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by AnsweringBell
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 3616

Re: Access to a car?

You make a fair point about a band 4 learning to drive and buying a car is quite different to a band 6, financially... and I agree, there are a number of individual circumstances that it's a bit harsh to make a blanket rule for. And Also agree with RJParker in terms of making the profession as acces...
by AnsweringBell
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 3616

Re: Access to a car?

I'd also assume that the central London courses really don't need/expect you to have a car either? (I didn't train there so don't actually know myself). In my cohort at UEA, there was one non-driver... and my goodness it wasn't easy for her. We're quite a geographically spread out course though. But...
by AnsweringBell
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Viva - Prof Doctorate
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Viva - Prof Doctorate

Hey Cascina - I'm not sure how transferable people's individual experiences of vivas would be (I understand that a lot depends on the university and the external examiner, and of course the actual programme) - I can tell you a bit about mine though. For the clinical at UEA, it lasted around an hour ...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reference from a Counselling Psychologist
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: Reference from a Counselling Psychologist

Echoing han10 and ell, I wouldn't imagine it'd be a problem at all (for the reasons they've given). To add some anecdotal evidence on top - from my own personal experience (n=1), for my first application I couldn't use my current employer and so my two referees were my UG research supervisor, and es...
by AnsweringBell
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?

I haven't got strong or well thought out views, personally, so I'll leave that out... but just interestingly, I worked with a psychiatrist when I was an assistant in a community LD team, and she practiced hypnotherapy privately (and would often use it in her normal NHS work). She did a session for m...
by AnsweringBell
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I want to do too many things!
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: I want to do too many things!

Hiya Friday, I've sent you a DM - I started writing it but realised it was getting incredibly detailed! Happy to chat about my role/the general role of psychology within secure services in the NHS though. Like Miriam, it was quite a new idea to me until I started working in it - perception and reali...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I want to do too many things!
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: I want to do too many things!

Working in a medium secure service myself, engagement is a huge difficulty with meaningful therapeutic work; but it's certainly possible. The work definitely doesn't look how you expect it to, and you're often playing a much longer game than you would in other services. There can be quite a lot of m...
by AnsweringBell
Thu May 30, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Residential Children’s Care role
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: Residential Children’s Care role

I do understand your friend's advice, there. I also know someone who would say similar in terms of what you do day to day, but also she's quite supported to work with people through an attachment framework. I think it'd depend on the company and the opportunity specifically. Certainly the friend fee...
by AnsweringBell
Fri May 24, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 5953

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Well said Miriam. It's not directly related... but this stance (and the 'debate' about gender in the other thread) makes me think of a podcast where the author Marlon James was talking about intolerance to intolerance. He was saying that, with things like race, the objective can't be to debate and t...
by AnsweringBell
Wed May 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic over clinical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: Forensic over clinical?

Echoing Lakeland - I'm a CP in a forensic service, and I went into the dclinpsy knowing that I was particularly interested in giving a forensic service a try in my specialist placements. My course were good for giving me an opportunity to do that within a core placement as well (so I got two differe...
by AnsweringBell
Wed May 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 8694

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

I am a bit disappointed in how this thread developed. I think we could have easily engaged with the points raised by MrO860 on his terms, without needing to no platform based on evidence and systematic dismantling (and to be fair Miriam does go into this). Yet, I can't help think there was an oppor...
by AnsweringBell
Tue May 14, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 8694

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Because it would mean continued labour, I'm not going to reply to your individual points on either mine or Volta's posts - because to me the points represent a fair few of the typical logical fallacies that suggest we won't be getting to a shared understanding on this topic anytime soon (if at all)....
by AnsweringBell
Tue May 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 8694

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

My reply can be ignored now. Volta's is the one.
by AnsweringBell
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 8694

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Would you mind elaborating on this slightly? I assume you're referring to average earnings, but why is that the relevant metric to use for advantage/disadvantage? If we use other metrics with more of a direct link to mental health (e.g. completed suicides, homelessness), then there's good evidence ...
by AnsweringBell
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Edinburgh doctorate NHS boards
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: Edinburgh doctorate NHS boards

Oh I'm glad they've changed a bit with that jessicaaa - when I interviewed back in 2014, on the day I couldn't change at all because of the health board interviewing me already. So I suddenly really didn't want to be put in Elgin, but I was being interviewed in the north rather than the south, and w...