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by lingua_franca
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What's the plan B if not ClinPsyD?
Replies: 48
Views: 16296

Speech and language therapy. It's competitive, but not quite as competitive as CP - I'm confident that I could get onto a qualifying BSc if I didn't make the postgraduate conversion course. I have relevant experience as a SLT assistant and I like the work. My second back-up plan is to go into academ...
by lingua_franca
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I do a masters?
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Why not combine travelling with getting experience somewhere else? That might give you more perspective and something that stands out on your CV. But no, I don't think a masters is the best direction, as Bluecat said (and I think you have figured out for yourself). I think this would be a good idea...
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: About the Wiki, and suggest new topics
Topic: Suggest other Wiki topics here
Replies: 86
Views: 63252

I would be happy to write a Wiki on a day in the life of a SaLT assistant, if that's any good.
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology and speech therapy
Replies: 7
Views: 6110

Thank you for those points, Ruthie. They've given me some more to consider. I would like to do some research one day, but not yet. I see it as something to do after working as a clinician for a while, once my ideas have been fleshed out by practical experience. The BSc would be fully funded by the N...
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: mental health nursing
Replies: 10
Views: 4384

Because I have been trying to get one of those posts but have found it very difficult due to many factors - competition, lack of NVQ, few job opportunities... Ideally i would like to get one of those jobs but failing that, would training to be a mental health nurse (which would take me 2 years) and...
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Previous mental health problems
Replies: 10
Views: 5805

I developed an eating disorder in my early teens and have grappled with it ever since. My last bad relapse was in the winter of 2008. I'm slowly phasing out my treatment now, and it looks as though I'm going to be fully discharged from services in November. I am not fully recovered. I do not think I...
by lingua_franca
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology and speech therapy
Replies: 7
Views: 6110

I know someone who did a second BSc and really regretted it. If you've got a First then you're going to be working at a completely different level to what's pitched at first year undergraduates, and it might feel like the pace is all wrong. I do worry about this. I had a look at the first-year exam...
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology and speech therapy
Replies: 7
Views: 6110

Apparently SaLT involvement in adult mental health is a relatively new thing (excluding dementia and LD services). Here is an article, 'The Role of the Speech and Language Therapist in Psychiatry': http://pb.rcpsych.org/cgi/reprint/20/9/524.pdf I'm particularly interested in learning more about the ...
by lingua_franca
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology and speech therapy
Replies: 7
Views: 6110

Clinical psychology and speech therapy

Hello everyone. I've been reading this forum for a couple of weeks to gain a better idea of what clinical psychologists do on a day-to-day basis, and I think clinical psychology might be something I'd like to pursue. Now I'm caught up in a dilemma, and I would be grateful for some advice. I have a l...