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by Northernlad
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal
Replies: 6
Views: 388

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

I was in a similar situation to you. I had spent a number of years in IAPT as a PWP, but in an attempt to broaden my experiences I had just commenced an AP role when a trainee HI therapist position came up. I had to balance up the experience I would have received as an AP with access to a clinical p...
by Northernlad
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy
Replies: 9
Views: 4277

Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

You can do this on the course I am on. Basically, CBT teaching counts toward the 450 CBT training hours required for accreditation and the 200 clinical hours can be made up on placement - but would mean elective placements would need to be very CBT-oriented. I'd imagine you would also need to write ...
by Northernlad
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Can I make it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1315

Re: Can I make it?

It sounds like you have accrued lots of relevant experience, particularly so early on into your undergrad! I did nothing of relevance during my undergrad so essentially started from scratch when I graduated. I am a first year trainee now, yet it probably took me slightly longer to gain a place than ...
by Northernlad
Mon May 27, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Seeking Guidance on Supporting Statement
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Seeking Guidance on Supporting Statement

Christine, I had lots of variants of an application but tailored to specific client groups e.g. one for child, AMH, older adult, forensic etc etc. This really worked for me and meant that I could fire applications in quickly as I only needed to make a few minor tweaks (if any) to suit the job I was ...
by Northernlad
Tue May 14, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time work as an AP and PWP
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Part time work as an AP and PWP

Yes, I did this. I worked as a PWP for 3 days per week and an AP for 2 days per week. Work-load wise this felt manageable. Particularly as I had worked as a PWP for 3 and a half years before I secured the AP role and was feeling a little burnt out in IAPT - so the AP role kept things fresh and helpe...
by Northernlad
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: 2:2 and AP post experience- is it enough for a doctorate??
Replies: 11
Views: 3477

Re: 2:2 and AP post experience- is it enough for a doctorate??

The Lancaster course doesn't have any specific requirements for applicants degree classification!
by Northernlad
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Experience/Application Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Re: Experience/Application Advice

It can be tough deciding when to apply but I would advise only applying when it feels right for you; not based on when you feel your experiences match that of others. I remember when I first started out and how daunting it felt hearing stories of people who had years of experience without even getti...
by Northernlad
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1643416

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

4.) I may have found someone to teach me Kinyarwanda. My next postdoc will involve working with survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide, and I think it's vital that I learn a bit of the language in order to build up some trust with the participants. It's a tonal language, so a real chall...
by Northernlad
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Neuropsychology/Research
Replies: 10
Views: 2122

Re: Neuropsychology/Research

Newcastle also offers a neuropsychology pathway which allows eligibility onto a fast-tracked programme with Bristol University.
by Northernlad
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1643416

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Congratulations Ell! 1. Made the difficult decision not to apply for the doctorate this year after getting so close last year. I need to focus on passing HI and actually really should spend the 1 year consolidating these skills and working towards full CBT accreditation. It is a weight off to make ...
by Northernlad
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Health Psychology doctorate without an MSc in Health Psychology
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Health Psychology doctorate without an MSc in Health Psychology

Hi ygrimmador. If you check the BPS website it stipulates that to become a chartered health psychologist you need to take a society accredited MSc programme in Health Psychology, unfortunately. I’m not aware of any alternatives. I completed a health psychology MSc programme and we were advised that ...
by Northernlad
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Diagnosis and formulation article
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Diagnosis and formulation article

Hi all. I don't support anybody had access to the following article:

The advantages of formulation over categorical diagnosis in explorative psychotherapy and psychodynamic management.
Mark Aveline

Thanks in advance
by Northernlad
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Counselling psychologist as a referee?
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Counselling psychologist as a referee?

Over the last few years I was invited to 4 interviews for 3 different courses (non selection-test courses), gained a place on training this year and never had a psychologist as a referee on my form!
by Northernlad
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!

In the IAPT service I trained with we had a large workforce in these roles - they were called 'therapy support workers' but the duties seem very similar to the role of an assistant PWP. They delivered initial telephone assessments, step 2 telephone and computerised work and ran psycho-educational gr...
by Northernlad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 73456

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I agree with Mungle. Write a generic application for different client groups and then if you do need to tailor it further it shouldn’t take too long at all! You’ll have an application almost ready to submit!