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by workingmama
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Roles which require both a DClinPsy and a PhD
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Roles which require both a DClinPsy and a PhD

If you only have a DClinPsy it is very difficult to pursue NIHR and similar funding routes that would support career development. It's not a very flexible system. Absolutely! I spend ages trying for an NIHR fellowship post that needed a PhD because someone in our Trust in research told us that you ...
by workingmama
Fri May 27, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Poster presentation referencing
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Poster presentation referencing

Just as a general reflection going forwards - whilst I am against vanity authorship (adding in someone that did not really make a contribution to the paper (because you owe them for something else/they are a 'big name'/ etc), I do think that being over rather than under inclusive when attributing au...
by workingmama
Fri May 27, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Roles which require both a DClinPsy and a PhD
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Roles which require both a DClinPsy and a PhD

I work as a clinical academic in the NHS, with 50% clinical, 50 % research. I lead on the neuropsychology side of a European drug trial, and am PI on a UK wide drug trial. I have not needed a PhD to do this, but did work up a body of research on my topic for a few years before this. The scope of our...
by workingmama
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Sedated: How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

Re: Sedated: How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis

Nope, but I'm off to order it right now based on your comments :-)
Many thanks
by workingmama
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Working with Children & Young People - Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Working with Children & Young People - Recommendations

I'd Google Dan Hughes, and Pat Crittenden.

Great books are:
Dan Hughes - Building the Bonds of Attachment
Sue Gerhardt - Why Love Matters
by workingmama
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 933
Views: 314793

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I have my yearly selection of MSc and MRes students. I've just had the first meeting with one, who appears *entirely* disorganised and unready for postgrad level work/work in general. I won't give the details here, but just wanted to mini-rant that I am now dreading what will emerge over the coming ...
by workingmama
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Guidelines on the employment of APs
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Guidelines on the employment of APs

Hello Alex, I am very boundaried in that I would not go over the scheduled hour on an ad hoc basis, but I'm always happy to schedule in some extra time for us to address any topic that needs more space to address it. This fits with my general beliefs about the utility and meaning of boundaries for t...
by workingmama
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 115
Views: 111310

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

Same as Alex, I'd agree with all the points above but I wouldn't differentiate between those with experience in a specific area, although I do distinguish between child and adult work.
by workingmama
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Anti Racist Book Club for Psychologists
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: Anti Racist Book Club for Psychologists

Epic - have posted on our Trust website
by workingmama
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 26
Views: 4240

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

My own concern would be whether you can find a way to evidence your capacity for sustained stability/attention/focus. The doctorate is rather 'all hands on deck' for the full three years and so evidence of bursts of high attainment wouldn't reassure me that you have both ability and sustainability. ...
by workingmama
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: 1 Year Job Search...
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: 1 Year Job Search...

I worked as a youth worker, substance misuse project worker, telephone helpline staffer, charity manager of an NHS service, and counsellor. Never touched a bodily fluid except a urine sample (bottled). Try substance misuse services - I learned a lot that is applicable to all sorts of settings (LD, d...
by workingmama
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Lived experience
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: Lived experience

Hello, I am a qualified CP with lived experience and also know many colleagues ditto. I would echo the post above re practicing interview - how much, and what do you want to share, and how to do that succinctly and ina way that shows containment and the ability to reflect on those experiences. Good ...
by workingmama
Wed May 12, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: British Psychological Society faces Charity Commission probe
Replies: 13
Views: 2406

Re: British Psychological Society faces Charity Commission probe

I get the feeling there is way more to the story than in either of these two documents, but would be good to get the perspective of someone who is more aware of what is going on behind the scenes. I agree with this, and wrote a couple of careful paragraphs which I then deleted. I think there are mu...
by workingmama
Wed May 12, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Networking?
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Networking?

Good point! I would definitely not welcome a very vague query like the latter.
by workingmama
Wed May 12, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Networking?
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Networking?

I wouldn't say that I'm terrifically 'established' but I get a few cold call emails a year and I don't mind. Sometimes I can point in the right direction, sometimes I can offer brief advice. If I was too busy I can always say so.