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by ScrabbleCat
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Lancaster Course - help please!?
Replies: 11
Views: 7658

Re: Lancaster Course - help please!?

Don't believe the people who say all you do is make animal sculptures out of tin foil. That said you will have to pick a power animal, make things out of pipe cleaners, and detail your journey through training in a reflective diary. It sort of depends how you like to learn :wink: In MY day at Lanca...
by ScrabbleCat
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What experience did you have when you got on training?
Replies: 371
Views: 350728

Re: What experience did you have when you got on training?

Just realised I never filled this in! Got on training in 2002 aged 26 Education: High 2:1 BA(hons) Psychology from a Red-brick Uni - applied to DClinPsy and got 4 rejections 2.5 years as a support worker in 2 posts; 1 in a residential school for children with LD and significant behavioural issues th...
by ScrabbleCat
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Clinical Psychology Heartache
Replies: 129
Views: 45898

Re: Clinical Psychology Heartache

I have been following this dialogue through The Psychologist and it has led to lots of thoughts about the recruitment process for CPs and also - like Pink said - the comparison with progressing through many other professions in the current climate. I do have sympathy for undergrads and grads who are...
by ScrabbleCat
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9279
Views: 1639908

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

1. Sunshine!
2. Just in time for tonight's BBQ and beer festival
3. Only 2 reports to do before then...
4. New house almost unpacked. Ish. Well, halfway.
5. I am wearing my happy summer shoes. Did I mention it's sunny? 8)
by ScrabbleCat
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Maternity leave/returning to course part time?
Replies: 12
Views: 6723

Re: Maternity leave/returning to course part time?

I echo what BenJ said about Lancaster - they have always tried to be accomodating in terms of hours etc both clinically and academically. Presumably their approach could be used as a model for another course.

Good luck :)
by ScrabbleCat
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9279
Views: 1639908

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

1. The after-effects of being sick for 2 days....email-a-rama 2. Must remeber I can only achieve 3 days of work in 3 days and not try and be superwoman 3. Moving house is fun but also stressful and involves HUGE to do lists 4. The cat is helping with the move by sleeping in all available boxes.... 5...
by ScrabbleCat
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What's your other career plan?
Replies: 178
Views: 65377

Re: What's your other career plan?

(A) Personal shopper

(B) Open a social enterprise (possibly in the Lakes) which would be a cafe/bookshop run by service users looking to re-enter the workplace. Lovely cakes and books and possibly some private therapy to help pay the bills :)
by ScrabbleCat
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9279
Views: 1639908

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

1. From my perspective, there is no place for private profit in the public sector. Unfortunately the conservative government seem to think it is the way forward . 2. I am morally bankrupt. I disagree wholeheartedly with tendering out services on the basis of private profit from public monies, lack ...
by ScrabbleCat
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Birmingham selection test
Replies: 63
Views: 25306

Re: Birmingham selection test

I echo what some others have said - the Birmingham course is very clear what the minimum requirements are on it's website. Following the selection test I imagine there will be a check that those who have passed the exercise meet these criteria before being offered an interview. I would hope that app...
by ScrabbleCat
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Guardian article "my daughter, the schizophrenic"
Replies: 18
Views: 7765

Re: Guardian article "my daughter, the schizophrenic"

I also read this with increasing levels of concern; both for the child herself and the US approach to assessing and treating children. There are interesting comments on the actual article - including some from a psychiatrist and a GP. It led me to do some internet searching as well. The girl's fathe...
by ScrabbleCat
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9279
Views: 1639908

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

1. Snow - pretty
2. Snow - grumpy car
3. Snow - trek to work, emails are all down
4. Snow - annual leave this afternoon
5. Snow - the building of snow-cats :)
by ScrabbleCat
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: WAIS IV and illiteracy
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Re: WAIS IV and illiteracy

Thanking you :)
It's what we thought but as it's the first time in a long time it has been an issue it felt important to access forum minds for some advice!
by ScrabbleCat
Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: WAIS IV and illiteracy
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

WAIS IV and illiteracy

Calling all neuropsychs...
When assessing someone who is illiterate using the WAIS IV is it appropriate and/or necessary to substitute Comprehension for Vocabulary or Similarities?
All responses gratefully received :)
by ScrabbleCat
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Take new post or stay within speciality?
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Take new post or stay within speciality?

...I was trying for italics on the 'and'...fails at whizzy computer stuff :)
by ScrabbleCat
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Take new post or stay within speciality?
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Take new post or stay within speciality?

I think it's about developing yourself and your clinical skills; if you can do that within your current post and progress your career then that is really positive.

mod note: edited for italics