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by BlueCat
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: NHS matching salary and A/L
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: NHS matching salary and A/L

The section is about staff returning to the nhs. I would suggest the fact it doesn't mention a length of break for annual leave means it doesn't matter how long it has been. The full document is massive, but worth referring to.
by BlueCat
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: NHS matching salary and A/L
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: NHS matching salary and A/L

I'd challenge that, ell. It's there in black and white in the national agenda for change terms and conditions. You've been diddled! Section 12.4 Re-appointment of previous NHS employees. 12.4 On returning to NHS employment, a previous period or periods of NHS service will be counted towards the empl...
by BlueCat
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: NHS matching salary and A/L
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: NHS matching salary and A/L

Annual leave is cumulative and not dependent on continuous service, so you'd be fine there. Salary matching is dependent on line manager's discretion within trust policy, so need to check that out. You'd probably reset your sick leave allowance with a break in nhs service, and things like mat leave ...
by BlueCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: When do I need the necessary experience by?
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: When do I need the necessary experience by?

If the course specifies a minimum period of experience as a shortlisting criteria, that period counts from the point at which you are shortlisted.
by BlueCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Health psychology doctorate jobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Health psychology doctorate jobs?

Have you contacted all the NHS Trusts/Health boards within that radius to ask if they are able to offer you a placement? There's well developed, busy clinical health psychology departments in Gloucester, Bristol and Bath.
by BlueCat
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can working in administration be a good form of experience
Replies: 3
Views: 356

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

That sounds like the sort of job that might be good experience in order to get jobs that will give you good experience for clinical psychology, rather than good in its own right.
by BlueCat
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Progression
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Career Progression

I qualified in 2005. I had my first 8b in 2013. At 8b there seems to be a bit of a divergence in CP...you can earn your 8b by being highly specialist in therapy, providing clinical leadership within a team...or you can earn your 8b by taking on broader leadership and management functions. That said,...
by BlueCat
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: which MSc?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: which MSc?

Is there mot one on environmental psychology or psychology and the built environment?
by BlueCat
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Voluntary AP positions on weekends
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Voluntary AP positions on weekends

Highly unlikely. Whilst there are settings in which a clinical psychologist may work that will be operational on Saturdays, such as prisons, inpatient facilities, some outreach projects, it is unlikely that any psychologists will be around on a Saturday for you to assist!
by BlueCat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cardiff uni - psychology assistant interview
Replies: 1
Views: 527

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: 569

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: 1652

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.
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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: 1652

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: 642

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: 1982

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...