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by miriam
Wed May 16, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592224

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

1. I have a cold. I also have people to interview on Friday, a planning appeal to submit and two grant applications to complete by the end of the month. My brain is not up to the task. 2. We also have cats who make our lives better for being around. Three brothers we adopted a year ago. The biggest ...
by miriam
Tue May 15, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

That's a different thing. I think most qualified CPs identify with the challenge of the early career stages and try to be helpful supportive about creating the steps into the profession for promising candidates. And it is typical to have aspirations to train in CP as a job requirement for an AP post...
by miriam
Tue May 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: What justifies your belief that CP is the right career for you?

I've loved my career every step of the way. I've always found it such a privilege to be given a window into other people's experiences, and such an interesting riddle to help untangle what is going on for them and how they can make positive change. The fact I can earn a living doing that rather than...
by miriam
Mon May 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Activity co-ordinator/Clinical studies officer
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Activity co-ordinator/Clinical studies officer

Its a lot more relevant than an admin role, so I'd definitely see it as a positive step.
by miriam
Mon May 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Assistant Psychologist & other posts Child & Family, Matlock
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: Assistant Psychologist & other posts Child & Family, Matlock

We've had a couple of queries about whether this has closed or not, but we've been super busy with other things, so I wanted to give any last minute applicants until 6pm tomorrow to get applications in before we finalise all the interviews.
by miriam
Fri May 11, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Is it all made up?
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Is it all made up?

If you read the Power Threat Meaning framework, or some of the Psychologists for Social Change stuff you'll see that whilst we can make impact by working with how clients think and behave (and have amazing impact in even very simplistic or short interventions sometimes) there are some things we can'...
by miriam
Fri May 11, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How to get involved in research and publishing as an AP
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: How to get involved in research and publishing as an AP

I published quite a lot of papers as an AP, as I had a mainly research role, and I've managed to publish (or at least present at conferences) with APs I've supervised with a reasonable success rate since. I think my main strategy is just about picking things that are service evaluations and not rese...
by miriam
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Confidentiality and data protection (+tech update)
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

Confidentiality and data protection (+tech update)

We have just completed a scheduled downtime to migrate to a new server and update the forum software. The forum and wiki are now back up again, but it may take additional time to restore external features of the site and it may not be an immediate fix to all technical glitches - so please let us kn...
by miriam
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: AP application - "Membership of Professional Bodies"?
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: AP application - "Membership of Professional Bodies"?

I'd not worry about it. You aren't a member, so admit that. It isn't likely to be used for applications at that level, and you can mention GBC elsewhere. I've short-listed a lot in the NHS and we never used it - it wouldn't seem to make much sense to do so, unless you genuinely care who is a member ...
by miriam
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: AP application - "Membership of Professional Bodies"?
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: AP application - "Membership of Professional Bodies"?

The box is there for memberships (rather than eligibility for membership), but in my experience will only be used as a screening criteria for short-listing where such registration is compulsory - ie for HCPC regulated professions, or medicine, nursing, etc. Otherwise just mention having GBC in the m...
by miriam
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Assistant Psychologist & other posts Child & Family, Matlock
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Assistant Psychologist & other posts Child & Family, Matlock

NOW CLOSED We have several vacancies at LifePsychol Ltd in Matlock, working with me on various clinical and research projects. These include a full-time AP post (salaried at £18k), a full or part-time project worker post on a research project (12 weeks WTE funding initially at £15k per annum pro-rat...
by miriam
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What to do if asked about an unfamiliar issue or diagnosis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

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

I always try to highlight to people the value of going back to first principles, and thinking upwards from the basics, rather than trying to learn every possible fact. And we know that being able to cope with ambiguity, complexity and incomplete facts is pretty much one of the KSF definitions for hi...
by miriam
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interventions Facilitator HMPPS Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Interventions Facilitator HMPPS Interview

Hello all, I have an interview for the interventions facilitator position and I was asked to prepare a presentation. The topic I was given "As a facilitator, how will you ensure as many service users as possible, complete their Court / Licence mandated programme?" but I am a bit confused as I was n...
by miriam
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Problems with the Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Problems with the Forum

I haven't personally experienced any of the glitching, but I've had a couple of reports and I'm sorry to hear if you have experienced site outages. I have known for a couple of weeks that there is the potential for some difficulties at high load as the server we rent from our hosting company has som...
by miriam
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9060
Views: 1592224

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

Congratulations, Curlyhair, that's wonderful news :) 1. Horrible virus. I feel exhausted and achy (including in my eyes), with a tight chest and headache that makes it really hurt to cough. It keeps tricking me by letting me feel better for a few hours, and then pulling me back in. 2. Feel extra bad...