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by rox
Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: ClinPsy Progress & Successes ~*~ 2010!
Replies: 1194
Views: 362655

My final results (in order of preference): Sheffield Leicester (didn't get through computer test) Stoke Trent Hope there's some beginner's luck left over for the interviews! I've found it really helpful to hear how you've all been getting on - particularly over the last few days whilst anxiously wai...
by rox
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: ClinPsy Progress & Successes ~*~ 2010!
Replies: 1194
Views: 362655

Bit of beginners luck here too:

Trent
Stoke
Leicester - didn't get through computer test :(
Sheffield

I am snatching the postie's hand off daily waiting to hear from Sheffield, who are my first choice :!:
by rox
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PG Cert
Replies: 11
Views: 4424

Mine was pass/fail for all assignments and exams, but fail/pass/merit/distinction for the overall mark.
by rox
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Relieving boredom
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

I only really feel bored when i'm at home and too tired to do anything constructive. So i usually do completely non-constructive things, like reading trashy novels or watching reality TV. Oh, hang on...isn't that also known as 'relaxation'? :D Don't think you could really call them hobbies though!
by rox
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: How is IAPT going?
Replies: 10
Views: 4908

From the highly non-scientific sample of patients I've 'treated', there seem to be a lot of successes in terms of their perceived recovery and wellbeing. I've also had very few 'drop out'. However, in maybe 50% of cases I would query whether the recovery had anything to do with the therapy (or thera...
by rox
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Relevant experience
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Thank you, it's an area where I'm quite weak so will put that in the relevant section and hope it does me some good!
by rox
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Relevant experience
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Ok, will do. Now I'm wondering whether I should put the commercial research job I did in 'relevant' or not - it wasn't remotely psychological, but involved recruiting participants and data collection. Should have mentioned it in my previous post, sorry...but can anyone advise?
by rox
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Relevant experience
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Relevant experience

I'm a qualified accountant and worked for several years in finance before switching to psychology. As I picked up loads of transferrable skills during my first career, do you think it would be acceptable to put finance positions in the 'relevant experience' part of the form rather than the next sect...
by rox
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: What to emphasise at interview
Replies: 3
Views: 2719

Congrats on getting the interview :) WRT individualised approach and CBT, you could emphasise what you've learned about the importance of working collaboratively and how the 'service user as expert' perspective is important in trying to understand how people experience their difficulties, so you can...
by rox
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Practice-based evidence
Replies: 12
Views: 4901

Practice-based evidence

When starting my role as a LIW I was quite excited about the prospect of being involved with the creation of practice-based evidence on such a huge scale. But now I'm starting to feel rather uneasy about the data we're collecting and what it'll be used for, simply because the IT system we use (PCMIS...
by rox
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: X factor - really early favourites
Replies: 42
Views: 10548

I was really interested in the mixed messages that Kandy Rain were giving out. I thought Dannii was justified (and not being bitchy at all) in pointing out to them that they said they wanted to leave their stripper image behind but yet were wearing extremely rauncy and revealing outfits which gave ...
by rox
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Future of CBT?
Replies: 22
Views: 10140

Might that depend on whether NHS funding is restricted to providing NICE-approved therapies, and whether third wave therapies become NICE approved? There's a chapter on CBT developments in this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-Cognitive-Behaviour-Therapy-Applications/dp/141290840X/ref=sr_1...
by rox
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Relevant experience reference from new employer
Replies: 5
Views: 2522

Vars - I start middle of the month. If only I were that organised but between a relocation, a relatively long holiday abroad and starting a new job I don't think I'll manage!! :oops: Hmm...would it be possible to submit the application when you originally planned but date it around now? I suppose i...
by rox
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 297990

People who don't give you credit for ideas you've had - for example, you tell them about something and they then 'advise' others with what you've told them... in front of you. And then you can't say..."erm, I told you that" without looking petty and childish My line manager keeps telling me things ...
by rox
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Ghosthunters, ghostly goings on, and seeing unusual things
Replies: 9
Views: 2532

I've always got scared much too easily, so a few years ago I decided not to believe in ghosts or anything similar. Now I don't get scared as often :D