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by Prosopon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Psychologists working in memory clinics
Replies: 5
Views: 774

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: 602

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: 602

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: 602

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: 763

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: 763

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: 3840

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: 3840

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 ...
by Prosopon
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Off sick during fourth week of new job
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

Re: Off sick during fourth week of new job

Look after yourself. No one owes it to ANY employer to work themselves ill. And if you've offered to work an alternate day and they've said no then 1) they know you're not just messing about and 2) the place won't collapse in your absence. Easier said than done but really try to focus on getting be...
by Prosopon
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Self-conscious when facilitating groups
Replies: 5
Views: 3840

Self-conscious when facilitating groups

I just started a new job as an Activities Coordinator in a care home for people with dementia (which I am doing alongside my Psychology conversion course) and feel like I am doing quite well in some respects. I am running groups such as Arts and Crafts, board games and Movie Nights etc and am enjoyi...
by Prosopon
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Off sick during fourth week of new job
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

Re: Off sick during fourth week of new job

Sorry to hear you are unwell. Stay off until you are well. It depends on their policy, but everywhere I've worked counts the periods of absence rather than the number of days - so taking one day off or one week off, is recorded as a single absence. So it can actually end up worse on your sickness r...
by Prosopon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Off sick during fourth week of new job
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

Off sick during fourth week of new job

I have recently started a new job as an Activities Coordinator in a care home and this is my fourth week, but yesterday I had to go to the Urgent Care Centre with severe abdominal pain. The nurse I saw diagnosed Gastritis and I was advised to take antacids and eat small, bland meals etc, which I hav...
by Prosopon
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma
Replies: 10
Views: 5261

Re: Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma

Just saw this - I'm also 29 and about to embark on a career change. It's scary so seeing this is encouraging!! I have two masters to do because although a straight A student I plummeted in my degree with personal stuff getting in the way and got a 2:2 but I hope it will all be worth it! Yay for the...
by Prosopon
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Help! Where can i do 60 credits
Replies: 9
Views: 4727

Re: Help! Where can i do 60 credits

I did a 60 credit course via distance-learning with Staffordshire University in 2015 and enjoyed it a lot. :)
by Prosopon
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Cannot start job until January, but so desperate to apply
Replies: 4
Views: 7182

Re: Cannot start job until January, but so desperate to appl

Nobody can answer that apart from the employer but it seems unlikely that it would be okay. They are recruiting now so presumably they need someone to start as soon as possible, not in five months’ time. However I am a big believer of going for things and seeing what happens. You may get offered a j...