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by cappuccinomonkey
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Re: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psycholo

Hello cappuccinomonkey...don't suppose there is any chance of getting an update as to how you're doing and where you are now? I'm an undergrad and the whole thread is fascinating! I've been fortunate to come across it. It would be terrific to hear how you're doing now and what reflections you would...
by cappuccinomonkey
Wed May 08, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Re: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psycholo

Yes it's possible to transfer from one programme to another. However, since the courses vary in structure and therapeutic approach, it doesn't always follow that the first year on one course is equivalent to the first year on another. Some year 1 modules may need to be completed before a transferrin...
by cappuccinomonkey
Wed May 08, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Re: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psycholo

That's encouraging to hear. Thank you!

It goes to show how much variety there is between counselling psychology programmes.
by cappuccinomonkey
Tue May 07, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Re: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psycholo

I have some exposure with 2 counselling psych programmes and have several friends from this (so cant generalise to all couns psy courses), but I did observed that there is less emphasis on research than on clinical programmes. HOWEVER, I also noted that there can be a difference in attitude to the ...
by cappuccinomonkey
Tue May 07, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Re: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psycholo

I suspect you're right about the romanticised notion of clin/couns psychology. Many people start any form of therapeutic training with an idealised vision of what it will be like: therapeutic Hallmark moments, with tearful clients telling them how much they've changed their life, farewell hugs, smil...
by cappuccinomonkey
Mon May 06, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Re: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psycholo

I would like to say more on the subject, but unfortunately I haven't got the time :( However, one point I'd like to make, which is particularly relevant to this forum, is that counselling psychology training programmes appear to have become parasitised by unsuccessful clinical psychology applicants....
by cappuccinomonkey
Mon May 06, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Re: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psycholo

Hi there, Yes I've just finished the first year of a Counselling Psychology doctorate. In terms of clinical skills, it looks like the doctorate will replicate the integrative counselling training I've already done. While I will get the chance to add some research skills and experience to my portfoli...
by cappuccinomonkey
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Hi folks, After nearly 2 years, I thought I'd drop by with an update. I'm now just 18 months away from completing the BSc Psychology, and on course for a (hard-earned) 1st. A good 1st, too ;) I'm also in the last 14 months of the counselling diploma, and about to start two placements: one working wi...
by cappuccinomonkey
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Thanks for all your input, which has now been gratefully absorbed :) As much as I enjoy the idea of clinical work, I also want the freedom to research, write, teach and work with other applications of psychology (such as social issues, business). I'm getting a picture of counselling psychology as an...
by cappuccinomonkey
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Thanks for that insightful reply Miriam, including that link to a great discussion. I particularly welcomed your comments about variety and innovation - two values I look for in any work I undertake. I can certainly see the profession is in constant flux, and I've no doubt things will be quite diffe...
by cappuccinomonkey
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology
Replies: 36
Views: 36371

Mature student considering clinical/counselling psychology

Hi guys I'm David, a 31yo guy who's just starting a Psychology degree with the OU at the same time as a HE counselling diploma. If everything goes to plan, I should have both done in 3 years. My inspiration comes from a decade of helping friends with a range of issues including suicide, relationship...