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by sparko
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Voluntary AP positions on weekends
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Voluntary AP positions on weekends

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone is aware of the potential for voluntary/honorary AP positions to be available on Saturdays? I'm about to finish my MSc conversion degree and I currently work full-time in a public health role. Whilst I have 12 years of client-facing experience to draw upon (mainly i...
by sparko
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Fast track A-levels to increase options
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Fast track A-levels to increase options

Hi All, As it stands I can only apply to one university due to the academic scoring with my other local uni ruling me out based on my A-levels not being good enough. Doing a fast-track course over 1 year to get 2 A-levels seems more realistic than having research published. However, I’m just wonderi...
by sparko
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would attending these courses benefit an application?
Replies: 2
Views: 3126

Would attending these courses benefit an application?

Hello, Lancaster uni are running several 1-2 day courses aimed at "aspiring clinical psychologists". Could anyone tell me if, realistically, attending any of these courses will likely provide a benefit when applying for doctoral training? (I mean specifically in terms of improving chances of being i...
by sparko
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Question for qualified CPs
Replies: 10
Views: 5323

Question for qualified CPs

Hello, I'm just curious as to how much time qualified clinical psychologists spend reading/learning outside of work hours? Do you find yourself reading psychology-related material on an evening/weekend to broaden your knowledge because there's no time for this during work hours? Alologies if I've po...
by sparko
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Doctorate trainees - job prospects
Replies: 2
Views: 3652

Doctorate trainees - job prospects

Hi, Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere but the search function hasn't been fruitful. I'm currently doing my conversion with the hope of applying for the 2019 DClinPsy intake and have just discovered that trainee posts are fixed-term. I've seen the Clearing House stats that 94% of graduates a...
by sparko
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: NHS England - funding
Replies: 23
Views: 23657

Re: NHS England - funding

Thank you.
by sparko
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: NHS England - funding
Replies: 23
Views: 23657

Re: NHS England - funding

Hi all,

As a future applicant and someone who has just read the update from 01/09 on the Clearing House website, I wonder if there have been any further developments since the last post on this thread that anyone can share (I'm very much seeking reassurance at this stage)?

Many thanks,
Craig
by sparko
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Relevant experience - counselling?
Replies: 1
Views: 1728

Relevant experience - counselling?

Hi all, I've managed to negotiate with my current employer (I work for a stop smoking service) to work condensed hours so that I can have one day a week off to develop my skills prior to applying for clinical training. I also intend to start my conversion course in September (distance learning over ...
by sparko
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Tattoo sleeve - employment hindrance?
Replies: 11
Views: 6103

Re: Tattoo sleeve - employment hindrance?

Hi there, I've only heard of one colleague who was bollocked loudly and publicly by a matron reminded politely of the bare below elbows policy whilst at work as a CP. Haha oh dear! Was that on a ward? Are CP patients in hospital settings usually seen in a specific CP department where long sleeves w...
by sparko
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Tattoo sleeve - employment hindrance?
Replies: 11
Views: 6103

Re: Tattoo sleeve - employment hindrance?

I don't think you could be sacked for it. It's rare for psychologists to be I'm a bare below elbows environment anyway so keeping it covered is unlikely to be a problem if the department adopts a strict dress code. I have seen doctors with large tattoos that aren't a problem. I suspect you'll find ...
by sparko
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Tattoo sleeve - employment hindrance?
Replies: 11
Views: 6103

Tattoo sleeve - employment hindrance?

Hi All, I've seen the other two threads relating to tattoos but am specifically wanting to know if I can be dismissed from employment for having a tattoo sleeve (non-offensive material, but which was kept hidden during interview)? My concern relates to both placements on clinical training and subseq...
by sparko
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Best option?
Replies: 2
Views: 2109

Best option?

Hello, I'm currently in my first year doing my MSc Psychology conversion degree. I earned a first class degree in counselling 2 years ago, having done about 18 months on counselling placements with a local hospice and then MIND (only a few hours per week) as part of that degree. For the past 7 years...
by sparko
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What are my chances?
Replies: 6
Views: 3775

Re: What are my chances?

Thank you very much for the response; I really appreciate the advice and will be sure to take it on board :D

Kind Regards,
Craig
by sparko
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What are my chances?
Replies: 6
Views: 3775

What are my chances?

Hi all, Having read through the thread on people's experience prior to being accepted onto the DClinPsy I'm still unsure as to what chance I realistically have of being offered an interview. I'm 28 and intend to start my MSc Psychology (conversion this year) which a hope to apply for the 2018 intake...
by sparko
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: KSA question
Replies: 2
Views: 2169

Re: KSA question

Excellent, thank you :D