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by maven
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Getting things done / Covering the cost of running the site.
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: Server migration and paid member tier proposal

I've had some advice about better monetising the site to cover costs, and I think the idea of a paid membership tier is on hold for now until I've tried them out. We've also reached an agreement with Pearsons (the psychological test suppliers) to advertise on the site and in the next two issues of A...
by maven
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Dual qualification - CP and Counselling Psychology
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Dual qualification - CP and Counselling Psychology

Presumably you need to contact the HCPC and evidence that you meet the criteria for a CoP also - though I'm not sure why you'd want to, as I don't think it would open anything up that isn't available to you as a CP...
by maven
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PWP post or Assistant Psychologist?
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: PWP post or Assistant Psychologist?

Worry about it if/when you get offers from both and once you have a feel of both roles and services.
by maven
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post

Indeed, look outside the NHS and you step outside most of the competition.
by maven
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant Psychologist - UK or abroad?
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Assistant Psychologist - UK or abroad?

I don't think many of us know the American system. For progress towards being a CP in the UK, experience here is generally the best possible option. But setting aside all issues of equivalence and career progression and thinking purely about quality of life, I think there is a lot to be said for Can...
by maven
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: When do I need the necessary experience by?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: When do I need the necessary experience by?

There is no prescription of a year's experience. Some courses have a minimum to be eligible for short-listing, but the key is what you get from the experiences and how you can reflect on them. There is nothing prohibiting you from applying, and many courses with assessment days don't have minimum re...
by maven
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can working in administration be a good form of experience
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Can working in administration be a good form of experience

I'd generally say admin jobs are a poor way to get experience, but this one at least sounds like it has some thought about referral information, some contact with service users and the possibility to conduct an audit. So it might be alright. You could always apply and then find out.
by maven
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Service evaluation/independent audit
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Service evaluation/independent audit

It sounds like an interesting question with findings that would be applicable in UK services to me. Seeing whether the referrer can judge the likelihood of attendance/engagement is a good question. If you wanted it to be broader, I might be tempted to also pick up some other information from the sam...
by maven
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Voluntary AP positions on weekends
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Voluntary AP positions on weekends

Negligible in my experience.
by maven
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How many years after graduation before you got on the course
Replies: 92
Views: 70782

Re: How many years after graduation before you got on the course

I have finally gained a place this year, 7 years after undergrad graduation. I feel great about that but it makes me wonder why threads like this exist. We all have different stories and paths but finding a way through to the doctorate is a massive achievement whenever it happens. The purpose of th...
by maven
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Objective advice sought
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Objective advice sought

There's no dilemma here if you want to do a dclinpsy. One masters is totally relevant and improves your chances. The other is barely relevant, possibly even slightly harmful to your chances. I expect the selectors for the anatomy masters would be equally bewildered if you told them you intend to do...
by maven
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1307

Re: Let's talk about money

In the nicest possible way, your view of the world is quite myopic - the system that doesn't suit your needs in your locality must be faulty and therefore the profession is as doomed as the dodo. I don't really see it that way at all. I'd say that whilst there are some difficulties with the professi...
by maven
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments

Also bear in mind that competition for AP posts is often higher than for training, so it is worth looking out for non-NHS AP posts or other posts that bring you into contact with CPs to build up that experience.
by maven
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Any guidance or advice would be really appreciated.
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Any guidance or advice would be really appreciated.

Yes, as Geishawife says, take your time and enjoy the journey. Don't do the whole thing horizon-gazing about how quickly you can get to be a CP, make the most of each step.