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by workingmama
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9155
Views: 1620493

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

1. Revision time for a CPD thing I'm doing this year has eaten my life. Cannot wait until this thing is over. NEVER AGAIN! 2. I ate eggs for breakfast and my goodness, they really do keep you full for longer. Felt brim full for ages. 3. Bought lots of lovely second hand bits on Ebay this weekend and...
by workingmama
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Billing for Time
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Billing for Time

The contract I have for my private hours delineates exactly what I charge for each function, and how that will be added up if it breaks into (say), 15 minutes on this or 30 on that. It would help if you sat down and did similar and then had a chat with your psychiatrist about how you both feel about...
by workingmama
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

Oh I agree with the person who said tell your tutors you are working for a first. I think they push you harder and put more into telling you what else you could be/should be doing.
by workingmama
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

Buy Dixon's 'How to Get a First'. 95% utterly obvious stuff (in my opinion). The opening paragraphs were what took me from being a lacklustre mediocre student who didn't really believe I could achieve to a (mostly) straight A all the way through my undergrad and subsequent studies. So well worth tha...
by workingmama
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Who is Spatch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: Who is Spatch?

After I read the book I had my IQ retested and I'd gone up from a straight 87 to 125. I attribute this solely to reading Spatch's book, and definitely not the fact that during the first test I had an amazing hangover, bad flu, and hallucinated that the test materials were trying to eat my fingers. A...
by workingmama
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Working/volunteering during undergraduate degree
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Working/volunteering during undergraduate degree

Hello, I did absolutely zero unpaid work/volunteering during my first undergrad as I needed fun luxury items like food and rent, so I worked in a variety of posts like the local Bingo (mostly serving chips) and the university cafe (also mostly chip based). I went on to do seemingly tenuously linked ...
by workingmama
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9155
Views: 1620493

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

1. Took up some exciting work opportunities this year and realise that the learning that comes with them involves learning to work to my limitations (not my core skill). I need to learn to limit myself, delegate, drop things more willingly, and gatekeep my time to other people better. 2. Enjoying th...
by workingmama
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Anyone ever 'transferred' from a DClin?
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Anyone ever 'transferred' from a DClin?

I've known people who stayed at their university for teaching, but who transferred their placement and research to another university 'patch' and were supervised on their thesis in that 'new' geographical area. HTH.
by workingmama
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

It's always a bit awkward when something falls flat, isn't it? We've many of us been there, so if you can I'd try and take it as an available learning opportunity if you like to, but otherwise I would try to put it behind you. I shudder to think how many randomly uneducated/inexperienced/insulting/d...
by workingmama
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Neuropsychology/Research
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Re: Neuropsychology/Research

Bristol, definitely. They are integrating their training with the later QiCN path (or rather, their equivalent).
by workingmama
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

I wrote such a long reply and sadly it was all wiped out by a glitch that is making me log in after every reply. Horrors. I won't rewrite it all, which is a shame because I had put a lot of thought into it, but in a much longer form I wrote that it wasn't so much a nerve that had been touched as a p...
by workingmama
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

What someone might say is, "that's a really funny story!" What I'm actually thinking is, " Man I hope I never run into you in real life because that level of judgey-pantsing just does not float my boat". :roll: In order to not just bite and leave, I'll offer up: Saying: "Sure I can take on that extr...
by workingmama
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications
Replies: 15
Views: 1988

Re: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications

No, I was thinking very loosely about the point rather than directly to whether ethnicity affects the posts that come up. I meant more that, on top of the scarcity of relevant and geographically manageable posts, comes the additional barriers of being BAME or other factors which affect the likelihoo...
by workingmama
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Advice on career path!
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Advice on career path!

I work with some CLIC Sargent social workers who work into our hospital. They're based here full time with paediatric oncology.