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by lakeland
Wed May 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic over clinical?
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Forensic over clinical?

Hi Echoing what Miriam said - I know a few people who were trainee forensic psychologists then applied for clinical and were successful. I don't know much about the situation now, but it used to take people years to do their forensic chartership, so I think a lot of people would get frustrated and l...
by lakeland
Tue May 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 364
Views: 93185

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Edinburgh is pretty much always the last one at 5pm on deadline day, and they may have even gone past that one year.
by lakeland
Tue May 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9226
Views: 1631199

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

Congratulations Miriam. So good to see that all the hard work and effort is paying off. Let's hope the business continues to go from strength to strength. P.S. Congrats Miriam. :) I read about BERRI on your blog once and it sounds like a really useful tool. Something like that would have made a big...
by lakeland
Mon May 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve list for places 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 16722

Re: Reserve list for places 2019

A brief update for fellow reserves at Leeds - there's been some movement at the bottom of the reserve list and 10 out of the 16 have accepted. I'm first reserve so can post again if/when I hear anything :salut: Does anyone know if Leeds tends to use its reserve list? I know it's one of the later co...
by lakeland
Fri May 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

My answer is far less eloqent than Workingmama's but I agree with everything she says and wanted to add that it irks me that he is probably the most famous clinical psychologist. I do not want people thinking that he speaks for my profession. He doesn't. I would really appreciate some of our male co...
by lakeland
Wed May 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4291

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Thank you Miriam. I hope people who have read the thread have at least taken something from the conversation (mainly don't mess with Miriam, Saf and AnsweringBell).
by lakeland
Wed May 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4291

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Actually deleting this because CBA to argue with a men's rights activist.
by lakeland
Tue May 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4291

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

The group which is most significantly underrepresented, relative to their proportion in the UK population as a whole, is men. In the engineering profession, which has a similar gender imbalance in the opposite direction, they are trying to tackle this by offering female-only scholarships (equivalen...
by lakeland
Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4291

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Socio-economic factors have also been considered as part of the problem (BAME populations are more likely to come from less affluent communities). However, again there is an increase in acceptances from people originating from the lower quintiles whilst BAME acceptance continues to decline (despite...
by lakeland
Thu May 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4291

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

I would agree with JB99 - age alone doesn't really tell us enough about a candidate to know why they may have not been successful at interview.
by lakeland
Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

I feel a bit responsible for the derailing now, so apologies. Looking back, I think this bit: How would it be that patients may hear parts of 'my story' (bearing in mind that I have absolutely no problems in being boundaried about what specifically is shared, but that this boundary is inevitably dif...
by lakeland
Wed May 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

It’s interesting as a trainee that I feel this is changing a bit as I know several assistants, trainees and newly qualified who are open about having lived experience of some form or other. I’ve been open and have never felt much stigma around within the profession itself and if it has been there I...
by lakeland
Wed May 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 4291

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Someone more intelligent than me will be able to give a better explanation but I know it's been talked about a lot on here how psychology is predominantly white, young, and middle class. I don't know if anyone has been able to pinpoint why as a profession we are not able to attract a more diverse gr...
by lakeland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: 'Coming out' with a MH history
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: 'Coming out' with a MH history

My experience of patients finding out information about staff in inpatient services is when staff have been gossiping between themselves while a patient is nearby and they've overheard - so not a direct conversation with a patient but rather a careless one. For example patients knowing that a member...
by lakeland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9226
Views: 1631199

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

1. I am honoured to work in the profession that we do, and to help the people that we work with by bearing witness to their challenges and troubles, but man, sometimes it just hurts. Some things are just so desperately unfair. Back to supervision for me. Absolutely feeling this one today - I was dr...