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by g4reth
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: The right kind of experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Thanks guys - duly noted!
by g4reth
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Was it everything you hoped it would be?
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Was it everything you hoped it would be?

Hi guys, Embarking on a conversion course with the Open University at age 40 to start the ball rolling - my goal to train in clinical psychology. Looking for inspiration to keep me focussed, so my question is, for all those of you who stuck with the programme and are now working as Clinical Psycholo...
by g4reth
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: The right kind of experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

The right kind of experience?

I'm currently working as an Independent Living Advisor for a national charity that supports disabled people to access Direct Payments via Social Services. We support the Service User to recruit and manage the ongoing employment of PAs/Support Workers under the scheme. I'm also starting a Diploma in ...
by g4reth
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A good age
Replies: 34
Views: 21459

Thanks astra - and well done for sticking with it. If anyone else of a more mature calibre has been / is going through the process, I for one would love to hear from you. I'll also attempt to keep you all posted on my own enterprise, though given that I'm just starting on the conversion diploma with...
by g4reth
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A good age
Replies: 34
Views: 21459

Good luck to you, catg, though I have to say you're still a young'un as far as I'm concerned :wink: Mind you, everyone does seem to be getting younger these days :roll: I'd really appreciate it if you'd consider keeping us updated on how things go - I think it's a really valuable resource here and m...
by g4reth
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A good age
Replies: 34
Views: 21459

Assuming you don't live on a remote Scottish island with three other people and the smallest psychology department in the world, this is extremely positive news! Thanks tinkerbella - every little helps and this is one more piece of the puzzle convincing me to give it my best shot. Which is precisely...
by g4reth
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A good age
Replies: 34
Views: 21459

Cripes - I have got a long way to go!

I'd have needed SPSS to work that one out :D
by g4reth
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A good age
Replies: 34
Views: 21459

Thanks for the response, Miriam. I think you're absolutely right - the only way this can be approached effectively is if it's as much about the journey as the goal. Of course I'd be lying if I didn't say that I *want* success, I *want* to be a CP at the end of it all. And there's no denying how scar...
by g4reth
Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A good age
Replies: 34
Views: 21459

Old thread, but I'll give it a go anyway . . . does anyone have any updates on the situation here? I'm 40 myself and about to embark on the same journey, although I'm gaining the necessary 60 credits in Psychology via the OU before undertaking a f/t conversion course, so would really appreciate any ...