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by maven
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2528

Re: Where am I going wrong?

I think you have fixated on a fantasy that you fear, in which the assessment doesn't suit you. But the reality is that only a small minority of courses use assessments, and that those assessments measure highly relevant skills to a clinical psychologist, so keeping on harking on about IQ tests and t...
by maven
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2528

Re: Where am I going wrong?

Why not try reading some of the basic information about the profession such as that given in the wikis on this very site? We have a wiki all about other careers in mental health, and none of them are as competitive as psychology. There are assessment days when applying to a small number of clinical ...
by maven
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

Re: Scrambled Eggs

No, nothing like an MBA at all. No overlap whatsoever.
by maven
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Starting the application form (mind blank)
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Starting the application form (mind blank)

You don't need to condense all your experience into that one section. The shortlisters can see your experience and qualifications. They now need to know about your competencies, and your reflections on those experiences. Why not keep a reflective journal that you can use to record your thoughts abou...
by maven
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

I can't help thinking it is arrogant and defies the point of paying for tuition if you don't bother going to lectures or teaching! I graduated last year from a course that had about 200 students per year. I'd say there was rarely more than 50 students in each lecture. All our lectures were recorded...
by maven
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT References for the DClinPsy
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: IAPT References for the DClinPsy

Robininthewind, I think you need to wind back a bit. You said you are about to enter your final year as a psychology undergrad. You don't need to be worrying about whether in three years time a theoretical IAPT post that you may or may not get will give a generic reference for training you may or ma...
by maven
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

I can't help thinking it is arrogant and defies the point of paying for tuition if you don't bother going to lectures or teaching!
by maven
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

For my university and the particular modules I've chosen in final year, I think there is little requirement to be in attendance. I'll also be living 15 minutes walk from uni which is an immense help. My concern isn't so much with needing to attend lectures (I rarely did this in 2nd year either as I...
by maven
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2528

Re: Where am I going wrong?

Yes, good point, Boayg. I've seen a few people get into PWP training with a 2:2 and lots of experience, and if you do well at that course and gain experience as a PWP, then it is possible (though probably still quite difficult) to get an AP post. But there will be a very low number of clinical docto...
by maven
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would a Counselling MSc help to get AP jobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Would a Counselling MSc help to get AP jobs?

It is somewhat relevant, though not really advantageous for the majority of AP posts IMHO, though it would depend what post. Counselling skills are not the same as clinical psychology skills, and you will rarely be expected to deliver therapy as an AP, and when you do it will probably be with eviden...
by maven
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: References and letters of recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: References and letters of recommendation

I had an AP email me a letter of recommendation from her placement year with an application documents once, and she did end up getting the post. I'd say that was 95% her performance and personality at interview, but I did read the recommendation and feel more confident that this would be sustained i...
by maven
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Parent and Training
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Parent and Training

I'd be asking whether they intend to do the teaching block over video or in person, and how they will change this if there is a second spike of infections. Similarly I'd be saying I'd like to know what the course position would be in the event coronavirus interrupts my childcare. And I'd be asking w...
by maven
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Parent and Training
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Parent and Training

It is frustrating that courses, which predominantly employ people at the age at which becoming a parent is most common, don't have more options for pregnant trainees or new parents. But they do have to stick to university and NHS rules, and that does give a bit of leverage. Personally, if they are u...
by maven
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2528

Re: Where am I going wrong?

I'd be very cautious about taking the one exception as an expectation that progressing in this career with a 2:2 without an MSc is going to be anything other than incredibly difficult, to the point of being nigh on impossible. I don't know any CPs who will shortlist anyone with a 2:2 and no postgrad...
by maven
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: Coronavirus

No, they are interviewing and making offers as normal. There is the expectation that life will eventually return to normal, and health and social care needs are increased rather than reduced by stressful situations like this.