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by ems
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: The secret university that does not use the clearing house
Replies: 7
Views: 4531

There's also the Hull one - but you have to fork out a lot of money if you chose that path!
by ems
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: CMHT - what is involved?
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

Thanks for your reply - Could be quite a mixed bag then. I looked at the trust website, doesn't really say much. Aparently the area has a big drugs problem, so perhaps that might be one of the areas. Sounds like it will be a big learning curve - most of my experience is in Learning disabilities! Loo...
by ems
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: CMHT - what is involved?
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

CMHT - what is involved?

Hi, My first placement as a trainee is with a CMHT and I'm embarrassed to say I don't really know what CMHT's do, i.e the type of client's they deal with and the sort of problems etc. Can any of you enlighten me, suggest good reading etc, so I don't make too much a fool of myself when I contact my n...
by ems
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: How to explain lack of reference?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Do you have anybody else you could use as a reference? Then if you are asked about the job you mentionned - be honest, explain what happened. A friend of mine ended up in a similar situation (different career path but still with children) and ended up using references from the church she attended an...
by ems
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Occ Health Interview for Course
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

yeah, they take ages don't they?! I have health problems too and know that I will probably need some support from occ. health - I contacted the uni and they are sorting it out for me. I guess it's all about being proactive with these sorts of things. On the other hand I've handed in my notice - so k...
by ems
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: layard and IAPT
Replies: 58
Views: 37221

It's certainly a worry, I've heard it mentionned that adults with learning disabilities may be expected to access the IAPT service and for some this would be possible, for those with more complex difficulties, it may end up meaning they don't access the help they are entitled to. Definitely concerni...
by ems
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Patients who you know personally
Replies: 10
Views: 5757

Off the top of my head, ethically I believe it's a big no no.

It's certainly something I would steer clear of at all costs - dual relationships can cause numerous often unforseen difficulties.

Does anybody have the link for the BPS code of conduct - there's stuff about it in there???
by ems
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Experience in the private sector and clinical training...
Replies: 9
Views: 3828

There's quite a few well known private companies, like St Andrews for example who tend to advertise on their own website and sometimes the psychologist. My post was in the local paper - so poorly advertised!
by ems
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Experience in the private sector and clinical training...
Replies: 9
Views: 3828

Go for it - most of my AP experience is through a private practice and I've been able to learn loads. It certainly helped me get my place on the course starting in September.
by ems
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Clinical Doctorate just for "Confident People"?
Replies: 5
Views: 3691

Hi, I don't think you have to be confident at all - just like being around people (even if it makes you nervous). I'm initially quite a shy person and at first worried that clinical might not be suitable for me. However, over the years of gaining experience, I've become more confident in myself and ...
by ems
Fri May 30, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: ClinPsy Progress & Successes - 2008
Replies: 94
Views: 47984

Here's mine:

Cov & warwick
Sheffield
Staffs - withdrawn from list - good luck reserve number 3 - you're now number 1!!
Trent to Trent!!!

So excited
by ems
Thu May 29, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: AP post Staffordshire
Replies: 0
Views: 1430

AP post Staffordshire

See below - I'm currently in post but start clinical training later this year. The company have a good success rate with assistants getting on to clinical training. Feel free to pm me or email the office for more info. DENSY Psychological Services Ltd We provide Psychological Services in the East an...
by ems
Wed May 28, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What experience did you have when you got on training?
Replies: 372
Views: 368996

I'll be starting in September so here's how I got there: 2:1 Psychology 2003 certificate in counselling 120 hours 18mths ABA tutor with children on the autistic spectrum 6mths learning support for a boy with Asperger's 1 year RA - MSU Forensic NHS 1 year RA - Medical research council (children & adu...
by ems
Wed May 28, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Job Vacancy
Replies: 1
Views: 1691

Would recommend applying, I've never worked for them but have had a few interviews there and it was a lovely experience. A really nice set up and really friendly staff. St Andrews also seems to have a very good reputation.
by ems
Fri May 23, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Clinical Psychology and Socioeconomic Class
Replies: 37
Views: 11593

I think you probably have a point, but I don't think money is the only barrier to pursuing clinical psychology. I think individuals with certain disabilities also struggle. For example, assistant psychologist jobs that state applicants must be able to drive are actually breaking the Disability Discr...