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by miriam
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Health psychology doctorate jobs?
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Health psychology doctorate jobs?

Where are you geographically? I might be able to think of people you could contact.
by miriam
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Coping with news of a former patient's suicide
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Coping with news of a former patient's suicide

I'm sorry for your loss. Grieving is really normal when you've formed a relationship with someone, and it is normal and human to feel sad that your optimistic picture wasn't sustained into a happily ever after. I've also had a client die unexpectedly, in my case via an RTA rather than by suicide (bu...
by miriam
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant Psychologist - UK or abroad?
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Assistant Psychologist - UK or abroad?

I think that all sounds like good advice. I thought that you had to be a UK citizen, and resident in the UK to qualify for home fee status for the doctorate. I didn't realise that saying out of the country for a few years before applying would change that, or that they require 3 years of residence f...
by miriam
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Server migration and paid member tier proposal
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Re: Server migration and paid member tier proposal

We've done the latter, and never got enough volunteers to complete even the most basic tasks. And a donation option makes people think I'm earning money from the site when it would bring in negligible amounts. And there is always someone who thinks every option is "exploitative" in some way - as if ...
by miriam
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Progression
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Career Progression

In my experience men rise faster than women, and generally end up in 8B/8C posts within 10 years of qualifying.
by miriam
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Server migration and paid member tier proposal
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Re: Server migration and paid member tier proposal

Thanks for the feedback. First off, the paid tier of membership would be entirely optional. Nobody who doesn't choose to pay it would lose any of the features or access they have now, so I can't see how it could possibly put off people! What I'm suggesting is that people who do choose to contribute ...
by miriam
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Server migration and paid member tier proposal
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Server migration and paid member tier proposal

We have moved clinpsy to a new ISP after some problems with vidahost's deteriorating service. We hope this will reduce the incidence of server errors, particularly at times of peak demand, as we have decided to upgrade to a better service with a different provider. The planned outage for the migrati...
by miriam
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Dress code when working clinically: Appropriate "masculine" clothing?
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Dress code when working clinically: Appropriate "masculine" clothing?

I wrote a whole blog entry about dressing for work . I've always worn trousers and a top for work, and suits for court, and nobody has ever made comment about it. Male colleagues mainly wear a shirt and dark trousers, some with a tie. I've seen some women wear similar and it was fine too. Lots of pe...
by miriam
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Imposter syndrome... advice please
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Imposter syndrome... advice please

I'd suggest being open with your supervisor about it. Then they can help you address your anxiety, or slow the pace at which they are expecting you to pick up new responsibilities.
by miriam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Moving to do DClinPsy
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Moving to do DClinPsy

You might well find a cat-friendly peer on training, or someone who has a pet that means you can form a reciprocal arrangement. But there are paid services to come in and feed/play with/walk animals in most towns too. So I'm sure you'll come up with something.
by miriam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: which MSc?
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: which MSc?

I'm not sure why you need an MSc if you have a first. Why not go gain some experience and save the money, unless you really strongly want to study that topic?
by miriam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?

It sounds like you really love your work Miriam. I definitely do find a lot of the work rewarding and interesting. I think it is my sitting in the uncertainty of a) not knowing if/when I would get on the course and therefore b) not knowing whether I am actually moving forward or doomed to obscurity...
by miriam
Mon May 28, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Health psych, clin psych, IAPT. What should I do next?
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: What should I do next?

Hi, this post was in the wrong section (it isn't about cpd events) so I've moved it. It also had a generic title, so I've edited that. Take a look at our pinned guidance on how to use the forum (also linked from your welcome message) to understand why. As to the question, I agree with northernlad. Y...
by miriam
Mon May 28, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Registering with HCPC- International Route
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Registering with HCPC- International Route

To put that in context, you have the typical level experience of a British applicant for doctoral training. If you were eligible for equivalence so would thousands of other applicants be, and nobody would bother doing doctoral training!!! Look at our "what experience did you have when you got onto t...