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by firegal
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Applied Clinical Psychology vs Clinical Neuropsychiatry
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Applied Clinical Psychology vs Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Others who have actually shortlisted on the course may be able to correct me on this, but my sense from discussions here is that if you already have an appropriate psychology degree then the primary purpose of a masters is to demonstrate your academic capabilities, and either one of the programmes y...
by firegal
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Thanks for the congrats everyone, it's very exciting! Took about 3 interviews to get a yes, but I think I found the job that fits best (and omg, sooooo much less stressful than AP or course applications!). Oh Lingua, so many hugs for you (or insert your preferred form of reassurance here), it's horr...
by firegal
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. Qualified job for October secured! 2. Day on placement finishing better than how it started 3. Number 2 is often the case, but I still can't shake my dislike of this placement 4. Looking forward to a lovely weekend celebrating a friend's birthday 5. Excited by all the pretty things I ordered for ...
by firegal
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 17
Views: 1558

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

I think it starts early, I know when I started on training one of the ethical dilemmas posed to us in our first week was related to noticing a deterioration in another trainees mental health and what to do. Some of the answers that came out in discussion had me pretty shocked, immediately jumping to...
by firegal
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Sorry, I know that was particularly bad, but it made me giggle :) 1. Not feeling quite so awful about this placement any more, which is nice because it's my last placement and I've enjoyed training so I'd hate to finish on a bad note 2. Feeling very excited about seeing old friends over the weekend ...
by firegal
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

2. Feel the need to buy stationary (this is a common theme when I feel overwhelmed- if the massive to do list is written in a new notebook with a new pen it doesn’t seem quite as bad...) Sorry, but the "Grammar Nazi"/pedant in me just has to point out that this should read stationEry not stationAry...
by firegal
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?

Don't have much to say on the conversion Msc, but in terms of years of experience, I got on the DClin a few years after graduating with mostly support work and RA experience, I had a very poor 8 month AP post in private services. Most of my cohort are actually a little younger than me and had fewer ...
by firegal
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. This placement keeps putting me in mind of my nightmare AP job, and it isn't pleasant 2. Number 1 feels a little unfair because I don't think my supervisor is actually doing anything wrong, but I am experiencing ridiculous levels of anxiety and currently supervision only seems to make that worse,...
by firegal
Wed May 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. Job interviews are much harder than I remember them being 2. There aren't that many CP jobs that I see advertised that seem appealing or exciting to me, did I really make a mistake starting on this course 3 years ago? 3. I have a splitting headache that I'm sure is equal parts stress, anxiety, la...
by firegal
Tue May 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Oh, there is no danger of dogs or chickens. They would eat into the money I'm saving for the horse. :wink: I'm sure if we split the costs we could manage a horse share. Also, swashbuckle is an excellent name for a kitten! It suits him down to the ground. He looks like a little silvery tiger. I hope...
by firegal
Fri May 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

lingua_franca wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Oh, there is no danger of dogs or chickens. They would eat into the money I'm saving for the horse. :wink:
I'm sure if we split the costs we could manage a horse share. Also, swashbuckle is an excellent name for a kitten!
by firegal
Sat May 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. It's been way too long since I checked into the forum 2. Third year is stress 3. I'm walking this weird line where yes getting thesis done is stressful, but also I'm really enjoying being so engaged in my research and kind of dreading not having that aspect of training any more (or not in the sam...
by firegal
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1584

Re: Group task at interview

Yay! What lovely news lingua :mrgreen: congrats!
by firegal
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Council tax for trainees
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: Council tax for trainees

I am exempt from having to pay council-tax as the course counts as full-time education; my university (Salomons, Canterbury Christ Church University) gave me an exemption certificate. It was quite basic, just had the course start and end dates, my details, etc. Didn't experience any issues there :)...
by firegal
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 292072

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

Thanks for sharing that lingua, I'm not surprised you feel anxious about future run ins, sounds horrid! I often feel so guilty for not challenging things and sometimes I don't think I fully acknowledge to myself just how tricky it is to do. I aspire to be the kind of clinician who is outspoken on so...