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by AnsweringBell
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: Coronavirus

Thanks both Ell and miriam - you were both absolutely right; with the changing recommendations across the population, the landscape has thankfully changed.It was an awful period where I felt like I was being asked to make an impossible choice and risk far too much (and miriam solid advice on going t...
by AnsweringBell
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: Coronavirus

Most of my anxiety around this is personal. I'm in a high risk group myself and not getting very far at work with adapting working arrangements yet (unless I'm actually sick - and, if I'm sick, I'm likely to be critically ill so that becomes a bit moot). It's a scary time to be a human person just a...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Does mental health support work get easier or am I maybe not cut out for it?
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Does mental health support work get easier or am I maybe not cut out for it?

Hi astralpsy, I remember my first experience as a support worker (5 years ago now), working in a low secure forensic setting with individuals with learning and neurodevelopmental disabilities. I can tell you for the first few weeks I felt scared. Mainly because I felt like I had no idea what I was ...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 394
Views: 121505

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

It sounds like people have had some answers from Essex and UEA now :) (not selection tests or initial screens). Might be worth a thread if it isn't in process already.
by AnsweringBell
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Major amendments on research thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Re: Major amendments on research thesis

Many courses have submissions in spring and early vivas - so they can complete corrections before the end of course. Even working with those timeframes, a person in my cohort was still shocked by a 1 year major corrections outcome in the Spring, and lost their offer of employment as a result. So I ...
by AnsweringBell
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4191

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: 4191

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: 815

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: 1316

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: 2069

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: 1632

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: 1632

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: 1146

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: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 52
Views: 7872

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: 1220

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...