Search found 2023 matches

by BlueCat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cardiff uni - psychology assistant interview
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: Cardiff uni - psychology assistant interview

An assistant psychologist will assist one, or a team of HCPC practitioner psychologists. A psychology assistant may work in the field of psychology but may not have supervision from or work directly with a practitioner psychologist. Sometimes they do. Sometimes there's no difference, but there can be.
by BlueCat
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview written activity
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Interview written activity

When I was recruiting for an ap for a private company who provided residential placements for looked after children, the written assessment we used was asking the candidate to summarise information into a coherent report, as thus would be a large part of their job.
by BlueCat
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnosis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnos

Still.....I'd argue that as psychologists we don't organise our interventions according to diagnoses, we organise our interventions according to our formulations. So the answer could still be about how you think and apply your knowledge rather than later in keeping ng for a "correct" response.
...
by BlueCat
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnosis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnos

Hi pianohead. I would maybe go one step further......and suggest that the course probably deliberately asked you a very specific question that they didn't expect anyone to know the answer to......because.....they had no interest in whether or not anyone knew the "correct" answer....because there are...
by BlueCat
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Problems with the Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Problems with the Forum

Everything is back up and running my end :)
by BlueCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve lists for places query
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Re: Reserve lists for places query

It varies from course to course (doesn't everything!). To my knowledge it would tend to never be less than about half the number of course places, and the maximum I am aware of is everyone who meets the requires standard following interview, ranked in interview score order....so potentially could be...
by BlueCat
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Visa related issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: Visa related issue

For a funded place you absolutely need permanent leave to remain and work.

I should think, as the poster above has highlighted, that you would be allowed to self fund.
by BlueCat
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Fast track A-levels to increase options
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Fast track A-levels to increase options

A publication will help your academic profile, but won't "make up" for poor a level grades. I'd specific a level grades are required to get past the admin sift, then you will need to have them. The fast track a level plan sounds more sensible and more achievable than trying for a publication. Good l...
by BlueCat
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Private sector and negotiating pay
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Private sector and negotiating pay

Oh good grief no, don't bring it up at interview unless they ask! Which they probably won't. Wait and see if there's a salary offer with the job offer and start from there (you never know, they might offer you the salary you are thinking of, and then there's no need to negotiate!). You could even th...
by BlueCat
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Trainee PWP vs. Assistant psych
Replies: 11
Views: 2818

Re: Trainee PWP vs. Assistant psych

Here are a couple of examples... 8a https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/c19418d31f04ff517aa25f27c26050f2/?vac_ref=914994423 8b https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/24537c8e24de10e4aeac2b959a3d41f1/?vac_ref=914979716 That 8b post requires a doctoral qualification, so not really a good example of where ...
by BlueCat
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: CP posts in the private sector - pay?
Replies: 5
Views: 2812

Re: CP posts in the private sector - pay?

There has been a post regarding this recently so I'm just bumping this up. May merge the threads shortly :)
by BlueCat
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Negotiating pay - private consultant posts
Replies: 19
Views: 6950

Re: Negotiating pay - private consultant posts

There has been a post regarding this recently so I'm just bumping this up. May merge the threads shortly :)
by BlueCat
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Private sector and negotiating pay
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Private sector and negotiating pay

Pretty sure I've posted about this. I've worked in the private sector and did negotiate my salary, successfully. Some things to bear in mind: There are not usually automatic increments, or even automatic annual salary reviews in the private sector, so you want to be aiming for the sort of salary you...
by BlueCat
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychological therapy in primary care OR
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: Psychological therapy in primary care OR

Hey Sam What bit of this are you after advice with? I guess there's lots of "received wisdom" sayings that could apply here: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush Don't count your eggs before they've hatched etc You are highly likely to get a place on either one of the self-funding masters cou...