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by workingmama
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The multiple pathways to clinical training: lessons from a first year trainee
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Re: The multiple pathways to clinical training: lessons from a first year trainee

As I frequently threaten to change my autosig to 'You don't need to be an AP to get onto training', I couldn't agree more. Over half my training cohort had never had an AP post. These opportunities are doubtless extremely useful in many ways, but they don't always offer lots of skills that are acces...
by workingmama
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

Just for those interested in grade inflation, this documents the movement over the last 20 years nicely, and really focused on the increase to the increase (?!) over the last decade. Echoing the above, as an OU grad myself I an tell you that whilst the course marks are higher in OU (you might receiv...
by workingmama
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9302
Views: 1655646

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

1.) At the beginning of the month I spent five days as a psychiatric inpatient. I think that short week will be informing my professional life for a long time to come. It was an eye-opening experience. It also left me with a lot of hope. There was one conversation with a psychiatrist and another wi...
by workingmama
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: AP Band 4
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: AP Band 4

Whilst agreeing that it's jolly unlikely that you'd get your Trust to reband, I do feel strongly that there is a continued lack of financial appreciation of the skills and work carried out by relevant degree-holding APs. Miriam is quite right that they won't reband when they can get hundreds of othe...
by workingmama
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?

I think what surprised me about hypnosis was how much in control I felt. I was sure it wouldn't work for me because I'm pretty untrusting and have a cynical avoidance of 'woo'. Nonetheless I felt that I was choosing to allow myself to 'go with it', and I think that made all the difference for me.
by workingmama
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?

I used it once personally for fear of heights which was limiting my rock climbing. It was absolutely excellent despite my raging scepticism and near refusal to even try it out. I expect the lack of regulation means that efficacy is extremely hit and miss.
by workingmama
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 2391

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

Being known as trainee, or placement student, suits me just fine. I also think, I have had to record God only known 50 hours of my practice live (120 hours overall) so to say, my name is ............and I am the unqualified seeing you today, doesn't install confidence I don't think I have ever hear...
by workingmama
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

Fair point! We have it established in our Trust, and whilst I won't work with voluntary APs because I find the system exploitative and geared towards that can afford to be here 9-5pm on a working day, I work with people to help them access research experience because (in my own experience) it can be...
by workingmama
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I have so many bits of potential research and no time to write some of them up, so it may be worth approaching psychologists directly and ask whether anyone would supervise you doing a research project in their area not linked to a Masters. As long as people show academic promise (good degree), it m...
by workingmama
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I've known plenty of people get onto clinical training one or two years after gaining their GBC qualification, and plenty of those have been after conversions. I'd be very wary of jaded people perpetuating the narrative of how long it takes and how poor your chances are, when plenty of people don't...
by workingmama
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Supervising PhDs while training
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: Supervising PhDs while training

I personally wouldn't as I think training is a pretty full-on job by itself, and I'm sure you wouldn't want to be less intellectually present for your potential supervisees than you might usually be. I had asked whether I could continue offering private training and was refused by my training trust....
by workingmama
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Anti Racist Book Club for Psychologists
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Anti Racist Book Club for Psychologists

I tried to set up something similar in my NHS Trust but the Equality and Diversity team felt that it might seem racist as it was aimed at White people so I was advised to not progress this. We were hoping to look at 'Being White in the Helping Professions', which is a truly great book for starting d...
by workingmama
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I will respectfully disagree with the PP about the frequency with which the students on the 'research oriented' courses have MSc or PhDs. Whilst some universities cohorts may have a larger number than others of trainees with postgrad qualifications, certainly some of the research oriented courses ha...
by workingmama
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9302
Views: 1655646

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

Good news both! Well done!