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by Psyfer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: QUB Interviews
Replies: 29
Views: 3821

Re: QUB Interviews

when do we hear back about the stage 2 interviews/
by Psyfer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: what is 'supportive therapy'
Replies: 1
Views: 284

what is 'supportive therapy'

I have noticed that the NICE guidelines sometimes mention something called 'supportive therapy'. What is this? I spotted it in the social anxiety disorder guidelines where it says; 'Do not routinely offer mindfulness-based interventions or supportive therapy to treat social anxiety disorder.' Can an...
by Psyfer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?
Replies: 26
Views: 4446

Re: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?

Even though I completely understand the need for close supervision, it can feel a little frustrating to be signing off formal letters to colleagues with "under the supervision of...". I feel this particularly when compared to professions where only the three-year undergraduate is required to lift t...
by Psyfer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?

Thanks so much for your replies. I will request to see the references and see what seems to be the problem. Sorry that this happened to you too Heg124, I hope you got some interviews elsewhere. The content of references is so arbitrary to the referees character so it seems mean to reject people on ...
by Psyfer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?

Thanks so much for your replies.

I will request to see the references and see what seems to be the problem.

I think Edinburgh must have looked a my reference out of context, I mean without looking at my other qualifications, and rejected me because I am ranked low in the cohort of my CBT masters.
by Psyfer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?

Hello, I just discovered I didn't get an interview from Edinburgh because of my references. They said: "Your References did not meet our essential minimum criteria" :shock: I emailed the course asking which and how. (Though I don't expect a response.) I also emailed my referees and hope I can find o...
by Psyfer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: English person applying to Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

Re: English person applying to Ireland

Thanks for everyone's responses. But... I am still uncertain about if I meet the criteria needed to apply for the DClin in Ireland. Galway responded to my query and said: An honours Degree in Psychology (or Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Psychology) of at least Upper Second-Class Honours (2H1) level...
by Psyfer
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: English person applying to Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

Re: English person applying to Ireland

I have a conversion msc course and a combined honours undergraduate. So g b c but no undergrad in psychology. Still no response from the psi :( I have also been unable to contact them on the phone. I guess I should pay the 260 euros and apply to the psi. It would probably take so long for them to de...
by Psyfer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: English person applying to Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

Re: English person applying to Ireland

I have asked them, hopefully they will respond soon.
by Psyfer
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: English person applying to Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

English person applying to Ireland

I am planning to apply for the DClinPsy in Ireland.... Well really I made a start then discovered it is much more involved and complicated than I had assumed :oops: I am not sure if I meet eligibility criteria for membership the Psychological Society of Ireland. I have GBC, is this enough? If so, wh...
by Psyfer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: UCL or OXBRIDGE?
Replies: 6
Views: 3550

Re: UCL or OXBRIDGE?

I am personally not convinced that psychology doctorate courses mind where you studied. If you fancy an MSc just go to whichever course sounds more fun (or is cheaper). Also, choose an assessment method that suits you e.g. exams vs coursework. Think about how relevant the course is too, can you do y...
by Psyfer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Realities
Replies: 6
Views: 3727

Re: Realities

I don't think pwp need be a cul de sac. Most of the pwps I worked with got onto another training e.g. high intensity after 3 years. I only did the training then did clinical associate in applied psychology in Scotland straight after. I think it was a great way to gain experience and would have given...
by Psyfer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: which nhs grades and job titles appropriate for work exp?
Replies: 3
Views: 2678

Re: which nhs grades and job titles appropriate for work exp

I don't think there is a level that you can enter the NHS at (in psychology) that is consummate with your previous experience as a university teacher. Please other users correct me as this is just my impression and I am not a qualified CP! Without GBC (the conversion course) you would be looking at ...
by Psyfer
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Converting from Mental health Nursing
Replies: 4
Views: 3104

Re: Converting from Mental health Nursing

I have often thought that the best route into psychology would be via an undergraduate in mental health nursing or occupational therapy. I imagine your nursing experience will put you at the top of the pile! I felt as a psychology graduate that I spent a lot of time doing HCA work in my early 20s wh...
by Psyfer
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Voluntary assistant psychologist interview
Replies: 1
Views: 3157

Re: Voluntary assistant psychologist interview

Congratulations on landing an interview opportunity. I found it really hard to get an interview for a voluntary AP post and ended up emailing lots of people before I got one. They will probably ask... - Why do you want to be an AP? - What do you hope to gain from this placement? - What are your futu...