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by miriam
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trainee Psychologist- beating myself up over rookie mistake (breaching confidentiality)
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Trainee Psychologist- beating myself up over rookie mistake (breaching confidentiality)

Phoning my service manager at 9pm to admit to losing a burglar alarm fob for the building particularly stands out in my mind! That's nothing. I got locked in, with the alarms set around me (including a police alert silent alarm), after my first day in a new job and had to phone the on-call numbers ...
by miriam
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Lost and confused
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Lost and confused

Why not use a reference from your MSc and a reference from your BSc and skip the retail references altogether? Also, think of posts in the care sector that don't involve personal care - working in a children's home, a group home for people with learning disabilities or a day centre for people with d...
by miriam
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Research Assistant: Anna Freud Centre / LifePsychol (Looked After Children), working from home
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Research Assistant: Anna Freud Centre / LifePsychol (Looked After Children), working from home

Research Assistant – “Transforming Children’s Social Care” (BERRI) Title: Research Assistant – BERRI Reporting to: Miriam Silver, Research Manager Employer: Anna Freud Centre Salary: £23,000 to £26,000 FTE per annum, plus 6% contributory pension scheme Location: Homeworking during COVID-19 Centre a...
by miriam
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trainee Psychologist- beating myself up over rookie mistake (breaching confidentiality)
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Trainee Psychologist- beating myself up over rookie mistake (breaching confidentiality)

These things happen. I'd try to speak to her and apologise. But nobody is perfect and you'll learn from it, so try not to be too harsh to yourself. I was part of a worse mistake as a qualified CP in the NHS. I wrote a formulation letter about a lady's difficulties including how she had felt like the...
by miriam
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Are there any Essex trainees here?
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Are there any Essex trainees here?

Why not ask the questions and find out? We encourage the public sharing of information where possible, rather than requests for individual insights.
by miriam
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: DClinPsy Application Form Relevant Experience Section Voluntary Experience
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: DClinPsy Application Form Relevant Experience Section Voluntary Experience

My rule of thumb is if it adds up to less than 2 months of full-time work or is not directly relevant to psychology I'd leave it out of the top list and put it in the "other" box as a bullet-point. If it is more substantial and directly relevant I'd put it in the main list - unless you have lots of ...
by miriam
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Pre-Qual - Volunteering to do Cognitive Rehabilitation Exercises
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Pre-Qual - Volunteering to do Cognitive Rehabilitation Exercises

It sounds fine to me, as you'd be volunteering in a bigger organisation and seeking supervision to do so. But why not get a job in care or support work where you will be paid? There are real shortages of personnel to fill these roles, and they often open the door to more psychological opportunities.
by miriam
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant Psychologists working from home - what do you do?
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Assistant Psychologists working from home - what do you do?

The current AP in my team is working fully from home, so I imagine she feels this even more. I know I do, as it is easy to mix up home and work activities when you are at home all the time. Her main tasks are the things she would do before we started working from home (summarising court papers and m...
by miriam
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Should I apply for jobs that list an NVQ as an essential requirement?
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Should I apply for jobs that list an NVQ as an essential requirement?

I'm not sure there is a simple single rule, but if you apply for a few you'll soon find out! Normally if you highlight your relevant skills and qualifications, and your willingness to undertake training, some organisations will see the merit in your application, even if you don't tick every box.
by miriam
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: If you want me to review your application (2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: If you want me to review your application (2020)

If you look at the FAQs or use the search you'll see that messages stay in outbox until read on phpBB, the forum software that we use. I don't immediately read messages 24/7, so they sit there until I have time to read them. Please have some patience, I checked them less than 24 hours ago, and I do ...
by miriam
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Person Speficiations
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Person Speficiations

I think this might be the most helpful post I ever wrote about applying for jobs in psychology. The blog I wrote about how not to apply for jobs in psychology is more thorough, but this one gets to the point quicker: https://clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21582&p=191680 (28th May post, nea...
by miriam
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Application form question: Other information about yourself eg activities/interests apart from psychology.)
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Application form question: Other information about yourself eg activities/interests apart from psychology.)

I'm looking for a human, ideally one that doesn't look like they've been cut with the same old predictable cookie cutter hobbies of travel, socialising, yoga and baking as so many of the applications I read, or try to leverage in how their interests make them a better psychologist. I don't care if t...
by miriam
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: If you want me to review your application (2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 2025

Re: If you want me to review your application (2019)

I raised a total of £1580 for the charity last year between these, the professional development days, the online group and the post-mortems. I have therefore donated a total of £4000 towards new interactive whiteboards at the school since 2018.
by miriam
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: If you want me to review your application (2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 816

If you want me to review your application (2020)

If you want me to review your application form, please: 1) Make a donation of at least £20 (£12 minimum if you are a disadvantaged/minority applicant*) 2) PM me with proof of your donation for my email address details 3) Email your form to me as soon as possible 4) I will review your form and provid...
by miriam
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: What roles outside the UK have helped with your application
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: What roles outside the UK have helped with your application

Not to be pernickety but UEA is one of the least competitive courses, and not really representative. Whilst I am surprised that nowadays there are 45 applicants per place for the self-funded places, which does compare on the face of it to the numbers of applicants for NHS funded places, I'm not sure...