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by ryan95
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can counselling psychologists apply for clinical psychologist job vacancies ?
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Can counselling psychologists apply for clinical psychologist job vacancies ?

I recently spoke to a counselling psychologist and she explained that she can apply for work that advertises a clinical psychologist posting. This confused me a little as I tried to work out the linkages in training and role suitability. Can anyone shed some light on this ?
by ryan95
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Would my current experiences be of value ?
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Would my current experiences be of value ?

I am worried and feeling a little downtrodden as to all the negative postings about people trying for 10+ years to get onto the doctorate. This is kind of soul destroying as I am nearing 30 and just decided I want to purse this as a career. My background is very different from other applicants BA fi...
by ryan95
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Experiences of GMA test ?
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Experiences of GMA test ?

I am not the greatest mathematically, so the idea of doing a GMA test is giving me some anxiety and I am thinking would I really be able to cope, I have heard mixed responses about being able to use a calculator but unsure as the medicine GMAT test seems way too complex to even begin to try and atte...
by ryan95
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Is my training equivalent to that of a high intensity PWP
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Is my training equivalent to that of a high intensity PWP

I am unsure if I could apply directly to a PWP position without having to have a PWP degree as I feel I have enough relevant experience. I hold a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy, I also have a level 5 in CBT interventions. And hold a level 5 certification in working with children an ...
by ryan95
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Has anyone done a conversion psychology course at Chester university, what was your experience of the course ?
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Has anyone done a conversion psychology course at Chester university, what was your experience of the course ?

I am due to start in 2020 on the conversion psychology MSc but am a bit worried about being prepared enough having come from a more creative arts background and not wanting to seem too academically stupid when measuring up to others on the course. My main concern is the support offered on the course...
by ryan95
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Is it worth continuing feeling disheartened
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Is it worth continuing feeling disheartened

I recently got a 60 this year on my MA in counselling and psychotherapy and I don’t know if it’s worth doing the dissertation component of it and coming out with a pass when I could just leave this year with a PG dip in counselling and psychotherapy. I have a 1st class undergrad in a non psychologic...
by ryan95
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Any advice on a shorter route?
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Any advice on a shorter route?

I would apply for the dclin by the sounds of it you have great clinical experience, if you are working with mental health related cases in clinic settings and doing assessments. This is all stuff which makes your application stand out when applying. I would just add into your person statement everyt...
by ryan95
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?

I am worried and feeling a little downtrodden as to all the negative postings about people trying for 10+ years to get onto the doctorate. This is kind of soul destroying as I am nearing 30 and just decided I want to purse this as a career. My background is very different from other applicants BA fi...
by ryan95
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Am I doing the right thing ?
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Am I doing the right thing ?

Thank you for the input how did you get into NHS management ? Did you have previous managerial experience or just skills from counselling ?. My friend is a clinical psych for camhs in Liverpool but pretty sure you can’t shadow as it’s safeguarding and confidentiality
by ryan95
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I stick this out with the hopes of gaining entry into training in mid 30s or drop off now ?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Should I stick this out with the hopes of gaining entry into training in mid 30s or drop off now ?

Just feel like i haven’t even got on the wheel yet, I’m already 30 and thinking about doing a psychology conversion course but even if I do this and get a AP post it could be several years of earning no money or support worker pay before I get anywhere. I have already been working in support work fo...
by ryan95
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Am I doing the right thing ?
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Am I doing the right thing ?

Basically I started off thinking about what I wanted to be and all of my jobs involved working with people. My parents wanted me to be a social worker but that wasn’t for me. I guess my two main interests are the police and psychology but I have no interest in forensic psychology. Clinical I feel fo...
by ryan95
Tue May 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Am I doing the right thing ?
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Am I doing the right thing ?

I am currently part way through a MA in counselling and psychotherapy and my grades are averaging at 60% my aim is to go on to do a MSC conversion in psychology as my undergrad although 1st class wasn't psychology related. I am now 30 years old and worried about the possibility of never being good e...