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by Orangeade31
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview Training/Careers Consultants
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Interview Training/Careers Consultants

Thank you for the advice! I'm not eligible for the Uni service any more (I graduated 3 years ago, plus its in Scotland and I'm in Manchester now!). I'll try the job centre, but I'm not too enthusiastic about my local jobcentre after the treatment I recieved trying to get jobseekers allowance! Cheers!
by Orangeade31
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview Training/Careers Consultants
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Interview Training/Careers Consultants

Hi everyone. I'm considering employing a careers counsellor to help me with interviews. Presenting myself when nervous is not a skill I naturally possess. In all interviews I feel like searching my mind for a response is like wading through mud, or possibly quick sand. I've found a few in the Manche...
by Orangeade31
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: A reason to be positive...
Replies: 157
Views: 48313

Re: A reason to be positive...

I'm getting into a warm clean bed tonight and I'm not hungry. After reading 'Nothing to Envy' this feels like the best thing in the world. Cheesy I know, but there you go.
by Orangeade31
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Ideas for relevant work experience abroad?
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: Ideas for relevant work experience abroad?

Sorry - one more I forgot to mention. I haven't worked with this organisation, but if you are into human rights at all, I think this would be really interesting : Mental Disability Advocacy Centre. They do internships all over the world and don't seem to charge a program fee or expect donations/fund...
by Orangeade31
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Ideas for relevant work experience abroad?
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: Ideas for relevant work experience abroad?

Hello - sorry I've not noticed this post sooner. I've done a good bit of work abroad. I went with Cross Cultural Solutions to Russia where I worked in a secure Psychiatric facility for Women. This was based in Yaroslavl. NOT for the faint hearted, but I find that when in a sink or swim moment...you ...
by Orangeade31
Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Shall I run a personal development day?
Replies: 69
Views: 27099

Re: Shall I run a personal development day?

I would love to attend, but I don't think I can afford it at the moment after all (can't believe the trains went up by 6.5% in one go!). I would love to hear if this type of event is running again in the future, or if anyone would be willing to try and arrange something similar in the Greater Manche...
by Orangeade31
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Canadian wants to study Clinical Doctorate in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 11138

Re: Canadian wants to study Clinical Doctorate in the UK

Ironic that I posted recently asking about doing the Clinical Doctorate in Canada! Can I ask why you would like to study abroad? (i.e. is it ridiculously hard to get onto Clinical in Canada too? I've heard its only 10% of applicants get a place??) Queen's University, Belfast sometimes have self-fund...
by Orangeade31
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Negative Attitudes towards Clinical Psychology?
Replies: 22
Views: 7754

Re: Negative Attitudes towards Clinical Psychology?

Yes you are right Miriam, I probably shouldn't have taken it so personally, and I certainly wouldn't do now having been out in the real world for a bit. But at the time I think it was more my friends negative attitudes towards my personal career choices that made me take it so personally. And as I s...
by Orangeade31
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Negative Attitudes towards Clinical Psychology?
Replies: 22
Views: 7754

Re: Negative Attitudes towards Clinical Psychology?

Just to take this very interesting discussion in a slightly different direction - has anyone come across a Critical and/or Community Psychologist? They are now a fairly new division of the BPS and a very interesting bunch. I'm sure the majority are lovely, and being a member of their forum I certain...
by Orangeade31
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychiatric Nursing/MSc/ABA Tutor
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Psychiatric Nursing/MSc/ABA Tutor

So, I have a bit of a dilemma that I could do with sounding out. I want to have some sort of plan for 2012 to give me a better chance of getting onto the Clinical Doctorate next time I apply. I've given up on Assistant Psychologist posts for the meantime, but there is an ABA tutor position that I ha...
by Orangeade31
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Leaving a job after 5 weeks!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2061

Re: Leaving a job after 5 weeks!!

You definately did the right thing! I had a very similar experience, only instead of a Counselling Psychologist, I did have a Clinical Psychologist, only he was part time and worked on a different service to mine! He did his best and I managed to scrape enough from supervision to stick it out for a ...
by Orangeade31
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Doctorate courses in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 5502

Re: Doctorate courses in Canada

Yes I have. I haven't been looking that long I guess in the grander scheme of things, but I have managed to get voluntary work as a support worker for computerised CBT so hopefully that will help. If anyone has any experience or knowledge about applying to doctorate courses in the USA as well, I'd b...
by Orangeade31
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Doctorate courses in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 5502

Re: Doctorate courses in Canada

Thanks for the advice guys! Gelb - I loved my year away teaching in China and Argentina. I went because I do think its relevant. Perhaps not clinically, but being able to live and work along side locals in a completely different culture, as well as being able to handle the stresses of living in a co...
by Orangeade31
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Doctorate courses in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 5502

Doctorate courses in Canada

Hi, first time post-er here. I'm applying for Clinical Psych here in the UK this year (for the first time), but I've just returned from teaching English abroad and am really struggling to get back onto the ladder, despite a previous Assistant post and good qualifications. This has really highlighted...