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by Glorianne
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Should I choose UCL or KCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 6837

Re: Should I choose UCL or KCL?

Hi there, congrats on your offers! I'm a current UCL first year trainee. We are indeed a big cohort- 52 trainees including the international students (kings I think is 22, but the clearing house website will confirm). But our teaching is not split, it all happens in one group. Despite the size, teac...
by Glorianne
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Dress code working as mental health care assistant
Replies: 5
Views: 6217

Re: Dress code working as mental health care assistant

Hello, when I worked as a mh support worker casual meant jeans and a tshirt! The role involves a fair bit of moving around so do pick clothes that are comfortable and practical. Most trusts have restrictions about strappy tops, sandals and length of skirts/ necklines, so do bear this in mind. One tr...
by Glorianne
Fri May 22, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: book recommendations for CPTSD clients?
Replies: 13
Views: 8204

Re: book recommendations for CPTSD clients?

It's specifically targeted for clients with complex trauma and substance misuse difficulties, but i've found some of the hand outs written to use in-session with clients in 'seeking safety' by najavits to be pretty accessible and could be followed independently byclients. It covers a range of diffic...
by Glorianne
Thu May 21, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: UCL 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 7488

Re: UCL 2015

Hiya,

thanks for setting the groups up, looking forward to meeting you all :) I sent an invite to the facebook group, i'm thinking it's fairly obvious who I am based on my username.

Glorianne
by Glorianne
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggling with support worker role
Replies: 7
Views: 4275

Re: Struggling with support worker role

Hi bunnies, First thought that came to mind is (having worked in inpatient CAMHS for a few years in different roles) is, hang in there! That sounds like an incredibly intense first week, but my experience is that these things tend to ebb and flow somewhat (although the winter months tend to be tough...
by Glorianne
Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Older Applicants - Career info from age 18?
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: Older Applicants - Career info from age 18?

There is a space after the experience section to explain any gaps. A simple line could explain that he had been working on a non-related degree during this time, switching to his psychology degree following a change in personal circumstances. Offering a conscise enough explanation without giving a s...
by Glorianne
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying for 2015
Replies: 263
Views: 88140

Re: Applying for 2015

@randomswirls. One of the university talks I had gone to (for a London uni) had said that if it's been a long time since you completed your degree and it's tough getting a meaningful reference from someone who knew you as a student, a CP or other professional who might have supervised audit or servi...
by Glorianne
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 298671

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

My jaw literally dropped when I read your post Geisha. I'm sorry that it happened x
by Glorianne
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Route to CP without degree in psychology
Replies: 4
Views: 3529

Re: MSc Route to CP without degree in psychology

Hiya, I think you've got a sensible plan in mind. As Blue said, it might take a bit longer gaining relevant experience but depending on how things progress during your conversion course etc, it might not. Funnily enough, I know of someone who took on a very similar route (diplomacy, working alongsid...
by Glorianne
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Chartered Psychologist without Phd? Is it possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 2229

Re: Chartered Psychologist without Phd? Is it possible?

Hi Katkat, I'm afraid I don't have any success stories to report, but the place to start to understand equivalences from Europe would be here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181151/overseas_grade_comparison-table.pdf The HCPC, which regulates protected titl...
by Glorianne
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Research experience
Replies: 7
Views: 4738

Re: Research experience

Hi Randomswirls, The Institute of Research in Child Development at UEL often take on graduate research interns, when I had done it a few years ago I did data entry work, some standardised testing and literature search type work. It was very basic, I was volunteering for about 1 day a week, but helpe...
by Glorianne
Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Experience mainly based abroad. Anyone similar?
Replies: 5
Views: 2599

Re: Experience mainly based abroad. Anyone similar?

Hi there, Just offering my two cents on what I think might be helpful. It would be useful in your application to reflect on what you think are the similarities and differences to your UK experience and your Ghana experience as well as private practice and working in the NHS. It would also be useful ...
by Glorianne
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: MSc- won't finish untill 2016?
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: MSc- won't finish untill 2016?

While at one university open evening, we were told that Msc's don't 'count' in terms of points to your academic profile until they're completed. The clearing house website also states that any postgraduate study must be completed by the start of the course (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/ApplyWhenYea...
by Glorianne
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Applying for 2015
Replies: 263
Views: 88140

Re: Applying for 2015

Hi Randomswirls,

those questions are still there, but they don't pop up on the online system straight away. If you enter some dummy text into the initial personal statement box and then pres 'save' the other dialogue boxes will open up. Good luck!
by Glorianne
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: AP CAMHS
Replies: 5
Views: 4083

Re: AP CAMHS

A lot of CAMHS based interviews will tend to ask about child protection issues, such as what to do in the event of a disclosure and the like, so it would be helpful to think about what you might do in this scenario.