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by miriam
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?

Other than that book, would you recommend any sites, videos or books etc that go into what the day to day schedule of a clinical psychologist might look like? I see you have a book about being an assistant psychologist, maybe I'll give that a go. The general gist I'm getting is that clinical psycho...
by miriam
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?

I don't do any therapy at all Did you ever do therapy? Have you written anywhere about your career experiences and day-to-day life/schedule in the past? My blog is linked from my signature in every post, and there is an article that is called "I am not a therapist". But in answer, I have done thera...
by miriam
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: If you want me to review your application (2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 259

If you want me to review your application (2019)

If you want me to review your application form, please: 1) PM me for bank and email address details 2) Make a donation of at least £20 (£12 minimum if you are a disadvantaged/minority applicant*) 3) Email your form to me as soon as possible 4) I will review your form and provide comments on how to i...
by miriam
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?

Perhaps it would help to look up "clinical psychologist" rather than the rather vague and meaningless "psychologist"? I don't do any therapy at all, and plenty of clinical psychologists use models other than cbt. But those who use cbt use it at a much more skilled level than PWPs in IAPT. That's jus...
by miriam
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: misintentpreting the intentions of others
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: misintentpreting the intentions of others

Do you have a supervisor who can advise? I'm not sure this is something a psych had should be devising by themselves...
by miriam
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: AP Band 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: AP Band 4

All of that is true. However, I do think it is a matter of perspective. I met an apprentice earning £137 per month more than his rent for a modest flat in the north of England yesterday, who thought the idea of being paid £18-24k was a huge amount of money. Similarly, compared to paying £9k a year f...
by miriam
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I just give up on a psychology career?
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Should I just give up on a psychology career?

Doesn't sound impossible to me. You could apply to courses with assessment days this year, and then aim to gain some clinical experience in a hands on care role, so that by next year you have a stronger application for courses using traditional selection.
by miriam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I just give up on a psychology career?
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Should I just give up on a psychology career?

You'll need to tell us about your experience and grades to date (including percentages) for anyone to offer any individualised advice. Otherwise you might as well just read the general posts on the forum.
by miriam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 2582

Re: Access to a car?

This presumes the person already knows how to drive. For a band 4 (which is a difficult position to get in the first place) learning to drive takes a serious commitment of time and money, with no guarantee of how long a process will take. When you add in the possibility of someone having to cover l...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9295
Views: 1649742

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

Sorry to hear about your daughter, Miriam. That must have been very tough for all of you. I hope she's bouncing around again soon. Thanks. She was back at school today, bickering with her sister and literally bouncing around like she had a pogo stick at one point this evening. So I'd say she's defi...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: I'm really not enjoying my MSc
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: I'm really not enjoying my MSc

Firstly, your wellbeing is more important than any course. So you have to make sensible choices to look after yourself. But even without any health implications, I don't think a masters is essential, especially if you have a first. There is no reason you couldn't benefit your CV as much if you gaine...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Viva - Prof Doctorate
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Viva - Prof Doctorate

I also think it varies. I've been an external examiner and participated in a viva, and I've had two of my own. None were terribly painful. But I've worked with colleagues who have had much more negative experiences - I'm not sure if that reflects the personalities involved or the quality of the work...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Will I be asked to engage with a statistical task at interview?
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Will I be asked to engage with a statistical task at interview?

I expect anyone who'll be doing research as part of their job to do a task involving stats at interview. Whether I give them a data file with a task, or just a research design question, depends on the balance of the job responsibilities. But I tell candidates there will be a task in my invitations t...
by miriam
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9295
Views: 1649742

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

1. My daughter has been unwell enough to have needed 5 days/3 nights in hospital and a week off school. I've stayed with her, because that was obviously the right thing to do, but it is really difficult to get a good night's sleep when the option is a plastic chair or sharing a single bed, with only...
by miriam
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: Frustrated that my career is on hold

Lots of people get pregnant on the course, and many manage training with young children. But many also decide that their life has taken a different path, and CP isn't the be all and end all, whether or not they have children. So don't put life on hold in the hope that this will speed up your career ...