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by Geishawife
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: phd to clinical doctorate
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: phd to clinical doctorate

Also, most (if not all) courses state very clearly that you cannot be registered for another course when undertaking the D.Clin.Psych. So if you were part way through a PhD you would have to leave that and I very much doubt you would be allowed to take the data already accrued with you if you were l...
by Geishawife
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??
Replies: 8
Views: 3574

Re: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??

There is no such thing as a course that is "easier" to get into! The courses have different requirements - some (e.g. UCL) stress that you must have a particular grade of first degree, others (e.g. Lancaster) use selection tests to shortlist and pay less attention to degree grade. That does NOT, how...
by Geishawife
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part-time/Distance Learning MSc Psychology Conversion Course
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Part-time/Distance Learning MSc Psychology Conversion Course

That sounds very reasonable, but don't worry too much about extra qualifications. Instead, focus on getting the best grade possible in your conversion. Solid clinical experience will do you far more favours than extra qualifications that (depending on what they are) might not even be recognised by t...
by Geishawife
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part-time/Distance Learning MSc Psychology Conversion Course
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Part-time/Distance Learning MSc Psychology Conversion Course

Short answer, no and no! You are certainly not too old - many people start training in their thirties - and so long as your MSc is BPS accredited the fact it is distance learning won't make any difference at all. The only thing I would say is the "1 year experience" you mention is likely to be more ...
by Geishawife
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78390

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

My personal favourite was the applicant who talked about her leather corset-making business in her application to be a support worker, although thinking about it that one was more eyebrow-raising than irritating... OH MY!!!! Now I can't get the images that conjoured up out of my head....... And Mun...
by Geishawife
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78390

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

It's not a question of respect or understanding (or lack thereof), it's a question of frustration and sadness that people sabotage their chances by making the most basic errors. Of course I sympathise with the fact that people have to struggle in low wage jobs. I've been there, done that (in the day...
by Geishawife
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78390

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I see what you're saying, Spatch, but I have to take issue on a couple of points. I agree, most applicants will be unlikely to have written as specific a thing as an AP application. That does not, however, justify not paying attention to what they are applying for. If I advertise for an assistant in...
by Geishawife
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78390

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I don't think anyone denies the pressures of time, but the fact that enough people CAN put together a decent application to enable a short-list to be drawn up demonstrates it is possible to work within those time constraints. I guess that is part of the skill set that people develop - being able to ...
by Geishawife
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78390

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

"Well you know me and the word "vast" ".

Ha, yes, I remember that little saga!
by Geishawife
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78390

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

This thread is bringing back so many nightmare memories of short-listing!! It's almost as if some applicants feel they are owed a job (or at least an interview) and put little or no effort into their application. Lack of interest in the client group (especially prevelant in Older Adult work, I found...
by Geishawife
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant research psychologist job or NHS internship?
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Assistant research psychologist job or NHS internship?

I'd go for the research job. Sounds like a golden opportunity. You'd bolster your research skills, develop skills interacting with people, become more familiar with certain psychometric tools, develop an understanding of thematic analysis and be paid for it!! Unless you have a particular interest in...
by Geishawife
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 298003

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

Believe me, I'm all for children having both an opinion and a voice, but I do NOT think allowing both without the slightest bit of guidance or boundary setting is acceptable if it leads to the DISGRACEFUL behaviour I witnessed from your son today. If he does not like dogs, WHY BRING HIM TO OUR HOUSE...
by Geishawife
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Hertfordshire 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Re: Hertfordshire 2018

Probably not a good idea to put your phone number on a public forum. Better to send it via private message, IMO.
by Geishawife
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Are distance learning BSc courses viewed differently by admissions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Re: Are distance learning BSc courses viewed differently by admissions?

The OU is a highly regarded institution so a degree from there will be viewed very favourably. Furthermore, the courses are most interested in how well you do, not where you study. So, aim to do as well as possible and get as high a grade as possible. That is what matters. And, as far as age goes, y...
by Geishawife
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Getting things done / Covering the cost of running the site.
Replies: 11
Views: 3052

Re: Server migration and paid member tier proposal

As a qualified CP I would willingly pay such a small amount for the services outlined. I would hope most qualifieds would want to see up and coming CPs have access to this kind of service and would be willing to contribute. The idea of Facebook being a major source of support and learning actually h...