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by firegal
Wed May 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: UCL or Sheffield?
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: UCL or Sheffield?

From what I understand, they focus more on cognitive analytic therapy, which I was concerned seems less used? I have mainly done CBT so far however, and am very keen to learn something new :) Bear in mind that regardless of the course you have to finish as a competent practitioner in CBT and (at le...
by firegal
Fri May 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 517
Views: 146698

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

hawke wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Bath
Coventry & Warwick

Exeter
BIRMINGHAM!!

2 applications, 5 interviews - it's finally happened! I'm in total shock.
Yay! Congrats! How lovely to know Birmingham managed to get answers out before the bank holiday :D
by firegal
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674316

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. Cannot believe I'm in my final week of placement 2. Once this week is over that marks the half way point of this course, something that is both encouraging and terrifying at the same time! 3. I have enjoyed my current placement, it's been a lovely team to work in and I have learned so much from m...
by firegal
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 23
Views: 4795

Re: 2018 Doctorate Application Progress thread

It surprises me how some candidates were invited to the interview at one Uni but were rejected by one or more Universities. Why is it surprising? All universities have different entry criteria, whether at undergrad or postgrad level, and all clinical courses have different philosophies. Hence it's ...
by firegal
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674316

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. Today is starting with lots of phone calls following up on missed appointments, and I suspect will finish that way too. I am just having no luck with this placement. 2. If yesterday's session hadn't gone as well as it did I would be feeling really rotten about myself right now. 3. If I measure my...
by firegal
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674316

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1.) My publisher and I have agreed on a cover photo for the book. It's fantastic and we all loved it on sight. Now if only I can persuade them to change the awful title they're currently insisting on... 2.) There is a possibility that there might be a documentary film about my research. I'm meeting...
by firegal
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 8384

Re: Did you choose Clinical or Counselling Psychology? Why?

I'm a second year clinical trainee and my thinking is very much along the same lines as Spatch and Miriam. For several years before I got on the course I was battling with the PhD vs ClinPsyD decision, CoP never even entered the race in my mind. Like Miriam, 1:1 therapy is probably the thing that co...
by firegal
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Difficult relationships in a small world
Replies: 3
Views: 2511

Difficult relationships in a small world

So, a lot of us have dealt with difficult working relationships, bad supervisors etc, and often the advice is if trying to build on the relationship and work through the issues doesn't work, then maybe it's time to start looking for another post. But psychology is a pretty small world, and what happ...
by firegal
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Possibly experiencing burnout
Replies: 6
Views: 5035

Re: Possibly experiencing burnout

All excellent advice. Like goldflakepaint I was another of the many people who struggled with an AP job that took its toll on my self care and wellbeing. For me it was a mix of being away from my friends and family (I moved across the country for the job), being given tasks that I didn't feel capabl...
by firegal
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674316

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. I feel utterly exhausted 2. I have a client coming in soon and even though I am fairly sure of my plan for the session I'm still dreading it a bit 3. Therapy is not my favourite part of training 4. Still glad to be on training - but every day I find myself worrying a little bit whether I've shot ...
by firegal
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Need motivation to continue job applications
Replies: 5
Views: 2947

Re: Need motivation to continue job applications

Also, critically review your application form with great attention to the personal statement. Is it error-free, is your writing style and clarity excellence, is it focused on reflection, are you explicitly meeting every essential criterion and as many as possible of the desirable criteria. Added to...
by firegal
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674316

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. Bored 2. This placement has been so slow in getting off the ground, and it doesn't feel like anyone's fault, just circumstance, but it is frustrating 3. I hate pre-appointment anxiety. I feel like I've got a lot of those first time nerves back even though this is placement 2, I'm usually fine onc...
by firegal
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1674316

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

lingua_franca wrote:4.) I want to get a cat. Two cats. If they were two Maine Coons, I could name one Secondary Coon.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I feel the need to ensure this pun is fully appreciated for its excellence.
by firegal
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Where in the world can a UK ClinPsych work?
Replies: 5
Views: 3669

Re: Where in the world can a UK ClinPsych work?

But it is reasonable to point out that if the UK NHS funds your training, it shouldn't fund a place for someone who is going to immediately take those skills abroad. Genuinely out of curiosity: how many years do you (or anyone else) think one should work for the NHS before they could leave for priv...
by firegal
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Does it really not matter where you study for GBC
Replies: 5
Views: 3787

Re: Does it really not matter where you study for GBC

Honestly, in my experience as an RA my supervisor was quite snooty about what constituted a "real" University. It certainly had an impact on her opinion of published research, and I have no doubt that it would have had an impact upon how she viewed CVs. What I can't comment on is how much that opini...