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by Geishawife
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trainee Psychologist- beating myself up over rookie mistake (breaching confidentiality)
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Trainee Psychologist- beating myself up over rookie mistake (breaching confidentiality)

I doubt there is a health professional of any description who has not had a similar experience. I know I have! All you can do now is keep the lines of communication open. Yes, talk to the client (who will hopefully see it was an honest mistake and an easy one to make) but also talk to your superviso...
by Geishawife
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Foreign Master's Degrees
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Foreign Master's Degrees

I don't think it's a question of British vs German degrees. It's more about whether the degree is recognized by the relevant bodies such as the BPS. If you're wanting to boost your academic profile it's best to check if the degree you're planning to do is recognised or not before embarking on a pote...
by Geishawife
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Trainee PWP - Role Play
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Trainee PWP - Role Play

Asking for details of interview questions is against forum guidelines as it could confer an unfair advantage. There is a "mega thread" with general questions listed so maybe start with that.
by Geishawife
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: undecided on course selection
Replies: 6
Views: 774

Re: undecided on course selection

To be honest, publications will probably boost your chances with most courses although London (especially UCL) and Oxford spring to mind as courses that value "academics". But, without wishing to be controversial, I don't recommend applying with maximising your chances of getting on as a main driver...
by Geishawife
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Part-Time Jobs , are there any?
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Part-Time Jobs , are there any?

Have you considered bank shifts with a hospital? It might be worth firing off a few e-mails to HR at any places nearby. With bank work you have greater flexibility over your hours and you'll be getting some valuable experience as well.
by Geishawife
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is my experience relevant?
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Is my experience relevant?

It is a total myth that only mental health experience is relevant to Clinical Psychologyl. Not all CPs work in mental health and there are so many useful skills to be gained doing the job you do. Patient engagement, understanding of a bio-psycho-social model, formulating patient experience/history, ...
by Geishawife
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: AP Interviews
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: AP Interviews

I don't think this is an "either/or" scenario. It can take people many interviews for AP posts before they are successful, so don't give up hope on that front. You're obviously progressing with your interview technique so I would continue applying for AP posts. BUT, AP posts are not essential for ge...
by Geishawife
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Standardised academic reference 10 years post MSc
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Standardised academic reference 10 years post MSc

Where are you thinking of applying? If you are applying to places with selection tests it could be that the reference being "standard" is less important. Might be worth checking the course info to see what the individual courses say.
by Geishawife
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Southampton requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Southampton requirements

I don't know anything about the Southampton course, but it might be better to contact the course directly, as they are probably the only people who can give you an accurate answer. Might be worth e-mailing them and asking for clarity. Like you say, it would be a shame to waste an application so bett...
by Geishawife
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1675847

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

1) My daughter returns to school this week and I am more emotional about it this time than I was on her very first day. 2) Think it's because I have so enjoyed watching her learn and grow whilst being "home schooled". 3) Picking blackberries in the woods as a family was soo mu h fun (even if the dog...
by Geishawife
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Research Officer - Civil Service
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Research Officer - Civil Service

I would take the RO job. Remember, not all CPs work in mental health and it's a myth that only mental health experience is relevant when applying for the doctorate. Research experience, however, is VERY valuable when applying. The RO position gives you health experience, research experience and pays...
by Geishawife
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Pregnant, non-patient contact & bored!
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Pregnant, non-patient contact & bored!

Is there a possibility you could be doing audit work during this period? That would have the double advantage of not only filling the time but also giving you something extra to put on your application. Might be worth enquiring. Good luck and best wishes re the pregnancy.
by Geishawife
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Research & DClinPsy
Replies: 10
Views: 1554

Re: Research & DClinPsy

Is it research generally or just statistics that scares you? I don't want to sound pedantic, but they are different things. If you really don't enjoy the research process (coming up with the question, planning how to investigate it, collecting data, working out what the data is telling you, etc) the...
by Geishawife
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Posting about your personal life
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: I still miss my ex!!

Then you think wrong. I simply don't understand your objection. However, I'm not going to get into an argument with you and hijack someone else's post.