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by miriam
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

Miriam, I’ve just seen a post from you from 2007 where you stayed you got a 2:2 at undergraduate. You are a consultant level psychologist now, so why are you trying to claim that those with a 2:2 have little chance? Nope, not true. I got a high 2:1, with a raw score of 67%, the fourth best mark in ...
by miriam
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9302
Views: 1655794

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

1. Feeling annoyed as an organisation agreed for me to do a big (18 month) piece of work, then strung me along with delays for 4 months before changing their plan entirely and telling me they were pulling out on Friday, whilst I had passed up other work on the basis of our verbal agreement. 2. Gener...
by miriam
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9302
Views: 1655794

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

1.) At the beginning of the month I spent five days as a psychiatric inpatient. I think that short week will be informing my professional life for a long time to come. It was an eye-opening experience. It also left me with a lot of hope. There was one conversation with a psychiatrist and another wi...
by miriam
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Prescribing rights for Psychologists
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: Prescribing rights for Psychologists

I'm anti-prescribing. I think it rebrands our profession in an unhelpful way by associating us with pharmacological solutions to psychological problems, and means that employers can put pressure on psychologists to backfill shortages of medics. Very few employers will want to use that capacity for d...
by miriam
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the importance of the institution?
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: What is the importance of the institution?

So long as it has GBC, it shouldn't make a big difference. But you might learn more and/or make better connections if you choose a university with a clinical psychology department, or a strong research/publication history.
by miriam
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Sample of cover letter
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Sample of cover letter

Beat me to it!
by miriam
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What do I do after graduating?!
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: What do I do after graduating?!

Loads of information on the forum about this. I'd start with the wiki.
by miriam
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

OU calculate their degree grades to be equivalent, even though their marks are higher. So a 2:2 is a 2:2, and will mean only one or two clinical courses will accept an application, even if you go on to do a masters. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a low 2:1 is also going to be a problem...
by miriam
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What do i do next? Study or Work?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: What do i do next? Study or Work?

Training in psychotherapy or counselling isn't nearly as competitive or prolonged as training in clinical psychology. So just go train! Or do it via nursing or social work, if you want income on the way and a wider profession to fall back on.
by miriam
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?

Other than that book, would you recommend any sites, videos or books etc that go into what the day to day schedule of a clinical psychologist might look like? I see you have a book about being an assistant psychologist, maybe I'll give that a go. The general gist I'm getting is that clinical psycho...
by miriam
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?

I don't do any therapy at all Did you ever do therapy? Have you written anywhere about your career experiences and day-to-day life/schedule in the past? My blog is linked from my signature in every post, and there is an article that is called "I am not a therapist". But in answer, I have done thera...
by miriam
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: If you want me to review your application (2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 779

If you want me to review your application (2019)

If you want me to review your application form, please: 1) PM me for bank and email address details 2) Make a donation of at least £20 (£12 minimum if you are a disadvantaged/minority applicant*) 3) Email your form to me as soon as possible 4) I will review your form and provide comments on how to i...
by miriam
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: How does the role of a psychologist differ from CBT counsellors etc?

Perhaps it would help to look up "clinical psychologist" rather than the rather vague and meaningless "psychologist"? I don't do any therapy at all, and plenty of clinical psychologists use models other than cbt. But those who use cbt use it at a much more skilled level than PWPs in IAPT. That's jus...
by miriam
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: misintentpreting the intentions of others
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Re: misintentpreting the intentions of others

Do you have a supervisor who can advise? I'm not sure this is something a psych had should be devising by themselves...