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by hawke
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Part-time training
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Part-time training

Thanks for all of your replies, they were really helpful in understanding what my options were and how to go about it. I am in the process of applying to drop to part-time hours. I am hopeful this will be approved, but I am currently managing a return to work on full-time hours, with advice/permissi...
by hawke
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 23
Views: 2716

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

I think we're at cross purposes about the point I was trying to make there. I was criticising the logical leaps in his argument and the blurring of evidence and interpretation in his interviews. I didn't share my views on nuclear families, so while yours are interesting and thanks for the references...
by hawke
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: DClinPsy Application Form Relevant Experience Section
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: DClinPsy Application Form Relevant Experience Section

I trained a teacher originally and I put that in the proper job list, emphasising the aspects of it that were applicable to clinical psychology in the description of my duties (e.g. being a personal tutor). I also had some much more irrelevant jobs (e.g. customer service temp jobs after uni) that I ...
by hawke
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: conversions: psychology in education vs psychology
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: conversions: psychology in education vs psychology

I have a MEd Psychology of Education and am currently a clinical psychology trainee - I got interviews for 5 of my 8 applications. Try to pick more clinical modules, assignments and research if possible - e.g.. stress, autism, LD, counselling. I have found my knowledge of some areas of clinical is ...
by hawke
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: conversions: psychology in education vs psychology
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: conversions: psychology in education vs psychology

I have a MEd Psychology of Education and am currently a clinical psychology trainee - I got interviews for 5 of my 8 applications. Try to pick more clinical modules, assignments and research if possible - e.g.. stress, autism, LD, counselling. I have found my knowledge of some areas of clinical is w...
by hawke
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Part-time training
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Part-time training

I am looking for some advice about working part-time during and after training. I am a current trainee and have a long-term health condition that can flare up, making working full-time at best tiring, at worst impossible due to symptoms and fatigue. I've coped with the last few months by making prag...
by hawke
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can I be a clin psy if I hate behaviour analysis & CBT?
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: Can I be a clin psy if I hate behaviour analysis & CBT?

Every clinical psychology trainee has to demonstrate competence in 2 areas of therapy, and one of these must be CBT - so you definitely won't get around CBT, but choose your university carefully and you can have a wide choice of second specialism. My experience of CBT in clinical psychology is that ...
by hawke
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Research & DClinPsy
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: Research & DClinPsy

I would definitely have put myself in this camp before starting the doctorate. Likewise, I always did well in it in my pre-academic life, but never felt 'comfortable' with it. I would recommend doing some reflection on why you don't enjoy it. For example, I have learned that the context really matte...
by hawke
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2577

Re: Where am I going wrong?

The idea of working incredibly hard for years in order to get ahead and overcome anything I lack only to be immediately shot down one day and have my dreams crushed because I scored 115 on an IQ test instead of 130 like some of the other applicants is very scary indeed. Further, I don't know how mu...
by hawke
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can anyone explain to me why a large proportion of counselling psychologists work in private practice ?
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Can anyone explain to me why a large proportion of counselling psychologists work in private practice ?

I have seen plenty of counselling psychologists working at a high level in the NHS - certainly at 8a and 8b, and in child/adult services where therapy is the main form of intervention. Many jobs now will advertise for counselling or clinical psychologists. Although you are right, there are roles and...
by hawke
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Learning Support Assistant Positions with Children - Help?!
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Learning Support Assistant Positions with Children - Help?!

My work experience was in schools, before moving into psychology and mental health. They are definitely excellent experience in terms of developing your practical human-to-human relational skills, which is ultimately the core of psychology. It's also a very good cross-over between educational and cl...
by hawke
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3112

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

I am a current trainee, and my experience has been seeing the profession wrestle with these kinds of questions. How much of a clinical psychology role should be individual therapy, vs other kinds of direct clinical work with families and carers, or groups? With many client groups, individual therapy...
by hawke
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Starting the application form (mind blank)
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Starting the application form (mind blank)

I find I do my best reflective thinking when my partner and I are putting the world to rights over a good cup of coffee at the weekend - for me, it's a perfect blend of psychological safety, warmth, relaxation, and mild cognitive stimulation. When/where/with who do you think and reflect at your best...
by hawke
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How to decide on a course?
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: How to decide on a course?

I did an intro to counselling course while working in education, which the school paid half of in return for me bringing skills back. I ended up diverting into adult mental health and clinical psychology, but that level 2 intro course would have enabled me to go on to the full counselling qualificat...
by hawke
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Cohort project around diversity
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Cohort project around diversity

My cohort is hoping to work together over the last half of our training to address issues of diversity in psychology training at our university. We've had some discussions, with ideas such as mentoring schemes, outreach work, improving the curriculum, and working on relationships and psychological s...