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by hawke
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?

I know of someone in Manchester who got a university-based scholarship. I think it gave them a stipend, a bit like a funded PhD would pay.
by hawke
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can you do research full-time after a DClinPsy?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Can you do research full-time after a DClinPsy?

In my university, it is quite competitive to even get the split academic-clinician posts. The people who go into them quickly tended to have PhDs or significant research experience before doing the ClinPsyD, and subjectively they have reputations as being the brightest and best of their cohorts acad...
by hawke
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Choosing a course by location
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Choosing a course by location

I would consider your values - for me, my personal life comes before my work life, so I never considered applying too far away. Having roots is a tie, but life is so much more rewarding for me when I'm close to my friends, partner and a city I love. Many (most?) trainees find training is a bit of a ...
by hawke
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Have any APs successfully gotten onto a HI CBT course?
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Have any APs successfully gotten onto a HI CBT course?

Yes, I knew an AP who got on to HI training. She had a non-IAPT mental health background, worked briefly (literally a few weeks) as an AP in IAPT, and then was successful in getting a HI training place in the same service. Do some swotting up on how IAPT works in terms of stepped care, outcomes-dri...
by hawke
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Have any APs successfully gotten onto a HI CBT course?
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Have any APs successfully gotten onto a HI CBT course?

Yes, I knew an AP who got on to HI training. She had a non-IAPT mental health background, worked briefly (literally a few weeks) as an AP in IAPT, and then was successful in getting a HI training place in the same service. Do some swotting up on how IAPT works in terms of stepped care, outcomes-driv...
by hawke
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the importance of the institution?
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: What is the importance of the institution?

As far as I'm aware, the institution doesn't matter. What does matter is the research to teaching balance, as your psychological research skills are essential for applications. So you definitely want to pick a masters over a PGDip conversion course, make sure a research-heavy dissertation is availab...
by hawke
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Top up to Masters?
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: Top up to Masters?

My colleague did their HI training at Exeter, and then paid to continue with a dissertation to get the full Masters.
by hawke
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: I'm really not enjoying my MSc
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Re: I'm really not enjoying my MSc

Sorry you are feeling so bad at the moment. I have certainly felt like this at times along the journey too. At times I have pushed through and eventually been pleased I did, but other times I have reduced my commitments or straight out quit things (hard to do when one identifies as 'not a quitter'!)...
by hawke
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Publications and Dissemination section
Replies: 13
Views: 2186

Re: Publications and Dissemination section

I am on the doctorate and still have no publications - or even conference presentations/posters. I don't explicitly know of anyone on my cohort who has. I included public engagement work I have done (e.g. giving talks at local community groups), along with any within-service dissemination of my work...
by hawke
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Career Change from Data Science?

I am a current trainee, also from a science degree background and a love of playing with numbers and information, although I can't profess to have the same level of skill. I have found that my interest in using data to improve services has not been shared by other trainees, who are much more interes...
by hawke
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Support with having a LTC
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: Support with having a LTC

I'm sorry you're having such a bad time of it. I am assuming you are fairly new in post, and I think it especially hard to deal with it when you're new in a service. I also have a LTHC, and have generally had good experiences with services (including 2 IAPT services), but it definitely varies betwee...
by hawke
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1995

Re: What are people's views on Hypnotherapy?

I am generally a sceptic open to new evidence. My current view is that it's a form of deep relaxation, and its use very much depends on the context and the perspective. For example, for anxiety disorders - a cognitive therapist will tell me it's a safety behaviour that prevents us truly testing out ...
by hawke
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 2831

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

I have found it quite liberating to be called this! I moved from a job with "senior" in the title, where I was expected to be the expert and felt a bit isolated and trapped between management and front line staff. It's quite nice to have a "trainee/non-qualified" title to permit me to be in the lear...
by hawke
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I will respectfully disagree with the PP about the frequency with which the students on the 'research oriented' courses have MSc or PhDs. Whilst some universities cohorts may have a larger number than others of trainees with postgrad qualifications, certainly some of the research oriented courses h...
by hawke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I would suggest having a look at some universities you are interested in and looking at their short-listing criteria. Realistically with a low 2:1 you will need to demonstrate academic/research potential in another way, and universities will vary based on what they include in this part of their shor...