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by persephone56
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Newly qualified with HCPC - First Job Search
Replies: 18
Views: 9007

Re: Newly qualified with HCPC - First Job Search

Assistant psychologist roles should be available at band 5. It might be a good way to find your feet.
by persephone56
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 290842

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

My new office buddy types REALLY REALLY LOUDLY. And types A LOT. Like they HATE the keyboard and want it to die. My part of the building is a small square extension, with offices along all 4 walls and assessment rooms in the middle. One of the admin staff sneezes more loudly, and longer, than I hav...
by persephone56
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Help please: Reasons to pursue a career in clin psychol
Replies: 12
Views: 7117

Re: Help please: Reasons to pursue a career in clin psychol

Unless you're a CP in physical health services, where working with people clutching sick bowls and with open wounds can be all in a day's work!
*crosses that off the list of future jobs*

:lol:
by persephone56
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Help please: Reasons to pursue a career in clin psychol
Replies: 12
Views: 7117

Re: Help please: Reasons to pursue a career in clin psychol

I once had a careers officer describe it as being the perfect fit for nosey parkers!! This! I love uncovering more about people - their emotions, motivations, experiences, everything. It feels a little bit like solving a puzzle, or doing a jigsaw - every little piece adds up until you can see the w...
by persephone56
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Wellbeing session
Replies: 4
Views: 3531

Re: Wellbeing session

I'm not sure if this fits with what you're looking for, but an exercise I always find a good "ice breaker" and a great lead into self-care is to tell the group we're going to start by examining "X". I'll use the example of anxiety, but it could be low mood, physical health or any other aspect of we...
by persephone56
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 150350

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

Is this only open to those who have worked in the NHS prior to beginning training, or is it open to all trainees, regardless of background? All trainees. The initial confusion was because you have to be employed by the NHS (ie as a trainee) to do the course, so we are all eligible. I didn't work th...
by persephone56
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 150350

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

Is this only open to those who have worked in the NHS prior to beginning training, or is it open to all trainees, regardless of background?
by persephone56
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is classed as a 'relevant masters'
Replies: 2
Views: 2710

Re: What is classed as a 'relevant masters'

I think "relevant" means within the psychology/mental health/brain areas. A masters in English Literature wouldn't be relevant; clinical neuroscience presumably would be (depending on the course content, to a degree).
by persephone56
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Working in Ireland after UK Doctorate
Replies: 5
Views: 4359

Re: Working in Ireland after UK Doctorate

I'd be very surprised if it wasn't implicitly accepted as fine. There are probably hundreds of Irish trainees every year, and I imagine a significant proportion of them return to work in Ireland. Ireland tends to regard anything that comes from the UK as fine (and often vice versa). When the term "o...
by persephone56
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Cheeky Favour-Successful Personal Statements
Replies: 17
Views: 10185

Re: Cheeky Favour-Successful Personal Statements

It may be more helpful to seek guidance on writing in a reflective manner. Your personal statement shouldn't be "I did X and learned Y"; it should be a reflection of your journey and how you have grown and learned. If you're already doing that, then I'd recommend just asking some trusted people to r...
by persephone56
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: agression/violence towards CP's especially when training
Replies: 27
Views: 14351

Re: agression/violence towards CP's especially when training

Regarding community placements where you're alone in a person's home - is that common during training? It does seem like quite a risky situation.
by persephone56
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: agression/violence towards CP's especially when training
Replies: 27
Views: 14351

Re: agression/violence towards CP's especially when training

I work in CAMHS with a high-risk population who are often prone to aggression. There are a *lot* of basic safety tips you can implement to keep yourself safe (from the very basic, like sitting close to the door, to more behavioural things like learning beforehand what triggers are likely, and minimi...
by persephone56
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Sex crime cases in the news: Richard Huckle and Brock Turner
Replies: 4
Views: 5281

Re: Sex crime cases in the news: Richard Huckle and Brock Tu

It appears to me, in relation to the Brock Turner case anyway, that entitlement appears to supersede empathy in certain people. "I want, therefore I will take". You see that behaviour a lot in young children, and most of us are quickly taught that that's not okay. But you have certain people, throug...
by persephone56
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trainees
Replies: 26
Views: 18012

Re: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trai

Do UEA reimburse for mileage to Uni then? We can't simultaneously have two permanent places of work, I'm imagine. So if my home is X, and uni is Y which is 80 miles from X, could we claim on that trip every time we have to make it?
by persephone56
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trainees
Replies: 26
Views: 18012

Re: Mileage Tax Relief - Temporary Workplace Relief for Trai

I can't really understand how you could claim tax back for mileage that wasn't reimbursed already through your Trust (how would you prove that you'd driven those miles?). I also don't understand that; a combination of receipts for petrol fills, proof of employment at each location and proof of home...