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by hettie
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Progression
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Career Progression

I'd agree with Miriam. I know of 7 consultants locally and five of them are male.....I don't know how long it took them to get there though. There are increasingly fewer and fewer 8b 8c roles in psychology, so if thats a priority then maybe the graduate management route may be more suitable.
by hettie
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology
Replies: 22
Views: 5346

Re: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology

You're right in identifying this site as a 'trade body' (so to speak). And I suppose it's the same as not being able to join the DCP... But I'm a firm believer in united we stand (and all that) and would like to see more areas of cooperation (hence my disappointment in the new clinical psychologist ...
by hettie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology
Replies: 22
Views: 5346

Re: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology

For me my choices were 60% about circumstances and 40% about the ethos of counselling psychology. I really wanted to train part time as I was pregnant and had planned another child... I didn't want to work full time when my kids were under 4.... At the time the fees were a fair bit lower (before the...
by hettie
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student
Replies: 15
Views: 3277

Re: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student

In my location I know of counselling psychologists working in nhs specialist tier 3 forensic services, adult, camhs, inpatient, community, at consultant level and in private practice.... Training trends to be more flexible, I did mine part time and had a year off for maternity. It's also more up to ...
by hettie
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists
Replies: 60
Views: 33060

Re: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists

As a counselling psychologist I feel they've missed a trick... An royal college of practitioner psychologists would have far more numbers (and therefore clout). And in addition the new groups aims seem so aligned with the ethos of counselling and community psychology that it could look like a land g...
by hettie
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists
Replies: 60
Views: 33060

Re: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists

I am disappointed that the royal college idea got stymied. In particular because this could have provided an opportunity for practitioner psychologists from other churches to join forces (United we stand and all that). I'm also raising an eyebrow at their early communication about rationale and valu...
by hettie
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Training as a DBT Therapist
Replies: 4
Views: 4383

Re: Training as a DBT Therapist

Training is one thing, becoming accredited another.....British isles dbt has all the info on accreditation (and training). You'll need a core profession and to be part of a DBT team ( either an exis ting team or new 4 person team). You can't train as an individual.....
by hettie
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Counselling Psychology - secondary modality
Replies: 1
Views: 2062

Re: Counselling Psychology - secondary modality

How about the foundation (or if you could qualify for prior professional learning) the intermediate level of a Systemic/Family Therapy course?
by hettie
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: DCP SURVEY-addressing the issues with the BPS (open to non-m
Replies: 4
Views: 4137

Re: DCP SURVEY-addressing the issues with the BPS (open to n

I read the blog. I couldn't agree more. As a practitioner (and one whom believes psychology is political) the BPS infuriates me. It just can't seem to position itself nor advocate on our (or our clients) behalf. I wish Jamie well, but I feel her has an impossible task....
by hettie
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out
Replies: 32
Views: 11968

Re: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out

Oh and I should add, I am now in a great service which allows me to be flexible with working hours (I work part time), in a fantastically interesting and fulfilling role.... I much much prefer being a psychologist to my old career AND it works well for our family :D
by hettie
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out
Replies: 32
Views: 11968

Re: Advice for mature applicant / parent starting out

I can’t comment on clinical training as I am a counselling psychologist. But… one of the reasons I chose to train via this route was about my existing family commitments and my plans to have another baby. I started my Doctoral training when my youngest was about 2 years old and had another baby 1 ye...
by hettie
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Anyone else feel stupid after all these shortlisting tests?
Replies: 21
Views: 9601

Re: Anyone else feel stupid after all these shortlisting tes

I stumbled across this thread by accident. But I'm posting out of curiosity... Do courses do this as a gate keeping exercise? Or do they genuinely believe that the top x centiles will make the best clinicians? What's the link between aptitude in these years and competencies needed..Also how do they ...
by hettie
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Snatching therapeutic moments
Replies: 2
Views: 3568

Re: Snatching therapeutic moments

A couple of thoughts.... It didn't sound like the nursing staff were in the formulation meeting? Have you thought about using a team formulation approach with the whole team? The small incidents you describe could be examined as part of that and the team might become more curious/reflective about th...
by hettie
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Counselling vs. clinical vs. psychotherapy vs. social work
Replies: 5
Views: 3737

Re: Counselling vs. clinical vs. psychotherapy vs. social wo

Sorry... should have been clear- both psychology posts
by hettie
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Counselling vs. clinical vs. psychotherapy vs. social work
Replies: 5
Views: 3737

Re: Counselling vs. clinical vs. psychotherapy vs. social wo

Yes they exist :D Have a colleague works for a charity that works with homeless/complex needs clietns. I work with an adult population but her service is for 14-21 year olds.....These kind of posts exist more in third sector organisations rather than NHS services...