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by maven
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: I still miss my ex!!
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: I still miss my ex!!

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: 2324

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: 643

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: 643

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: 643

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: 16
Views: 5885

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: 2324

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: 1996

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: 2324

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...
by maven
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 1996

Re: Where am I going wrong?

I think you have fixated on a fantasy that you fear, in which the assessment doesn't suit you. But the reality is that only a small minority of courses use assessments, and that those assessments measure highly relevant skills to a clinical psychologist, so keeping on harking on about IQ tests and t...
by maven
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 1996

Re: Where am I going wrong?

Why not try reading some of the basic information about the profession such as that given in the wikis on this very site? We have a wiki all about other careers in mental health, and none of them are as competitive as psychology. There are assessment days when applying to a small number of clinical ...
by maven
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: Scrambled Eggs

No, nothing like an MBA at all. No overlap whatsoever.
by maven
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Starting the application form (mind blank)
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Starting the application form (mind blank)

You don't need to condense all your experience into that one section. The shortlisters can see your experience and qualifications. They now need to know about your competencies, and your reflections on those experiences. Why not keep a reflective journal that you can use to record your thoughts abou...
by maven
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

I can't help thinking it is arrogant and defies the point of paying for tuition if you don't bother going to lectures or teaching! I graduated last year from a course that had about 200 students per year. I'd say there was rarely more than 50 students in each lecture. All our lectures were recorded...
by maven
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT References for the DClinPsy
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: IAPT References for the DClinPsy

Robininthewind, I think you need to wind back a bit. You said you are about to enter your final year as a psychology undergrad. You don't need to be worrying about whether in three years time a theoretical IAPT post that you may or may not get will give a generic reference for training you may or ma...