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by Geishawife
Tue May 14, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Help me fix my covering letter to get that first AP position
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Re: Help me fix my covering letter to get that first AP position

No, GBC is not the chartered membership. That is not what Miriam said. GBC is an indication that your initial degree is robust enough and has enough academic theory to allow you to go on and do further study/training in a practitioner role. It does not give you the right to practise - it is the furt...
by Geishawife
Mon May 13, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve List Interview thread
Replies: 50
Views: 9511

Re: Reserve List Interview thread

Hi, I just gave up my interview for Birmingham (accepted a place at UEA :D ) so the list should move! Hi, did you write the exam? I was hoping if you will be able to share what type of questions did they ask? Forum rules do not allow for sharing of questions from tests or interviews. We want a leve...
by Geishawife
Sat May 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Just wanted a bit of career advice
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Just wanted a bit of career advice

I would suggest that if you are excited at the prospect of the project officer job, then go for it. From what you have said of it, it sounds like it has a lot to recommend it and will help you develop many skills which could enhance a future application for the clinical courses. At this stage, I wou...
by Geishawife
Wed May 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?

You can still get on to the Clinical doctorate with those grades, but just be selective where you apply. Some courses (e.g. UCL or Oxford) might not consider you if you do not have a high 2:1 and only a pass in your MSc. Others (e.g. Lancaster) will not consider your grade at all. Have a good trawl ...
by Geishawife
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology or Health
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Psychology or Health

It sounds like there is an awful lot going on for you at the moment! I am sorry to hear about your health difficulties and the attack against you. It must have been an extremely difficult time. What is the position regarding your health at the moment? Reading between the lines (and please correct me...
by Geishawife
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology or Health
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Psychology or Health

What is your longer term goal? Are you interested in studying just for interest (a perfectly reasonable position) or are you looking to study for career purposes? If you are interested in a career in Clinical or Counselling Psychology you will need a Psychology degree so should opt for that. If you ...
by Geishawife
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: AP interviews in Neurological Care and Older adult's MH team
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: AP interviews in Neurological Care and Older adult's MH team

You might want to think about the issue of capacity, how it assessed and the implications if people seem to lack capacity. The Mental Capacity Act would be a good starting point.
by Geishawife
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology with a learning difficulty?
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Clinical psychology with a learning difficulty?

I have to say, this sounds downright prejudiced and discriminatory and the person concerned needs to be taken to task on it. I am disgusted by this person's attitude towards you (and by extension other people with a disability). You have reached the age of 32 before being diagnosed, so it seems to m...
by Geishawife
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Degree pedigree
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Degree pedigree

Thanks. That’s really encouraging. I was considering the Leeds Trinity Course as it’s very affordable and it would mean I could afford the MRes afterwards if things worked out. It’s also taught in the evenings which is ideal but then I got hit with a tirade of negativity on another forum. They basi...
by Geishawife
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Degree pedigree
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Degree pedigree

It doesn't matter at all where you obtain your degree(s). The courses are more interested in your grade and what you get from it than in where you studied. Given this, what matters most is that you get the best possible grade and that depends (at least in part) on the suitability of the course for y...
by Geishawife
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected 5 times, am I overreacting?
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: Rejected 5 times, am I overreacting?

I would echo what people have said about getting feedback, mock interviews etc. I would also add that the fact you are getting interviews suggests you are able to express yourself well on paper, so it is worth reflecting on why that seems to change in an interview setting. Do you need to allow yours...
by Geishawife
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9260
Views: 1636463

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

To everyone who has sent their lovely thoughts and wishes during this difficult time with my sister-in-law, just to let you know she passed away peacefully and with her family at her side in the early hours of this morning. We are grateful for how she passed and that she had all 3 of her boys with h...
by Geishawife
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Retraining from a different health profession
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Retraining from a different health profession

Several people in my cohort had been in a different health care profession prior to training. One had been a physio, one an OT and 3 had been nurses (both RMN and RGN) so it is certainly possible. You need to be able to reflect on your experience thus far and how it makes you a good candidate for tr...
by Geishawife
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9260
Views: 1636463

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

Thank you so much, everyone who has sent such warm wishes and love regarding my sister-in-law. She has rallied enough to be discharged home with the palliative care team following her up there. Her condition is terminal, but not imminent (if that makes sense??) so we are in a sort of "how long is a ...
by Geishawife
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9260
Views: 1636463

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

1) My very dear sister-in-law is very ill in hospital with "complications" from treatment for her secondary cancer. Despite being so poorly, she remains one of the most positive people I have ever met. I am totally in awe of her strength of will and determination. 2) So grateful my youngest nephew w...