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by lakeland
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS

Have you looked for nursing assistant / support worker / healthcare assistant roles? I think you might have to start there to gain experience and knowledge of the UK healthcare system and then apply for Assistant Psychologist / RA / PWP roles once you have some experience. The jobs you're currently ...
by lakeland
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Former inpatient looking for DClin application advice
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Former inpatient looking for DClin application advice

No advice to add to what Lingua has said -other than I'd have a look on Twitter as there are a lot of trainees and qualified CPs talking about their own experience, so it shouldn't be a red flag. For example, @camspamalam is a great place to start, have a look at her excellent blog and the people sh...
by lakeland
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 655

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I think workingmama's post probably summarises quite nicely how the experience you have prior to the conversion course is likely to make a difference in how quickly following course completion you get on training. I imagine it's easier for someone who has done a lot of work with people in some sort ...
by lakeland
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Wiki: IAPT
Topic: A Week in the Life of an IAPT Low Intensity Worker
Replies: 4
Views: 17390

Re: A Week in the Life of an IAPT Low Intensity Worker

Punkgirl this was such an interesting read - I felt exhausted thinking about how many people you have to see and how much you have to hold in your head about different people. Here's hoping you get some protected admin time - so important.
by lakeland
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 290726

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I hate writing notes. I feel like they take so long. I know they're important but they're the worst part of the job. Grr.
by lakeland
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 4213

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Contrarian wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:42 pm
He's full of beef.
Con! A very on brand post for you. Hope everything is going well.
by lakeland
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Fixed term contract and pregnancy
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Fixed term contract and pregnancy

If you have any NHS employment prior to this post, this will count towards your entitlement too.
by lakeland
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I want to do too many things!
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: I want to do too many things!

What is appealing to you about each of the career paths? I think there's definitely potential for activism within Psychology and I wonder if you'd find social work quite constraining in reality - based on my experience of working with social workers, they always seem overwhelmed and overworked. I su...
by lakeland
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1643181

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 t...
by lakeland
Wed May 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP interview - Kaleidoscope Plus Group
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Trainee PWP interview - Kaleidoscope Plus Group

The last time I asked a similar question on here I was accused of trying to cheat... :| So best of luck getting an answer to your question! I do think sometimes we could be a little more balanced on how we tell people that they can't ask or share interview questions - however, I believe that there'...
by lakeland
Wed May 29, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 4213

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Am I allowed to just think he's an arrogant prick or do I need a more nuanced argument than that?
by lakeland
Wed May 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic over clinical?
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Forensic over clinical?

Hi Echoing what Miriam said - I know a few people who were trainee forensic psychologists then applied for clinical and were successful. I don't know much about the situation now, but it used to take people years to do their forensic chartership, so I think a lot of people would get frustrated and l...
by lakeland
Tue May 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 108586

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Edinburgh is pretty much always the last one at 5pm on deadline day, and they may have even gone past that one year.
by lakeland
Tue May 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1643181

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

Congratulations Miriam. So good to see that all the hard work and effort is paying off. Let's hope the business continues to go from strength to strength. P.S. Congrats Miriam. :) I read about BERRI on your blog once and it sounds like a really useful tool. Something like that would have made a big...
by lakeland
Mon May 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve list for places 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 26800

Re: Reserve list for places 2019

A brief update for fellow reserves at Leeds - there's been some movement at the bottom of the reserve list and 10 out of the 16 have accepted. I'm first reserve so can post again if/when I hear anything :salut: Does anyone know if Leeds tends to use its reserve list? I know it's one of the later co...