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by Monroe
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Application to both PWP and DClinPsych training...
Replies: 6
Views: 3118

Re: Application to both PWP and DClinPsych training...

Sure, I'm not saying there's zero progression. But it's a pyramid and obviously not every low intensity PWP can become senior or HI. The grumblings of low intensity PWPs at being sold a particular vision that didn't materialise is well documented. Ultimately I don't think you need to be particularly...
by Monroe
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Application to both PWP and DClinPsych training...
Replies: 6
Views: 3118

Re: Application to both PWP and DClinPsych training...

Leaving the actual training early sounds like it might be a problem. My PWP intake finished their training before the doctorate started, so lots of people completed the PWP course only to go straight into clinical. I understand the criticism about there being an ethical problem with doing one traini...
by Monroe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 14333

Re: Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - thought

I basically just did the assessment stage, meaning 6 assessments a day, 4 days a week. I used to work in IAPT and really didn't like it. Your role sounds even worse than mine. How can anyone think non-stop assessments is a safe way to work for anyone? How can anyone maintain empathy and motivation ...
by Monroe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Only applying to one course centre
Replies: 7
Views: 3328

Re: Only applying to one course centre

It's completely fine.
by Monroe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Off sick during fourth week of new job
Replies: 4
Views: 3251

Re: Off sick during fourth week of new job

Look after yourself. No one owes it to ANY employer to work themselves ill. And if you've offered to work an alternate day and they've said no then 1) they know you're not just messing about and 2) the place won't collapse in your absence. Easier said than done but really try to focus on getting bet...
by Monroe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: UCL or OXBRIDGE?
Replies: 6
Views: 3712

Re: UCL or OXBRIDGE?

I really wouldn't worry. A 1st in a UCL masters will more than suffice to demonstrate academic ability.
by Monroe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I'm a mature student and I REALLY want to become a CP
Replies: 12
Views: 10652

Re: I'm a mature student and I REALLY want to become a CP

I think everyone idealises things they don't have yet. I'm fairly sure most people have thought that life would be wonderful if they could only get on training... ... and then they get on, maybe have a rubbish placement, realise that there's actually work to do to pass a doctorate (I conveniently fo...
by Monroe
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: My diamond shoes are too tight
Replies: 7
Views: 7647

Re: My diamond shoes are too tight

I feel like I can really relate to this. I got on to training last year and it was the first time in my life that I realised that even very positive, amazing changes in life can bring on heaps of stress! A life change is a life change after all and even happy circumstances require lots of adjustment...
by Monroe
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Cheeky Favour-Successful Personal Statements
Replies: 17
Views: 11578

Re: Cheeky Favour-Successful Personal Statements

Perhaps just doing away with the personal statement altogether would be the best idea?! I was a PWP and an AP before, so it may just be reflective of the circles I was in, but I think there is a huge amount of sharing of successful statements. It's my experience that it's the majority, rather than m...
by Monroe
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Poll: EU In or Out?
Replies: 25
Views: 14421

Re: Poll: EU In or Out?

Also, the idea that if things go wrong now at least its on our own heads is only comforting if you aren't a member of a particularly vulnerable group. The results of this grand neoliberal experiment in autonomy and 'freedom' will fall on some heads harder than others.
Agreed!
by Monroe
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: CV of failures
Replies: 25
Views: 10439

Re: CV of failures

Haha I also love this idea! Just a few that come to mind: - kicked off A level biology at school and forced to take art instead - 3 universities at undergrad - failed stats exam in my first year - any drama audition ever in my life. The best I ever got was (no lie) 'weasel number 3' in Wind in the W...
by Monroe
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Average age getting onto PWP training?
Replies: 9
Views: 13318

Re: Average age getting onto PWP training?

I was 27. Most people on my course seem to be mid 20s.
by Monroe
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Backing out of a houseshare
Replies: 5
Views: 7628

Re: Backing out of a houseshare

I think it's important to choose carefully for such a big decision, and hopefully the first homeowner will understand your many good reasons for turning down their place! As above I think it's important to mention it as soon as possible, and accept that they might not be very happy about your decisi...
by Monroe
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: What experience did you have when you got on training?
Replies: 5
Views: 3202

Advice and discussion re experience before training thread

I just wanted to write something here for people when making course choices and looking at other people's experiences... People generally don't write which course they were successful for, and I think it's really important for people to understand the importance of applying to courses that will valu...