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by maven
Sun May 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 9261

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

HWoody wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 11:27 am
This may be true generally, but it doesn't reflect my own experience.
That right there is the difference between anecdote and evidence. Much better to base your beliefs and plans on the latter, but easy to be misled by the former.
by maven
Fri May 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 9261

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Not being part of a university cohort where you can get advice from your university or your peers on what to do is also a barrier. It's also difficult to pursue something where you can spend years trying with no success - a younger person may be able to apply 5 or 6 times before eventual success bu...
by maven
Thu May 09, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 9261

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Comparative percentages indicate that the older u get, the less likely u are selected. I am pretty sure multivariate analysis would confirm it. I don't know if such discrimination is allowed any more, but I've always heard that the bias against older applicants is because the older you get the less...
by maven
Thu May 09, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Experience advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Experience advice

It is the amount of experience stated on the application, at the time of short-listing, not the amount by the time the course would start. However, your RA work would probably count if the research was related to psychology, and you might also make the criterion if the other stuff added up to the sa...
by maven
Thu May 09, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?

I'd say that realistically rules out about 2/3 of courses, and means you will have an uphill struggle to compete for interviews. It might be that with brilliant experience or a great performance on the assessment tasks used in selection by some courses it is possible, but like hawke I'd be concerned...
by maven
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A career in Psych research
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: A career in Psych research

Not all research is in academia. There are corporate research posts, posts in the NHS and social care organisations, and posts within charitable and social enterprise organisations - so the only question is whether you can find posts you feel are psychological enough to fit your interests. However, ...
by maven
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

Re: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs

Lots of services are emerging offering this for free, staffed by volunteers. I can't say that it uses the full skills of a therapist, or should be done without specific training for this modality of work. But I can't see it as a way to make money as a qualified CP.
by maven
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Are there any part-time voluntary roles that count as sufficient prior experience to the doctorate?
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Re: Are there any part-time voluntary roles that count as sufficient prior experience to the doctorate?

You've got some rather strange misconceptions about what experience is relevant. There is no reason that a research role in a project related to clinical psychology couldn't use your current skills, pay well and count as relevant experience, whilst the idea that you could just do a bit of volunteeri...
by maven
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1660757

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

1.) The practice of anonymous student module evaluations needs to end. There is research to show that they're biased against young female academics, and I have just had a lovely illustrative example - a critique of my hairstyle, my choice of footwear, and my decision not to wear makeup ("She needs ...
by maven
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Anonymous student feedback: A discussion about sexism
Replies: 14
Views: 1461

Anonymous student feedback: A discussion about sexism

1.) The practice of anonymous student module evaluations needs to end. There is research to show that they're biased against young female academics, and I have just had a lovely illustrative example - a critique of my hairstyle, my choice of footwear, and my decision not to wear makeup ("She needs ...
by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group tasks in interviews..
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Re: Group tasks in interviews..

You seem to be asking a lot of questions, without trying to see what is already on the forum. There is an article in the first issue of Aspire about group tasks.
by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Personal suitability questions?
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Re: Personal suitability questions?

Soliciting or providing questions or answers for interviews is against our rules and undermines the fair selection process.
by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: CAMHS Interview
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: CAMHS Interview

What good looks like in psychological services for children, young people and their families was a recent BPS publication that is available free from the BPS shop with lots of information about the delivery of children's psychological services. I know because I was lead author for chapter 9 on chil...
by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Placements
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Placements

You need to tell people what you can offer them and their service, not what you want to get from them!
by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion

I think the average psychology undergraduate course is pretty poor at providing any employable skills, even for people who do it as their undergraduate degree. An MSc with a good research weighting, and ideally a placement might be somewhat better. Find a way to publish a paper, and then you've adde...