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by Lancelot
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Major amendments on research thesis
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Major amendments on research thesis

Many courses have submissions in spring and early vivas - so they can complete corrections before the end of course. As a research supervisor, it can be difficult as trainees can leave things to the last minute, and sometimes they do not follow your advice. I have one who I only saw half a draft des...
by Lancelot
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

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 woul...
by Lancelot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Help me pick a doctorate course
Replies: 5
Views: 2086

Re: Help me pick a doctorate course

Surrey & Salomons (CCCU) look at you as a person and teach many models.

Leeds & UEL? But I don't know them as well.

To be honest, I didn't want a CBT heavy doctorate course - but when I graduated I wish I did! As CBT is such a sort after therapy.
by Lancelot
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BA at Cambridge/MSci at Reading?
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: BA at Cambridge/MSci at Reading?

I concur with others - neither sound like good options. Finding a MSc Psychology conversion that takes a year then getting paid experience in my opinion would be better (or/and doing self-funded PWP after if that floats ya boat).
by Lancelot
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Advice for working with someone with GAD
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Advice for working with someone with GAD

Good CBT isn't about challenging someone's beliefs, it is about helping them to evaluate them. Be impartial. Lets find out if worry works for you. The client may be right, how about starting from here - how does it help you? what effect does it have on your mood? Unpack the meaning, explore a specif...
by Lancelot
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Anxiety in interviews
Replies: 16
Views: 2378

Re: Anxiety in interviews

Why do you not seek some sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy? After all, you are seeking to train as a psychologist and there are theories and treatment to address this problem. There are many things you could do but best under therapist: Evaluating negative thoughts Testing out specific negat...
by Lancelot
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: 2:2 and AP post experience- is it enough for a doctorate??
Replies: 11
Views: 4104

Re: 2:2 and AP post experience- is it enough for a doctorate??

The reason they ask for 2:1, and a high 2:1 for some university, is that you have to produce doctoral level academic work. It can be very stressful for the trainee and markers to be constantly failing pieces of work and ultimately the course. Some courses will not let you on but some will with a mas...
by Lancelot
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Making the most of therapy
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: Making the most of therapy

Everything is grist for the mill in psychodynamic therapy, including feeling the need to have a target, to rack for difficulties i.e. what is that about. To think about the wider themes for example 'to be control of the process' which is understandable but likely to come from somewhere. I always con...
by Lancelot
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: First day as an assistant psychologist
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: First day as an assistant psychologist

I don't imagine you will be doing much. Often, it can be a slow start - getting ID cards, getting access to records, e-mails, being introduced to staff, reading policies and client notes, attend a team meeting if on. Supervisors can be really varied on how organised they are. Some have cases you can...
by Lancelot
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Content of different Doctorate courses
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Re: Content of different Doctorate courses

You can find more informal information from trainees about the content of course in the BPS alternative handbooks, published every year.

alternative handbook 2018
by Lancelot
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology
Replies: 26
Views: 9488

Re: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psycholo

Leems wrote:
Lancelot asks why I don't 'just' do a Psychotherapy MSc, but as far as I can see that can easily be a four year self-funded route as much as Counselling Psychology is, with the pros and cons aforementioned around scope and cost.
No need to be prickly in your reply - I answer posts to be helpful.
by Lancelot
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: HI applications 2018 intake
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: HI applications 2018 intake

Often, they are advertised on NHS jobs but application process is through the universities. May tends to application time and June interview for Oct start. However, some are funded for other times of year like Royal Holloway. You would be advised to e-mail course admin to ask these questions. With s...
by Lancelot
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Fast track A-levels to increase options
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Fast track A-levels to increase options

I would check this out with the course beforehand. You don't want to complete A-levels for them to discount them for some reason!
by Lancelot
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What to do next!
Replies: 16
Views: 2673

Re: What to do next!

Hi Blossom It sounds relevant to me. I personally feel that after an AP post or two you are better to find other roles for your application to stand out and can speak about in interview. You don't seem to be doing anything terribly wrong, it is the competition. If you start a funded PhD you will hav...
by Lancelot
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology
Replies: 26
Views: 9488

Re: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psycholo

Time for an update, after some research, reflection and study that has progressed matters somewhat. I didn't get the IAPT job as (I feel) I didn't demonstrate enough understanding and use of the CBT framework, plus the interview was a little awkward- I perhaps came across as a little excitable rath...