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by BenJMan
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: 8a to 8b
Replies: 6
Views: 8614

Re: 8a to 8b

I've been an 8a for the past 7 years and am now languishing at the top of the pay band with limited hope of moving to an 8b position, in spite of the fact that I've been acting as an 8b for quite some time! Circumstances dependent this can be a time when it is worth considering going to your trusts...
by BenJMan
Mon May 22, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Survey - a new organistion to represent clinical psychology
Replies: 11
Views: 5583

Re: Survey - a new organistion to represent clinical psychol

"The Senate will replace the Society's Representative Council" Experience tells me that when one body of people with one title 'replace' another body of people with a different title within an organisation, the end result is often very little different from where they started. Their explanation of w...
by BenJMan
Wed May 10, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Survey - a new organistion to represent clinical psychology
Replies: 11
Views: 5583

Re: Survey - a new organistion to represent clinical psychol

I completed and emailed round to my department, but just for feedback, fairly quickly a few people started it and stopped completing it because they felt like there wasn't enough information to give an answer, such as whether they supported an organisation outside the BPS etc (Q4), but no info on wh...
by BenJMan
Mon May 08, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Did you study a Masters?
Replies: 9
Views: 6033

Re: Did you study a Masters?

You may want to explore this thread: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=145

It lists the experience of lots of our members when they got a place on the Doctorate, including whether they had a Masters or not :)
by BenJMan
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve List Updates Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 59999

Re: Reserve List Updates Thread

smellen73 wrote:I've accepted Bangor so Liverpool, Lancaster and Stoke should all have moved one. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sadly Lancaster doesn't operate a reserve list for interview (unless it has changed this year), but the other two will make someone happy :D
by BenJMan
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Are there any courses you would advise applicants to avoid?
Replies: 2
Views: 3281

Re: Are there any courses you would advise applicants to avo

I think Lakeland is right, sometimes a course does not suit an individual due to their style or preference for exams vs essays etc.. but I wouldn't want to begin a thread here which sets people up to bad mouth a particular course or their selection/recruitment/training processes. I think on reflecti...
by BenJMan
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 151023

Re: Any success for tax refund while training?

I'm sure people who have received refunds won't be asked for it back but it is worrying for those that haven't yet claimed. HMRC don't work like that generally speaking, even if it was their mistake they will claim every penny back from people and they have the legal right to do so. The process wil...
by BenJMan
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is this for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 7339

Re: Is this for me?

You may find this thread useful and heartening :) http://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=145 I suggest going through it in reverse order, start at 2017 rather than 2007! :P But they are all people who have obtained places on CP training, with a huge variety of experience, as do nearly ...
by BenJMan
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 151023

Re: Any success for tax refund while training?

All I did was submit a second letter saying my trust have refused to process group applications and supplied the email from them to show it. After that they processed my individual application fairly quickly :/ But maybe they are becoming stricter over time and volume of applications..
by BenJMan
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deciding to withdraw from the process
Replies: 38
Views: 17911

Re: Deciding to withdraw from the process

I've pulled these series of posts from the progress thread and given them their own space. Please try to keep things from getting 'personal'. I have made some brief edits above as the tone of messages was becoming unnecessarily argumentative. That said I have left the thread in place as there is a g...
by BenJMan
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1660687

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

1. Final documents signed off for my new apartment in the city centre, it's going to be a huge change from living in the countryside all my life! 2. Sad to think that feeling so excited about a new phase in my life also means saying goodbye to my first home that I bought 5 years ago. Also to living ...
by BenJMan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve List Updates Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 59999

Re: UEA Interviews 2017

Good reflective thinking there folks ! :)

I have, instead of deleting entirely, edited the thread in to a general reserve list thread, that way people can update like last year. I have also removed the extraneous posts to avoid confusion.
by BenJMan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy
Replies: 614
Views: 246793

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2017 entry DClinPsy

sarahg wrote:Good Lucky everybody :)

p.s. Didn't there used to be a rule about not posting your course selections until you had an update (I guess it's a bit too late now!)?
Indeed there did, but yes, that horse has bolted for this year I feel :P
by BenJMan
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Talking about complex ideas in simple words
Replies: 21
Views: 11835

Re: Talking about complex ideas in simple words

I work with people who have problems in life. Sometimes they feel very sad, or very scared and sometimes that makes them do things they would not usually want to do, like hurt themselves, or say things that hurt someone else. Some of the people I work with had very bad things happen when they were ...
by BenJMan
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Talking about complex ideas in simple words
Replies: 21
Views: 11835

Re: Talking about complex ideas in simple words

BlueCat wrote:
BenJMan wrote:Thesis:

That was flipping difficult without using the word tumour :P
I'd have gone with "bad part that shouldn't be there" for tumour :)
I think growing was important to distinguish from lesions or bleeds etc