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by lakeland
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Punctuation in application
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Punctuation in application

I think that's probably fine - seems a sensible use of space to me.
by lakeland
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674313

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

Gosh Miriam I remember when you had your babies! Hope they settle in to secondary school. And congratulations on the grant, great that your business keeps going from strength to strength.
by lakeland
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Government kickstart initiative for psychology grads?
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Government kickstart initiative for psychology grads?

A local university funded interns for our Trust. These were full time for 8 weeks, to complete some research / write up some data etc, and obviously supervised by a Clinical Psychologist. Having someone for six months to do that would be even better.
by lakeland
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Research & DClinPsy
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: Research & DClinPsy

I felt like I was terrible at research. I liked coming up with ideas and collecting data, but things like systematic reviews were beyond me. I managed to pass my research modules, my viva and complete the course on time. No real advice other than to get as much help as you can from research tutors a...
by lakeland
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674313

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

2.) Wild alternative career plan 472: set up a therapeutic riding centre. Before the pandemic I was taking a small group of my teenage students (young people with significant trauma histories or difficulties with anxiety) to riding lessons. The difference in them was astonishing. There is a girl wh...
by lakeland
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Prescribing rights for Psychologists
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Prescribing rights for Psychologists

The BPS are doing a consultation on whether psychologists should have prescribing rights. Deadline for comments is Monday. https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/internal-consultation-prescribing-rights I'm not sure where I sit (on the fence currently) but I'll have a read of the documents and see i...
by lakeland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4487

Re: Access to a car?

I think we're broadly in agreement that it shouldn't be a requirement, but it would also be naive to think that it would be possible to find placements for an entire cohort of non drivers, because of the way services are set up. A nice challenge for Lancaster maybe! I did read a National Geographic ...
by lakeland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4487

Re: Access to a car?

What would your solution be Richard?
by lakeland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4487

Re: Access to a car?

I don't think it's the marker of a good psychologist - but I do think it reflects the NHS we work in, and have made it pretty clear from my experience that services exist where travel is needed during the work day, like rural services. Every day this week I've travelled to a client appointment becau...
by lakeland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4487

Re: Access to a car?

I'm probably a bad person for saying this, but a Band 6 NHS employee is fairly well paid and in most circumstances, they should be able to afford to run a car (I appreciate this may be different for people with dependants, single parents etc etc). Maybe I'm a total cow, but as someone who does drive...
by lakeland
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reference from a Counselling Psychologist
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Reference from a Counselling Psychologist

I had a Forensic Psychologist for mine and got an interview and a place.
by lakeland
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: number of places versus number of applicants
Replies: 22
Views: 4392

Re: number of places versus number of applicants

I feel like Lancaster is the most inclusive of courses - in terms of their minimum criteria so that doesn't surprise me.
by lakeland
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS

Have you looked for nursing assistant / support worker / healthcare assistant roles? I think you might have to start there to gain experience and knowledge of the UK healthcare system and then apply for Assistant Psychologist / RA / PWP roles once you have some experience. The jobs you're currently ...
by lakeland
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Former inpatient looking for DClin application advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

Re: Former inpatient looking for DClin application advice

No advice to add to what Lingua has said -other than I'd have a look on Twitter as there are a lot of trainees and qualified CPs talking about their own experience, so it shouldn't be a red flag. For example, @camspamalam is a great place to start, have a look at her excellent blog and the people sh...
by lakeland
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1790

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I think workingmama's post probably summarises quite nicely how the experience you have prior to the conversion course is likely to make a difference in how quickly following course completion you get on training. I imagine it's easier for someone who has done a lot of work with people in some sort ...