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by Prosopon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Frustrated that my career is on hold

Hi Prosopon, I am in a slightly similar position but my little one is now a toddler. I am not qualified or on the DClin and have struggled a lot with the feelings you describe It is really tough to balance wanting a family but at the same time wanting to progress in your career. I have found it har...
by Prosopon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Manchester Screening Assessment
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

miriam wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:20 am
I love the way you got told this by a member of course staff on the second post, but the thread continued to doubt the answer until posting a reply from a member of course staff.
Maybe people were not aware that the second poster is a member of course staff...
by Prosopon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1643509

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

1. I can't sleep! My unborn baby is currently having a little party and while it's lovely to feel his movements, his dancing is keeping me awake! 2. The Dementia Friends Champion induction I attended today was excellent. I pushed my anxiety to the limit to do it and am glad I did, but now my brain i...
by Prosopon
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Frustrated that my career is on hold

Thank you for giving me some perspective, han10. I think the prospect of a year off is very daunting but, like you say, I'm sure it will fly by! Like you, my career and family are equally important to me but I suppose my focus needs to be family at the moment. It's just a bit scary when my career ha...
by Prosopon
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Unsure what to do
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Unsure what to do

Hi Poppy, I don't really know what you should do but had a similar experience when I first started my current job. There was no support or guidance on what I was meant to be doing and I was pretty much left to my own devices. Having previously worked in a very structured role, within a big, supporti...
by Prosopon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 1384

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

Personally I don't like the term "non-qualified" as I think it undermines the wealth of experience these people are likely to have. I'm lucky that when I was a HCA on a mental health ward, I worked in a team where HCAs were extremely valued. We were referred to by our job title, and not "non-qualifi...
by Prosopon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Frustrated that my career is on hold
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Frustrated that my career is on hold

Hello, I’m just over 5 months pregnant and whilst ridiculously excited about beginning this new chapter in my life, I’m a little bit frustrated at the impact my pregnancy is having on my psychology-related career plans. I finished my conversion degree in December and began working as an Honorary Ass...
by Prosopon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Disclosing lived experience in application
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Disclosing lived experience in application

Hi, if I ever apply to do clinical psychology training then I'm pretty sure I'd talk about my lived experience of mental health problems in my application, and in any interviews if I got shortlisted. This is because it is a huge part of my journey and leaving it out wouldn't feel right. I also think...
by Prosopon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: quantitative research methods anxiety
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: quantitative research methods anxiety

I have dyscalculia, which has always caused me maths anxiety and I was worried about quantitative research methods before I did my conversion degree. However, I ended up loving the module and did a quantitative dissertation. I was lucky to have an amazingly supportive supervisor, but I also used Sta...
by Prosopon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2501

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

My advice would be to read primary sources extensively outside of the course materials when working on assignments, synthesise information and think critically about everything. Also, try to use contemporary research in assignments as much as possible. Mention classic studies if necessary, but go in...
by Prosopon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Post training holiday
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Post training holiday

Definitely Iceland! Most amazing place I have ever been to.
by Prosopon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

I've had feedback for my third AP interview. I didn't get the job but the feedback was incredibly detailed and helpful. Apparently the content of my answers was strong but not structured enough. The interviewer said that I gave similar answers to the person they gave the job to, but I unfortunately ...
by Prosopon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

Would this be your thinking if recruiting an Assistant Psychologist though? If so, it is a bit disheartening. I've just finished my degree and although I have several years of experience in different areas relevant to psychology, I have never worked directly under the supervision of a psychologist....
by Prosopon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

Thanks for the responses. To be clear, I'm not talking about reading back something that has been researched or regurgitating notes. Those things would obviously not be ideal and are unlikely to be perceived well. I'm talking about using notes as an aid to overcome a brain freeze moment or to ensure...
by Prosopon
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Opinions on using notes in an interview

I'm wondering what people's opinions are on using notes in an interview? I don't mean reading from notes, but using them to jog the memory and as points to elaborate on. I have used notes in interviews before with no issue but have just had an interview where it did not seem to be perceived well. Wi...