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by miriam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Career Change from Data Science?

Good approach. And if you want to get involved with what I'm doing with data-driven improvements to children's social care, get in touch.
by miriam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply??
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Should I apply??

I'd say apply, follow the process through, and if and when you are offered places worry about the trip. It might never get to the point of an offer, and if you get an offer, they might be able to make a plan to catch up or defer the place, but if they can't you have had the experience and can hope t...
by miriam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Career Change from Data Science?

Well, I read your post and thought "that is a good set of skills for what we are doing, I wonder where she lives?" because as Spatch said, your skills will be great when thinking about the non-clinical elements of the role that so many applicants see as an afterthought. You might like my blog entry ...
by miriam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: NHS vs Third Sector
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: NHS vs Third Sector

Indeed, the better pension and leave quota in the NHS is worth 25% more pay than a non-NHS job, and much more so if you expect to want to take a maternity leave in the foreseeable future. But I'd also compare by any differences in the role or the team, working environment and culture, as social ente...
by miriam
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?

I've witnessed hypnosis a few times - both stage hypnotism (which mainly seems to be people playing along and suggestibility) and clinical hypnosis. A member of my clinical course cohort was hypnotised by a qualified CP teaching a session (with her consent, after we did a short induction to see who ...
by miriam
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 1301

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

I don't think I have ever heard an assistant or trainee introduce themselves to a client/patient in this way. Literally never have I heard someone say 'I am the unqualified seeing you today'. In fact I am really struggling to believe this has been asked of an employee in the NHS. Perhaps things are...
by miriam
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: is privilege a given?
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: is privilege a given?

We all share some advantages, such as intellectual ability (being capable of a doctorate probably puts us in the top 10% of the population) and sufficient health to work and study. I'm grateful to be able bodied and healthy enough to work full time. Beyond that I suppose we can make comparison to th...
by miriam
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 35 year old considering applying for ClinPsy next year
Replies: 9
Views: 7646

Re: 35 year old considering applying for ClinPsy next year

But you will need GBC, and it might be an easier path to apply for HCPC registration under the mutual recognition scheme than to undertake the 3-year doctorate - although that is likely to be reviewed post-Brexit if that ever happens.
by miriam
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Do I have enough experience to apply for an Assistant Psychologist post?
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Do I have enough experience to apply for an Assistant Psychologist post?

Well said. I've pinned this thread. Normally the expectation is of a year of whole time equivalent of experience, paid or unpaid, along with a completed qualification conferring GBC, with a 2:1 or better or a completed post graduate qualification. It is often an advantage if some of your experience ...
by miriam
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Advice for next step
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Advice for next step

Apply for AP, research assistant and other roles directly linked with clinical psychology would be my advice. I am not sure what you'd gain from an MSc with a first that you couldn't gain from publishing a paper and getting more prestigious work experience. And it should be possible to secure the la...
by miriam
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unable to relocate
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Unable to relocate

Sometimes commitment to a particular locality and knowledge of all the local culture/services/vocabulary can be an asset, particularly if particular health boards are involved in selection. But it does mean only limited placement numbers on a single course are available, so important to have a fall-...
by miriam
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Frustrated that my career is on hold

Yeah, I'd say reading a lot and enjoying having time to read would be my advice. You could also so some online free courses - there are some very credible universities making a lot of topics available for free now, so well worth checking out. But I agree with others to prioritise your wellbeing and ...
by miriam
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Scoring a CBCL - missing items
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Scoring a CBCL - missing items

I don't mean to be a pedant, but why are you scoring a questionnaire without access to a manual or supervision about it?
by miriam
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion

I think if you have a rationale for it, go for it. I'm convinced that selectors care much more about your experiences and competencies than the exact path you took to get them.
by miriam
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Alternative to AP
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Alternative to AP

There are many threads about this, and even a couple of wiki entries, so do have a browse and check out the search function too.