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by Fenella
Fri Mar 15, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024
Replies: 96
Views: 36358

Re: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024

UCL Reserve number 39/50, don't think 39 people are going to decline interviews tbh :lol: KCL Royal Holloway Hertfordshire So glad that's over! On reflection, I think if I was younger I'd not have bothered applying this year. Did so because I'm 38 and feeling the pressure to make up for lost time. ...
by Fenella
Wed Mar 13, 2024 2:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024
Replies: 96
Views: 36358

Re: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024

UCL Reserve list number 39 of 50!! (Obviously won't get an interview from that, but I had resigned myself to straight rejections this year, so actually pretty thrilled with it!)
KCL
Royal Holloway
Hertfordshire
by Fenella
Fri Mar 08, 2024 1:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024
Replies: 96
Views: 36358

Re: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024

UCL
KCL
Royal Holloway
Hertfordshire --> Hertfordshire
by Fenella
Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024
Replies: 96
Views: 36358

Re: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024

First time applicant here!

UCL
KCL
Royal Holloway
Hertfordshire
by Fenella
Sun Nov 12, 2023 11:51 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 29
Views: 6696

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

To be honest I don't have a partner, or much money, and live in London where the housing situation is appalling... so at this point, I'm preparing myself for the likelihood that I won't have a biological child. Just a little bit of wishful thinking I suppose! Definitely good to consider all possibil...
by Fenella
Fri Nov 10, 2023 10:12 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 29
Views: 6696

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

Hello, just checking back in on this old thread to give an update. I am now an AP and applying for the doctorate this year. When it comes to jobs, the key is to show transferable skills, and to gain the relevant experiences in a way that shows staying power rather than a scattergun approach of tryin...
by Fenella
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Book recommendations for aspiring clin psy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1664

Re: Book recommendations for aspiring clin psy?

Thanks so much Spatch, that’s really helpful :D
by Fenella
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Fake Counsellors and Psychologists
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

Re: Fake Counsellors and Psychologists

To be honest some of the best “therapy” I have ever received is from people that have been through similar experiences as myself. That’s why group therapy works so well, and AA meetings etc. You have to remember that “qualified” helping people with degrees are a relatively new concept in the grand ...
by Fenella
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Book recommendations for aspiring clin psy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1664

Book recommendations for aspiring clin psy?

Season’s greetings, everybody! As I’ve expounded elsewhere on this forum, I have ADHD “bouncy brain” issues. For me, the internet (particularly Twitter) is a truly irresistible playground of delights. However I’m starting to suspect that 280-character texts aren’t optimal for expanding my knowledge ...
by Fenella
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 29
Views: 6696

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

Thanks so much everyone! and at least a distinction at MSc means I can divert to talking about that instead of constantly explaining my undergrad degree :lol: :D
by Fenella
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 29
Views: 6696

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

For transparency I should add that I was extremely lucky to be able to move back in with my parents (mostly driven by Covid) and not have a paid job for the duration of the course. At the start, I had an overwhelming fear of writing assignments, and I felt conquering that would take so much emotiona...
by Fenella
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 29
Views: 6696

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

That is so sweet. Thank you, it means a lot to me.

I did my conversion at Birkbeck - the admin side was utter chaos but the disability service was great! Loved the entire course too and I ended up with 79% :D
by Fenella
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 115
Views: 135211

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

This is interesting to me; I've just finished an MSc conversion course, which was conducted entirely online, and left a lot of students dissatisfied with their grades. I believe some course convenors marked MUCH harsher than others, and also had differing attitudes about how much help to give, e.g.,...
by Fenella
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 29
Views: 6696

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

Thank you, randomswirls :D Luckily my personal tutor on the conversion is also my dissertation supervisor, so I know who to ask for a reference! I’ve had some more high grades back now too (5 modules graded between 78-85, waiting for another 3, plus dissertation), hoping that will stand me in good s...
by Fenella
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Fake Counsellors and Psychologists
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

Re: Fake Counsellors and Psychologists

There was a lot of discussion here https://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13708&start=15 I think the issue is that most titles (counsellor/psychotherapist/psychologist etc) aren’t protected. So the pet bereavement lady isn’t technically doing anything wrong, I think? She doesn...