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by miriam
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Social Work as an excellent alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Social Work as an excellent alternative

CoolBreeze, does it not seem a bit strange to come on a CP forum and use your first post to tell us that all our aspirations are misguided? With my admin hat on I would also note that in two posts you have mentioned one employment agency/website's name five times so far. They haven't paid to adverti...
by miriam
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 35 year old considering applying for ClinPsy next year
Replies: 7
Views: 7055

Re: 35 year old considering applying for ClinPsy next year

I don't think you need to do AP work. If you want a CP reference, or to top up recent clinical experiences then I'd suggest either a joint project/publication with a CP, or an honorary placement that you can fit around your existing paid work.
by miriam
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can counselling psychologists apply for clinical psychologist job vacancies ?
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Can counselling psychologists apply for clinical psychologist job vacancies ?

Worth reading up on this. Broadly, some posts are for practitioner psychologists, and a CoP could apply, but some specify a CP. There is quite a lot of overlap in competencies, and CoPs like to think they are equivalent, but I think there is generally more variability in quality and more focus on th...
by miriam
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

Sounds like you've made your decision. But if you do a masters course, make sure it is credible and has a significant research/thesis component. Some masters courses are rubbish, and don't really prove your academic chops at all, they just take your money and have taught work and course work without...
by miriam
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 72482

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I've just shortlisted the first batch of 46 applications for our latest AP post, and only six of them (that's one in 8 applicants) met our basic requirements of a completed degree at 2:1 or better (or a completed conversion or postgrad qualification), a driving license, a year of relevant experience...
by miriam
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9280
Views: 1640360

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Lingua - I'm sorry for your loss. As Punkgirl said, try not to hold onto guilt when you did nothing that you could have predicted could be harmful and the likelihood is that you were not a causal factor, but in fact gave your cat as much love and happiness in its life as was possible. Make sure you ...
by miriam
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Assistant Psychologist: Matlock, Derbyshire
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Assistant Psychologist: Matlock, Derbyshire

Job Description We have a vacancy in the Matlock area for an Assistant Psychologist to provide psychometric assessments that contribute to wider psychological assessments for care providers and/or the family court, to help with research activities and to support the wider service related to young p...
by miriam
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

True, but for many people it works out just fine and leads to a better paid and more secure professional status, doing something they care about more than the alternatives.
by miriam
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I've known plenty of people get onto clinical training one or two years after gaining their GBC qualification, and plenty of those have been after conversions. I'd be very wary of jaded people perpetuating the narrative of how long it takes and how poor your chances are, when plenty of people don't ...
by miriam
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

As far as I can remember, I have neither used nor heard this term. However, it is really important to distinguish the level of autonomy, training and insurance coverage that an individual has, particularly in a service where there are a variety of professionals with different levels of training and ...
by miriam
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

That sounds like quite cynical advice. We have many members who have got onto training in clinical psychology after doing a conversion. If you have relevant experience beforehand, then you may need little after. If you have no relevant experience then you will be at the same starting point as the ps...
by miriam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career change - from clinical psychology to something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Career change - from clinical psychology to something else?

Hi, I'm due to qualify as a CP in September, and am considering job options at the moment. I'm sure that a full time job in the NHS is not for me, so I'm exploring the research/teaching route. Aside from this, does anyone have any ideas at all about other jobs outside of psychology (e.g. management...
by miriam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Would my current experiences be of value ?
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Would my current experiences be of value ?

Indeed. The 10+ years thing is myth. Strong candidates take 1-3 years to get onto training. Taking more than 5 years is rare, and you already have loads of relevant experience. What you need is GBC (which you'll get from a conversion) and to think like a CP and understand what the role involves (whi...
by miriam
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Swedish CP qualification - Work in UK
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Swedish CP qualification - Work in UK

There is currently a european agreement to mutually respect other state's qualification in psychology, and psychology is currently a shortage profession and a reason that would allow someone to immigrate. However, with Brexit looming it is hard to anticipate whether this will be the case in the futu...