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by ell
Wed May 08, 2024 8:10 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Am I being realistic?
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Am I being realistic?

If you don't have any practical experience (either clinical or research) working with any population of people that Clinical Psychologists work with, then I think your chances of being shortlisted for interview are very small.
by ell
Tue Apr 30, 2024 6:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What skills do I need to develop in order to be prepared for an ap role?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: What skills do I need to develop in order to be prepared for an ap role?

6 months experience as a support worker is plenty when applying for an AP post. My main advice would be to look at an AP job description and person spec. I mean, really look at it. Which bits do you think you would be able to do well and why? Which bits do you think you would struggle with? The answ...
by ell
Fri Feb 03, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: What are examples of "breadth" of experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: What are examples of "breadth" of experiences

I think it means across different population groups and different presentations and different types of input. You'll have broader experience if you've got some experience in working with children and with adults than if you just had experience working with children. I would say it's the depth of exp...
by ell
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: clearing house - application not released
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Re: clearing house - application not released

Don't worry about it. If they say end of January then I don't think there's anything to worry about until after end of January.
by ell
Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: AP training
Replies: 5
Views: 3568

Re: AP training

If I had my 'wish list' for the perfect AP, this is what I'd want (in addition to what has already been mentioned) Good knowledge of Microsoft package, particularly how to use Excel to manage data effectively. Ability to manage a live database Ability to analyse or summarise data and present in grap...
by ell
Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Should I disclose Mental Health Difficulties on Application?
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: Should I disclose Mental Health Difficulties on Application?

I don't have a clear answer to this, though disclosing mental health difficulties has been discussed at length on the forum, and you might find it helpful to do a search and see what people have previously said. Generally speaking, disclosing previous experience of mental health difficulties is not ...
by ell
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: A self-published book about Becoming A Clinical Psychologist
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: The Sh*t Show Of Becoming A Clinical Psychologist

Actually, I'm not sure it's true that the author is a counselling psychologist. There's a FB page for the group (I googled), and she is clear in saying she is a clinical psychologist.
by ell
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Am I ready?
Replies: 11
Views: 2188

Re: Am I ready?

Going back to the OP... It's impossible for anyone here to say whether or not you are 'ready', but hopefully people have given you useful pointers to help think that question through. But it's important to remember that 'ready' is rather subjective, and can encompass a lot of things. If you don't wa...
by ell
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Am I ready?
Replies: 11
Views: 2188

Re: Am I ready?

Take a look at the job description/person specification for a trainee clinical psychologist role, and see how your current experiences and skills compare. If you think of it as applying for just another job that might give you a more objective view. Also, I want to highlight that none of the courses...
by ell
Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Bad interview
Replies: 13
Views: 4053

Re: Bad interview

Yep, pretty typical feelings. I once did an interview, had a phone call with a friend straight afterwards where I tearfully offloaded how badly I had done, went to the petrol station on the way home to have a small binge (an unhealthy coping mechanism of mine), drove the 40 mins home from the course...
by ell
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Communication skills - something that is learned?
Replies: 4
Views: 2487

Re: Communication skills - something that is learned?

This sounds really tough, and I really felt for you in this description. I hope you're able to look after yourself and be kind to yourself. Interviews can be scary things at the best of times, let alone if you have some social anxiety. If it helps, if I interview someone whose application form read ...
by ell
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Choosing between AP posts
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Choosing between AP posts

Assuming all life factors are equal, I would suggest you consider the following questions when trying to decide: What will you be doing in the job? (E.g. how much direct clinical work, is it interventive or assessment or both?, how much of it is admin/audit?) And how does this differ or not from wha...
by ell
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 29
Views: 11939

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

I remember graduating with my low 2:1 psychology degree and then applying for a research assistant post with a very famous psychologist. I felt like I stood a good chance of getting the job, I told my parents about it, in my head I already had it. Needless to say I didn't even get an interview. Logi...