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by miriam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: I got a 2:2 or a low 2:1. What can I do?
Replies: 0
Views: 51886

I got a 2:2 or a low 2:1. What can I do?

First, we need to acknowledge this is a big setback. It might be time to review whether clinical psychology is the right career path for you. If you are still determined it is, then brace yourself for significant additional hurdles to overcome. Grade inflation means that most courses require a high ...
by miriam
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Teaching on therapeutic alliance
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Teaching on therapeutic alliance

Sounds interesting. I think the Feedback Informed Treatment model promoted by Scott D Miller might be relevant, as they get clients to rate their perception of whether the therapist has connected with them and is working on the right stuff at the end of each session, and see this as a chance to impr...
by miriam
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

15 done, so I've caught up with my email and will respond to the remaining PMs. Last call for anyone planning to send me their form to review, as I'll close this thread at the end of the week.
by miriam
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Got in - now what
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Got in - now what

Good time to travel (covid restrictions permitting), read novels, give time to projects or hobbies. If you are moving for the course you can work out the practicalities about relocating also!
by miriam
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

I've done 11 now, 4 forms are waiting in my email for me to look at, and there are 4 PMs that I haven't replied to yet. I think next year I will limit this to people who have been a member of the forum for at least 3 months and made at least 3 prior posts, as I've had a lot of very impatient people ...
by miriam
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

Now there are 9 done, 1 person has sent me their form and is waiting for my response, and I have replied to 10 more people who have sent a PM. There are 4 people I haven't replied to yet, but I've now got spaces in my inbox if anyone else wants to opt in.
by miriam
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Dclin interviews. How much are we expected to know.
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Dclin interviews. How much are we expected to know.

Hi all, I have two interviews coming up soon, and have been preparing by reflecting on difficult cases, NHS issues etc. However, I've come across a few posts online recently (not necessarily on this forum) where people are talking about learning how to formulate using at least 2 models (CBT, system...
by miriam
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Changes in entry requirements for Trainee PWP
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Changes in entry requirements for Trainee PWP

You appear to have replied to Geishawife's post but addressed it to me.
by miriam
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Lost British Residency, trapped in bottle neck
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Lost British Residency, trapped in bottle neck

Funded training places in the UK increased last year, and this year that increase was maintained and then another increase announced on top, so I think there is a recognition of the need for paid training and increased mental health professionals in light of covid, so I don't see that changing in th...
by miriam
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Proof of driving licence at interview
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Proof of driving licence at interview

If a driving license is required by interview and you don't have one, I suspect that you won't be eligible - but check with the relevant course. You chanced your arm ticking the box before you had it in hand, so I don't think lockdown will make any difference compared to someone in previous years fa...
by miriam
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Lost British Residency, trapped in bottle neck
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Lost British Residency, trapped in bottle neck

I'm glad the posts so far have felt supportive, and I'm sorry if this one sounds a bit discouraging, but I'd be wary about training elsewhere to work in the UK, if that is your long term goal. The path to equivalence from international qualifications to UK practice is one that is changing over time ...
by miriam
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Is this ethical/ legal? Psychologist title use.
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Is this ethical/ legal? Psychologist title use.

I saw an advertisement for someone who resides and owns a business is in the UK who uses the title ‘registered psychologist’. They are not a registered psychologist in the UK, they are registered in another country where only a bachelor’s degree is necessary (compared to the extensive postgraduate ...
by miriam
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Career change from Intensive-Care Nurse to Clinical Psychology
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Career change from Intensive-Care Nurse to Clinical Psychology

Thank you! I really appreciate these replies as it has provided me with more hope and confidence that I could achieve this career change. There is a massive gap in my place of work for clinical psychologists; our MDT includes surgeons, anaesthetists, dieticians, OTs, physiotherapists, nurses, but w...
by miriam
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Career change from Intensive-Care Nurse to Clinical Psychology
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Career change from Intensive-Care Nurse to Clinical Psychology

First, thank you from the bottom of my heart. What you do is amazing, and the nation is indebted to all the NHS staff who provide the emergency, intensive care, community and general practice support for people with covid, and who have kept on providing essential health care services through this ti...
by miriam
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How old is too old for training?
Replies: 26
Views: 19079

Re: How old is too old for training?

Look at our threads about how long people took to get their place, and how many attempts, and you'll see that longer/more is less common than you'd think. Don't invest your whole life in repeated attempts, make sure you get good feedback and preparation so if you do try again you have improved your...