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by magrat
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 18550

Re: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2018

Hi all. Just wanted to say best of luck to everyone with interviews. I did the course a few years ago now and work as a CAAP. Obviously the interviews will have changed a bit since I did them, but the best advice I can give us to make sure you understand what you're applying for - find out as much a...
by magrat
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant post vs Psychological Therapy in Primary Care MSc
Replies: 2
Views: 2892

Re: Assistant post vs Psychological Therapy in Primary Care

With due respect to Geishawife, that isn't entirely true. Job prospects for CAAPs have improved but there are still no guarantees of a job so far as I am aware. I did rumours that a job was going to be guaranteed for a year post-training but I'm not aware of that being put in place. Although it was ...
by magrat
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Msc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2017
Replies: 79
Views: 33836

Re: Msc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2017

I just wanted to say good luck to everyone with interviews this year. I did this course a few years ago and have offered help with interview prep in previous years, and have already received a couple of PMs asking for help this year. I am really sorry, but personal circumstances mean that I just do ...
by magrat
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: A long-winded request for help!
Replies: 20
Views: 11647

Re: A long-winded request for help!

If you're open to living/working in Scotland - which given your degree base is St Andrews, I'm guessing you are - why not have a look at the MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care run jointly by Dundee and Stirling Universities. You would still need to do the conversion course first though and...
by magrat
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Should the therapist weigh eating disorder client?
Replies: 6
Views: 5390

Re: Should the therapist weigh eating disorder client?

In CBT-E for eating disorders (Chris Fairburn's model) in-session weighing is a crucial part of the therapeutic process. The purpose is to assist in educating the patient about weight and in reducing their preoccupation with their weight. This model suggests that you need to be careful about how you...
by magrat
Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2015
Replies: 157
Views: 55530

Re: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2015

It's a nice theory, parkes. Unfortunately, in reality, it hasn't proved to be that straightforward. I'm not sure from your posts if you're also a graduate of the course, but I'm getting the impression not. The situation with accreditation for the MSc is pretty complex and I don't know all the detail...
by magrat
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2015
Replies: 157
Views: 55530

Re: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2015

I'm afraid parkes39 has got that a bit wrong. It's not that easy for CAAPs to get roles in IAPT as unfortunately the MSc is not BABCP accredited. Professional recognition and accreditation has been a longstanding issue for CAAPs (both adult and child). The courses have had discussions with both BPS ...
by magrat
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013
Replies: 140
Views: 44402

Re: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013

Well done to you all - so chuffed for you :D And will admit to being rather pleased that my advice does seem to have helped :wink: :oops: Elise, my husband used to commute from Edinburgh to Galashiels, and it takes about an hour each way to drive. The bus service isn't great, so you would really nee...
by magrat
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013
Replies: 140
Views: 44402

Re: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013

I suspect the admin problems are due to the fact that the course secretary retired this year - not entirely surprised there are teething problems with her replacement. The other thing to remember is that it isn't quite as simple as the course just made the decisions last week and that's that. As I u...
by magrat
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013
Replies: 140
Views: 44402

Re: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013

I was in tears when I left the uni after my interview, and spent the evening apologising to hubby for "messing it all up" :oops: Just goes to show :wink: It's very hard to judge your own performance. And I think CurlyHair's point is a very good one - has anyone ever come out of any interview, or exa...
by magrat
Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013
Replies: 140
Views: 44402

Re: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013

This place http://www.ravenswoodguesthouse.com/ is where I stayed throughout the course. It's about a 20-25 minute walk up to the uni, or there's a great regular bus service which will get you to right outside the Cottrell building (which I assume is where the interviews are again). It's a lovely, c...
by magrat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013
Replies: 140
Views: 44402

Re: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013

Does anyone know if the health board people on the panel are from our first choice places? Just realised I forgot to answer this :oops: The year I was interviewed there was a mix - some people had representatives from just one board on their panel, others had two. They are from your top one or two ...
by magrat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013
Replies: 140
Views: 44402

Re: MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 2013

Good luck to everyone with interviews :D Definitely don't get too wound up about the stats test - it isn't particularly in-depth, assesses knowledge from basic undergrad, and is only used to give them an idea where folk are at, not for selection. The very best piece of advice I can give for the inte...
by magrat
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shortlisting Updates
Replies: 322
Views: 121831

Re: Shortlisting Updates

The Guided Self-help Worker post in Edinburgh has shortlisted.
by magrat
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: AP and other relevant posts you might not have spotted
Replies: 533
Views: 265427

Re: AP and other relevant posts you might not have spotted

Guided Self Help Worker, Edinburgh http://www.goodmoves.org.uk/jobs/11359?page=3&region=4

This is a similar role to English PWPs. Nice team and organisation to work for, and good experience for either doctorate or the adult CAAP course.