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by AnsweringBell
Wed May 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 10242

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

I am a bit disappointed in how this thread developed. I think we could have easily engaged with the points raised by MrO860 on his terms, without needing to no platform based on evidence and systematic dismantling (and to be fair Miriam does go into this). Yet, I can't help think there was an oppor...
by AnsweringBell
Tue May 14, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 10242

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Because it would mean continued labour, I'm not going to reply to your individual points on either mine or Volta's posts - because to me the points represent a fair few of the typical logical fallacies that suggest we won't be getting to a shared understanding on this topic anytime soon (if at all)....
by AnsweringBell
Tue May 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 10242

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

My reply can be ignored now. Volta's is the one.
by AnsweringBell
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 10242

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Would you mind elaborating on this slightly? I assume you're referring to average earnings, but why is that the relevant metric to use for advantage/disadvantage? If we use other metrics with more of a direct link to mental health (e.g. completed suicides, homelessness), then there's good evidence ...
by AnsweringBell
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Edinburgh doctorate NHS boards
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Edinburgh doctorate NHS boards

Oh I'm glad they've changed a bit with that jessicaaa - when I interviewed back in 2014, on the day I couldn't change at all because of the health board interviewing me already. So I suddenly really didn't want to be put in Elgin, but I was being interviewed in the north rather than the south, and w...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 1998

Re: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs

Totally agreeing with Lakeland's point there; in the doctorate you cover supervising others, leadership, consultation etc on top of therapeutic work and skills across the lifespan... but if you were wanting to offer private therapy like you're talking about, you likely wouldn't need those same core ...
by AnsweringBell
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Edinburgh 2019 Entry
Replies: 8
Views: 3153

Re: Edinburgh 2019 Entry

Hi China :) I didn't train at Edinburgh, but I interviewed there a couple of times - it seems the process has changed in a lot of ways since then, so my experiences wouldn't be useful (and I didn't choose to train there in the end)... but, out of the 5 places I've interviewed at, Edinburgh was the n...
by AnsweringBell
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Beginning the journey
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: Beginning the journey

Echoing everyone else - enjoy university first! A higher grade is absolutely the best way to set yourself up well for getting onto the doctorate later - give some thought to your dissertation, and the areas you would find enriching to work in, and see if you can get a supervisor who'll really help y...
by AnsweringBell
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1675953

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

1) I wonder when I'll stop feeling like a trainee... 2) I'm having some really nice moments with a client who is just too unwell for direct work (has been for years). It's not anything close to 'therapy' but it means something to me. It's connection to hope if nothing else. 3) Really must do more an...
by AnsweringBell
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Reserve following Interview for AP roles
Replies: 13
Views: 2892

Re: Reserve following Interview for AP roles

I also very much empathise with your feelings Smallblonde - I had so many experiences of being 2nd choice in both assistant applications and clinical doctorate interviews... I 100% agree with Hawke; for me, sometimes the best things have come out not getting what I wanted when I wanted it. For clini...
by AnsweringBell
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Biting off more than you can chew
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: Biting off more than you can chew

Like Miriam, I have been reading about the work of Prof. Laura Empson and felt it applies here. For those of you who haven't been following the work, Empson has researched high performers in various organisations. She observed the phenomenon of the "insecure overachiever", very bright and ambitious...
by AnsweringBell
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1675953

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

1) Really can't get over post-holiday blues, timed quite conveniently with PMT. I'm just a delight at home at the moment. Poor boyfriend. 2) Being newly qualified is hard to get my head around. Expectations of me, expectations that I have of others, how I internalise my position, and feeling woefull...
by AnsweringBell
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Access to qualified forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Access to qualified forum?

Perfect, thanks Maven. Will do that now!
by AnsweringBell
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Access to qualified forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Access to qualified forum?

I've qualified fairly recently and would really love to access the qualified forum. How can I go about this? I've sent admin messages, but haven't had a response in the couple of weeks since I sent them - is there something I need to do to prove I've qualified as well?

Thanks in advance!
by AnsweringBell
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: How much can trainees afford in rent?
Replies: 8
Views: 2936

Re: How much can trainees afford in rent?

I paid £500 a month for my first flat during training, and £625 for my next one; I have probably more bills than a lot of people would, and also don't scrimp on fun. £500 felt reallllly doable, £625 felt JUST doable without having to sacrifice lifestyle stuff at all.