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by Alexander
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Exeter 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Exeter 2018

They already have a Whatsapp group. Don't ask me how they are so organised! You may already be on it. If not, you can PM me your number and I will pass it on to someone in your cohort and they can add you.
by Alexander
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Personal Experience - ASD
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Re: Personal Experience - ASD

I can't say from the perspective of educational psychology, but as far as clinical psychology is concerned, I would mention it. I have disclosed relevant personal experiences of mental health in applications. Be careful to state what about those experiences prepare you for the course you are applyin...
by Alexander
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Better BME representation in clinical psychology
Replies: 43
Views: 21574

Re: Better BME representation in clinical psychology

I have been interested in BAME issues for a while and I disagree with the view that only people from ethnic backgrounds can or should do anything to improve the diversity of the profession. At the same time, I have increasingly felt trepidation at the prospect of contributing to the debate, in part ...
by Alexander
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trauma treatments for looked after children
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Re: Trauma treatments for looked after children

Thanks, Miriam. Since starting training, lots of people have mentioned What Good Looks Like. The home uses Hugh's PACE approach and DDP but was looking for something that was more one-to-one. Or rather, something to help young people who are so overwhelmed by their experiences that they are struggli...
by Alexander
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Zero Hour Contract
Replies: 3
Views: 2346

Re: Zero Hour Contract

Calculate the average or estimate to the best of your ability.
by Alexander
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Funding
Replies: 15
Views: 8342

Re: Funding

The comparison with medicine doesn't hold water, I'm afraid. Both medics and clinical psychologists pay for their undergraduate training and, currently, both get paid to do further education. True, the medics pay more for their five-year undergraduate degrees but they, as I understand it, benefit fr...
by Alexander
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trauma treatments for looked after children
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Trauma treatments for looked after children

I am on placement at a secure children's home. My supervisor has asked me to look into treatments for PTSD and developmental trauma for the young people at the home. She is thinking about using aspects of DBT, specifically mindfulness, as a means of helping the young people develop better emotional ...
by Alexander
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Funding
Replies: 15
Views: 8342

Re: Funding

I'm fairly sure this has been put on the back burner for a bit.
by Alexander
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists
Replies: 60
Views: 32903

Re: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists

The organisation's full title is ACP-UK - bit clunky though.
by Alexander
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists
Replies: 60
Views: 32903

Re: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists

I agree with you both that to avoid going for RC would be a huge error. If you feel strongly about it (which I hope you do), create a post on the Google Group I linked above or email acp@webcollect.org.uk. I would also suggest making some noise on Facebook and Twitter, which seem to be major channel...
by Alexander
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: How essential is life experience as a trainee?
Replies: 8
Views: 4358

Re: How essential is life experience as a trainee?

I strongly second Mungle's reply. I believe your question (will my age make it harder - however harder is defined) is essentially unanswerable. We can each provide some reflection on our own experience but whether that informs yours is for you to decide. Personally, I have found my age (32 on accept...
by Alexander
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Paper about internet trolls
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Re: Paper about internet trolls

If you don't have it already, I can send you the article. It seems I can't attach it to a PM though...
by Alexander
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists
Replies: 60
Views: 32903

Re: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists

The Association of Clinical Psychologists - UK is, from what I can gather, a splinter group of senior BPS clinicians and academics keen to establish a specific professional body for clinical psychologists. The ACP includes the former heads of all of the national BPS branches, the former co-chair of ...
by Alexander
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Cygnet Hospital v NHS Trust
Replies: 1
Views: 2845

Re: Cygnet Hospital v NHS Trust

Whether your HCA position is for a private company or the NHS is unlikely to matter. All else being equal, I would choose whichever role interests you the most. Of course, with £3500 salary difference, they are definitely not equal.
by Alexander
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Exeter 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 7275

Re: Exeter 2017

I am a year 1 Exter trainee in the North Devon placement area. Your first-year placements will be child and LD. Due to the paucity of supervisors in North Devon, I have ended up with two placements outside of North Devon. My LD placement was in the IATT team located in Tiverton and Barnstaple, which...