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by Geishawife
Wed May 15, 2024 8:46 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Calling all early-career Clinical Psychologists (<5 years post qualifying)
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Calling all early-career Clinical Psychologists (<5 years post qualifying)

Could you please tell us who is supervising your research and make clear you have ethical approval (including for recruiting online). These are needed to recruit from this site.
by Geishawife
Sun May 12, 2024 3:49 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Which doctorates accept those without AP experience??
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Which doctorates accept those without AP experience??

There is absolutely NO requirementfor ANY CP course that you have experience as an AP. This is a myth that persists, despite our efforts. What matters is that you can demonstrate that your experience to date has made you a good candidate for CP training, not the role in which you get it. It IS true ...
by Geishawife
Wed May 01, 2024 6:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Difference between unis
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Difference between unis

If you go to the Clearing House website you can check the entry requirements for each uni there. Whilst I understand your frustration about this, there is published evidence that indicates that A level results are a very good indicator of success with the doctorate, so it's not done blindly.
by Geishawife
Wed May 01, 2024 7:30 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Best route to the DClinPsy
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Best route to the DClinPsy

I think an element of self doubt is very common amongst new graduates and it is fuelled by a rumour mill that would have us believe you need 3 PHds and 10 years of experience to even apply! That really isn't true. I have certainly interviewed people for AP posts with similar levels of experience to ...
by Geishawife
Mon Apr 29, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Best route to the DClinPsy
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Best route to the DClinPsy

I'd second everything Alexh has said. You seem to have fallen into the classic trap of believing the rumour mill and talked yourself out of applying for things. Whilst AP posts are useful and you can learn a lot from them, I don't think they are considered "the gold standard" any more, bec...
by Geishawife
Wed Apr 24, 2024 1:16 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Reflections on Pursuing a Career in Mental Health: Considering the Realities of Clinical Psychology.
Replies: 4
Views: 280

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

I really do think you are taking a tiny snippet of the health care system (the service you work in) and assuming that ALL health care for people with mental health difficulties will be the same. It really isn't! I think there are several layers here we need to look at and address. First of all, the ...
by Geishawife
Mon Apr 22, 2024 12:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024
Replies: 96
Views: 35690

Re: The great big doctoral application progress thread for 2024

Hello! Good luck to all those who have had interviews or preparing for upcoming ones! Just wanted to know if anyone knows about movement for interviews for Glasgow? I'm a reserve for interview, but as I haven't been called yet, not sure if it's worth preparing much for an interview that may not hap...
by Geishawife
Sun Apr 21, 2024 6:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Struggling with Interviews
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Struggling with Interviews

I suspect what they're looking for is transferable skills. You say that your answers do not reflect your own experience, and yet you are able to think of an answer related to a question in an area you are unfamiliar with. That suggests that your current role has given you enough understanding to rec...
by Geishawife
Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:47 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: 446

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

Gosh, there's an awful lot to try to address here! I have to be honest, I think you are approaching this from the wrong end. You are asking will it be worth it when I get onto training/qualify, but I get a sense you have not thought through what it is you actually WANT at the end of it. So, let's ta...
by Geishawife
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:53 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Therapy Assistant Help
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Therapy Assistant Help

Yes, this could be a very useful role to learn lots of relevant skills and gain some very beneficial experience. As far as the interview goes, I won't give you any specific hints and tips, but think about the importance of MDT working, look at what different professions bring to the rehabilitation o...
by Geishawife
Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Neurodivergence and Clinical Psychology
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Neurodivergence and Clinical Psychology

If I'm honest, if you are that averse to undertaking therapy I really don't think CP is the career for you. Whilst many of us, once qualified, do very little formal therapy it will be expected of you during training and I'm not sure you'd last the course if you have that little interest. Have you ev...
by Geishawife
Mon Mar 11, 2024 7:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can I teach with a Dclin qualification?
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Can I teach with a Dclin qualification?

No, I'm afraid you would not be able to call yourself a teacher and teach in schools or colleges. You would be able to do teaching and training on D.Clin.Psych courses (indeed, this is often a requirement of qualified posts) but you would be considered an honorary lecturer, not a teacher. If you wan...
by Geishawife
Sat Mar 09, 2024 8:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is CP a lonely job?
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Is CP a lonely job?

Speaking from my experience, I would say no, it is not a lonely job. Obviously, it will depend on the service you work into but I have always worked in MDTs and have always felt supported, welcome and valued as a CP. Even as a trainee I (usually) felt this, the exception being during my child placem...
by Geishawife
Sat Mar 09, 2024 8:11 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: speech and language therapy
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: speech and language therapy

I don't want to put you off, and apologies if this post comes across as harsh because it's not meant to. but I do think it's only fair to put the facts to you. I think you'll find that ALL health care professions are VERY emotionally demanding regardless of the specialism you work in. Your belief th...
by Geishawife
Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How to know if clinical psychology is right for you?
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: How to know if clinical psychology is right for you?

I would second Miriam's advice to try another discipline (or a few!) before deciding if CP is right for you. I am almost the opposite to Miriam, in that I really didn't enjoy child and family work but LOVED older adults and dementia as a specialism. Working in that area enabled me to develop my neur...