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by Laura2017
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Does it really not matter where you study for GBC
Replies: 5
Views: 3847

Re: Does it really not matter where you study for GBC

Hello, I’ve posted in this thread before about university choices for a conversion degree. I wanted to add an extra question. I know this is a forum for clinical psychology but wondered whether the answer would be the same in terms of pursuing a career in research/ academia or other areas of psychol...
by Laura2017
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Does it really not matter where you study for GBC
Replies: 5
Views: 3847

Re: Does it really not matter where you study for GBC

Thanks - that's really helpful. I'd assumed all the courses would be fairly same-y in terms of modules and assessment so sounds like that's something worth looking at a bit closer. I've got a good 2.1 (68) from a Russell group uni for my undergrad so only really worried about things from a doctorate...
by Laura2017
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Does it really not matter where you study for GBC
Replies: 5
Views: 3847

Does it really not matter where you study for GBC

There seems to be such a variety of Unis offering conversion masters courses at a wide variety of costs! I've read that it doesn't matter so much where you study as what grade you get, but assuming you were to get the same result regardless of where you studied, does it really not make a difference?...
by Laura2017
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 9115

Re: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.

To be honest, I haven't really made a decision! My sister is a support worker in an inpatient mental healt unit and to be honest, it feels like she isn't always treated especially well by her employer. The thought of having to work in this kind of role does put me off a bit, if I'm honest. I'm also ...
by Laura2017
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Funding
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

Funding

I'm not sure where the best place to post this is... I just wondered if anyone on here had any inkling as to what might happen to funding for clinpsy doctorate courses over the next couple of years? It seems somewhat unlikely that if things continue as they do, the course will continue to be fully f...
by Laura2017
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: CBT training
Replies: 1
Views: 2716

CBT training

This is probably a silly/ obvious question but I wonder if anyone can help... Is the only way to do a masters/ pgdip in cbt as an iapt trainee? If not- do you still have to have a core profession? And if you train independently of iapt, does this preclude you from working as a cbt therapist within t...
by Laura2017
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 9115

Re: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.

Wow - that is a big hike! Shame as could have been a good option.
Still - where there is a will, there is a way! It's just a very daunting path to start on.
Workingmama - it is encouraging to hear that you have (presumably) now qualified as a CP as a second career?
by Laura2017
Sun May 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 9115

Re: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.

I had noticed that regarding course fees - I looked at Edinburgh but that seems ever so expensive! My most local course at present is Oxford Brookes which seems to be in the more reasonable half cost wise, but Oxford is quite an expensive place to live so I had thought about moving somewhere a bit c...
by Laura2017
Sun May 28, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 9115

Re: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.

Thank you Roz93, that is helpful (and reassuring). I had assumed shadowing a clinical psychologist wouldn't be possible but I suppose it worth an ask, even if it just leads to a coffee! I wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of any other books/ blog posts/ resources etc that would help...
by Laura2017
Sat May 27, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 9115

Is it realistic as a career changer? And MSc advice.

Hi - This is my first post, although I have been browsing for a while. I am 29 and considering a career change. I have a (high) 2.1 (68) in History and Philosophy from a decent uni and have the start of an ok career in marketing/communications but never intentionally decided to work in this field an...