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by blue86
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications
Replies: 1778
Views: 432052

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications

AnsweringBell wrote:
I think those are pretty standard odds arent they? just under 4:1?
Yes, 3-4 per place is usually the norm. I still find them scary though :)
by blue86
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications
Replies: 1778
Views: 432052

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications

Congratulations to all who have gone through the gruelling process this year, whether successful or not. An eighth of a million views on this thread so far :shock: The Bath results are just about to come out https://twitter.com/psalkovskis Wow those odds are pretty crazy. 67 applicants and 17 place...
by blue86
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Small presentation preparation
Replies: 10
Views: 4659

Re: Small presentation preparation

Hi Blue Is this about Leeds? If it is I really wouldn't worry. I interviewed there last year and the reason they do this task is actually to calm people down...it is basically a question they would have given you in the interview anyway and it gives you slightly more control over your answer!! I wo...
by blue86
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications
Replies: 1778
Views: 432052

Re: The Great Big Progress Thread for 2014 Applications

UEA - 6th reserve Exeter --> Exeter --> Exeter :( Edinburgh Newcastle This bridesmaid thing is getting a little bit old! Oh, sorry to hear you're still in limbo :( UEA looks pretty promising though. Here's hoping your next interview comes back with a nice straight response. There's no good luck emo...
by blue86
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Small presentation preparation
Replies: 10
Views: 4659

Re: Small presentation preparation

If I were to prepare for this (which I'm glad I'm not!) - I would focus on what I do know about the task. So...you don't know what the topic will be, so why waste tons of research on hundreds of different clinical disorders etc. But you do know it will be a 5 minute presentation, so try and have a ...
by blue86
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Small presentation preparation
Replies: 10
Views: 4659

Re: Small presentation preparation

I think you are getting yourself wound up about something that won't happen. If they want you to prevent on the spot then they won't assume knowledge of a subject area, and you won't be expected to research this. So a topic won't be "tell us about the best treatments for eating disorders" or "tell ...
by blue86
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Small presentation preparation
Replies: 10
Views: 4659

Re: Small presentation preparation

Wow Blue86, that sounds challenging. Do you have a vague idea on the topic area - as in, will it be about a mental health difficulty (e.g. depression) or a type of therapy (e.g. CBT), or will they give you a research paper, or a vignette, or can it be anything related to Psychology? If it's the lat...
by blue86
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Clinical Vignettes
Replies: 9
Views: 5327

Re: Clinical Vignettes

I am sorry for the delay. Your suggestions for the other case study are really impressive. I didn't know where to start. I will give the second vignette a go but I have limited experience. 1. Further information I would like to know to help formulation: When did she start feeling like this? Does sh...
by blue86
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Small presentation preparation
Replies: 10
Views: 4659

Small presentation preparation

Hello everyone, I come to you (again) for some guidance :) I've read BlueCat's "I've got to do a presentation, please help" thread but I feel my question is a little different. I won't know the topic of my presentation until I reach the interview. I have been gathering some notes on different things...
by blue86
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Clinical Vignettes
Replies: 9
Views: 5327

Re: Clinical Vignettes

Dee-n is there anything you think should be approached differently? You can take the lead on the second clinical vignette and we can go from there.
by blue86
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Research exp abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 2565

Re: Research exp abroad

Hi all, Following an unsuccessful doctorate interview this year, I have been thinking about my options. I have been in my current AP post for about a year and a hlaf and whilst I enjoy it and have learnt a lot, I would like to gain experience in other areas. I have also been looking into RA positio...
by blue86
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve Place for a Course
Replies: 268
Views: 70894

Re: Reserve Place for a Course

Due to a recent bereavement, my family life has asserted itself as a more prominent priority over my DClin desires, so I do feel that if I was to be offered a place, I would have to give serious consideration as to whether to actually accept it, or do I just try again next year and hope to have mor...
by blue86
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: pre-interview visit to potential place of work?
Replies: 9
Views: 8129

Re: pre-interview visit to potential place of work?

Thanks Blue. Yes, I've heard it is seen as almost necessary at senior levels. A psychiatrist who advised me to visit before the interview said that they aren't even considered for the role if they don't visit first! My instinct is that it isn't necessary but I'm really interested in hearing people'...
by blue86
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Should clinical psychologists be conducting more research?
Replies: 5
Views: 3080

Re: Should clinical psychologists be conducting more researc

In my Trust they have created a newish process of linking clinical work with research through clinical academic groups, but once again psychiatry tends to be at the top of these groups in terms of director positions, etc. I also observe that a lot of the psychologists I meet, whether AP, TCP or CP,...
by blue86
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: pre-interview visit to potential place of work?
Replies: 9
Views: 8129

Re: pre-interview visit to potential place of work?

Hi everyone, I've got an interview coming up for a band 5 assistant psych post in IAPT and wondered what people's thoughts were about phoning and asking if I can pop in for a visit and informal chat prior to the interview? I've been advised by a couple of people to do this but who are in posts othe...