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by PsychDelight
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Getting onto the doctorate without AP/RA experience
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Getting onto the doctorate without AP/RA experience

Hi All I hope everyone is doing well during these strange times! I have plans to start applying for the clinical psychology doctorate this year. I have been a qualifed PWP for nearly a year and I've enjoyed the experience. I have a very supportive service which has provided me with a range of CPD ev...
by PsychDelight
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Publications for the new issue of Aspire!
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

Re: Publications for the new issue of Aspire!

Hi there

I know it's been since May but I was wondering if the submission deadline for Aspire is still open? If not, when will be the next opportunity to submit an article?
by PsychDelight
Sat May 11, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time work as an AP and PWP
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Part time work as an AP and PWP

I've not done thins myself but have heard of others doing it. Some people have canvassed for volunteer assistant psychologist roles for 0.5 to 1 day a week. Potentially, you might be able to arrange flexible working arrangements e.g. 5 days condensed into 4.5 days with your PWP role. Alternatively ...
by PsychDelight
Sat May 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time work as an AP and PWP
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Part time work as an AP and PWP

I did exactly this and it was the most valuable 6 months of experience I had- but also by far the most intense. Useful because I got supervision from a CP (which was invaluable) but also I learned about options other than CBT (the service was very dbt oriented and trained all their AP’s in dbt) and...
by PsychDelight
Fri May 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time work as an AP and PWP
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Part time work as an AP and PWP

I'm currently training as a PWP, and will be qualified next year. I really enjoy IAPTs however I wanted to gain some experience in secondary as an AP. I was wondering if anyone has had experience doing both part time AP and PWP work. How did you handle the work load? What was your hours like? Plus d...
by PsychDelight
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can working in administration be a good form of experience
Replies: 3
Views: 812

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

Definitely! I applied for the UCL PWP course this year and unfortunately didn't get it due to limited experience. So my plan was to do this role while studying my masters and then progress to other roles such as AP or trainee PWP roles. I also wanted to add its the Single Point of Access and Rapid R...
by PsychDelight
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can working in administration be a good form of experience
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Can working in administration be a good form of experience

Hi all, I have currently been offered the role of referral advisor within a mental health service. As part of the role, we signpost individuals to the relevant practitioners as well as process all the referrals that come into the service. However, I question to whether this can add to my experience....
by PsychDelight
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Graduate Internship Scheme
Replies: 1
Views: 2063

Psychology Graduate Internship Scheme

I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Psychology Graduate Internship Scheme by South West London and St George's Mental Health trust. If so, - How was your experience? -Was the application and interview process hard to carry out? - How was the experience itself and did you f...
by PsychDelight
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Worked on a crisis helpline? Please participate in research
Replies: 0
Views: 1589

Worked on a crisis helpline? Please participate in research

My name is Ciara Puckerin and I am a third year Psychology student at the University of Leicester. As part of my dissertation project, I have decided to focus on personal growth among crisis line volunteers. I intend to interview 8 individuals who have worked in the crisis line sector, to discuss is...
by PsychDelight
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nursing to Clinical Psychology?
Replies: 2
Views: 3115

Re: Mental Health Nursing to Clinical Psychology?

It strikes me as training to be a bricklayer with the goal of being an electrician - they both work on houses and need to know about some common things like site safety, but the one training doesn't preclude the need for training and experience in the other. It is a good plan if you want to be a me...
by PsychDelight
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nursing to Clinical Psychology?
Replies: 2
Views: 3115

Mental Health Nursing to Clinical Psychology?

Hello and I hope everyone is well! I am currently coming to the end of my second year in University and I have been wondering about my career after university. I have always aspired to be a clinical psychologist and I understand the protocols and the experience needed to be able to apply on the cour...