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by Ekorn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS

Thank you, I'll just wait then. I don't have any equivalent check from India because they don't have that system. They go with your national ID number and run their basic employment checks. I'll just have to undergo the DBS check when asked for. Here is a guide for "Application processes for obtain...
by Ekorn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Trainee Mental Health Worker Assessment Round
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Trainee Mental Health Worker Assessment Round

Have you contacted the person listed in the vacancy advert? They will probably be able to tell you what you can expect. You could also ask for an informal visit.
by Ekorn
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS

Also, should I go ahead and get a basic DBS check or wait for an employer to ask for one? Wait for the employer to ask for one. It doesn't usually take too long for it to be processed. The employer would do the other pre-employment checks at the same time, and it usually have minimal impact on star...
by Ekorn
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

I used to work in a medium secure forensic mental health service, and nursing assistants/support workers were referred to as unqualified nurses. Being called unqualified did not bother me, and it didn’t suggest that we were incompetent in our roles. Most qualified staff valued our contributions, opi...
by Ekorn
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2445

Re: Should I apply for the next intake - Part II

I think there is a debate on the whole “close to base” issue as some courses give points for being local to the area, putting applicants who live further away at a disadvantage. With the current funding issues and experience of the types of areas with difficulty employing a rounded psychological wo...
by Ekorn
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Anybody else feeling hopeless about finding a relevant job?
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Anybody else feeling hopeless about finding a relevant job?

I can relate to this. I was in quite a dark place following my MSc and didn’t go to my graduation as I felt like a failure. It was a struggle to get my first permanent post. I ended up working as temp support worker at a special education needs college. I really enjoyed it although I could hardly li...
by Ekorn
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Keeping well during DClinpsy Application
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

Re: Keeping well during DClinpsy Application

I can relate to feeling on edge and overwhelmed during the application process. During the application process last year I felt really anxious, and constantly checked my emails. Since then I have decided to focus more on the journey and enjoying learning new skills, rather than being fixated on bein...