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by hawke
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 1994

Re: Where am I going wrong?

The idea of working incredibly hard for years in order to get ahead and overcome anything I lack only to be immediately shot down one day and have my dreams crushed because I scored 115 on an IQ test instead of 130 like some of the other applicants is very scary indeed. Further, I don't know how mu...
by hawke
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can anyone explain to me why a large proportion of counselling psychologists work in private practice ?
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Can anyone explain to me why a large proportion of counselling psychologists work in private practice ?

I have seen plenty of counselling psychologists working at a high level in the NHS - certainly at 8a and 8b, and in child/adult services where therapy is the main form of intervention. Many jobs now will advertise for counselling or clinical psychologists. Although you are right, there are roles and...
by hawke
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Learning Support Assistant Positions with Children - Help?!
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Learning Support Assistant Positions with Children - Help?!

My work experience was in schools, before moving into psychology and mental health. They are definitely excellent experience in terms of developing your practical human-to-human relational skills, which is ultimately the core of psychology. It's also a very good cross-over between educational and cl...
by hawke
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 2312

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

I am a current trainee, and my experience has been seeing the profession wrestle with these kinds of questions. How much of a clinical psychology role should be individual therapy, vs other kinds of direct clinical work with families and carers, or groups? With many client groups, individual therapy...
by hawke
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Starting the application form (mind blank)
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Starting the application form (mind blank)

I find I do my best reflective thinking when my partner and I are putting the world to rights over a good cup of coffee at the weekend - for me, it's a perfect blend of psychological safety, warmth, relaxation, and mild cognitive stimulation. When/where/with who do you think and reflect at your best...
by hawke
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How to decide on a course?
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: How to decide on a course?

I did an intro to counselling course while working in education, which the school paid half of in return for me bringing skills back. I ended up diverting into adult mental health and clinical psychology, but that level 2 intro course would have enabled me to go on to the full counselling qualificat...
by hawke
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Cohort project around diversity
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Cohort project around diversity

My cohort is hoping to work together over the last half of our training to address issues of diversity in psychology training at our university. We've had some discussions, with ideas such as mentoring schemes, outreach work, improving the curriculum, and working on relationships and psychological s...
by hawke
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

It is certainly the ACT stuff that has appealed to my relative - he has really embraced distancing himself from his thoughts to calm his emotional reaction enough to get on with stuff. I've heard him giving advice to other family on the phone that sounded like it could be coming from a psychologist!...
by hawke
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Mature students and challenges
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Mature students and challenges

As a fellow teacher to psychologist, I completely agree and share your frustrations. I found ways round it by picking my university applications carefully, but I appreciate not everyone has that choice. My first choice geographically sadly didn't favour me in short-listing method, so it has meant 3 ...
by hawke
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Birmingham 2020

Welcome to Birmingham! I'm a current trainee, just popping my name here to say please do contact me if your cohort has any questions
by hawke
Thu May 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread
Replies: 588
Views: 137766

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Hi! Well done, first of all! Great news for you and reassuring that a short span of time can lead to good progression indeed. I wanted to ask about the trainee CBT role. How did you get onto this? I’m very interested but although I have a teaching background (not SEN) I don’t meet the core professi...
by hawke
Thu May 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve list for places 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 34831

Re: Reserve list for places 2020

I have withdrawn my offer from Trent (Lincoln-based placement) so there should be some movement on the reserve list! My friend got your place, and they are delighted! Do you mind me asking what number your friend was on the reserve list please? Big congrats to them!! They were first reserve, which ...
by hawke
Thu May 21, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve list for places 2020
Replies: 146
Views: 34831

Re: Reserve list for places 2020

binx wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:49 am
I have withdrawn my offer from Trent (Lincoln-based placement) so there should be some movement on the reserve list!
My friend got your place, and they are delighted!
by hawke
Mon May 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 20
Views: 2275

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

Thank you very much everybody! This is really helpful. I have started by recommending the blogs - WaitButWhy is my favourite, and I definitely remember coming across drnerdlove during my last phase of dating. I am going to take a look at the books for my own general interest and then leave them lyin...
by hawke
Wed May 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: High 2:1? What next?
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: High 2:1? What next?

Definitely have a look at the short-listing procedures of courses you are interested in. For example, I got rejected from 1 course for not meeting the academic threshold with a distinction on a Masters conversion course. Many courses will include things like published research in their academic scor...