have pointed out previously. The most important factor is how you reflect on these experiences and how they have shaped you to be ready for clini...
by ChrisCross
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 3041

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

I tend to agree with others who have suggested using language such as student/trainee/HCA in place of 'non-qualified.' I think there's something to be said about the 'othering' nature of this term, which I personally feel is unhelpful. It reminds me of terms like 'non-heterosexual' or 'non-white,' w...
by ChrisCross
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: Interview Feedback

It's reassuring to know that other people can feel anxiety completing clinical work. It left me feeling pretty alone in that sense. Absolutely, you are certainly not alone! It's totally normal (for want of a better word) to experience all sorts of feelings when working with people in a clinical set...
by ChrisCross
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: Interview Feedback

That sounds like such an uncomfortable experience, I'm so sorry you had to go through that. From what you describe, it sounds like the interview panel would have benefited from taking some time to reflect on their own unconscious (or even conscious!) biases, especially given those totally inappropri...
by ChrisCross
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9314
Views: 1668342

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

1. Feeling upset and angry about a discussion happening on my facebook page about LGBT rights. According to one of my facebook 'friends,' human rights are the cause of "so much trouble in this country." Apparently it's ok for a lesbian couple to get beaten up on a public bus because "nobody wants to...
by ChrisCross
Mon May 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Let's hear from those of you who found it relatively easy!
Replies: 8
Views: 7238

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

My A levels were pretty good but they wouldn't have made any difference to me getting a place anyway - reason being, Lancaster doesn't take into account A levels or undergraduate degree classification during their shortlisting (beyond having the standard BPS GBC requirements). Hope that helps and be...
by ChrisCross
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BA at Cambridge/MSci at Reading?
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: BA at Cambridge/MSci at Reading?

My first degree was a four year MSci with work experience (though the final year placement was an honorary assistant psychologist post, rather than PWP). The experience was a great foot in the door for me and helped me secure a paid AP position and a DClinPsy training place less than a year after gr...
by ChrisCross
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Making the most of therapy
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: Making the most of therapy

Hi Lingua, Thanks for sharing your experience - it raised some interesting questions in my own mind about the purpose of therapy (which I guess is totally different for each of us and that's the beauty of it, I think). When I started my DClin training I met with a CAT therapist for a handful of sess...
by ChrisCross
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Re: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??

Arguably, the "easier" courses to get on to will be those that most closely match your own personal and professional values. Different courses will be looking to recruit people with different characteristics but, as ell said, it's not about playing a numbers game. Have you looked at the Alternative ...
by ChrisCross
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

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: 2860

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...