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by Milka
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP funding???
Replies: 12
Views: 7967

Re: PWP funding???

I've heard the same rumours about HIT training (that trainees might have to self fund) I don't know if there is any truth in it but it wouldn't surprise me if government did decide to cut funding for this to save money because it's expensive training and there are now a lot of trained CBT therapists...
by Milka
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Escaping IAPT
Replies: 33
Views: 20388

Re: Escaping IAPT

Thank you lightendoftunnel for your support and encouragement, you've certainly given me food for thought. Now I just need to get on and make a decision (decision making has never been something I've been good at!)
by Milka
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Escaping IAPT
Replies: 33
Views: 20388

Re: Escaping IAPT

Thanks light0end0tunne, it's really helpful to hear your experiences. The uni where I did my postgrad diploma used to offer a masters top up but sadly that option no longer exists :( I'm really kicking myself now for not doing that when I had the chance as it would have been a relatively cheaper and...
by Milka
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Escaping IAPT
Replies: 33
Views: 20388

Re: Escaping IAPT

Thanks light0end0tunnel that's really encouraging. I'd ruled out applying for the clincial psych training because I thought my experience (just primary care/IAPT) would be too narrow but perhaps that's just my negative cognitions! (fortune-telling!). If you don't mind me asking did you have any rese...
by Milka
Fri May 27, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP course alongside Part-Time MSc?
Replies: 4
Views: 2692

Re: Trainee PWP course alongside Part-Time MSc?

It's possible but it would be a lot of hard work. I've supervised trainee PWPs and it is a demanding course, so doing a masters as well would be tough.
by Milka
Fri May 27, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 11488

Re: Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - thought

We have assistant psychologists in the service I work for who are doing the same as a assistant PWP. They are paid band 4 like the trainee Pwps but don't get to do the training. it's a good way to get a foot in the door but the cynic in me thinks its a way of getting cheaper staff
by Milka
Wed May 25, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Recovery rates & capability route
Replies: 4
Views: 2273

Re: Recovery rates & capability route

That sounds horrendous. :evil:
I've never heard of that happening but fortunately it doesn't happen everywhere in IAPT so steer clear of those places that do because it says a lot about the ethos of the service if managers are going down that route.
by Milka
Tue May 24, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT HI Training
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

Re: IAPT HI Training

Sorry I can't remember either. I know there was a few that either dropped out or didn't pass but the vast majority got through (and we were a big cohort of about 40 people). As far as I remember everyone who passed the course got jobs somewhere in IAPT (not necessarily where they trained). Yes tapin...
by Milka
Mon May 23, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT HI Training
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

Re: IAPT HI Training

It's a stressful course because as Baa says there's a lot to learn in a short time but I wouldn't say you have to put your life on hold. I bought a house when training and I can remember at least one person on my course getting married during the year and plenty of people had outside commitments, ki...
by Milka
Sun May 22, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Escaping IAPT
Replies: 33
Views: 20388

Re: Escaping IAPT

Thank you Mungle for your suggestions re: possible employers and branching out. Unfortunately from the jobs ads that I've seen the NHS trusts in my local area seem to only employ clinical psychologists in secondary care and specialist services and specify this in the ads. We don't have IAPT for SMI ...
by Milka
Sat May 21, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Escaping IAPT
Replies: 33
Views: 20388

Re: Escaping IAPT

I've thought about it vaguely but not looked into it seriously yet. I'm kicking myself now that I didn't attend the BABCP CPD event earlier this year about working in private practice as I think that would have been really helpful. I think for me it would be a huge shift in mindset to move into priv...
by Milka
Fri May 20, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Escaping IAPT
Replies: 33
Views: 20388

Re: Escaping IAPT

Thank you all for your responses and suggestions. It's encouraging to know that there are other CBT jobs out there but I'm not convinced there's loads in my local area. I've only ever found CBT jobs in IAPT but maybe I'm looking in the wrong places? Other than IAPT what other services and settings m...
by Milka
Thu May 19, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Escaping IAPT
Replies: 33
Views: 20388

Re: Escaping IAPT

Thanks for your reply Alex H. There's no downside to taking a chance on the Dclinpsych but I don't think I'm likely to be successful as I'm lacking breadth of experience and haven't done anything research-y for 10+ years. Also not sure if I want to go back to being a trainee again and all the stress...
by Milka
Wed May 18, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Escaping IAPT
Replies: 33
Views: 20388

Escaping IAPT

Hi I've worked in IAPT for a long time (too long!) at both low and high intensity level and have now decided it's time to move on but I feel really trapped. I'd still like to use my CBT training and skills but in a different setting. However I'm struggling to figure out how to do this as it feels li...
by Milka
Wed May 04, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Msc in Health psychology Coventry vs Staffs
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

Msc in Health psychology Coventry vs Staffs

Hi! I've decided to apply for a part-time Msc in Health psychology at either Coventry or Staffordshire and wondered if anyone has any experiences of these courses (either good or bad)? I'm drawn to Coventry because they offer placements but the Staffordshire course also seems to have a very good rep...