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Re: Hello: Introduce yourself here!

Post by miriam » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:03 pm

Hello and welcome to randomgrapes, angelx, Jamie, Camilla, Atlant, Andreas, sakhtar, goldflakepaint, leems, Marlowe and rnallwala. Welcome to our small corner of the internet. I hope you find the site helpful and join in lots of conversations here. Have a browse through the wiki - the post dates may look old but we update them fairly regularly - and the search feature can also help you find past conversations that might be relevant to your topic. Hopefully you'll find us friendly and informative, and enjoy networking with your professional peers as you take those early steps along the career path.

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Post by awula2 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:48 pm


My name is Awula, I have joined to learn and share information about the Clinical Psychology application process. I am not an experienced computer user and may not even figure out how to reply to chats but I am willing to learn.

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Post by jobrad1 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:39 pm

Hi everyone :)

My name is Joanna and I'm currently studying Clinical Psychology MSc at Newcastle University.
My hope is to try and get onto a funded Trainee PWP course after graduating, but I know how competitive these positions are becoming! I have been in paid employment for 5 years as a pharmacy dispenser, and alongside this I have 5 years experience of several different voluntary Support Worker positions working with a range of individuals with mental illness. It's come the time and I feel (and really want to) be in paid employment working with individuals with mental illness and putting my several years studying psychology and experiences to good use!

If anyone has any tips or advice for getting a funded Trainee PWP position, or just wants a general chat about being a psychology graduate (which can be overwelming at times) I'm happy to chat :D

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Post by Hann30 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:13 pm

Hi everyone :D

I'm Hannah. I graduated from uni in 2016 with a first in Forensic Psychology and am currently working as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS after spending 5 years as a healthcare assistant. I have applied for the dclin this year (second time round - no interviews last year) and follow the forum page regularly looking for updates and advice.

I love to dance, do ballet and Zumba weekly and use this as my 'me time' to unwind and think about absolutely nothing.

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Post by markova » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:07 pm

Hello everyone!

Like many of you I'm a long-time visitor, but a first-time contributor. :)

I'm 28, originally from Hungary, but I am planning to settle in the UK by 2019. I did my BA in Psychology in Hungary and my MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences in the Netherlands. Currently I am undertaking a PhD in Psychiatry at a UK university, my research is in the area of autism spectrum conditions. I'm hoping to apply to the doctorate next year, once I'm close to finishing the PhD (fingers crossed).

I've had my first work experience in a laboratory, where I was running experiments on mouse brain slices and testing different drugs for tissue repair. Although not directly relevant to clinical psychology, I enjoyed the insight into basic science and how it contributes to rehabilitation.

I've also worked briefly as a bank HCA in a general hospital (not mental health) and I've had two assistant posts in neuropsychology, so my experience is somewhat limited specialisation-wise. With that said, these posts challenged me both personally and professionally and I feel that I learned plenty from them.

In my free time I enjoy studying languages, going on bike rides and listening to blues/jazz. My favourite colour changes regularly, right now it seems to be purple. I don't like coriander or chocolate cake, but I'm a big fan of coffee and pie. I wish I had a pet, but, alas, I live in a rented flat that doesn't allow me to have one. Maybe in a couple of years I'll get to have a furry friend (or something similar)! :alien:

Looking forward to seeing your posts across the boards of the forum! :)

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Post by knaggers » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:22 pm

Hello, I have used this forum for some time but not joined until now. It has been a very useful resource for me so I hope to be useful myself.

About me: I am an Assistant Psychologist working with survivors of major trauma and I have previously worked as an AP in neurorehabilitation as well as Support Work. I did my undergrad at Royal Holloway and an MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths.

I am a fourth time applier this year and am very pleased to have 3 Interviews (Bangor, Leeds and Liverpool) after 3 years of very little. I will update on any progress I have or hear about in case it would benefit anyone.

Good luck to everyone going through interviews!

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Re: Hello: Introduce yourself here!

Post by maven » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:47 pm

Welcome awula (and you did manage to reply, so you can now do so elsewhere), jobrad, hann30, markova and knaggers. Now you have signed up you can click "view new posts", which is the easiest way to see what is new on the forum since your last visit. I hope to see you all joining in the discussions :)

Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something - Plato
The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool - Shakespeare

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Post by jazzydwi » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:38 am

Hi there!
I'm Jazz, nice to meet you all.
I'm a CBT therapist working in eating disorders in the NHS - seriously considering ClinPsy but unsure how realistic it would be for me to try... That's what I'm hoping to work out here. Specifically at the moment interested in conversion MSc's so that's probably where you're likely to find me forum-wise. :)

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Post by NotReally » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:24 pm

Hi All

I've drifted in and out of lurking on this forum for some time now, so thought I should probably sign up as you lot seem alright, though obviously I have no comparison... OK OK I may have been reading Spatch's post about being involved in the interview process for an AP post and how some candidaes described themselves in the application :lol:

In case anyone's wondering, the "inspiration" for my name has come from the amount of times I have had to correct people about the work of a psychologist (including one previous job where I mentioned to someone I studied forensic psychology, and they (genuinely) asked me if I one day hoped to appear on CSI... :roll: )

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Post by psychsars » Wed May 02, 2018 5:11 pm

Hi everyone!

I joined the forum a while ago but somehow this intro page passed me by! I have completed my Bsc in Psychology and MSc in Forensic Psychology, and I am currently working as a Research Assistant on the evaluation of a new intervention for offenders. Previously, I have been a HCA on PICU and medium secure wards, an RA (again) and Volunteer admin at a prison during my latter degree. Oh and I have an interview for a new role as an AP in a few days! Any q's fire away! I feel a sense of guilt given how much I have gained from this forum and would like to start helping others as much as poss :D

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Re: Hello: Introduce yourself here!

Post by maven » Wed May 02, 2018 6:59 pm

Welcome jazzydwi, notreally (good name/story btw) and psychsars. You know you could always write a "day in the life" for past roles to add to our wiki :)

Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something - Plato
The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool - Shakespeare

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