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by xashx
Sun May 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Activity co-ordinator/Clinical studies officer
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Activity co-ordinator/Clinical studies officer

thesis I meant, not research!
by xashx
Sun May 06, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Activity co-ordinator/Clinical studies officer
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Activity co-ordinator/Clinical studies officer

hello I started as an admin in a CMHT - totally understand your situation! it's definitely relevant clinical experience if it involves direct working with indivuduals that are experiencing mental health difficulties. My first clinical role was as a healthcare assistant on a ward, and although it's n...
by xashx
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: assistant psychologist v research assistant
Replies: 3
Views: 721

assistant psychologist v research assistant

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice as I am completely going round in circles umm-ing and ahh-ing over this. Have been invited to interview for a research assistant post with leading MH trust, but I am so happy as an Assistant Psychologist at the moment. on the off chance I attende...
by xashx
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Trainee PWP vs. Assistant psych
Replies: 11
Views: 2718

Re: Trainee PWP vs. Assistant psych

congratulations on both offers! in terms of experience, I have done both and found both very useful. however, my experience with insight healthcare in terms of training and progression was not great - a very insular organisation, their in house training is dated and unhelpful. the culture is also ve...
by xashx
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP and work/life balance
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: Trainee PWP and work/life balance

Congratulations and good luck! In my experience it's all about good time management and using gaps in your diary for purposeful activity. On my course we were given the self-directed study day tasks at the very beginning of each module, so in my experience I found it useful to identify some of the e...
by xashx
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview
Replies: 8
Views: 8231

Re: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview

great post, it's so nice to hear stories that aren't perfect, bit late to the party but thought I'd share mine anyway... mine was my first ever (sort of) mental health job. after struggling to get any sort of MH interview for a year after graduating from BSc Psychology and thinking it was my god giv...
by xashx
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Degree with no placement
Replies: 4
Views: 3315

Re: Degree with no placement

Hey, As mentioned above I would thoroughly recommend trying to get work as a Bank Healthcare Assistant at your local Acute MH Hospital - if MH is the area you wish to go in to ... I also had no experience alongside my degree and career-wise this is the best move I have made so far 8) The experience ...