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by miriam
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form? NOW CLOSED
Replies: 24
Views: 6258

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

I'm getting there. 27 done, 8 left in the queue. It has taken an extraordinary amount of time, but with the pre-application feedback and professional development day, I think I've raised just over £1000 for the school's next interactive whiteboard. I should say I did check with them that with the co...
by miriam
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How to balance your life in the ongoing pursuit of DClinPsy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: How to balance your life in the ongoing pursuit of DClinPsy?

I think that's a really helpful reflection, ChrisCross. I think things that seem really hard to attain can often gain a sort of mythical quality, as if they will lead to happiness or meaning, rather than just being something that may have no extraordinary qualities beside being in short supply.
by miriam
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form? NOW CLOSED
Replies: 24
Views: 6258

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

Sure, PM me for details. I've got a report due tomorrow, but I think only 10 more ahead of you at the moment.
by miriam
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: How long does it take to hear back?
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

Re: How long does it take to hear back?

I think it can vary a lot, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months - and covid might make this even longer than normal - but some vacancies don't contact unsuccessful applicants at all.
by miriam
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How to balance your life in the ongoing pursuit of DClinPsy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: How to balance your life in the ongoing pursuit of DClinPsy?

"Enjoy the journey" is a good message, and one I've repeated many times over the 14 years we've had this forum, and probably before that. It is important to make the most of where you are, rather than focusing on the quickest way to some future destination. Dance while the music is playing . I think...
by miriam
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Working privately
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Working privately

I'd not go via an agency if you can avoid it. They take a big cut for work you can get yourself directly. You need supervision and indemnity insurance for your private work, venues, registration with ICO and a plan for how you will keep your records safe, and clear pathways for how you would raise c...
by miriam
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form? NOW CLOSED
Replies: 24
Views: 6258

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

If you are happy to wait a couple of weeks, then no problem.
by miriam
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form? NOW CLOSED
Replies: 24
Views: 6258

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

25 done, 8 to go. I'm up to forms sent on 1st April now.
by miriam
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form? NOW CLOSED
Replies: 24
Views: 6258

Re: Unsuccessful application? Want a post-mortem of your form?

20 done now, 11 to go. I'm up to those sent to me on 20th March now.
by miriam
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Study MSc or stay as an AP?
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Study MSc or stay as an AP?

I'd say an MSc costs you time and money, and adds little to a first with an AP post - which will probably get you an NHS AP post in less than a year without costing you your salary plus fees!
by miriam
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2647

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

To note, I was successful in my application last year and I am currently a first year trainee. I am very grateful that non-GMA options were available, as this played to my strengths. However, I appreciate the danger of biases in favour of supporting an application system that favours us, rather tha...
by miriam
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)

You might be able to drop to part-time or bank hours alongside the masters, or take a career break in which you are guaranteed the same role back when you return. I don't think doing a conversion will be a full-time job for the entire 12 months - so it might be worth researching the expected teachin...
by miriam
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2647

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

Being subsequently reminded that these tests are valid, with the tempting interpretation that this must mean I am poor at numerical reasoning, or generally stupid, sits quite uncomfortably with a view of myself that all previous sources of evidence had built up. If I then try and reason that perhap...
by miriam
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread
Replies: 588
Views: 137698

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Very hard to predict movement of reserve lists as it differs course to course and year to year. Some only move one place or not at all, some can move more than ten places. I'd say reserve 4 is possible. Good luck!
by miriam
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychologist Applying for Psychologist Therapist Job?
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Clinical Psychologist Applying for Psychologist Therapist Job?

I think you are worrying about nothing. But if it bothers you about the job title, ask in the interview.