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by jwardmagic
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Should I apply for a clinical doctorate, or gain more experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Should I apply for a clinical doctorate, or gain more experience?

Apologies for upsetting you, I certainly did not plan to, but thank you for the response. I feel you were jumping to conclusions a bit with regards to how I view people, based solely on this post. When listing the different service user groups, I was simply doing so to explain that I had experience ...
by jwardmagic
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Should I apply for a clinical doctorate, or gain more experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Should I apply for a clinical doctorate, or gain more experience?

Hi everyone, I have been considering what step to take next on my career/academic path, and was wondering whether my current experience and academic qualifications might be enough for me to apply for a clinical doctorate? I'd be grateful to hear your thoughts. Work experience: Mental health support ...
by jwardmagic
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Health psychology doctorate jobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Health psychology doctorate jobs?

Miriam, that would be tremendously helpful and encouraging, thank you. I'm in Bristol, and can travel within reason (happy to travel 50 miles(ish) a day, so a 50 mile radius of Bristol area would be where I'm searching, if you know anywhere/anyone I can contact, I'd be very grateful if you'd pass it...
by jwardmagic
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Health psychology doctorate jobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Health psychology doctorate jobs?

Thanks for the response. Yes you are allowed to do voluntary work alongside another job. However, I can't find any suitable voluntary roles (again with someone there that will be able to supervise me). There seems to be very few voluntary roles available in which you can design an intervention, carr...
by jwardmagic
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Health psychology doctorate jobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Health psychology doctorate jobs?

I am just finishing a health psychology MSc, and have been given a conditional offer to continue onto their doctoral programme. However, the condition is that I find a suitable job. I had a job originally which was 'almost' suitable, but they needed me to find a job in which I would have a superviso...
by jwardmagic
Mon May 28, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Health psych, clin psych, IAPT. What should I do next?
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Health psych, clin psych, IAPT. What should I do next?

I have a high 2.1 degree in psychology from a russle group uni. I will soon have completed a masters in health psychology with (hopefully) a merit/distinction. I have worked previously as a mental health support worker, a nutritional therapist, a brain injury rehabilitation support worker in two dif...
by jwardmagic
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Health Psychologist vs Clinical Health Psychologist?
Replies: 1
Views: 3488

Health Psychologist vs Clinical Health Psychologist?

I have been accepted onto an Msc for Health Psychology next year but I've realised I may have a few misconceptions about the actual job role. On the BPS website it says health psychologists earn on the NHS bands, often starting on band 6 or 7. However, I spoke to a clinical psychologist today who I'...
by jwardmagic
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Health Psychology Post Grad Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 2133

Health Psychology Post Grad Questions

I have got a place on a Health Psychology Msc that will gain me stage 1 after completion as long as I get a Merit or above. I aspire to become a Health Psychologist, and upon getting a Merit or above, I will go onto do a stage 2, professional doctorates with the same University. My concerns though a...
by jwardmagic
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Balancing paid work with doctoral work on a health doctorate
Replies: 3
Views: 2520

Re: Balancing paid work with doctoral work on a health docto

If this is the case how do they make enough to live just working part time?
by jwardmagic
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Balancing paid work with doctoral work on a health doctorate
Replies: 3
Views: 2520

Balancing paid work with doctoral work on a health doctorate

I have been in contact with a University as I'm interested in getting onto their health psychology doctorates program, and have a few questions from people who may have experience on the doctorate already. Regarding filling out your BPS competencies whilst working - I assume most people work in a fu...
by jwardmagic
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Dissertation topic?
Replies: 7
Views: 3883

Dissertation topic?

I am a second year, mature undergraduate student and I need to start thinking about my third year dissertation so would like some advice. Since the year is only about 9 months long, I'd rather do a dissertation in an area that was easier to obtain a higher grade in, than something I was particularly...
by jwardmagic
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Health psychology placement salary?
Replies: 0
Views: 1659

Health psychology placement salary?

I am considering doing a masters in health psychology with the hope to then do a doctorates in it, and have a few queries. I have been talking to one user who is doing her doctorates and has been extremely helpful - but my question needs other peoples experience. One of the main issues I may have wi...
by jwardmagic
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Building a clinical CV whilst working a better paid job?
Replies: 8
Views: 4465

Re: Building a clinical CV whilst working a better paid job?

The other thing which could work for you if you're worried about money is to look for clinically relevant research projects to assist on, RAs typically are much better paid than APs (for example, my RA post was closer to band 6 wages). I think Id be looking for both RA and AP posts and will take wh...
by jwardmagic
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT or Assistant Psychologist route?
Replies: 23
Views: 15556

Re: IAPT or Assistant Psychologist route?

The pay was never an issue for me either, even on band 4. I also ran a car. I did live outside the city, because house prices were a little absurd. I had no commitments like mortgage or children however. This is very encouraging. I drew up a plan of how much I may need and it seemed very tight. I a...
by jwardmagic
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Health psychology questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3120

Re: Health psychology questions

Hey, Feel free to send PMs if you're interested in the health psychology career pathway. Happy to help. Professional Doctorates in Health Psychology are self funded, but trainees typically work in paid full time (or part time) placements and pay for fees via salaries. From my understanding, there's...