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by Marlowe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 4880

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

That’s super helpful, thank you hs577.
by Marlowe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 4880

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

Thank you for interesting answers! hs577 wow that’s quite a journey. Sorry I’m unclear on one thing, did you do paid work as part of the course? I asked the hypothetical question above because I’m interested in motivations beyond the practical. But I also asked for myself, because I still have the c...
by Marlowe
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 4880

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

Very interesting, thank you ChrisCross! I am similarly fluffy and it’s good to hear from you. Feel free to start a thread anytime to discuss the validity of the evidence base, and social constructionism v. positivism. Maybe I’m shooting myself in the foot, but I’m leaning towards thinking that *beca...
by Marlowe
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 4880

Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?

I'm curious about the deeper reasons why people choose the clinical v. the counselling routes, and have a question for all CP and CoP students and graduates please. Imagine a hypothetical situation where you go back in time, to before you started your doctorate. Clinical and Counselling Psychology c...
by Marlowe
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: The “truth” about doing a psychology degree
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Re: The “truth” about doing a psychology degree

Misinformation isn't ideal, but insofar as it has to exist, it's useful in weeding out would-be applicants who can't or won't persist beyond the first obstacle... Anyone who really wants to and can do it wouldn't quit because of the word of one professor or a homemade youtube video.
by Marlowe
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?

Indeed counselling is unfortunately not legally regulated, although I've often been happy to note that it has been effectively self-regulated (not that I'm making a case for self-regulation, for obvious reasons). Your thoughtful description of Clinical Psychology is almost an exact description of wh...
by Marlowe
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: ClinPsy and therapeutic innovation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: ClinPsy and therapeutic innovation?

That's super helpful, thank you for taking the time to write in such detail! It sounds like I could be happy with either course, despite how different they are. As you say, it is what you make of it.
by Marlowe
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?

Hi maven, Your post kind of reads like you don't know what clinical or counselling psychology is, what the training would contain, or have any respect for proper accreditation and professional regulation. I find that quite concerning. I appreciate your concern, but I really don't believe there's any...
by Marlowe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: ClinPsy and therapeutic innovation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: ClinPsy and therapeutic innovation?

Btw Spatch your shameless plug worked, I just bought your book :lol:
by Marlowe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: ClinPsy and therapeutic innovation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: ClinPsy and therapeutic innovation?

Ooh. Yes that helps tremendously, thanks so much. I knew there was a good reason that I was attracted to ClinPsy. Doing a straight-forward PhD is another option, but I'm pretty sure that it wouldn't be as driven, supportive and leadership-oriented as ClinPsy doctorates are. Having said that, if ther...
by Marlowe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?

Wow so helpful, thanks for that and for talking it through with me. Yes I would be interested in a PhD - I'm trying to find PhDs which have access to interesting taught theoretical courses and tutorials, in addition to pure research. At this stage I'm also very attracted to ClinPsy, but I don't know...
by Marlowe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9146
Views: 1614549

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

1. The cookies are nearly gone.
2. I should eat fewer cookies.
3. But they're so good.
4. Is it wrong to really enjoy reading that new memoir about death and addiction?
5. Look at that blue sky.
by Marlowe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: ClinPsy and therapeutic innovation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

ClinPsy and therapeutic innovation?

I'd like to ask a question of ClinPsy graduates please. I'm about to qualify as a counsellor, and I love the work, but it's not enough to engage me 100%, at least not yet - I also find myself strangely attracted to Clinical Doctorate training. When I look at everything that you study, practice and w...
by Marlowe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?

Thanks bluegoat! :) I went through those but thought there might be some un-accredited options out there too - or is accreditation the best signifier of academic rigour? - also I heard that some forum members had personal experience of the kind of course I'm looking for. This makes me realise that I...
by Marlowe
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

A scientific/academic counselling psychology doctorate?

Hi, I've done a search but couldn't find this topic, please let me know if it's been done. I'm seeking a rigorous, academic full-time doctorate which contains mucho counselling theory and a balance of both qualitative and quantitative research, and I'd be very grateful for any recommendations (or wa...