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by mungle
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Academic Reference
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Academic Reference

I'd also add that when I have written references it is very useful if the person draws my attention to any achievements or aspects of their experience they want me to include. You could also send them the person specification for a trainee clinical psychologist to help them tailor the reference.
by mungle
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Name 3 and then pass it on
Replies: 272
Views: 75044

Re: Name 3 and then pass it on

Papaya
Pineapple
Passion Fruit

Three musicians beginning with Q
by mungle
Mon Mar 14, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Advice request
Replies: 17
Views: 2218

Re: Advice request

I can't tell whether you are carrying a fail or a pass on the placement into the rest of training. If it is a fail, I wouldn't be put off lodging an appeal (focus on any failure to follow process e.g. if the documentation says any issues should be raised prior to the final placement meeting) and oft...
by mungle
Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Annual leave at the start of training
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Annual leave at the start of training

Getting leave from teaching days was almost impossible during my training. However, when it is your own wedding and was arranged long before you were offered a place on the course, I think you have a strong reason (although that is no guarantee of how the training course will respond). The honey moo...
by mungle
Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Outdoor therapy - what do people know?
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Outdoor therapy - what do people know?

There was an article that might be relevant in the Clinical Psychology Forum not too long ago:
Candice Williams & James Randall ‘Stepping out’: A thematic analysis of young people’s experiences of an outdoors and greenspaces project, Clinical Psychology Forum No 316 April 2019
by mungle
Tue Feb 01, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9339
Views: 1719097

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

1. I feel tired and my next time off is some way off 2. It feels like pre-spring outside and the snowdrops are poking their heads up 3. The political situation and mass-misinformation and swing even further right feels scary, disorientating and threatening 4. Number 3 is taking a lot out of me 5. I ...
by mungle
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Private autism assessments
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Private autism assessments

You could try searching on the Facebook group UK Psychologists in Private Practice.
by mungle
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would I be mad to turn down an NHS AP role???
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Would I be mad to turn down an NHS AP role???

I agree that there is no right or wrong answer here and only you can weigh up the benefits of an immediate role/career progression against the cost to your life and potentially your health and relationships. You might also think about which job you might enjoy the most and where you feel you might g...
by mungle
Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 26
Views: 4241

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

Really pleased to hear you had such a good experience Fenella and clearly did very well, gaining 79%. Wishing you all the best for you next steps.
by mungle
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Discontinued Counselling Psychology Doctorates???
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Re: Discontinued Counselling Psychology Doctorates???

Yes, one university stated they were using a counselling psychology doctorate to recruit undergrads with promises of preferential access to the doctorate. It also fitted with a university-wide project with health employers, boosted prestige, by prioritising their own undergrads for places they boost...
by mungle
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 29
Views: 8164

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

I also wonder if this is a fairly normal reaction to the realities of graduation in a world that promotes university strongly to school leavers. I can remember facing the reality that I wasn't qualified for anything after graduating (long before I studied or thought about a career in psychology) and...
by mungle
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Discontinued Counselling Psychology Doctorates???
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Re: Discontinued Counselling Psychology Doctorates???

Think of an undergrad psychology course where you have maybe 100+ students paying £9k+ and their contact time might include some seminars of about 20 students, a little 1:1 time for a dissertation and lectures with 100 students in them. Their total contact hours tend to be considerably less than som...
by mungle
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: CPD as a trainee
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: CPD as a trainee

You might be able to put the three years worth of money together to fund a training you really want - check the rules.
by mungle
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Discontinued Counselling Psychology Doctorates???
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Re: Discontinued Counselling Psychology Doctorates???

Given the intensive teaching they are not lucrative and may actually be loss leaders. Given the difficult financial times for many universities, some have reviewed their portfolio of programmes and decided to drop the doctorates in counselling psychology.
by mungle
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Civil Service Diversion or PWP?
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Civil Service Diversion or PWP?

It sounds like you'r facing a fork in the road between pursuing CP or CAAP as a career to trying a new career in the civil service. As you have acknowledged, CP will be a tough path with a 2:2. Which would you rather be doing now, in 2 years time, in 5 years time, in 10 years time? What do you want ...