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by jazzydwi
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Countries you'd really love to visit
Replies: 49
Views: 28298

Re: Countries you'd really love to visit

This year I was meant to be going to Greece for the first time with my friends, which we booked last year and were looking forward to for ages and we then had to cancel as our area went into local lockdown... gutted! My partner and I have been talking about going to Peru for a significant anniversar...
by jazzydwi
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Struggling Trainee PWP, advice please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: Struggling Trainee PWP, advice please?

I haven't been a PWP, so I'm no help there, but have definitely experienced dread before going to work in a previous role unrelated to psychology. I still get a bit anxious before seeing a new patient and have been working as therapist for 3 years now. Are you getting supervision with someone you fe...
by jazzydwi
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A long-winded request for help!
Replies: 20
Views: 11722

Re: A long-winded request for help!

Just throwing my hat into the ring here as a slight outlier who got a job as a HI therapist without PWP or core profession. Having typed this post and re-read it, it contains a lot of acronyms so apologies for that. I did an English Lit BA, followed by a one-year PgCert in Counselling Skills, and a ...
by jazzydwi
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Self-help for anxiety / excessive checking
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Self-help for anxiety / excessive checking

I'm not sure if I can post a link here, but you could also try the CCI workbooks, which are free CBT self help booklets broken down into modules. There's not a specific one for checking/intrusive thoughts but there's some on distress tolerance and worry that could be relevant. Hope you find what you...
by jazzydwi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: A first?
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: A first?

You may like Thomas Dixon's How to Get a First. It has a passage on writing from a 'burning platform' which was the difference between (IMO) a 2:1 and 1st quality writing. The book looks deceptively simplistic and would be easy to toss aside feeling 'I know all this already'. Read and apply truthfu...
by jazzydwi
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: CV
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: CV

This blog post is a good starting point too:
https://clinpsyeye.blog/2019/04/11/how- ... sychology/
by jazzydwi
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Core profession
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Core profession

Sorry to butt in - I am currently working in a HI post in Wales, quite a different system here (no IAPT!) but I got this post without a core profession. I did a two year PgDip in CBT at the University of South Wales, which is BACP accredited, that meant I could apply for accreditation with them as a...
by jazzydwi
Mon May 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)

Hello! Not sure if this is helpful, but I completed my MSc at Gloucestershire in 1 year and worked part time alongside it (usually 2 - 3 days a week). I finished in 2017 but at that time, the part-time MSc was over 2 years. This was helpful! This is the route I'm taking now - Cardiff got back to me...
by jazzydwi
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)

a classic "I don't know what to do with my life but I'm 18 and have to go to uni" choice. Very true! I loved doing my undergrad, but a little more guidance from my secondary school wouldn't have gone amiss... This is a really helpful reply though - I think it is the time frame that's sway...
by jazzydwi
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Part time vs Full time conversion (Gloucester v Cardiff)

Hi all, Looking for some advice RE conversion MSc. Background: BA (Hons) English Lit with a good 2:1, sudden realisation in 3rd year that I don't want to work in publishing or teaching, and I do want to work in mental health. Spent 3rd year volunteering with Mind and then, having no knowledge of Psy...
by jazzydwi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Hello: Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 730
Views: 186799

Re: Hello: Introduce yourself here!

Hi there! I'm Jazz, nice to meet you all. I'm a CBT therapist working in eating disorders in the NHS - seriously considering ClinPsy but unsure how realistic it would be for me to try... That's what I'm hoping to work out here. Specifically at the moment interested in conversion MSc's so that's prob...