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by olive
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: How much can trainees afford in rent?
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: How much can trainees afford in rent?

It depends where you're living... but it's not a bad salary so you should be able to find somewhere within that budget most cities. (Somewhere like Liverpool/Glasgow can get nice flat in city centre for that, but obviously in London couldn't).
by olive
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments

I agree with Hawke, I personally think having a 1st degree honors has really helped me in getting AP jobs and in getting onto the doctorate this year (without any further education). I would repeat what Hawke said and be looking at the unis that do short-listing tests (Trent, Leicester, Salomons etc...
by olive
Thu May 24, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview written activity
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Interview written activity

For an assistant post (older adults) I once has a written task which was- a scenario (client's daughter rings up very angry that she hasn't been told information about her dad's care...), then the written part was 'write a letter to the daughter, what would you say?' It could be anything! (Depends o...
by olive
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Any good summer psychology schemes?
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Any good summer psychology schemes?

Hi Kezkel, I'm from Kent and I did a month volunteering over summer a few years ago at Headway, its a day centre for people with acquired brain injuries and is based at the Kent and Canterbury hospital. This was really helpful in getting an AP job, as your working with a clinical group and can learn...
by olive
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3189

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Hi everyone, I have (finally!) received feedback from Coventry and Warwick and they have advised that I need 'more evidence of personal development through clinical experience'...Can anyone enlighten me as to what this means and how I can achieve it please? I thought I was quite a reflective person...
by olive
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology qualification abroad
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Clinical Psychology qualification abroad

Hi, this sounds too good to be true.. so had a quick search and it looks like what you're talking about is just a masters in clinical psychology. This isn't the equivalent of the doctorate. It looks like in the Netherlands doing a masters can make you a 'qualified healthcare Psychologist', but I've ...
by olive
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 130847

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

jackiehamilton wrote:I received a letter through the post this morning
Ah ok, thanks! I will await for mine either way tomorrow then I guess!

AND CONGRATS!! Sorry very selfish of me, well done :D
by olive
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 130847

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

jackiehamilton wrote:Leicester
Birmingham (completed selection test)
Trent (invited to selection test)
Warwick/Coventry

Was Leicester a letter or email?
by olive
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Do I have a Chance?
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Re: Do I have a Chance?

Hi Jordan, different universities will look for different things in terms of how much importance they put on academic grades/clinical experience so I would definitely consider this when thinking of where to apply to. As far as I'm aware if you have (or will have) a masters then this will make up for...
by olive
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Staffordshire Selection Test 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 5993

Re: Staffordshire Selection Test 2018

Totally agree with you cberry. It's really disheartening when people say you're 'lucky' or 'fortunate' enough to have done this.. it takes away from the hard work, passion and strive to get to those positions. As language is such a massive thing on this forum(!) and in our work I'd encourage more se...
by olive
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 'considered for interview shortlisting 2018'
Replies: 22
Views: 7140

Re: 'considered for interview shortlisting 2018'

Nope not heard anything from Leicester... :(
by olive
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: OT technical instructor vs healthcare support worker
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: OT technical instructor vs healthcare support worker

I think both post will give you really good, relevant experience. The OT one may possibly involve more direct supervision which is closer to an AP role.. I'd probably apply for the OTTI and try for interview if you get one and go from there? & If you get it- it's not ideal letting people down if you...
by olive
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology - Work Experience
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Re: Psychology - Work Experience

Hi Rob, it's really disheartening sometimes how competitive it is! I have found it is just a case of putting yourself out there in terms of getting experience.. like you said emailing local psychologists (nhs, private, unis)., charities like mind and headway (for neuro). And in terms of the paid job...
by olive
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Therapy prioritisation in psychosis
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Therapy prioritisation in psychosis

Hi, I'm an AP in an EIS. We don't prioritise our waiting list.. just go through it by date they were referred from a care coordinator, I guess we just felt that was most fair. The only client I know we've ever prioritised was a lady who had just had a baby. Interesting thought though.. I'd be intere...
by olive
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: CAS behaviour health - AP interview
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: CAS behaviour health - AP interview

Hi, Congrats for getting an interview. In terms of reading I would definitely recommend the NICE guidelines for that service. Sounds like risk would be really important to know for that job (what would you do in this instinct kind of risk questions..) Also 'what recovery means to you' is a popular o...