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  • Wiki - the section that answers FAQs - START BY READING THIS SECTION!
    This section provides answers to all the questions that are commonly asked on the forum, so reading this is the best place to start. It provides a definitive source of information covering many aspects of clinical psychology and the field in general, ranging from what clinical psychologists do, how you might get that first foot on the ladder, how to find relevant employment, what the main jargon means, what the current pay scales are, to explaining IAPT and mental health issues.
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    Last post by mrchimp View the latest post
    Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:34 pm
  • This website and forum, plus Aspire
    The guidance for posting on and any comments on the forum, suggestions for improvements, etc. Also information about our e-magazine, Aspire, and how to contribute or download your copy.
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    Last post by maven View the latest post
    Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:38 pm
  • Job adverts
    Advertise posts here (email to arrange payment, it starts at just £40+vat)
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    Last post by miriam View the latest post
    Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:54 am
  • Events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
    Discuss local psychology graduate / assistant psychologist groups, training events, conferences, meetings and open days. Let people know what is coming up, and report back about events you have attended. Review materials and books here.
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    1445 Posts
    Last post by schizometric View the latest post
    Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:41 pm
  • Clinical Doctorate Application Process
    Discuss applications to the clearing house (and to courses that are not in the clearing house system), screening assessments, interviews, reserve lists, places, etc. here
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    28326 Posts
    Last post by flowerpetal View the latest post
    Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:38 pm
  • Clinical Doctorate Courses
    Discuss the content and style of the different clinical psychology doctoral training courses, the differences between them, placements, teaching, chat to other trainees and connect with other people who have places on the same course
    735 Topics
    9860 Posts
    Last post by Syd2816 View the latest post
    Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:25 am
  • Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
    The place to ask about degree courses, conversion courses, masters, PhD or other qualifications. Discuss specific courses, their pros and cons, the content, the application process, different institutions, how to fund them, etc. Includes advice if you have a 2:2 and questions on transcripts
    902 Topics
    7523 Posts
    Last post by workingmama View the latest post
    Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:52 pm
  • Applications
    Discuss any aspect of applying for posts or courses (apart from the clinical psychology doctorate which has its own forum section), CVs, application forms, etc
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    4215 Posts
    Last post by Randomswirls View the latest post
    Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:33 pm
  • Interviews
    Discuss what to expect in job and course interviews, what topics might be covered, how to manage anxiety, and how to get the desired result!
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    4627 Posts
    Last post by Synapsis View the latest post
    Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:33 pm
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
    This section is for discussion relating to the Layard report, and subsequent schemes like Improving Access to Psychological Therapies where lower intensity inteventions are offered in primary care
    666 Topics
    5623 Posts
    Last post by krishnamurti View the latest post
    Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:21 pm
  • Professional/Employment Issues
    Issues related to pay, contracts, Agenda for Change, the NHS, the BPS, unions, etc.
    598 Topics
    5716 Posts
    Last post by schizometric View the latest post
    Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:37 pm
  • Careers advice
    Your chance to ask for advice on any aspect of career development that doesn't fit in any of the above categories
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    9273 Posts
    Last post by jyddx View the latest post
    Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:20 pm
  • Academic/Research
    Ask here about academic and research issues, like designing studies, recruiting participants, choosing statistics, submitting for publication, etc.
    1128 Topics
    5487 Posts
    Last post by Jennifermurphy1990 View the latest post
    Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:24 am
  • Papers and Journal Articles
    Post here to discuss evaluating published research, sharing papers you have found of interest, plus requests for help with literature searches or locating papers
    1391 Topics
    4175 Posts
    Last post by RhubarbCrumble View the latest post
    Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:26 pm
  • Clinical Issues
    This section is for questions relating to therapy, assessment, formulation and other aspects of working with people in mental health services.
    864 Topics
    5654 Posts
    Last post by diliette View the latest post
    Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:01 pm
  • Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
    Anything that does not fit into the above categories, but is related to psychology, including discussion of public and media perceptions of psychology, satire related to psychology, etc.
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    9487 Posts
    Last post by Cushtie View the latest post
    Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:13 pm
  • Miscellaneous: Off-topic
    For anything not related to psychology
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    Last post by lingua_franca View the latest post
    Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:34 pm
  • Members' Area (includes LiveChat)
    This area is accessible to signed in members of the forum only. It contains blogs by forum members, plus information about the LiveChat facility, including details of when we have scheduled live workshops, clubs and discussions, and how to participate. LiveChat events will include a chance to discuss and critique journal articles, hone SPSS skills, discussion professional development and mutual support and collaboration regarding research. Previous Live Chats will also be archived here.
    65 Topics
    977 Posts
    Last post by Randomswirls View the latest post
    Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:43 pm
  • Trainees peer discussion section
    A section for trainees to talk to their peers about issues relevant to training. This is currently a pilot to explore what trainees want to gain from the site.
    64 Topics
    711 Posts
    Last post by JanChim View the latest post
    Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:07 pm

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