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by miriam
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Biting off more than you can chew
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Biting off more than you can chew

That's a lot of useful self-reflection, lingua. Take time to mourn your loss, and don't be ashamed about it. Its a human thing to feel pain when a loved one dies, not a flaw or weakness. Anyone that has no empathy with the impact of loss has more of a problem than a bereaved person who is still sad ...
by miriam
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Very very disheartened
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: Very very disheartened

CP funding is regional and not within individual NHS contracts, and the workforce reviews have shown the need for sustained funded training. Only IAPT is within the realm of AQP, all other elements of mental health are block contracted. The clinical doctorate charges/funding do not just cover univer...
by miriam
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Personality Disorder and Parenting
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Personality Disorder and Parenting

Sounds like interesting reading! I'd happily also read these if you find them :)
by miriam
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

I think I have a kind of reverse snobbery about who I recruit on the basis that children in Care have enough barriers relating to us as adults/professionals/people who have not been in care/people with easy lives without also having the barriers of accent/dress indicating more layers of privilege. I...
by miriam
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Conversion course and AP jobs
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Conversion course and AP jobs

Yeah, I'd assume that was the intention, even if they are rationing their words for the advert text. I've never known an advert that wouldn't consider a conversion as exactly equivalent.
by miriam
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Rejections
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Rejections

AP posts are much more competitive than the doctorate, so I’d not panic about that. And the hardest bit is getting interviews, so you are doing well. But you might benefit from a mock interview with detailed feedback. I assume you ask for feedback after each unsuccessful interview, so what do they s...
by miriam
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9108
Views: 1605832

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

1. Recruited to all my vacancies, and feeling very positive about having a complete team soon: AP, p/t admin, p/t business development lead, p/t post-doc researcher, plus contractors for coding, graphic design, tech support and my project in the NW. I've also got a business plan, and a company valua...
by miriam
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP job - unusual circumstances? is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: AP job - unusual circumstances? is this normal?

The other tip is to ask to speak to the previous post holder, if there is one, to get a feel of whether you think the potential supervisor is going to be a supportive and inspiring role model, and as Bluecat says, you should have a chance to ask more about what the role would involve day to day.
by miriam
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Desperately seeking advice
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Desperately seeking advice

Doesn't sound like a dichotomous choice of suck it up vs leave to me. Why not speak to your supervisor or line manager, express that you are being under utilised and ask about the remit of your post? If it doesn't improve you can apply for other things and see if you are offered anything better. In ...
by miriam
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Any questions? I'm tweeting on PsyTweeps for next 10 days
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Any questions? I'm tweeting on PsyTweeps for next 10 days

I'm the resident tweeter for the PsyTweeps account for the next 10 days, so please let me know if there is anything you want to know about me, my view of psychology, or running this forum. Follow here: https://twitter.com/PsyTweeps There is a recap of my intro information here: http://wke.lt/w/s/j2f...
by miriam
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Self-employed work as a Clinical Psychologist
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Self-employed work as a Clinical Psychologist

I've always done a few hours per week outside my full-time NHS job, but I left the NHS entirely and set up my own business in 2011. As Spatch says, it can pay more per hour than NHS work, but as he points out there are also greater costs and demands on you as a clinician outside of that session. Ven...
by miriam
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 62338

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I don't think it is either a 2 hour job or five minutes, there is a lot of scope to be somewhere in between. Someone mentioned earlier in the thread that they have a word document with sections for each major speciality they are applying for, and most of the common person specification items, and th...
by miriam
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 62338

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

DO state on a CV how long you worked certain places, how many days, and whether paid or voluntary. Simply telling me the job title and duties doesn't give me enough information to shortlist from as I can't tell whether you were half a day a week voluntary for six weeks over the summer holidays whil...