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by BenJMan
Wed May 25, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Viva tips
Replies: 40
Views: 15967

Re: Viva tips

Sorry, I should have been clearer. The "thesis" was made up of several parts (major research, smaller scale research, critical reviews etc, etc) all bound in one and the whole thing was a minimum of 100,000 words. It wasn't just the major research project. Still!! Our major research was about 8000,...
by BenJMan
Mon May 23, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Newcastle interview
Replies: 8
Views: 5082

Re: Newcastle interview

Glad its not just me who is confused by the missing information. I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens. Fingers crossed it will all be ok. Yes i received that information about the day too, but thought from previous years there has been more to the interview then just a question an...
by BenJMan
Sat May 21, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Viva tips
Replies: 40
Views: 15967

Re: Viva tips

Mine was a mixed experienced but on the whole less terrifying than I thought it would be at the time. I made the choice to have a very highly published and academic Medic as my external examiner which I got warned could backfire hugely, but I wanted someone who knew the ins and outs of my client gro...
by BenJMan
Fri May 20, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Volunteers wanted!
Replies: 27
Views: 12805

Re: Volunteers wanted!

I'm picking up some here and there, i've marked them either 'done' above, or highlighted where it is outside my expertise/too big for me to tackle in the 5-10 min blocks i'm finding here and there in my day :) I'll continue on informally.
by BenJMan
Thu May 19, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Support for disabled/dyslexic trainees
Replies: 7
Views: 3629

Re: Support for disabled/dyslexic trainees

If there are additional health/wellbeing concerns to be aware of I would note them down so that even if they don't need immediate adjustments, you can always refer back to them. For example if you were someone who got very fatigued with a condition sometimes and would need an occasional part time sc...
by BenJMan
Thu May 12, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How many years after graduation before you got on the course
Replies: 95
Views: 97497

Re: How many years after graduation before you got on the co

BlueCat wrote:I love how this is normally distributed :)
Apart from those pesky 8+ outliers.. I think we should investigate! :D
by BenJMan
Tue May 10, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Help with banding
Replies: 6
Views: 4647

Re: Help with banding

Or, to play devils advocate, they shouldn't be letting people do fully qualified work until they qualify and should postpone the start date until you are HCPC registered - which is what many trusts and organisations say. Also true/possible as an option some trusts take To be willing to pay band 6 i...
by BenJMan
Mon May 09, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Help with banding
Replies: 6
Views: 4647

Re: Help with banding

The only thing I can suggest is ask your manager to contact your university department head and also other local services which may have had similar experiences, the standard is definitely to stay on band 6 and agenda for change wouldn't allow you to do qualified level work whilst on a band 5, even ...
by BenJMan
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: 12-Month-Long Masters Hindering Application?
Replies: 4
Views: 2939

Re: 12-Month-Long Masters Hindering Application?

I also know several people who were still actively (sometimes with a full year to go) enrolled on Masters and even PhD courses when beginning the doctorate.. so it is very much at their discretion .
by BenJMan
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Restraining patients
Replies: 11
Views: 7449

Re: Restraining patients

The therapeutic relationship with nursing staff and with a psychologist are completely different, unless the nurses are doing psychological therapies with the patients. The success of psychological therapy is dependent on the therapeutic relationship, this we know from years and years of evidence. T...
by BenJMan
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: NHS Continuous Service
Replies: 30
Views: 59296

Re: NHS Continuous Service

Just to add my recent experience to this thread - not really carrying on from the recent discussions but possibly some interesting info for someone else in the future if they search the thread - continuous service means different things for different parts of your contract. So for redundancy - cont...
by BenJMan
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: overseas trained clinical psychologist - HPC registration
Replies: 24
Views: 16273

Re: overseas trained clinical psychologist - HPC registratio

Looks like there might still be a few top up doctorates knocking around, for example:

http://www.tees.ac.uk/postgraduate_cour ... op-up).cfm
by BenJMan
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: overseas trained clinical psychologist - HPC registration
Replies: 24
Views: 16273

Re: overseas trained clinical psychologist - HPC registratio

Hi Magdalena, As Astra said you've now been registered with the HCPC as a clinical (practitioner) psychologist in the UK, so you can apply for qualified jobs. There is no requirement that you have the Dr title to do CP jobs in the UK, it is just that our system gives them on qualification, but there...
by BenJMan
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Mini-ell comments on your avatar
Replies: 31
Views: 15702

Re: Mini-ell comments on your avatar

For some unknown reason he looked at your avatar, said "Oh xxxx" (where xxxx is a four letter swear word beginning with s) and then wandered off. Unfortunately the s-word has re-entered his vocabulary, after some time off from it. Even worse, he's started dropping his 't's a lot, so he's not even e...
by BenJMan
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Which courses are nearest to Shrewsbury and Taunton?
Replies: 13
Views: 5860

Re: Which courses are nearest to Shrewsbury and Taunton?

Our course seemed to email out basically anyone that sent an advert to us, as it took them absolutely minimal effort to hit forward on the email distribution list but was beneficial to us. Just not many people seem to do it!