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by Samays
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3220

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

I’m probably misrepresenting it just in this paragraph, in fact. Yep. But luckily this site is a wealth of information. This is useful in understanding the breadth of training and the profession - https://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5835 - it might be fun to consider how the thoug...
by Samays
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3220

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

I will put my cards on the table now: I basically want to be a clinical psychologist because I’m very interested in therapy, and to me, the overall goal of therapy is to help the patient to learn how to think . I get that there are many complex reasons why people come for therapy. But I would nonet...
by Samays
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: 2020 - Transitioning to the doctorate in Sept
Replies: 16
Views: 2842

Re: 2020 - Transitioning to the doctorate in Sept

I am really excited to meet my cohort too! I have not yet joined the Facebook group as I wasn't sure how helpful this be and whether it would be better to be 'boundaried' and meet everyone when a virtual meeting has been set up. But at the same time I'm worried that I mightt be missing out on impor...
by Samays
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Increased number of training places
Replies: 18
Views: 4215

Re: Increased number of training places

RJParker wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:53 am

That's because programmes would walk head first into the equality act if they had to do that.
Yes, that's what I thought. I think I misinterpreted Miriam's original post.

It's a great progressive step for the profession :D
by Samays
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Increased number of training places
Replies: 18
Views: 4215

Re: Increased number of training places

Ahh, thank you, Miriam. So it's not explicitly stated that these extra places need to be offered specifically with diversity in mind. Hopefully that can be achieved in the future if the funding continues.
by Samays
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Increased number of training places
Replies: 18
Views: 4215

Re: Increased number of training places

Just to be clear, there are 140 new places between clinical psychology and child psychotherapy training courses coming this year. Not all are clinical psychology places. And there is a focus on diversity tied into them. It is not yet clear how many places are going to be created, how they will fulf...
by Samays
Fri May 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: 2020 - Transitioning to the doctorate in Sept
Replies: 16
Views: 2842

Re: 2020 - Transitioning to the doctorate in Sept

Thank you for posting this and being honest about your worries, glad to hear I'm not alone! This post went on longer than expected... Fairytale - I definitely worry about the immense step up from working from home where workload is limited to full-time training both physically and mentally! I've bee...
by Samays
Sat May 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Struggling to decide between conversion masters
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Struggling to decide between conversion masters

Hi Pak Choi, I have a conversion MSc from Nottingham Trent University and just got offered a place on DClinPsy training. I've also held AP positions in private and NHS settings and been offered RA roles. I don't think where I studied had any more or less value than other universities during applicat...
by Samays
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Video Interviews
Replies: 21
Views: 5472

Video Interviews

Hi all, Congrats to all who have been chosen for interview. In light of coronavirus this year, many courses seem to be considering alternative options for interview (or have chosen alternatives already) including platforms like Skype/Zoom Meetings. I just wanted to say CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT NOW. Does...
by Samays
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support work alternatives
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Support work alternatives

Hi, I know of people who went into advocacy straight from undergrad and went onto AP roles. I don't really know of anyone doing this but I imagine being a community care officer in a social care team would give you experience of working in vulnerable populations, managing risk and dealing with safeg...
by Samays
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)

Absolutely! This is definitely a career path I would have chosen then had I known about it. They didn't offer psychology GCSE or A-level at my school or any in surrounding areas from what I gathered from friends. I didn't feel at all overwhelmed. That might have been due to me having a good few year...
by Samays
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)

Hi, English was my undergrad too - a classic "I don't know what to do with my life but I'm 18 and have to go to uni" choice. I did a 2-year part-time MSc conversion alongside being a support worker. I loved learning and thinking about theory and then seeing how it applied in practice in my job week-...
by Samays
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons
Replies: 71
Views: 23419

Re: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons

Oh dear! My whole drive home from the test was horrible moments of realising I'd gotten easy questions wrong. I just couldn't think straight after a few questions threw me. And the added pressure of the time limit wasn't great. So likewise, I'm not holding out much hope! But at least I have a better...
by Samays
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons
Replies: 71
Views: 23419

Re: Pre-interview tests UEL/Salomons

Someone I spoke to before the test said their supervisor was affiliated with the Surrey course and told them the SJT had been the best predictor of performance on training in the past so it is a big shame that it was not used. I wonder how this will impact the intake and whether they made other cons...
by Samays
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Courses with Systemic Pathway
Replies: 11
Views: 4452

Re: Courses with Systemic Pathway

Hi, this is one of my interests too. A bit late to the party but I'll put this here for reference. Leicester include systemic teaching as one of their four theoretical models and "provide support for trainees interested in pursuing post-doctoral qualifications in systemic family therapy". Royal Holl...