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by latelifechanger
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Conversions with a January start date
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Conversions with a January start date

Derby does flexible start dates, including Jan, and other online options may do. I guess it depends if she is happy with online as a study mode. https://www.derby.ac.uk/online/course/p ... ersion-msc
by latelifechanger
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

I can't call myself an expert on clinical psychology, since I am just at the start of a career change. However, having come from a first career in journalism/communication, including an early stint in magazines, and having many friends working in the arts and heritage sector, I would say that sadly ...
by latelifechanger
Wed May 30, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology
Replies: 25
Views: 7321

Re: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology

Hello Leems, I'm currently doing my MSc Psych conversion, and will likely apply for counselling psychology doctorates next year in London. Reading your story (and about your depth of experience which I assume would make you an impressive candidate in a range of contexts) I guess I'm really intereste...
by latelifechanger
Wed May 23, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1803

Re: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?

I agree that, especially as you get older, and particularly if you have responsibilities towards others, your career choice is never made in a vacuum and also that sometimes, something that was right to pursue at one stage isn't at another. Any career has its advantages and disadvantages, and these ...
by latelifechanger
Mon May 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Changing role within applied psychology?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Changing role within applied psychology?

So my thing is - I am 41 and have kids, really can't move (in London) and have my family to think about. I think that ten years ago, I'd have thrown myself into the clinical route - but though I do have meet the academic criteria, I'm worried about time to get into the doctorate. So my plan is (afte...
by latelifechanger
Mon May 14, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Changing role within applied psychology?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Changing role within applied psychology?

I don't know the answer, but am intrigued to find out too, as I'm weighing up how I approach my post MSc conversion route (I'm a later changer, loads of experience in another, not health career but a lot of management experience which would make me most eligible for Occ Psych but more attracted by C...
by latelifechanger
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student
Replies: 15
Views: 3553

Re: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student

Thanks hs577 - that is very useful indeed. Everything you say about closeness/the ability to get placements relatively close to home chimes with me. The difference in placements on the other side of London and in a more accessible location is the difference between our children seeing a parent in th...
by latelifechanger
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student
Replies: 15
Views: 3553

Re: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student

Ouch, £24k is loads. Sadly, when I mentioned being financially established, I am not quite in that category without some serious white-collar crime, which I'm guessing would look quite poor on my application forms :D But thank you for thinking of it. The Birmingham course looks much more doable and ...
by latelifechanger
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student
Replies: 15
Views: 3553

Re: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student

Thanks Maven, that's a good point. I will look at that option as well......
by latelifechanger
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student
Replies: 15
Views: 3553

Re: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student

Thanks Alex - I really appreciate you replying! Yes, it's a good point about the ability to take a year out if needed. And it's really good to hear that I hopefully won't be unemployable. As you say, the uncertainty aspect of clinical applications is so hard, and if it's 4 or 5 years - or never! - t...
by latelifechanger
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student
Replies: 15
Views: 3553

counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student

Dear all, I wondered if anyone had thoughts about the counselling psychology doctorate as an alternative route to clinical psychology - either from a clinical or counselling perspective? Background: I'm 41, and have a background in a completely different career (communications and journalism, academ...