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by benbrand
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant Psychologist - UK or abroad?
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Assistant Psychologist - UK or abroad?

Hi, I'm a Clinical Research Coordinator working on a study that looks at cognitive remediation within the context of first-episode psychosis. The role of an assistant psychologist doesn't really exist out here, so a CRC position is probably the closest you're going to get- I'm primarly involved with...
by benbrand
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646440

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

1. I feel like I'm ruminating a little more on insignificant details. I referred to the head of the department without the title of "Dr" in an email and I was abruptly called out by my PI. I don't know why, but it bothered me for days after. 2. I think 6 years working within an academic setting has ...
by benbrand
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 142697

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Feeling pretty down about this, but oh well. Definitely feeling burned-out with full-time work and overwhelmed with impending MSc exams next week, so the 4 rejections didn't help. Trying to maintain a positive outlook and engage in self-care :D Bangor Glasgow Oxford Leicester Good luck in interviews...
by benbrand
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 142697

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Bangor Leicester Glasgow Oxford Little disappointed- I called Bangor for feedback and found out that the final decision to not interview was based on the ranked score of my final year grade average. Whilst acknowledging the incredibly high caliber of other applicants, and the need for such methods ...
by benbrand
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 142697

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Here we go again!

Bangor
Leicester
Glasgow
Oxford

Realising that I probably won't be able to make the selection tests as I'm currently in the US. Sigh.
by benbrand
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646440

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

1. I'm so incredibly fraught with indecision. I've been living in the US for the past 4 years, and had the "conversation" with my girlfriend about what will happen when my visa expires. The holy grail has been CP training in the UK, but now a move back seems more and more harder. 2. Recruitment goal...
by benbrand
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646440

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

3. Found out I gained a place on an MSc which I'll hopefully be doing alongside working full-time. It'll be difficult but worth it. Well done! I'll be embarking on an MSc and working full time too. You going to be doing your course PT then? I'm unsure! I'm doing the distance learning MSc in Mental ...
by benbrand
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Working with clients in the community
Replies: 1
Views: 1897

Working with clients in the community

I hope this is the appropriate place to post this- apologies if not! I work as a research assistant on a RCT examining cognitive remediation in first-episode psychosis. Much of my work involves meeting clients in their homes, assisted board & care, and in the community. So I met with a participant i...
by benbrand
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Undergraduate stats help
Replies: 6
Views: 3398

Re: Undergraduate stats help

Kent grad here. Don't worry, stats in the the first year was probably as difficult as it gets! I struggled pretty significantly and ended up with 39% in the exam :/, but a 2:1 in that module. Year 2 was all based on SPSS and the exams were fairly straight forward. You'll do fine :) Just keep up with...
by benbrand
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Did you study a Masters?
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

Re: Did you study a Masters?

Hi Misfit, I think it ultimately comes down to whether the Masters will be beneficial to your application in terms of how it fits with your general career progression and how you're able to draw upon, and reflect on what you've learned. For example, I originally had no intention of studying an MSc, ...
by benbrand
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9286
Views: 1646440

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

1. I'm not really sure how to feel about the general election result. Whilst enthralled with Labour's well-deserved comeback, I worry about a coalition with a party that outrightly denies climate change and is overtly anti-LGBT. 2. I've found myself growlingly increasingly more frustrated with the c...
by benbrand
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 245380

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

Congratulations to all that have received a place! Friendly request: for those of you who have gotten a place might you consider posting in "What experience did you have when you got on training?" As someone who works in a different country and has little access to people who have applied and got on...
by benbrand
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it worth the crippling debt to do an online Msc?
Replies: 7
Views: 4770

Re: Is it worth the crippling debt to do an online Msc?

I'm in pretty much the same boat - after 4 rejections this year I've decided to complete an online MSc in Mental Health and Psychological Therapies. Given that I'm in California, and completely unwilling to pay the exorbitant fees for an MS here, I'm applying for this: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgrad...
by benbrand
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 245380

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

sorayadanica wrote:Newcastle
Leeds
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Queen's

I notice someone has put up a 'no interview' from Edinburgh. My friend and I haven't heard a thing yet. Has anyone else heard from Edinburgh?
I withdrew my application.
by benbrand
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 245380

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

Manchester UCL Edinburgh UEA Sigh. Back to the drawing board :( - so very frustrated with the lack of feedback from course centers, especially Manchester. I have no idea which parts of my application need work - perhaps the best move will be to start an MSc in September? Welp. Congrats all who have...