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by ell
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Participants needed for study on cognitive flexibility and wellbeing
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Oxford based participants needed for study on cognitive flexibility and wellbeing

Do the participants need to be Oxford based, or just able to come to Oxford once? I ask because there's probably lots of people who commute into Oxford but don't live there, but would be able to participate. Just mentioning Oxford in your thread title may limit the number of people who look at it.
by ell
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Focal Suicide: Self-Enucleation by Two Young Psychotic Individuals
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Re: Focal Suicide: Self-Enucleation by Two Young Psychotic Individuals

Can I just recommend people don't Google 'self-enucleation'.
by ell
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnosis?
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

Re: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnos

It's tricky, cos the question isn't 'what would you do', but 'what models would you use'. I'd then be tempted to talk about the broad cognitive model (hot cross bun etc) perhaps. Or maybe apply a psychodynamic model (specifically Milan's triangles) and talk about the hidden feelings, anxiety, and de...
by ell
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnosis?
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

Re: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnos

Good advice from above. Yep, go in with the mantra of 'assessment, formulation, intervention, evaluation'... Those things don't need specific diagnosis knowledge, and actually allow you to move past the diagnosis. My general advice would be to look past the question and whether or not you know the '...
by ell
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnosis?
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

Re: Interview structure

If I was confronted with a question about a diagnosis that I didn't know anything about, I might hypothesise how the person might experience it, and then talk about models I could use around that. For example, if it was a diagnosis that is life long, I might talk about models of acceptance. Or if it...
by ell
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Things to take to a doctorate interview
Replies: 1
Views: 1440

Re: Things to take to a doctorate interview

They should tell you what you need to take. You may need to bring ID documents, so make sure you know where they are perhaps? But don't worry (easier said than done), they will let you know. Might be helpful to have a bottle of water in your bag to sip while waiting, but they will likely provide wat...
by ell
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Interview structure
Replies: 5
Views: 2115

Re: Interview structure

I have been to Doctorate interviews in the past and questions were all based on vignettes on each of those areas and no personal questions such as strengths and weaknesses etc. (I would elaborate but I know this website has rules about sharing interview processes.) Ah, thank you for the correction....
by ell
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Interview structure
Replies: 5
Views: 2115

Re: Interview structure

I very much doubt the whole interview will be about vignettes. I am sure there will also be interview questions.
by ell
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!

That is helpful to know that a job offer (which is what a training place is, it really helps to remember that at all stages of the thing) can't be taken back due to pregnancy, and that you don't need a contract in place first. Hopefully that will help the OP feel more confident in approaching the co...
by ell
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!

@ell Thanks so much for responding. I really appreciate it. It sounds like your course were very supportive. Fingers crossed I have the same luck! If not, I guess I'll just have to come to terms with it. The funding situation for next year is likely to be the spanner in the works and is giving me t...
by ell
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!

Yeah, it may be the case that maternity leave might be a safer option. I was fortunate that funding worries were not quite so prominent. But my overall advice remains to accept the place/job, and then discuss the options. This is not an uncommon situation after all.
by ell
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Deferring place due to pregnancy? Can anyone help?!

I basically could have written this post 6 years ago (though my baby was due a month after the start date of the course). What I did was to formally accept the place, fill in the paperwork and tick the box on the clearing house etc etc etc. I then wrote an email to the course manager to say what the...
by ell
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: How important are A Level grades in application?
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: How important are A Level grades in application?

But surely with 2 A* A levels (which I didn't even know you could get), you're going to be ahead of most in the A level stakes?

I got onto Oxford with ABC at A level. Was a few years ago though.
by ell
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How to improve academic on application
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: How to improve academic on application

A publication might help, worth considering if there is the opportunity to publish something within your current role, writing up and publishing your MSc dissertation, or looking at RA posts where you might be more likely to have your name on a paper.
by ell
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: The Journal of nervous and mental disease
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: The Journal of nervous and mental disease

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease? What a name of a journal!

I can take a look later for it.