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by maven
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: phd to clinical doctorate
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: phd to clinical doctorate

You didn't need to explain it to us again. I think we understand your thinking, but we disagree. To those of us who have completed training and/or are working in the profession, your proposal seems poorly informed and based on incorrect assumptions. You've again said something entirely contradictory...
by maven
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: How to test animacy knowledge of young children in relation to big, blobby character costumes
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: How to test animacy knowledge of young children in relation to big, blobby character costumes

I don't think any child too young to have language could have the theory of mind skills required to know there is a person inside a costume. That would require quite sophisticated understanding of reality and pretend, that isn't present at a preverbal developmental stage. So, given that they will ha...
by maven
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Grade classification for application
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Grade classification for application

You need to submit a transcript of your module marks, and you need that to calculate your percentage score. Apart from the OU, these are supposed to be using a consistent scale across universities, but the reality is that whilst grade inflation is prolific all over, some universities are particularl...
by maven
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Who is Spatch?
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Who is Spatch?

Like many other people on the forum including you and me, Spatch uses a username for this site that doesn't identify him/her in real life.
by maven
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??

We have wikis and multiple threads about similar careers that don't have the competition of the doctorate. In terms of playing the odds, applying outside of London/oxford helps, but as others have said it is more about match than probability. However, given your brief recap of your status, I'd say c...
by maven
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: phd to clinical doctorate
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: phd to clinical doctorate

It doesn't sound like a sensible plan to me either. I'm not sure doing a PhD part-time alongside work is viable in the first place, and an unfinished qualification is just a waste of time and money - it doesn't give you any credit in the application process and wouldn't transfer to clinical training...
by maven
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Make it interesting...
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Make it interesting...

I was taught to think of both hearts and heads - to give facts and the emotional hook. If you've got a video of something relevant or a case testimonial about the impact of your service, that can really liven things up.
by maven
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: WAIS ethics
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: WAIS ethics

I'd start by explaining the bell curve of IQ, how common it is to have ID and how that requires functional impairment as well as a long score, and how IQ assessment isn't entirely culture free. I'd also mention that online tests and mensa tests are either fake, unvalidated, or have different SD, so ...
by maven
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Opening sentence for personal statement question 1
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Opening sentence for personal statement question 1

That will depend on your experience! Nobody can write that for you (and its against our rules to solicit or provide answers to questions involved in applications, interviews or tasks). How would you reply if someone asked you that question verbally?
by maven
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Registering as a Sole Trader.
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Registering as a Sole Trader.

I missed this at the time, but hopefully not too late to advise. A sole trader is not a company. You just need to notify HMRC within a month of starting to do private work, and then complete a tax return each year. But I think you'll need to be a limited company to meet the requirements of your heal...
by maven
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: ClinPsy forum wants you!
Replies: 0
Views: 326

ClinPsy forum wants you!

We need some volunteers to check and update the wiki entries, and to help us finish the content for the new issue of Aspire. There might also be the option to help out with our research, to explore income generation options for the site, or to review a book. So there are lots of opportunities to hel...
by maven
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Choosing modules for clin Psy masters
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Choosing modules for clin Psy masters

I'd agree with the above. But I have to ask the obvious question - why are you aiming to do a doctorate level qualification that involves a research thesis and understanding the evidence base if research design and stats modules at masters level sound so daunting you don't think you can get 65% over...
by maven
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part-time/Distance Learning MSc Psychology Conversion Course
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Part-time/Distance Learning MSc Psychology Conversion Course

Indeed. Any BPS accredited conversion is fine, but as well as getting the highest possible mark you'll need to build up your experience to compete with other applicants, and if you look at our polls that normally takes 2-3 years, rather than one!
by maven
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Fixed term contract and maternity
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Fixed term contract and maternity

Just wanted to say thanks again to everyone who has commented. I have addressed things with the course now- I confirmed in the one e-mail that I accepted the place and also told them about the pregnancy and said that I would need therefore to discuss options. I’m glad I did because it is a great we...
by maven
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Biting off more than you can chew
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Biting off more than you can chew

I used to work with a CP who use to "close" days in her calendar or new referrals to her caseload if she reached certain thresholds very assertively. I think she would have had a sense of how many hours she wanted to work per week, and then looked at current commitments and worked out whether they a...