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by maven
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is my experience relevant?
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Is my experience relevant?

Geishawife wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:14 am
how the experience has prepared you to be a good trainee CP, be reflective and your experience will be every bit as valuable.
Or a good AP, or a good PWP, or rehab assistant, or residential care worker, or whatever you apply for after you get your conversion :)
by maven
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Big reference dilemma....
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: Big reference dilemma....

elsaar - I'd ask your CP supervisor whether they can incorporate a reference from the nurse you work with the most in what they write about you, or failing that, whether they can provide some content to incorporate and/or help the nurse to ensure she covers everything in a way that will fulfil what ...
by maven
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: DClinPsy Application Form Relevant Experience Section
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: DClinPsy Application Form Relevant Experience Section

Do not put irrelevant jobs into the list of relevant experiences. It shows you can't prioritise the most salient information, which is a critical CP competency. I'd strongly advise against trying to shoehorn in every prior experience into the form as a whole. Nobody shortlisting cares about jobs in ...
by maven
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying as an undergraduate
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Applying as an undergraduate

If you don't have a year or more of relevant experience (that's full-time equivalent, not a couple of hours per week for a year), this is likely to be a wasted effort given the level of competition. Even with experience the odds are hugely against you, and you'd need to pick your courses well. I'm n...
by maven
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: HCPC Psychologist Protected title
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: HCPC Psychologist Protected title

Yes, please do contribute as this has been a long standing theme of concern on the forum.
by maven
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Posting about your personal life
Replies: 18
Views: 1473

Posting about your personal life

I think my reaction is reflective of my general unease with any potential therapeutic input being given "in public" for any and all to see without people really knowing what the situation is/was. I just feel a proper assessment and contained, tailored intervention is a safer option. Perhaps I'm jus...
by maven
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3083

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

I'm not very familiar with non-western forms of social/political/moral/philosophical thought. But I'd wager that what westerners have historically referred to as 'rational thought' has played a role across time and place, though different cultures may have referred to it using different terminology...
by maven
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Which Masters course to choose
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Which Masters course to choose

RA pay less cost of masters < care assistant pay
by maven
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Which Masters course to choose
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Which Masters course to choose

I'd also argue that a masters in research methods or by research shows a lot of transferable skills into an RA post, that might be advantageous compared to someone whose only research experience was as an undergrad, but very few psychology graduates go into RA posts as their means to gain relevant e...
by maven
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Which Masters course to choose
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Which Masters course to choose

It really depends on your percentage within that category. If it is low, then maybe. If it is high, then I'd seek experience first. You don't need a masters for any of the first step posts, and they shouldn't be hard to secure if you look outside the NHS. There are tons of vacancies in care work (wi...
by maven
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread
Replies: 21
Views: 7044

Re: Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread

From 2011-2020 I have applied every year and never received one interview from any university. I've lurked the forum for years and this is my first post. I Just wanted to add to this thread in case there are others like me who are veterans at the application process and who share similar feelings o...
by maven
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3083

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

I've sent a PM. But as Lingua says, always good to separate the personal and the professional, particularly when you give lots of personal information away in your posts to make yourself potentially identifiable to a future employer/colleague/client. We've had members here who have experienced stalk...
by maven
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2541

Re: Where am I going wrong?

Fair enough then, it doesn't sound as bad as I thought it might be. Do you think the things it measures are at all improvable, or are they pretty much fixed? People study for the tests, and learn the format and how to optimise their approach. Many are situational judgements that are very much influ...
by maven
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3083

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

Wait. You think I'm white? Have I indicated that? We've heard this same comment once before on this forum, from someone who got banned for being sexist/racist. Truth is, he was a white man, and so are you. I shan't embarrass you too much but not only have you said enough about yourself to be identi...