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by rhapsodyinred
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Moving to do DClinPsy
Replies: 17
Views: 4481

Re: Moving to do DClinPsy

Just popping in to suggest that in the meantime while you think about whether moving makes sense or not, it could be worth looking into hospital accommodation (eg. What is often available to junior doctors, but may also be available for trainees in other professions). One of the people in my cohort ...
by rhapsodyinred
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Edinburgh interview - health board choices
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Edinburgh interview - health board choices

Hi! The clinical tutor admin for Edinburgh is Gordon, he's really lovely and I can't imagine it counting against you. If it makes you feel better, I forgot to return one of the forms by the deadline before interview and they emailed me to give me an extra day to return them. I still got in! Also, yo...
by rhapsodyinred
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications

Hi all,

I'm up to capacity with PS statement reviews and can't do any more this application season, sorry! I'll be back up and running next year again :)

To all the people whose statements I reviewed (and all candidates in general) - good luck!
by rhapsodyinred
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications

Does anyone do this for marginalised qualifieds looking to make consultant? I don't know, but that would be great! The Minorities Group might be willing to help with that? I'm obviously only a first year trainee, but I'm always happy to proofread for spelling/grammar/sentence structure etc. I've be...
by rhapsodyinred
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Courses with Systemic Pathway
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Re: Courses with Systemic Pathway

Edinburgh's two core therapeutic models you are expected to be competent in after qualifying are CBT and systemic therapy :)
by rhapsodyinred
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Counselling psychologist as a referee?
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Counselling psychologist as a referee?

The supervisor for my first placement (Adult MH) is a counselling psychologist. I was a bit worried about it, but was reassured that in a lot of cases, jobs in the health board I'm in are advertised for either counselling or clinical psychologists! I think having a psychologist as a reference is cer...
by rhapsodyinred
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Do I have enough experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: Do I have enough experience?

If it makes either of you feel better, I got onto the course at my first time applying without ever having worked in the NHS. Having worked in the NHS is certainly helpful, but not essential! (I feel like that doesn't get said enough...) It sounds like you both have valuable experience, though Maven...
by rhapsodyinred
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Any advice for the personal statement?
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: Any advice for the personal statement?

One of the most valuable things I was told by one of my referees (a consultant CP) was that I should not take up more than 1/4 of the form talking about what I did. Instead, talk about what you learnt from the experience, what it made you think about, how it influenced your practice, the questions i...
by rhapsodyinred
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications

Just to add quickly - I really don't like doing this, but I'd appreciate it if people could mention how they feel they fit into the groups I've highlighted above (BME, disabled, queer/LGBTQ+, and first generation applicants). By first generation I mean that you are the first person in your family to...
by rhapsodyinred
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications

Smallblonde02 wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:37 pm
This is a great offer and I would certainly be interested!
Should have written this in the original post, but send me a pm if interested! :)
by rhapsodyinred
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications

Hi everyone :) Nearly every year, I offer to review applications/personal statements for people who are marginalised in some way (eg. BME, disabled, queer, and first generation applicants). This is free! I do this to help make higher education, academia, and clinical professions more representative ...
by rhapsodyinred
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!

I would certainly recommend applying! They might consider you over-qualified, but they might very well think your experience is what they want. It sounds like you certainly have some interesting experience, but getting direct recent experience in mental health would probably be useful. The things de...
by rhapsodyinred
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 289479

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I'm fed up with my manager making: b) racist comments: after a black client who is very sensitive about race after having faced discrimination at work in the past asked to join the table in the community centre that my manager was sitting at, said manager answered "no, this table's only for white p...
by rhapsodyinred
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview
Replies: 16
Views: 11952

Re: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview

Oh no Lingua_Franca! That's definitely something I would do though - I walked into a child planning meeting the other day and balked at the number of people in the room, then turned to my client who had started to cry, gave her a tissue and said "well, they look bloody scary but probably half of the...
by rhapsodyinred
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 289479

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I'm fed up with my manager making: a) homophobic comments ("that sound a bit gay, doesn't it? and "well it's just a bit gay really") and then apologising to me and saying "oh sorry, that was probably against our equality and diversity policy!" Please, don't censor yourself for my queer a**. Don't sa...