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by Iggy1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"
Replies: 97
Views: 55406

Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"

Her website states she carries out “standardised psychological evaluation”, can “assess participants” and provides “detailed reports” to production companies on her “findings” (see Duty of Care tab)- surely this is unethical given that she is unlikely to have received training or supervision and a l...
by Iggy1
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

I feel I’ve not been able to ‘shine’ throughout my degree as the essays are so constrictive and we’ve been forced to write about crap like intersectionality. It’s been a very left biased experience, and without wanting to cause any grief on this issue, not all psychologists are left leaning. I hope...
by Iggy1
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9307
Views: 1659311

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

1. I've started a job which has some permanence to it- after years of FTC's and having the freedom/expectation of moving between jobs regulalry I'm not used to this and now feel like my career has been set in a certain direction! I don't know whether to be excited or scared.. 2. However my new commu...
by Iggy1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply??
Replies: 10
Views: 1592

Re: Should I apply??

See the 'Do I have enough experience to apply for an Assistant Psychologist post?' thread
by Iggy1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Occupational health issue
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Re: Occupational health issue

Hi, sorry I can't really help with what to expect from OH going forward but I just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear this. It sounds like you haven't been in a good place if you took an overdose recently so I'd want you to focus on getting well and making sure you're feeling robust enough to under tak...
by Iggy1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

Mathan I think your first sentence is a naive one, you might have seen people 'languish around' but what they were actually doing was gaining experience with different client groups, learning more about their own therapeutic style or working in different types of services to get a feel for where the...
by Iggy1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)

Before I offer my perspective I'll reiterate the main message I have got from this forum: there is no one path to Clinical. What you can get from the threads here is a good idea of what other people have done in the run up, but again comparing yourself to others may not be helpful if you're hanging ...
by Iggy1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 1991

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

I agree with what everyone has said about AP jobs not being the be all and end all to getting on the doctorate, but just to acknowledge the assistant application process- it requires commitment in itself! 20 applications is not many at all (I've applied for 5 in the last 4 months and I'm not activel...
by Iggy1
Wed May 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic over clinical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Forensic over clinical?

Thanks both, yes I agree with you on the positives of clinical over forensic, especially given the typical length of time it takes to qualify as rightly observed by Lakeland. I suppose forensic would have been plan B but plan B has presented itself fairly early on and I'm wondering whether it would ...
by Iggy1
Wed May 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic over clinical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Forensic over clinical?

miriam wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:05 pm
I've got a colleague who got onto clinical training from being a forensic trainee, so it must be possible. I've always considered it to be another bit of relevant experience that enhances rather than detracts from her CV. She is particularly fab though.
Thanks Miriam, that's encouraging.
by Iggy1
Tue May 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic over clinical?
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Forensic over clinical?

Hi all, Life has thrown me a curveball, any thoughts welcome.. I recently applied for DClin and I am currently sat very far back on a reserve list, which I'm very happy with for a first attempt and gives me hope for next year! However, a trainee forensic post came up in my area (at a time when I was...
by Iggy1
Mon May 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 113912

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

No problem, thanks anyway- good luck!
by Iggy1
Mon May 20, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 113912

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Manchester>Manchester
Sheffield>Sheffield
Lancaster>Lancaster test taken
Liverpool>Liverpool (interview attended)

Did anyone ask when we might hear back from Liverpool? And if it's phone or email?
Good luck everyone!
by Iggy1
Fri May 03, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Are there any part-time voluntary roles that count as sufficient prior experience to the doctorate?
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: Are there any part-time voluntary roles that count as sufficient prior experience to the doctorate?

Just reading through this thread I am wondering if Maven was referring to your current role in terms of transferable skills as you said you are in a research role Mr0860? Given that you applied for ~20 RA positions without interview, it might be worth thinking about reflection/the ability to apply w...