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by Iggy1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Following graduation: apply to every job or be selective?
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Following graduation: apply to every job or be selective?

Hiya, My advice would be don't over think it at the moment (I know this is hard- I think the pandemic has got a lot of people chomping at the bit for progress in lots of areas of their lives that just isn't possible at the moment). If I were you I'd concentrate on your last year, third year modules ...
by Iggy1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: BPS Fees
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: BPS Fees

Incase anyone is wondering I called the BPS and found that I should have only received a bill for half the fees not the full £149, since some of my previous payment counts towards this year (why they didnt just charge me for july-december last year then renew it in January I don't know). So anyone t...
by Iggy1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Trainee Forensic Psychologist
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Trainee Forensic Psychologist

Well done on passing the assessment centre, it's hard going! The MOJ have started recruiting nationally for trainee posts region by region (i.e. you're based in a prison in your region but will also be required to travel to other establishments in that area) so where your based might depend on where...
by Iggy1
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: BPS Fees
Replies: 2
Views: 326

BPS Fees

Hi all, I might be being really thick here but before I contact the BPS to enquire has anyone experienced this.. I paid my fees in July, which equated to £149 (what I thought would be for a years membership + one division); however on my account it says subscription fees now due. It's only been 7 mo...
by Iggy1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"
Replies: 102
Views: 58516

Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"

Her website states she carries out “standardised psychological evaluation”, can “assess participants” and provides “detailed reports” to production companies on her “findings” (see Duty of Care tab)- surely this is unethical given that she is unlikely to have received training or supervision and a l...
by Iggy1
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

I feel I’ve not been able to ‘shine’ throughout my degree as the essays are so constrictive and we’ve been forced to write about crap like intersectionality. It’s been a very left biased experience, and without wanting to cause any grief on this issue, not all psychologists are left leaning. I hope...
by Iggy1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9314
Views: 1668020

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

1. I've started a job which has some permanence to it- after years of FTC's and having the freedom/expectation of moving between jobs regulalry I'm not used to this and now feel like my career has been set in a certain direction! I don't know whether to be excited or scared.. 2. However my new commu...
by Iggy1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply??
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Should I apply??

See the 'Do I have enough experience to apply for an Assistant Psychologist post?' thread
by Iggy1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Occupational health issue
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Re: Occupational health issue

Hi, sorry I can't really help with what to expect from OH going forward but I just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear this. It sounds like you haven't been in a good place if you took an overdose recently so I'd want you to focus on getting well and making sure you're feeling robust enough to under tak...
by Iggy1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1672

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

Mathan I think your first sentence is a naive one, you might have seen people 'languish around' but what they were actually doing was gaining experience with different client groups, learning more about their own therapeutic style or working in different types of services to get a feel for where the...
by Iggy1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)

Before I offer my perspective I'll reiterate the main message I have got from this forum: there is no one path to Clinical. What you can get from the threads here is a good idea of what other people have done in the run up, but again comparing yourself to others may not be helpful if you're hanging ...
by Iggy1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 2289

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

I agree with what everyone has said about AP jobs not being the be all and end all to getting on the doctorate, but just to acknowledge the assistant application process- it requires commitment in itself! 20 applications is not many at all (I've applied for 5 in the last 4 months and I'm not activel...
by Iggy1
Wed May 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic over clinical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Forensic over clinical?

Thanks both, yes I agree with you on the positives of clinical over forensic, especially given the typical length of time it takes to qualify as rightly observed by Lakeland. I suppose forensic would have been plan B but plan B has presented itself fairly early on and I'm wondering whether it would ...
by Iggy1
Wed May 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic over clinical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Forensic over clinical?

miriam wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:05 pm
I've got a colleague who got onto clinical training from being a forensic trainee, so it must be possible. I've always considered it to be another bit of relevant experience that enhances rather than detracts from her CV. She is particularly fab though.
Thanks Miriam, that's encouraging.
by Iggy1
Tue May 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic over clinical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Forensic over clinical?

Hi all, Life has thrown me a curveball, any thoughts welcome.. I recently applied for DClin and I am currently sat very far back on a reserve list, which I'm very happy with for a first attempt and gives me hope for next year! However, a trainee forensic post came up in my area (at a time when I was...