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by miriam
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: First ever AP interview at 26 - so nervous!
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: First ever AP interview at 26 - so nervous!

You could also think about getting some personal therapy to help you deal with the nerves - put those psychological skills into practice!
by miriam
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology vs mental health nursing?
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Psychology vs mental health nursing?

I'd take one step at a time. Take your GCSEs, see if you can get some A-levels or an access course, then see whether that opens any doors to a nursing or psychology degree. When you have a degree in the bag, try to get some experience and find out more about the routes to professional qualification....
by miriam
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: If you want me to review your application form (now closed)
Replies: 9
Views: 3839

Re: If you want me to review your application form (now closed)

mayakuhl23 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Hi Miriam,

I am wondering whether you are offering this service again this year?

Many thanks
I may well do, but I can't look at any applications before the end of next week because I have a poorly child and a grant application deadline.
by miriam
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Postgrad degree- Research
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Postgrad degree- Research

If you are getting interviews then it isn't a lack of qualifications either, so I'd focus on interview preparations and mock interviews.
by miriam
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Postgrad degree- Research
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Postgrad degree- Research

What was your degree percentage? Have you had some feedback on your applications? Based on the applications I receive and review, I'd bet it is what you are writing rather than your qualifications that is the problem.
by miriam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How do prospective courses calculate overall undergraduate percentages?
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: How do prospective courses calculate overall undergraduate percentages?

I didn't think 65% was "high". I thought that was "mid" and you needed to be at or above 67% to be high? But the cut-offs might vary from course to course, and I don't know how they calculate percentages.
by miriam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Non-uk applicants about post-doctorate clinical programme
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Non-uk applicants about post-doctorate clinical programme

The answer is that no, they are not equivalent, but you might be able to gain HCPC accreditation and be able to work under the european recognition scheme. Psychology is also an area in which some immigration for work is permitted, but the whole Brexit thing means that the situation is ever-changing...
by miriam
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is there any non-essential experience you would recomend to me?
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Is there any non-essential experience you would recomend to me?

It sounds like you could get a paid AP post and onto training from where you are now, so from my point of view any volunteering needs to be something you love rather than being something that will add to your CV at this point. So follow your own interests and volunteer at a gender identity service o...
by miriam
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Publications and Dissemination section
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Publications and Dissemination section

Hi Miriam, What if one's disseminations have influenced Trust policies and decision making but results were only presented to the Trust executive board/clinical panels or teams (or at Trust events), but such evidence was not shared with a larger audience (outside the NHS Trust in question)? Perhaps...
by miriam
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Publications and Dissemination section
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Publications and Dissemination section

I think that all of those topics can be seen as dissemination of your work as service development opportunities, service evaluation and audit are highly important and part of the core competences of a clinical psychologist. Obviously I'm no expert and you shouldn't just make things up, but I manage...
by miriam
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Manchester Screening Assessment
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

RJParker wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:18 pm
You make it sound like that's all I say :cry:
Nah, you give lots of good advice. But you do reply to anything about Lancaster course and have insight into other courses in the region.
by miriam
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Manchester Screening Assessment
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

I love the way you got told this by a member of course staff on the second post, but the thread continued to doubt the answer until posting a reply from a member of course staff. Maybe people were not aware that the second poster is a member of course staff... Possibly. He does mention it quite oft...
by miriam
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Unexpectedly seeking an alternative career
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Unexpectedly seeking an alternative career

I'd look at a very different client group, or work in charities and social enterprises as a means to take one step back. There are both manager and clinician jobs that only involve consulting and not direct therapy in some of the care providers I work with, for example. If you want to take a few ste...
by miriam
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: AP Band 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: AP Band 4

The post is what gets the band, not the individual in it. It isn't a measure of how hard you work, but the skills required to do the job. If you can't afford to do the job, you need to move to a better paid job, not expect the job to pay more when they would get hundreds of applicants to replace you...
by miriam
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Manchester Screening Assessment
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

I love the way you got told this by a member of course staff on the second post, but the thread continued to doubt the answer until posting a reply from a member of course staff.