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by miriam
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

I could spend five years potentially going nowhere in pursuit of psychology or I could spend 3 to 5 years actively going somewhere with it. I wish people would stop these rumour mills. Good candidates usually succeed in much shorter time periods than the ones who hang around to moan about it being ...
by miriam
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

It’s often the career of choice to people who don’t want to take the tough A level sciences and do medicine but want a similarly well paid career with the prestige attached. Speak for yourself. That's a pretty patronising generalisation. My A-level results (in 1992 before grade inflation and A*s) w...
by miriam
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Vocabulary
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Vocabulary

I came across a list of words recently, supposedly used in college entrance exams in the USA, and spotted a few I didn't know. So I thought I'd see how many other people couldn't define from this list: abase abate abhor abhorrence abhorrent ablution abnegate abrogate absolution absolve abstain acme ...
by miriam
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

Wow, you are incredibly bitter and cynical aren't you? Loads of us had fairly short and smooth paths into clinical psychology and enjoyed every minute of it. I know plenty of people who got on two or three years after graduating and felt like they learnt loads and had great quality of life in betwee...
by miriam
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Major amendments on research thesis
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Major amendments on research thesis

Again, fits with my experience - particularly in terms of many trainees seeing the research element as a hoop to jump rather than giving it the value it merits as one third of the training process. And yes, this scenario is relatively rare (though my post was triggered by being told of it happening ...
by miriam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Major amendments on research thesis
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Major amendments on research thesis

I agree with most of that Spatch. But I can also see why a trainee might be shocked to not pass, and to not get their expected step up in income, when the course agreed the research design/sample/write up and gave only positive feedback.
by miriam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Major amendments on research thesis
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Major amendments on research thesis

I'm being asked by trainees who've been given major amendments to DClinPsy research, what official policy there is (perhaps at BPS or ACP-UK or GTiCP) about employment situation if you can't qualify at end of funded period and means to raise complaint re course research supervision? Imagine for exam...
by miriam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1659715

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

1. I have three cats. A big black cat who is always belly up for love, a middle sized black and white cat who purrs like a tractor, and a little shy black cat with a white bib and one white toe. The big one was quite poorly with a fever earlier this week, and I was really worried about him, but than...
by miriam
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Professional development days 2019/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 4203

Re: Professional development days 2019/2020

We haven't yet confirmed the venue. I'll follow it up tomorrow.
by miriam
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Funding
Replies: 23
Views: 11587

Re: Funding

ACP announcement: I am delighted to let you know that, following several years of uncertainty, Health Education England has finally decided to fully fund trainee salaries for the foreseeable future. Members will be aware that there had been proposals to substantially reduce trainee salaries followin...
by miriam
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I give up on Psychology?
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Should I give up on Psychology?

Thank you for your reply and what you are suggesting does make sense. I have indeed been looking at these types of jobs- my fear would just be that no matter how much experience I get with these roles, maybe I never truly make it to a more prestigious position. The AP positions and the doctorate ar...
by miriam
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I give up on Psychology?
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Should I give up on Psychology?

All the jobs you are applying for are highly competitive by virtue of being in the NHS and/or AP or RA roles that appeal to large numbers of psychology graduates. You need to get some foot in the door experience first, and then to apply for more prestigious posts from there. I'd suggest you get a jo...
by miriam
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2020 Doctorate Applications
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: 2020 Doctorate Applications

You can check posts on the forum from previous years. Once we get to the point of interview announcements we keep a progress thread so it is all kept in one place.