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by sparki
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Results of interview
Replies: 9
Views: 4414

Re: Results of interview

I would definitely give them a call. I was left waiting for a week once, so I called and it turned out they had somehow forgotten to call to let me know that I had been unsuccessful!! Not to say that's happened here but I think it's reasonable to call a week after the interview. If nothing else they...
by sparki
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Paper request - Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Paper request - Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

I was wondering if anyone is able to access this paper: Maj, M., Pirozzi, R., Magliano, L, Fiorillo, A., Bartoli, L. (2006). Agitated "unipolar" major depression: prevalence, phenomenology, and outcome. J Clin Psychiatry. 67(5):712-9. If anyone can access it I would be very grateful! Thank...
by sparki
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Getting a Research Assistant job without a postgrad?
Replies: 19
Views: 8525

Re: Getting a Research Assistant job without a postgrad?

Hi there I think its quite common to be asked about your dissertation or a project you've worked on, so its important to be prepared to talk about your project including about the study design and the stats you've used. I think its rare you'd be asked in much detail about study design or stats more ...
by sparki
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: King's College PhD
Replies: 5
Views: 2181

Re: King's College PhD

Hi Carmelo

Sorry I don't know much about this, but I noticed on the IOP website they have a research degrees opening evening coming up. Sounds like a good opportunity to meet potential supervisors and find out more about funding:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iop/study/openevenings.aspx
by sparki
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 5414

Re: Clinical Psychology or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

Hi there, I don't know a huge amount about this, but a colleague of mine has just started a psychotherapy doctorate so I will share what I know! To get onto a psychotherapy doctorate I think you would need to complete an msc course in a related to psychoanalysis. You also need to have your own inten...
by sparki
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Please help me - about to graduate & no idea what to do
Replies: 14
Views: 11775

Re: Please help me - about to graduate & no idea what to do

Definitely don't give up applying for HCA/support worker posts. These roles would give you the experience that would help with applications for IAPT roles. After graduating I got a support worker post in a NHS secure forensic psychiatric unit, without any clinical experience. I think some employers ...
by sparki
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: AP interview for community LD service plus a mystery task?!
Replies: 3
Views: 2697

Re: AP interview for community LD service plus a mystery tas

Hi Congrats on getting to interview! I've had a couple of interviews where I've had to do some sort of task for RA posts. These have always been fairly straight forward. The tasks I've done usually involved basic stats tasks and for one I had to write an abstract for a paper they gave me. If they sa...
by sparki
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Work Experience Abroad
Replies: 6
Views: 9383

Re: Work Experience Abroad

Hi there I spent two summers working as a camp counsellor at a summer camp in America. I had the most fantastic summers. It was an amazing experience which I would definitely recommend! It's a great way to get experience working with children, and I spent time travelling the USA after the camp seaso...
by sparki
Sun May 20, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Particpants urgently required
Replies: 21
Views: 4937

Re: Particpants urgently required

Done! Good luck with your research!
by sparki
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: AP and other relevant posts you might not have spotted
Replies: 533
Views: 266158

Re: AP and other relevant posts you might not have spotted

Assistant Neuropsychologist post at Great Ormond Street Hospital (posting this as it doesn't come up when you search assistant psychologist so thought people might miss it :D ) ...
http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/vacdetai ... =912856289
by sparki
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Should I put my Masters on my CV for support worker roles?
Replies: 5
Views: 3835

Re: Should I put my Masters on my CV for support worker role

Hi there I wouldn't worry about looking overqualified. I think as long as you can justify why you want a support worker post, then there is no reason why an employer would be worried about you being over qualified. After completing my MSc I was interviewed for 4 support worker posts, and was offered...
by sparki
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Msc - BPS Accredited??
Replies: 8
Views: 4292

Re: Msc - BPS Accredited??

I studied MSc Research Methods and the course enabled me to carry out my research projects in a research area that I was interested in. I think most courses would be structured in this way, so if you choose to study MSc Research Methods you would probably be able to build up research experience in H...
by sparki
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Msc - BPS Accredited??
Replies: 8
Views: 4292

Re: Msc - BPS Accredited??

What MSc course are you interested in applying for? It is important to get BPS accreditation if you want to become chartered in the area of your MSc e.g. forensic psychology. Otherwise I don't know how much it matters.. Some courses, such as Research Methods would not be BPS accredited. ESRC accredi...