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by miriam
Thu May 23, 2024 10:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Getting a mortgage on the DClinPsy
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Getting a mortgage on the DClinPsy

To a mortgage company, training is three years of guaranteed income that ends in a qualification that will increase your salary and make you a professional that is in shortage and will mean you have secure employment for the rest of your working life. So I'd go for it asap. The process will take a w...
by miriam
Sun May 12, 2024 1:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: CPs, do you feel like you make a real difference in people’s lives?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: CPs, do you feel like you make a real difference in people’s lives?

Yeah, I think what I do is meaningful in lots of ways. I think I've helped social workers and courts to make better informed decisions about children's lives that make a huge impact for individual children and families. I'm far from the only factor that affects the outcome, and the results are compl...
by miriam
Sat May 11, 2024 1:50 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Am I being realistic?
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Am I being realistic?

You need relevant experience, normally at least 12 months full time equivalent, and generally the most relevant posts are only available after getting your GBC qualification. You will also benefit from increased knowledge of how services are configured in the UK. The doctoral courses are highly comp...
by miriam
Sat May 11, 2024 1:45 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Best route to the DClinPsy
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Best route to the DClinPsy

I'm also someone that uses my pre-qualified experiences, though I thought at the time they were the least relevant possible! I wanted to do clinical work with children and took an AP post doing research about older people with dementia, but sure enough those skills have come around to being hugely r...
by miriam
Sat May 11, 2024 1:40 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: A copy of my own paper please
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: A copy of my own paper please

I've sent you a PM.
by miriam
Sun May 05, 2024 8:52 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Gaining prescription rights: a qualitative survey mapping the views of UK counselling and clinical psychologists
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Gaining prescription rights: a qualitative survey mapping the views of UK counselling and clinical psychologists

Looks like a great paper that captures the key issues on a divisive topic. Thanks for doing the work, and for returning to share your findings.
by miriam
Sun May 05, 2024 8:49 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: A copy of my own paper please
Replies: 2
Views: 216

A copy of my own paper please

I'd like a copy of this paper I co-authored https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.107353 in the published pdf format, but for some reason my university login is playing up. Can anyone send it to me vis PM or email please.
by miriam
Wed May 01, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Best route to the DClinPsy
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Best route to the DClinPsy

Yes, my blog about how not to apply for jobs in clinical psychology would be helpful, also the post with the metaphor about getting a cleaner can be helpful in understanding what it really means to tailor your application (the search term "toilets" brings it up easily).
by miriam
Tue Apr 30, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Best route to the DClinPsy
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Best route to the DClinPsy

Yeah, I wasn't suggesting you were looking for shortcuts. Quite the opposite - you were making the route seem longer and more arduous than it needs to be. I just wanted to highlight that saying it can be easier and shorter doesn't mean that the easiest and shortest route is the best option!
by miriam
Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:50 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Best route to the DClinPsy
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Best route to the DClinPsy

Yes, this ^^^^ I've known people go from being a fresh graduate with a job in costa coffee to AP to training in 18 months. What it takes is well-tailored applications that show you've researched the role you are applying for and have transferable skills, and then making the most of every opportunity...
by miriam
Sat Apr 27, 2024 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Cheer Up a Sick Kid
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Cheer Up a Sick Kid

alexh wrote: Fri Apr 26, 2024 3:09 pm It's an unusual first post on the forum.
Indeed, and the email address and IP address showed it was just a spammer (though we'd blocked the actual spam content). So they are no longer an active account. Well spotted, Alex!
by miriam
Sat Apr 27, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Reflections on Pursuing a Career in Mental Health: Considering the Realities of Clinical Psychology.
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Reflections on Pursuing a Career in Mental Health: Considering the Realities of Clinical Psychology.

I've worked in clinical psychology for 27 years and I've never been involved in a restraint or been physically assaulted. Even the threats I have experienced have been minimal, as the two or three times it has happened the person wasn't in my personal space or even someone I'd need to see again, and...
by miriam
Sat Apr 20, 2024 4:12 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post mortem of your form? 2024
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Unsuccessful application? Want a post mortem of your form? 2024

As is becoming a tradition, it's the time of year when I'm prepared to offer a post-mortem critique of your application form. If you have been unsuccessful in gaining any interviews, then I will take a look at your application form and try to help you understand why. This offer is open to any member...
by miriam
Fri Apr 19, 2024 11:34 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is CP for me? What is the absolute worst about being a CP/training to be a CP?
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Is CP for me? What is the absolute worst about being a CP/training to be a CP?

I think you are seeing things I don't see in the forum - and I've read every post made on here for the whole time it has existed. I don't think we've had more than a handful of examples of alleged bullying from superiors (and a handful from peers) whilst we've probably had thousands of members on tr...