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by NotReally
Fri May 25, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview written activity
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Interview written activity

Thanks both. Will definitely be brushing up on my "analysing a paper" and "what would you do" skills now! (Well, after the CL final on saturday. Come on liverpool! :) )

Should have mentioned, It's with a child care agency, working with looked after children.
by NotReally
Thu May 24, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 7970

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I think this is perhaps understandable. Although I agree that there isn't much the student could actually do in the "hot spots", I think this may be their eagerness to get involved, and hopefully this will develop the level of insight they have regarding these situations in the future. "live and le...
by NotReally
Mon May 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 7970

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I had rather an unsettling conversation with one of my undergraduate students about this. He's applied for a holiday placement in a conflict-affected country, and he's disappointed by the work he was offered by the humanitarian organisation (a reputable organisation that I know quite well). "I want...
by NotReally
Mon May 21, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview written activity
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Interview written activity

Hi all I have an AP interview coming up soon, and the interview invite has stated that the interview will consist of a written activity as well as the face-to-face interview. I'm prepping for the written activity with hypothetical questions that they could ask, but I was just wondering if there is a...
by NotReally
Tue May 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592641

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1) It's almost ramadan! Best time of the year for me, really looking forward to it. 2) Not to jinx it, but it seems summer is properly here 8) 3) Unfortunately that does seem to mean people who can't drive seem to appear out of the woodwork, will have to be extra alert. 4) I need a proper job :( 5) ...
by NotReally
Tue May 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

Ah, thanks. Perhaps I naively thought others would be interested in helping nudge along my development :roll: (don't reply to that, it was tongue in cheek i swear!)
by NotReally
Tue May 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

Would that not be off putting to potential employers though? Unless it's a service where psych is really not valued, I'd have thought lots of expertise etc at AP level is off put by the fact they don't actually want to develop further/qualify... never been in the position to choose but would part o...
by NotReally
Tue May 15, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

Thanks for that maven, think he mentioned a future plan that included starting his own business, so would make sense to stick to a "hands on" role without investing too much time and money into qualifying. Would that not be off putting to potential employers though? Unless it's a service where psych...
by NotReally
Tue May 15, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Working as a self-employed AP - salary
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Working as a self-employed AP - salary

Think this would depend on the nature of the work you are doing. I've just done some #QuickMaths and from the (annual) figures I've seen for AP posts, the pay would be the equivalent of £10-15 hourly. I used to work in a specialist service and was self-employed (this wasn't really a psych related ro...
by NotReally
Sun May 13, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: A reason to be positive...
Replies: 157
Views: 42364

Re: A reason to be positive...

Great thread! I went for a car wash today, and the regular place was closed. I always try and find a hand car wash as the bristles in the machines can scratch your car, so I finally found another one. As the guy was cleaning the inside rim of the rear doors, he found a pound coin under the seat. I w...
by NotReally
Fri May 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

Hi All So I met someone today who is a friend of a friend, and they currently work as an AP (small-to-medium sized private company). They mentioned although they wanted to have a career in mental health in the long term, they didn't really have a desire to qualify as a CP/FP/OP etc. This threw me a ...
by NotReally
Thu May 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Superstitions
Replies: 9
Views: 5541

Re: Superstitions

Definitely got to touch some wood! I don’t like to walk over a single drain cover - I’ll avoid it if I can and walk over a pair (don’t know WHERE this came from though?) and I try not to walk on cracks.. although sometimes this can just look ridiculous!!!! :lol: Careful with that first sentence, ji...
by NotReally
Thu May 10, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Is it all made up?
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Is it all made up?

I think it's certainly positive that you're reflective enough about your work that you are thinking about what aspects overlap etc. However, I'd say you've sort of answered your own question there, specifically the bit about life situations changing making people feeling better. It was perhaps best ...
by NotReally
Fri May 04, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Better BME representation in clinical psychology
Replies: 43
Views: 21062

Re: Better BME representation in clinical psychology

Hi all Just thought i'd add my tuppence worth. Although there have been some great insights already, I feel like the crux of the issue hasn't been explicitly pointed out in this thread (I think Spatch posted a link to previous threads on this, and the first link/discussion seemed to get closer to th...
by NotReally
Thu May 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Are Interventions jobs at HMPPS changing their recruitment process?
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Are Interventions jobs at HMPPS changing their recruitment process?

Update: had the interview today. The journey was scheduled to take me just under 3 hours, and actually took me about 5! Stuck for nearly an hour on the M6 not moving, got there at 10:30 with the interview scheduled at 10. Fortunately everyone there was really awesome about it. The interview itself w...