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by ell
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: placing a future role in doctorate application
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: placing a future role in doctorate application

The 'flagging things up to the interviewer' bit won't apply in DClinPsy interviews, which will involve the interviewers asking everyone the same questions. It will be up to you in interview to bring whatever you want into your answers.
by ell
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9133
Views: 1611921

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

Just one thought...

1) It's done. I'm a qualified CP, I'm graduated, I'm now a Dr. Took me 5 long years (not including the years and years spent applying, some of you will remember me from those days) but it's finally done.
by ell
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: "Selling" psychology
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: "Selling" psychology

If people are actually saying "ooh, I don't like psychology", then you can always ask them in a gentle curious way why that is. But I also think a good way of selling psychology is just by being yourself, using psychology (and other skills!) to help the team, and giving them time to come round to th...
by ell
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Dissertation in Applications
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Dissertation in Applications

Yeah, I've never heard of this happening either. As long as you can talk about your dissertation if needed in interview then it's fine that you don't have a copy (other than the fact that it's a shame to have lost your hard work).
by ell
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Contractual obligation
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: PWP Contractual obligation

I know someone who recently finished paying off the few thousands they owed the trust for this. So it does get enforced.
by ell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Contractual obligation
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: PWP Contractual obligation

I've heard of trusts making PWPs pay back portions of the training costs if they leave within a certain period after completing training. Not sure of the time period, but I suppose that's the same as having a contractual obligation to stay?
by ell
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: phd to clinical doctorate
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: phd to clinical doctorate

It may not just be what the course are happy with, but what your PhD supervisor/university is happy with. But also, the scope and scale of the DClinPsy research dissertation is much smaller than that of a PhD so it wouldn't be a case of directly transferring your work over. Furthermore, university r...
by ell
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??

Numerically speaking, the percentage of applicants that are successful in gaining a place varies quite a lot between courses, and you can find that info on the clearing house website. But as GeishaWife points out, different courses have different things they are looking for, and so it's not as simpl...
by ell
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Courses with Systemic Pathway
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: Courses with Systemic Pathway

Oxford are going to be doing something along these lines, but I don't know the details. Worth checking it out.
by ell
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: Group task at interview

At some point in most of our lives there are likely to have been times when we were equivalent to another candidate, and the other person was the one getting that phone call saying there was nothing different they could have done. Difference is you don't hear about it in that instance. With so many ...
by ell
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 916
Views: 284387

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I'm fed up with my manager making: b) racist comments: after a black client who is very sensitive about race after having faced discrimination at work in the past asked to join the table in the community centre that my manager was sitting at, said manager answered "no, this table's only for white p...
by ell
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Desperately seeking advice
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Desperately seeking advice

It's great you've been able to take that step back and reflect in stuff a bit. It did sound like a tough start! It's also nice to hear you feel encouraged to see what happens. But don't feel you have to commit to doing it for a year. If you find after a few months it's making you really unhappy, or ...
by ell
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Desperately seeking advice
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Desperately seeking advice

As Miriam says, discuss this with your supervisor and go from there. It's also not unusual for the first couple of weeks or so to spend the time shadowing and reading. It's more concerning that there is no job description and you haven't been properly told what you'll be doing once the you've done s...
by ell
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview
Replies: 16
Views: 10279

Re: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview

In one of the first interviewers I ever did (not even for a psychology job): Interviewer: Can you tell us a little bit about how you handle stressful situations? Me: *laughs nervously* ... *bursts into tears* Another interview - this time for a support worker role: Interviewer: This position can be...
by ell
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 64314

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

In my experience, most AP jobs person specs (which are usually what an application is being rated against) are broadly the same (next time I'm on the computer I may download a few and see). Therefore you can write an application that hits the various person spec points, and then pop a tailored sente...