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by persephone56
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PhD from a Canadian University
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: PhD from a Canadian University

There's no such thing as a training course that only deals with certain groups here. You need to have experience with all age groups, unfortunately. The UK training model consists of 4 core placements (and 2 specialist, but they don't matter as much here) in the following areas: Child & Adolescents ...
by persephone56
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Neuropsychology/Research
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Re: Neuropsychology/Research

UEA has a pretty strong focus on research, and there are several neuropsychologists on the staff team. I think there's a week of neuro teaching in the first year and they're certainly looking to increase the neuro element across the board. I have always had opportunities for neuro work on placement,...
by persephone56
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Online Selection Tests
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Online Selection Tests

So there's no online-pre selection test? I remember in the past it was an online pre-selection AND another pre-selection test on the day of the interview. They trialled that (I can't remember if it was last year or the year before?) but it wasn't a helpful approach, so it returned to just a test on...
by persephone56
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Online Selection Tests
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Online Selection Tests

UEA's one is in-person this year, on the day of interview, so you'll only need to do it if you get shortlisted for an interview.
by persephone56
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

I think there is a real difficulty, as you highlight. Honourary posts are only available to those that can afford them - living at home, subsidised by parents, generally speaking. It's certainly the only way I could manage an honourary post in my day - it was within a 15 minute walk from my parents'...
by persephone56
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: UEA DClinPsych Open Day - September 20th 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 744

UEA DClinPsych Open Day - September 20th 2018

Hi all, The UEA DClinPsych Open Day is being held at UEA on September 20th this year. It's a great day with lots of talks about the course, a Q&A session and the opportunity to chat with current trainees and staff members. There's a really useful talk about what shortlisters are looking for in an ap...
by persephone56
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Content of different Doctorate courses
Replies: 5
Views: 1831

Re: Content of different Doctorate courses

alexh wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:58 am
Yes, it relies on trainee responses. No responses means no inclusion.
Or that the course didn't pass the link on to trainees to fill out the information! It may fall through the cracks at times, particularly if the deadline for completion is during the shortlisting/interview time of the year.
by persephone56
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Getting things done / Covering the cost of running the site.
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Re: Server migration and paid member tier proposal

One thing I have considered is on top of how we do things now having a paid tier of membership, in which you get to stand for and vote in a steering committee and chair who take on the role of making decisions about the site, such as reviewing our rules and policies, contributing to the wiki, publi...
by persephone56
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Access Scheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Access Scheme?

Aye, it’s stopped. My training cohort were forwarded an email back before Christmas confirming that TCPs aren’t eligible. They've backtracked again, according to the latest, but only for people who starting training prior to February 2017. And it's still all up in the air, so it might never be reso...
by persephone56
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant Psychologist in Diabetes
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Re: Assistant Psychologist in Diabetes

Clinical health psychology is a huge field, and diabetes very much falls under that umbrella. People with diabetes can have a high rate of mental health concerns including depression and eating disorders, so your experience would certainly be relevant. As with anything, it's what you make of it. Qua...
by persephone56
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: English person applying to Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 3101

Re: English person applying to Ireland

Conversion courses in Ireland are officially Postgraduate Higher Diplomas. We don't have (as far as I'm aware) MSc conversion courses. So your conversion course, while different, would likely be considered equivalent to a H.Dip and should be recognised by the PSI. Basically, as far as I'm aware, the...
by persephone56
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Any current Essex trainee's?
Replies: 1
Views: 2118

Re: Any current Essex trainee's?

I'm not an Essex trainee, but I would hypothesise that the older age range may have more to do with the level of competition amongst applicants, and those with more work experience (and often more academic qualifications) having an advantage at the application stage. I imagine a similar pattern is s...
by persephone56
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2:2 at undergrad, but Distinction in MSc conversion course
Replies: 2
Views: 2470

Re: 2:2 at undergrad, but Distinction in MSc conversion cour

Yes, I'd check with each course individually. I got a high 2:1 at (my unrelated subject) undergrad, and a first in my conversion course. I always assumed that the first was what was counted, but I recently heard that UEA, for one, take the grade from your undergrad degree into account, NOT a convers...
by persephone56
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 'If there are any other factors relevant...' question
Replies: 7
Views: 4117

Re: 'If there are any other factors relevant...' question

I distantly remember using that box to address a gap in my career history (I'd been travelling for a few months, so I just mentioned it there). So yes, I'd only use it to include something directly relevant to your application; not as an extension of a personal statement.
by persephone56
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Will My Academic Reference Remember Me?
Replies: 6
Views: 3475

Re: Will My Academic Reference Remember Me?

My academic referee was my supervisor in an RA post, as I formed no meaningful relationships with staff during my Masters, and graduated from my psych degree in 2011 and my thesis supervisor was on long-term sick leave when I was applying. It's possible to use someone outside of the university envir...