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by workingmama
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646176

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

1. I am honoured to work in the profession that we do, and to help the people that we work with by bearing witness to their challenges and troubles, but man, sometimes it just hurts. Some things are just so desperately unfair. Back to supervision for me. 2. Thinking about starting another block of t...
by workingmama
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected due to my childhood trauma
Replies: 10
Views: 3068

Re: Rejected due to my childhood trauma

I'm sorry that you've been left feeling this way. It sounds as if the course didn't give you clear enough feedback with specific examples to help you to access or understand their rationale. On the whole, courses have a lot of experience of people with MH difficulties or challenging/traumatic histor...
by workingmama
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Moving to do DClinPsy
Replies: 17
Views: 4700

Re: Moving to do DClinPsy

Hello there, Workingspouse and I trained in different locations 2.5 hours drive apart. I lived 30 mins from 'my' university with two of our children, workingspouse took a weekday flat near their placement. It was jolly hard, especially when my placements were an hour's drive away (doing childcare so...
by workingmama
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve List Interview thread
Replies: 50
Views: 10274

Re: Reserve List Interview thread

Hi CBlackwell,

I was (I think!) 14th or 15th reserve at Newcastle and I got an interview about 10 days before the date (I think it moved further than me too), so take heart. That's where I ended up training, too. Good luck!
by workingmama
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646176

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

1) How many packets of crisps is too many to eat before lunch? 2) French fries are an underrated crisp 3) Where is my motivation today? 4) Can't believe it's 10 years since I got on the DClin. 10 years! 5) I'm old 1. I do not understand your question. It makes no sense to me. Obviously there is not...
by workingmama
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Keeping well during DClinpsy Application
Replies: 7
Views: 2599

Re: Keeping well during DClinpsy Application

Just bumping this excellent reminder for everyone to keep working on staying healthy during the yearly application season. We are all so much more than our jobs, and that can get lost from sight. You all matter hugely to someone (even if it is just the postman that you say hi to, or your cat). By ev...
by workingmama
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646176

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

Geishawife, sending love x
by workingmama
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646176

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

1. Revision time for a CPD thing I'm doing this year has eaten my life. Cannot wait until this thing is over. NEVER AGAIN! 2. I ate eggs for breakfast and my goodness, they really do keep you full for longer. Felt brim full for ages. 3. Bought lots of lovely second hand bits on Ebay this weekend and...
by workingmama
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Billing for Time
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: Billing for Time

The contract I have for my private hours delineates exactly what I charge for each function, and how that will be added up if it breaks into (say), 15 minutes on this or 30 on that. It would help if you sat down and did similar and then had a chat with your psychiatrist about how you both feel about...
by workingmama
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2578

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

Oh I agree with the person who said tell your tutors you are working for a first. I think they push you harder and put more into telling you what else you could be/should be doing.
by workingmama
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2578

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

Buy Dixon's 'How to Get a First'. 95% utterly obvious stuff (in my opinion). The opening paragraphs were what took me from being a lacklustre mediocre student who didn't really believe I could achieve to a (mostly) straight A all the way through my undergrad and subsequent studies. So well worth tha...
by workingmama
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Who is Spatch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1451

Re: Who is Spatch?

After I read the book I had my IQ retested and I'd gone up from a straight 87 to 125. I attribute this solely to reading Spatch's book, and definitely not the fact that during the first test I had an amazing hangover, bad flu, and hallucinated that the test materials were trying to eat my fingers. A...
by workingmama
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Working/volunteering during undergraduate degree
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Working/volunteering during undergraduate degree

Hello, I did absolutely zero unpaid work/volunteering during my first undergrad as I needed fun luxury items like food and rent, so I worked in a variety of posts like the local Bingo (mostly serving chips) and the university cafe (also mostly chip based). I went on to do seemingly tenuously linked ...
by workingmama
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646176

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

1. Took up some exciting work opportunities this year and realise that the learning that comes with them involves learning to work to my limitations (not my core skill). I need to learn to limit myself, delegate, drop things more willingly, and gatekeep my time to other people better. 2. Enjoying th...
by workingmama
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Anyone ever 'transferred' from a DClin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Anyone ever 'transferred' from a DClin?

I've known people who stayed at their university for teaching, but who transferred their placement and research to another university 'patch' and were supervised on their thesis in that 'new' geographical area. HTH.