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by michael2806
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: What is the typical peak salary for a clinical psychologist?
Replies: 20
Views: 11374

Re: What is the typical peak salary for a clinical psycholog

I think the previous people posting have given a good indication of the situation in the NHS at the moment, especially with regards to progression and earnings potential. I think this is a valid question, as many factors will figure in a person's decision to choose a particular career. What I would ...
by michael2806
Thu May 28, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Airline Psychologists
Replies: 4
Views: 3867

Re: Airline Psychologists

I personally don't think it was an attempt to 'profit' from the crash at all. Quite the opposite in fact; I would say the BPS was trying to play it's part in preventing such incidents (albeit, they are incredibly rare) from happening in future. I was quite happy to see the BPS put it's view forward ...
by michael2806
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Self employed work alongside DClinPsy
Replies: 9
Views: 4789

Re: Self employed work alongside DClinPsy

Just to add my experience, I've also worked on a consultancy basis whilst undergoing training. This work wasn't research focused. I think a few valuable things to consider include: it's generally considered good practice to notify the course of this work so that they and you can openly consider any ...
by michael2806
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: What fees do I charge for Consultancy Work???
Replies: 10
Views: 8789

Re: What fees do I charge for Consultancy Work???

I think it very much depends on the work that you're doing and what your doing it for. Consultancy is such a varied concept that it covers anything from advising on research to offering expertise on employee engagement or stress management in FTSE 100 companies. You could be doing it to establish yo...
by michael2806
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Work After Clinical Course
Replies: 11
Views: 5422

Re: Work After Clinical Course

My understanding of these types of policies is that they would be obliged to guarantee a job in the NHS if they were to tie you in. Private sector employers offer training an awful lot to their employees and stipulate that they must remain with that employers for X years afterward. However, that's w...
by michael2806
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Royal college campaign and changes in the media
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Re: Royal college campaign and changes in the media

Hi Bluegoat, yes I did have a quick peek at their website. I didn't see any more recent updates. The last bit of activity on the website was the campaign response to the BPS letter in the psychologist magazine some time ago. Thank you for the update Miriam, that is very good news. I agree that the t...
by michael2806
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Royal college campaign and changes in the media
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Royal college campaign and changes in the media

Hi everyone, I just thought I would quickly put a thread out to find out what is happening with the Royal College of Psychologists campaign? Things have been very quiet recently and I haven't received any updates about it on my e-mails. What is going on, has the campaign lost momentum and been aband...
by michael2806
Fri May 23, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Has anyone taken their qualification abroad?
Replies: 4
Views: 3135

Re: Has anyone taken their qualification abroad?

Whilst I haven't done it myself, I know people who have and I have looked into it several times. The general view I've had is that it depends on where you go to. Ireland for example is easier than say going to the US or Canada, as both of the latter countries would require you to sit examinations an...
by michael2806
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Health and Social Care Act-One year on
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Re: Health and Social Care Act-One year on

I suppose all I would say is that whereas the majority of services were previously provided in the NHS before, there is now a greater diversity of employers on offer; I don't know whether there are more opportunities now than before though. I also think more and more clinical psychologists are happy...
by michael2806
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Health and Social Care Act-One year on
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Re: Health and Social Care Act-One year on

My understanding is that things are still in the early stages with regards to GPs taking on the role of commissioners and that we are only beginning to see the effects now. My impression is that it has resulted in more positions arising in the private sector and charitable sector, as looking at job ...
by michael2806
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: £10 a month 'membership' to the NHS
Replies: 7
Views: 4371

Re: £10 a month 'membership' to the NHS

My first thought upon reading this was that it was a good idea. However, on further reflection I think it will do as Miriam said, and reinforce and already often quoted lie from the (now sadly predominantly) right-wing press in this country; namely, that the NHS is inefficient, bloated, too expensiv...
by michael2806
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Nicholson's comments and the recent budget
Replies: 0
Views: 1386

Nicholson's comments and the recent budget

Hi everyone, I was just curious to get people's opinions about the recent comments Sir David Nicholson made about the NHS's viability in the near future if austerity continues. If you haven't seen the article, I've included it below: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/12/nhs-not-survive-201...
by michael2806
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Plan B: The next best thing?
Replies: 12
Views: 4996

Re: Plan B: The next best thing?

This is an interesting one, because it depends on what you define as a neuropsychological test, and what specialist training does one need to undertake to administer them? I've seen neurologists, junior doctors, psychiatrists administer NP tests, the same that CP's administer. I'm not sure that NP ...
by michael2806
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Plan B: The next best thing?
Replies: 12
Views: 4996

Re: Plan B: The next best thing?

Hi J1mmy, I'll try and help you the best I can, but it sounds like you're in a bit of confusion at the moment, and have asked a few different questions. My first bit of advice would be to consider what interests you the most, as you've talked about CBT, personality disorders and approaches with that...
by michael2806
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is brain injury experience worth getting in 3rd year undergr
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Is brain injury experience worth getting in 3rd year und

I think its good to get experience as soon as you can. This certainly helped me to obtain roles after graduation, as I think beyond the obvious demonstration of having skills with patients, you also demonstrate commitment to the field. However, I would temper that advice with a caveat, namely that y...