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by PinkFreud19
Fri May 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A first?
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: A first?

I'm assuming you're referring to undergraduate study here. If so, I would not say it is easy, but certainly not unachievable. From my experience, your final grade will depend much more directly on the amount of work you put in, rather than intellectual ability (and a number of statistical models wil...
by PinkFreud19
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

Indeed, this is about your attributions, and whether they are comfortable external stable attributions ("an unfair process") or uncomfortable internal ones ("I didn't perform as well as I expected") and as you've been able to identify your initial thoughts (that are quite self-critical) and later a...
by PinkFreud19
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

Hi Spatch, I'd just like to say that I appreciate your eloquently written and well thought-through post. Your time has not gone to waste but I have found myself in a busy spot in recent times and have not had a free moment to write a reply that does your comment justice. In the meantime, I agree and...
by PinkFreud19
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

Thank you for your view, Spatch. I understand and appreciate the perspective that the tests are a useful way of quickly and efficiently reducing large numbers of applicants without necessarily resulting in a detriment to the quality of the quality of those selected. This is why I am not opposed to t...
by PinkFreud19
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

I think it varies from person to person. For instance I'd argue (and I believe there is evidence suggesting that) that many interview formats are also a heavily pressured situation that do a poor job of capturing whether a person is actually suitable for a position. I think that in the situation un...
by PinkFreud19
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

If you did want to go about enhancing your 'test metagame', there is probably greater mileage in the route of anxiety manangement... This is precisely why I am sceptical of the use of such tests in DClin selection. State anxiety is going to be at it's absolute peak during the application process an...
by PinkFreud19
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Funding
Replies: 27
Views: 12978

Re: Funding

miriam wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:39 pm
That's what they mean by "widening access".
Ah, my mistake, sorry.
by PinkFreud19
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Funding
Replies: 27
Views: 12978

Re: Funding

ACP announcement: I am delighted to let you know that, following several years of uncertainty, Health Education England has finally decided to fully fund trainee salaries for the foreseeable future. Members will be aware that there had been proposals to substantially reduce trainee salaries followi...
by PinkFreud19
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The multiple pathways to clinical training: lessons from a first year trainee
Replies: 2
Views: 2583

The multiple pathways to clinical training: lessons from a first year trainee

Hi everyone. This is a thread for all those who may be struggling to get that first AP or IAPT post, or those who feel that years as an AP may be financially unsustainable. This time last year, I was finalising my doctorate application for another year's attempt on the DClin application wheel. At th...
by PinkFreud19
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9313
Views: 1665479

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

1. Today is my last day as an AP! I've had a lot of self-doubts over the last three years, and my leaving has prompted a lot of lovely comments from my colleagues, so I'm really leaving on a high. 2. Looking forward to my six weeks off before the doctorate starts. Several holidays planned but findin...
by PinkFreud19
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1605

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

Something that strikes me from reading this is just how individual the emotional experience of pursuing clinical psychology actually is; our satisfaction with our journeys is biased by all sorts of internal and external factors. To illustrate, my university friends completed degrees in highly desira...
by PinkFreud19
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 2974

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

Just to clarify, because I think I accidentally removed this sentence from my post, I am fine with being told I'm not clinically qualified as a psychologist. That's just an undeniable fact and there was no way that I should have been given the same level of responsibility as a CP. I'm also fine with...
by PinkFreud19
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 2974

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

I appreciate the view, Spatch. Your perspective has softened my opinion of the term, thank you. To answer your question, I suppose I would probably just say "non clinically qualified", which is a subtle difference but clarifies that it's referring specific to the professional practice as a psycholog...
by PinkFreud19
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 2974

Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

I have always found the term "non-qualified" to be quite jarring as a way of referring to people in roles that are pre-doctoral level, namely assistant psychologists and trainees. "We need at least two 'qualifieds' to run the group; 'non-qualifieds' don't count!" "Yes but he's a 'non-qualified', any...
by PinkFreud19
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Supervising PhDs while training
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: Supervising PhDs while training

Not sure from a time-commitment front, but I'm fairly sure a lot of DClin courses forbid any additional income via private practice (I presume revenue from investments and share dividends are fine). It may be best to check with the course whether or not this is even allowed.