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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: 1
Views: 126

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: 418

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: 818

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: 1421

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: 762

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: 731

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: 1350

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: 1908

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: 1081

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: 1081

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...
by hawke
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal

I went from Senior PWP straight to the doctorate. There are several people on my cohort with IAPT experience - 1 was a HI therapist, but the rest of us were PWPs. Everyone had other experience outside of IAPT - for example, I worked in schools so had experience of a different client group. One uni I...
by hawke
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is learning support assistant relevant?
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Is learning support assistant relevant?

I did some of my work experience as a pastoral worker in a mainstream secondary school. It's very helpful in terms of experience working with young people and I really valued the people skills I learned. But I didn't get any supervision or psychological training - in fact, with a psychology degree y...
by hawke
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Opinions - what else should I be doing?
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: Opinions - what else should I be doing?

I found it helpful to break things down by 3 areas: academic, clinical and personal. Nothing is essential, but in my experience, you either need to be a good enough all-rounder, or have one particular area where you shine above and beyond other applicants. Often, it's not about getting more experien...
by hawke
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Is my training equivalent to that of a high intensity PWP
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Re: Is my training equivalent to that of a high intensity PWP

Firstly, there is a difference between 'high intensity' and PWPs: High intensity = CBT therapist = step 3 Low intensity = PWP = step 2 And in answer to your question, it would depend on the service. The latest IAPT best practice guidance states that all PWPs should hold the IAPT PWP qualification, a...
by hawke
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy
Replies: 9
Views: 4611

Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

I'm on a doctorate course that doesn't offer an accredited CBT route - and indeed, I'll soon be a 1/3 of the way through without doing any formal CBT as it wasn't my placement or supervisor's speciality, although I've got got 3+ years as a PWP underpinning my CBT experience. Can anyone give more det...