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by mungle
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Lost and confused
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Lost and confused

Fortunately there is no requirement for work experience to take place at particular times - in fact, work experience post-graduation is at last as good as experience before graduation. You did the most important thing you could (and which you can't change at a later date) during your undergrad which...
by mungle
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trainee Psychologist- beating myself up over rookie mistake (breaching confidentiality)
Replies: 6
Views: 787

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

Nothing much to add to the above posts - just another reassurance that you are not the only one. The important thing is how you now handle it - speak up at work about it (hiding it would be an ethical issue) - your supervisor and/or manager can help you work through any actions you need to take. For...
by mungle
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How useful are online training courses? (CPD)
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: How useful are online training courses? (CPD)

Scrolling through the first two courses these don't appear to be accredited courses and instead are likely to give you a short introduction to these topics. I doubt very much that having such as course on your CV would sway a dclinpsy shortlisted. However, it's good to learn about different approach...
by mungle
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Application form question: Other information about yourself eg activities/interests apart from psychology.)
Replies: 3
Views: 390

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

I can't speak for shortlisting but I described my perfect day and how I liked to spend my free time. I also tried to add a bit of very safe humour and show a little style in my writing, to come across as human.
by mungle
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Where in the world can a UK ClinPsych work?
Replies: 5
Views: 3788

Re: Where in the world can a UK ClinPsych work?

Just looking up this topic for information about working abroad as a clin pscyh. It seems it's possible in Australia and NZ and might be possible in Euproe - does anyone have any knowledge about it in Europe?
by mungle
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What am I doing wrong? Feeling very stuck!
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: What am I doing wrong? Feeling very stuck!

I applied for a trainee PWP role, and got offered to attend an assessment day. I made it right through to interviews, however they did not offer me the post, as they said they were looking for people who wanted a long term career as a PWP. Whilst you want to act with integrity, do think about how e...
by mungle
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Research & DClinPsy
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Research & DClinPsy

Lunathecat - I'm not sure whether it's about not liking research or not feeling confident in it. It is different in the doctorate as you are carrying out a project and discerning how to use and interpret stats or qual methods for the project rather than drilling knowledge and exercises on statistics...
by mungle
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: CPD using CBT approach
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: CPD using CBT approach

You could try the online streams from SDS Skills Development or Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.

There are also some free courses through Future Learn for introductions to CBT.
by mungle
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2802

Re: Where am I going wrong?

My frustration has been the opposite - that I thought the job would be very varied and involved all the elements but it turned out to be therapy with a little bit of other work tagged on, at least until someone reaches a much higher level. The emphasis was on churning out therapy sessions or maybe a...
by mungle
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Really struggling with trainee CWP role
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: Really struggling with trainee CWP role

Yes, I've seen similar service issues in PWP work. I'm glad to hear you have good supervision and hope you can use this to feel you can practice competently, have the support for risk issues and to practice ethically. If you're in a really difficult service, sometimes it just makes sense to move on ...
by mungle
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Working privately
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Re: Working privately

As above, there are things you would need to organise to work privately. Many of the other advantages and disadvantages are similar to anyone who is self-employed: Security, regular income and sick pay versus autonomy and flexibility. In terms of the nature of the clinical work: In a service you are...
by mungle
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Video Interviews
Replies: 21
Views: 5582

Re: Video Interviews

Having done online therapy, also think about how you can convey warmth and still communicate non-verbally even when your whole body is not shown. Also, check what's visible in the background!
by mungle
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: BPS Fees
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: BPS Fees

The BPS new year always seems to start in January with new fees being due for the year. Worth giving them a ring.
by mungle
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can you do research full-time after a DClinPsy?
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Can you do research full-time after a DClinPsy?

You could go for a lecturing post - these are easier to get with a clinical psychology background and can be done at some Unis without publications or a PhD but you will probably spend the vast majority of the time teaching and being overworked. If you're early on in the dclinpsy and sure it's not f...
by mungle
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?

There are now doctoral/postgrad student loans and people get part-time jobs alongside (can't imagine this ever being possible on a clinical psychology doctorate!). I've known people be able to count their existing paid job (e.g. as a AP) as a large portion of placement time but this depends on the c...