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I have arrived!

Post by matrix » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:13 pm

Hi all ...

I am new here and am hoping to learn lots from all of you old timers!! :lol:

I just finished my Msc in Forensic Psych and am starting work as an assessment worker for specialist family services. I want to apply for the clinical doctorate in a year or two...I have found it very difficult to find assistant psych work in London in the last few months...so have had to accept this job...although it is very interesting not sure how relevant it will be for the doctorate...Any way blabbbbbbbing on and on as usual. Nice to see some support for all of us would be psychologist!
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Post by ss00117 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:39 pm

Hi my name is Sara, I'm going to be 22 in two weeks *yey*. Im studying Psychology at the university of Surrey, currently on a placement year doing support work, volunteering for the stroke association and studying a counselling skills course at the local college.
I hope to achieve a 2:1 but its highly unlikely as I just about got a third in my second year, which is a bit of a setback, but I'm not unhappy about this year's grade as I've only just got my focus to work towards being a clinical psychologist.
I've been on the forum for a while and have found it all very helpful. So a big thank you :)

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Post by maven » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:09 pm

Welcome sara, matrix and emlip02. Glad you are finding the forum helpful and hope to see you posting more in future!
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Post by JuliaTongue » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:47 pm

Hey everyone

My name is Julia, I'm just about to turn 27. I'm married and have a darling, adorable 17-month old daughter, Grace. I graduated in 2003 and since then have worked with children, young people, and adults in a few positions. Currently I am working in the addictions field but in October am joining the NHS IAPT team as a low-intensity worker. I hope to apply for clinical training this year (1st attempt). I do have concerns that training would be harder for me because I have a small daughter but I believe with time management skills aplenty, I could do it.
My favourite colours are reds and pinks (though not together), I am an avid reader of any classicial literature, I like DIY-type jobs and would to have more time to go out and party. My favourite drink has to be white wine, especially an expensive pinot grigio, but I'm not adverse to cocktails or vodka either :wink: I'm also a real stickler about spelling but try not to mention that often!!
Applying for clinical training seems incredibly daunting and I feel nowhere good enough really, so it is great to find a place with other people at similar sorts of stages. Great to meet you all! :D

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Post by parmaviolet » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:24 pm

JuliaTongue wrote:I am working in the addictions field but in October am joining the NHS IAPT team as a low-intensity worker. I hope to apply for clinical training this year (1st attempt).
Hey Julia.

Are you concerned about the tie- in for the IAPT post?

I'm pretty fixated on this at the moment, heehee!

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Post by JuliaTongue » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:19 am

Hiya

I dont think the trust i'm going to be working in will tie me in, although I havent yet got a full copy of the contract. But I'm excited about the IAPT post too, and there are opportunities to progress via that route so I guess I'm going to see how it goes :) Ultimately I will still be doing face-to-face clinical work, which I love, so even if I am tied in for a specified period of time that will be fine. i still feel i have much to learn anyway! I dont expect to get into clinical training on my first attempt anyway and will treat it more as a learning curve for future years, without meaning to sound pessimistic!
I guess it depends on your timescale. If you are tied in somewhere for a year or two and you really want to apply this year then it may be worth considering something else. There's no easy answer I suppose!

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Post by miriam » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:27 am

Just a reminder that this thread is for introductions. We have plenty of other threads about IAPT tie-ins. Please keep on topic!
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Post by JuliaTongue » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:35 am

Sorry Miriam!

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Post by miriam » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:44 am

No problem. Welcome to ClinPsy! We've got some threads about training and children you might want to seek out, and some of our members have managed both and lived to tell the tale!
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Post by JuliaTongue » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:04 pm

Thanks, will do :D

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Post by Cate » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:51 pm

Hi!

I'm 24 and my favourite colour is purple. I'm from the north and very proud of the way I say 'grass'. I currently live in London and can't imagine ever living anywhere else now!

I also love dancing, theatre, boxing and reading. Oh and psychology!
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

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Post by greenroom » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:40 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm greenroom (random word generated but also strangely linked to the name of my boyfriend's business!), and I thought I'd post here before putting my comments on the 'new form' up.

I have been a lurker on 'the other site' and posted a few times last year when I had just graduated and started in mental health.

I am 23, currently a LI therapist, and have completed the pgcert training. I feel lucky that I got this first post straight after graduating as I had no direct mental health experience prior to this, and was yet to graduate as I had deferred half of my exams due to my partner having cancer and a subsequent major operation.

I feel that this is quite personal to put across on an 'introduce yourself' post, but it confirmed that I want to work towards becoming a CP, because it tested my resources as I had to sit half of my exams, and showed the importance of psychological support in addition to medical treatment.

I only had voluntary work within a neuro setting before this in supporting people with aphasia, but have since become a befriender and have gained a lot from my LIW post.

I am applying for the first time this year, almost just for 'practice', as although I have had one full time post I have a long way to go and aim to increase my research experience should I get anywhere in applying or not.

Anyway, serious stuff out of the way, my favourite colour is light purpley blue, and I like horse riding, anything outdoors and bodyboarding/the sea. I am by no means super active though, I got a wii fit last christmas and haven't yet got to my target BMI!!

Any threads I have read give the impression that this is a great resource, and I hope to post and learn a lot as I go along.

Thanks everyone- also I am a waffler so sorry for the long post- I shall have to sort that out for this new form!! :roll:

greenroom xx

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Post by maven » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:27 pm

Welcome to Cate and greenroom, and thanks for the reflective intro!
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The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool - Shakespeare

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Post by Gilly » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:39 pm

Hi Everyone

My name is Liam (Gilly is my nickname, and someone has alreay pinched the username without the period!)

Im 21, just graduated from the University of Warwick and am about to go back to start an MSc Research Methods in Psychology, which im sure will be fun :) My research is focusing on an aspect of gender dysphoria which is being organised and straightened out as i type

My future aims are to go into neuropsychology, working as an honorary AP in this area has reinforced my love of the area, and after lurking for a while on this forum, i thought it would join and say Hello :)

My main reason for joining is that currently, despite my love of (most of) the subject, i dont "feel" like a psychologist, which im hoping i can alleviate slightly with all the fantastic information on this website.

I hope you'll accept me into the community, and i look forward to getting involved as best as a young'en can :)

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Post by Charleston » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:09 pm

Hullo all,

I am very excited to be a new member here amongst so many like-minded and intelligent individuals who have a passion for psychology (I know this to be true as I had a little browse before joining).

I love pretty much all areas of the vast discipline that is psychology. I would really enjoy having the opportunity to learn from other members here, especially those who work in an area which I am as yet unfamilliar with. I'm currently researching, but have previously worked clinically in CAMH services (a particular area of interest).

Non-psychology passions include Dylan Thomas(!) and various poetry, Russian cultural paraphernalia, Bloomsberries and other creative and intellectual achievements.

I am cuurrently (bitterly) sieving my clinical training application for superfluous words so I shall leave this introduction here.

I look forward to speaking to people here. Take care
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