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by maven
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 14
Views: 16179

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

Looks like SLV went bust over the pandemic. I can't say I'm sorry to hear they are no longer profiting from aspiring psychologists. But if anyone has lost money paid in deposits, please let us know.
by maven
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Call for participants - exploring Patient Targeted Googling - short online survey
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Call for participants - exploring Patient Targeted Googling - short online survey

Hi Talia, you need to read the pinned post with the rules for recruiting on the forum, as your post does not specify the name of a supervisor or confirm which organisation gave ethical approval, and whether this included recruiting via online forums.
by maven
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Disability groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Disability groups?

This sounds like a good idea, but not something I've heard of existing already. We've certainly had a fair few physically disabled members here, including at least two who have been part of the moderating team, and are now qualified CPs.
by maven
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 19
Views: 1996

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

Thanks Fenella. Apologies on the internet are rare as hens' teeth, but stand out positively because of that. I hope I'd be as willing to hold my hands up when I express my views badly, or get things wrong - as we all do from time to time. It sounds like you've thought about this a lot, and hopefully...
by maven
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 19
Views: 1996

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

Thanks for taking the time to reply, but I have to say I find this quite patronising. Whether I have properly considered my own capabilities is for me alone to decide, and it wasn’t my question. The question was asking how I might come across, and how to present myself. I do infer from what you (an...
by maven
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Name 3 and then pass it on
Replies: 264
Views: 70169

Re: Name 3 and then pass it on

Ooh, that's tricky! I know the Ragdoll cat, and I think there are Rex cats with a genetic variation but I had to google to find Russian Blue as a third!

Flowers beginning with F
by maven
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Clinical Tutor interview
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: Clinical Tutor interview

Politically, it might be worth understanding what is happening at Liverpool, and the dodgy metrics being used to judge the calibre of academic staff!
by maven
Mon May 10, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Thought interviews went well - rejections
Replies: 14
Views: 2544

Re: Thought interviews went well - rejections

Indeed, framing the interview as your chance to see if you want to spend 3 years with these people can be really helpful, as too many people go into doctoral interviews thinking of the interviewers as the arbiters of whether you are good enough to progress in your chosen career. With similar rationa...
by maven
Mon May 10, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: About the Wiki, and suggest new topics
Topic: How do I post a new thread/ topic?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: How do I post a new thread/ topic?

The only place you can't post a new thread is in the wiki section - which is where you have posted. The forum is where you need to post threads for interaction, and you can click on the word "forum" in the top menu, or click on the "board index" at the top left of the grey sectio...
by maven
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 18
Views: 3960

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

There is zero evidence that people who take longer to get on training find the course easier or feel more prepared or go on to be better CPs. Is that because there is zero research into it? I've not looked but I can't imagine it has been extensively examined. I don't know of any, but that seemed to...
by maven
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 18
Views: 3960

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

I understand that sometimes it is nice to rant, and to feel the world is stacked against you, but don't let that override the actual facts when making your career decisions. I just read that last post, and it seems like another example of someone trying to skew the facts to their personal experience...
by maven
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Bulgarian with HCPC registration, struggling to get post in UK
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Bulgarian with HCPC registration, struggling to get post in UK

Its perfectly understandable to need to earn money! And I don't have a second language anywhere near as good as your English, and admire anyone who can make themselves understood beyond their mother tongue. It wasn't meant as a criticism, but an explanation of why you might not be getting posts - be...
by maven
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Bulgarian with HCPC registration, struggling to get post in UK
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Bulgarian with HCPC registration, struggling to get post in UK

I'm also seeing that your level of written English might make it challenging to work writing reports in English, and if this shows in spoken English in the interview it may also be part of the challenge. There is also the "if she is an HCPC approved practitioner psychologist, why has she only w...
by maven
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Is there a thread about counselling psychology applications?
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: Is there a thread about counselling psychology applications?

We are a clinical psychology forum, not a counselling psychology forum, so we haven't had the demand for that here.
by maven
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Feeling disheartened by course rejections
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: Feeling disheartened by course rejections

It is perfectly reasonable to feel frustrated with the system, and to express that here. It is also perfectly natural to make external attributions rather than to look at the more painful question of whether this is the right career path and where your application fell short of the competition (in y...