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by workingmama
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Parent and Training
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Parent and Training

Indeed. Welcome to the neverending anxiety.

I wouldn't worry about 'getting off on the wrong foot'. Asking really won't trouble the course at all. Truly.
by workingmama
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Getting onto the doctorate without AP/RA experience
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Re: Getting onto the doctorate without AP/RA experience

The relative importance/value of an AP role appears to vary by institution. Apparently some courses have around 50% intake with an AP history, others up to 80%, so it looks as if there is a different value placed on specific routes to CP by different selectors. This of course may also vary by year, ...
by workingmama
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Parent and Training
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Parent and Training

Hello, There are a few of us around that were parents at the start of, or during (or both in my case) training. You may want to search the threads as I know this comes up fairly regularly as a topic and it might be good to read some of those previous threads. I would try as best you can to imagine y...
by workingmama
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Newcastle 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Newcastle 2020

Hello all,

I'm a former NCL DClinPsy grad. If you have any questions about the course or the area please do yelp.

Best wishes,
by workingmama
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Improving Diversity in Clinical Psychology - Hiring Assistant Psychologists
Replies: 5
Views: 1403

Re: Improving Diversity in Clinical Psychology - Hiring Assistant Psychologists

I have refused to offer places for unpaid APs (which are common in my place of work) on exactly these grounds. Whilst we are very well meaning in making work opportunities this way of doing it exacerbates existing structural inequalities re. race and SES.
by workingmama
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A first?
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Re: A first?

You may like Thomas Dixon's How to Get a First. It has a passage on writing from a 'burning platform' which was the difference between (IMO) a 2:1 and 1st quality writing. The book looks deceptively simplistic and would be easy to toss aside feeling 'I know all this already'. Read and apply truthful...
by workingmama
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Mature students and challenges
Replies: 8
Views: 1584

Re: Mature students and challenges

If it's of any use to you, my school quals were distinctly lacklustre and my first degree (non Psychol) was a third class. My ego is trying to tell me to type all the good excuses for that, but essentially I was immature and unfocused at that stage in my life. Sharing in case it helps to see that en...
by workingmama
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The multiple pathways to clinical training: lessons from a first year trainee
Replies: 2
Views: 3388

Re: The multiple pathways to clinical training: lessons from a first year trainee

As I frequently threaten to change my autosig to 'You don't need to be an AP to get onto training', I couldn't agree more. Over half my training cohort had never had an AP post. These opportunities are doubtless extremely useful in many ways, but they don't always offer lots of skills that are acces...
by workingmama
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

Just for those interested in grade inflation, this documents the movement over the last 20 years nicely, and really focused on the increase to the increase (?!) over the last decade. Echoing the above, as an OU grad myself I an tell you that whilst the course marks are higher in OU (you might receiv...
by workingmama
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9329
Views: 1688003

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

1.) At the beginning of the month I spent five days as a psychiatric inpatient. I think that short week will be informing my professional life for a long time to come. It was an eye-opening experience. It also left me with a lot of hope. There was one conversation with a psychiatrist and another wi...
by workingmama
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: AP Band 4
Replies: 5
Views: 3074

Re: AP Band 4

Whilst agreeing that it's jolly unlikely that you'd get your Trust to reband, I do feel strongly that there is a continued lack of financial appreciation of the skills and work carried out by relevant degree-holding APs. Miriam is quite right that they won't reband when they can get hundreds of othe...
by workingmama
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Re: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?

I think what surprised me about hypnosis was how much in control I felt. I was sure it wouldn't work for me because I'm pretty untrusting and have a cynical avoidance of 'woo'. Nonetheless I felt that I was choosing to allow myself to 'go with it', and I think that made all the difference for me.
by workingmama
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Re: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?

I used it once personally for fear of heights which was limiting my rock climbing. It was absolutely excellent despite my raging scepticism and near refusal to even try it out. I expect the lack of regulation means that efficacy is extremely hit and miss.
by workingmama
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 3940

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

Being known as trainee, or placement student, suits me just fine. I also think, I have had to record God only known 50 hours of my practice live (120 hours overall) so to say, my name is ............and I am the unqualified seeing you today, doesn't install confidence I don't think I have ever hear...