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by Prosopon
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trying to get my head around auditing
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

Re: Trying to get my head around auditing

Yup, you've got it. Only thing I'd add is that anything involving randomisation (eg whether a person gets allocated to an intervention or a control group) or a change of practise for the purposes of gaining knowledge is research and requires ethical approval, even when it is set within the context ...
by Prosopon
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 299131

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

While I am happy to have been offered two Assistant Psychologist interviews, I am frustrated and upset that I am going to have decline one of them as they are on the same day and at similar times. The locations are at least an hour and a half apart, meaning it just wouldn't be possible for me to go...
by Prosopon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trying to get my head around auditing
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

Trying to get my head around auditing

I had an informal visit yesterday at a memory clinic service where I have an interview coming up and one of the staff members mentioned that the previous AP got heavily involved in auditing. I do not have any experience of auditing and am still trying to get my head around what it is exactly, and ho...
by Prosopon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 299131

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

While I am happy to have been offered two Assistant Psychologist interviews, I am frustrated and upset that I am going to have decline one of them as they are on the same day and at similar times. The locations are at least an hour and a half apart, meaning it just wouldn't be possible for me to go ...
by Prosopon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview adjustments/alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: Interview adjustments/alternatives

Thank you very much for your input, Hawke. I think this is particularly helpful to me: I have done better in interviews since I've started viewing them as a flexible dialogue, rather than a rigid turn-taking question and answer session. I think it might help to view it as an interesting, reflective ...
by Prosopon
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Psychologists working in memory clinics
Replies: 5
Views: 1727

Re: Psychologists working in memory clinics

Thank you so much for the information lulabelle98; this is really helpful. What neuropsychological assessments would you use? Also, what would the feedback appointments involve? Would this be to tell people the diagnosis or would the doctor do that?
by Prosopon
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview adjustments/alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: Interview adjustments/alternatives

Hey. I'm not on the autistic spectrum but I can relate to how you've felt some interviews have gone. I have had some awful interviews where I just didn't know what to say and was over in just minutes but I've noticed that I've progressed so much more as I get more experience with interviews. Mock i...
by Prosopon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Psychologists working in memory clinics
Replies: 5
Views: 1727

Psychologists working in memory clinics

Hello, I was wondering if any Clinical Psychologists, trainees or Assistant Psychologists who work in a memory clinic could please give me an overview of what your job tends to involve? I currently work with people living with dementia and have become incredibly passionate about working in this area...
by Prosopon
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Online MSc Psychology conversion - Coventry, Derby etc
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Online MSc Psychology conversion - Coventry, Derby etc

Reading outside of the course materials was definitely required, and extensive reading helped with getting grades in the distinction range. I think at Master's degree level a lot of independent study is expected. Thank you; it feels amazing! Though it still doesn't quite feel real. Good luck on your...
by Prosopon
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Online MSc Psychology conversion - Coventry, Derby etc
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Online MSc Psychology conversion - Coventry, Derby etc

No worries. I studied with Manchester Metropolitan and completed the course part-time over two years and three months. It is hard for me to compare the experience of doing the MSc with completing my undergrad as there was quite a large gap between the two. Also, I am pretty sure I was not ready for ...
by Prosopon
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Online MSc Psychology conversion - Coventry, Derby etc
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Online MSc Psychology conversion - Coventry, Derby etc

Hi, I have just recently completed a distance-learning psychology conversion award, though it wasn't at any of the universities you have mentioned. At times I found it an isolating experience, but there were informal facebook groups for students where we could communicate and get support from each o...
by Prosopon
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview adjustments/alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: Interview adjustments/alternatives

I seem to remember you posting about a really distressing interview experience you had once that left you in tears. If it was another poster, please disregard this bit, but if it was you, I think there is a possibility that past negative experiences may be intruding and creating extra anxiety for y...
by Prosopon
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview adjustments/alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Interview adjustments/alternatives

I'm wondering if I could please get some advice/suggestions on interview adjustments or alternatives I could ask for? I have anxiety and autism, both of which I feel put me at a disadvantage during interviews. I feel frustrated at my interview performances and am becoming anxious that I am never goi...
by Prosopon
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Self-conscious when facilitating groups
Replies: 5
Views: 3954

Re: Self-conscious when facilitating groups

What's wrong with being calm and peaceful? I'd have thought that would be a much better atmosphere for people with dementia than constantly clowning around! I'm a big believer in being yourself. Being quiet and thoughtful is not the same as being under confident. Being loud and gregarious can act a...
by Prosopon
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Self-conscious when facilitating groups
Replies: 5
Views: 3954

Re: Self-conscious when facilitating groups

Presumably there are some support workers around when you're running these groups, and you're not the sole staff member there? If yes, it might help if you talked the support workers through the activity you're planning before you get started. They probably know the residents well and will be able ...