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by eponymous85
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Advice on starting a blog?
Replies: 12
Views: 8903

Re: Advice on starting a blog?

I write a fashion and beauty blog when I'm not bogged down with DClinPsy stuff! I find IFTTT.com an amazing tool (it stands for If This Then This). You create "recipes" such as "If I publish a post, then share it on my facebook page/twitter" and loads of other things. It has helped me cut down the ...
by eponymous85
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Advice on starting a blog?
Replies: 12
Views: 8903

Re: Advice on starting a blog?

Great to hear Tyrus, well done! To expand on miriam's points about blogging thoughts you want to organise - it can help to link a blog with a twitter account, not just for advertising your content but also for those thoughts that aren't quite in depth enough for a blog post but still on your central...
by eponymous85
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Help Please, HR Nightmare
Replies: 26
Views: 12208

Re: Help Please, HR Nightmare

That is of course your choice if you don't want to pursue it any more, or feel you now couldn't work for that trust anyway. I think if this was me I'd feel even more determined to pursue it, given that they've clearly made a mistake! Even if what you suspect is true about an internal candidate, it's...
by eponymous85
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Recommendations for clinical / biology heavy MSc conversion?
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Re: Recommendations for clinical / biology heavy MSc convers

Hi MaryLee, I'm interested to know why that's what you're looking for?
by eponymous85
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Professional Program in Neuropsychological Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 3363

Re: Professional Program in Neuropsychological Assessment

Maybe I've misunderstood but it looks like those courses are for post-registration professionals - does this apply to you?

The topic is certainly relevant academically, but I don't know how much clinical experience you would get on a course like this, which only the education provider can tell you.
by eponymous85
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Have you done Level A psychometric testing training?
Replies: 4
Views: 2657

Re: Have you done Level A psychometric testing training?

Who are they targeted at? My doctoral training incorporated level A in psychometric testing and it was my understanding that other training courses were the same.
by eponymous85
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How does an American become a UK psychologist/psychiatrist?
Replies: 14
Views: 7346

Re: How does an American become a UK psychologist/psychiatri

With the educational background I do have, ie. a US Bachelor's Degree in Physics, the advice I've gotten, specifically from my father who's himself a doctor, is that it's probably more practical and more feasible for me to go down the medical path. I mean, I can even admit myself, I don't have much...
by eponymous85
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How does an American become a UK psychologist/psychiatrist?
Replies: 14
Views: 7346

Re: How does an American become a UK psychologist/psychiatri

If psychotherapy is your dream, you don't actually need to train in psychiatry OR psychology. There are plenty of alternative routes to being a therapist - counselling training, psychotherapy training, model-specific like CBT and ones you can add on post-qualification to a basic psychotherapeutic ce...
by eponymous85
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Help Please, HR Nightmare
Replies: 26
Views: 12208

Re: Help Please, HR Nightmare

I would definitely follow up as it may well be an error on their part, if it was me I wouldn't want to let that prevent me from getting a job let alone a dream job! I'd also repeat the advice about contacting a member of the interview panel - they may not fully know what has been going on and may ev...
by eponymous85
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: 5-8 min survey for qualified, assistants or other MH workers
Replies: 6
Views: 3300

Re: 5-8 min survey for qualified, assistants or other MH wor

quick question, why have you excluded people who have 'undertaken self harming behaviour' before, and are you also excluding people on this same spectrum who may have had thoughts or urges about self harm or suicide? Can you also clarify that in this post you say you're excluding people who've ever ...
by eponymous85
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Does Politics Conflict with a Career in Clinical Psychology?
Replies: 9
Views: 5422

Re: Does Politics Conflict with a Career in Clinical Psychol

Take a look at some stuff about community psychology, if you haven't come across it already, which is basically what secret squirrel is referring too. From that stance, politics is very compatible with a career in CP as it highlights our responsibility to alleviate distress, and extends this to the ...
by eponymous85
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Poll: EU In or Out?
Replies: 25
Views: 12338

Re: Poll: EU In or Out?

Yup. Rural Leicestershire the same - Leave posters everywhere, yet compared to Leicester City, overwhelmingly white british.
by eponymous85
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 146926

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

Well I know at least two people who work at HMRC and my refund came through, so I definitely think it's about who you know and who looks at your form before you submit it. If you don't know any tax inspectors, I suggest writing to HMRC and asking if you can shadow. This process definitely isn't a l...
by eponymous85
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out
Replies: 32
Views: 11929

Re: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out

I've PM'd you, because I can't help myself and get a perverse enjoyment from feeling awful about my sub-standard parenting :lol:
by eponymous85
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out
Replies: 32
Views: 11929

Re: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out

Position statement ( :lol: ): I am a parent now but wasn't when training, and in all honesty I didn't think I could do both at the same time. But then I had the luxury of age and opportunity on my side, having decided early on what I wanted to do and getting there at a reasonable pace*, so I was abl...