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by matt.berlin
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Poll: EU In or Out?
Replies: 25
Views: 14099

Re: Poll: EU In or Out?

Now I've got TTIP out of the way, here's the post I logged in to make: Please let us all consider the impact of last week's referendum on our clients, particularly in light of increased xenophobia and racism being expressed in public. Any of our clients could be having a tough time in relation to th...
by matt.berlin
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Poll: EU In or Out?
Replies: 25
Views: 14099

Re: Poll: EU In or Out?

I disagree on TTIP: yes, it is been done under an EU framework but massively pushed for by the UK. On the European level, it looks like it is close to collapse particularly after strong domestic opposition in many countries, including Germany. But "domestic" is perhaps not the right word - it has be...
by matt.berlin
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Course epistemologies
Replies: 7
Views: 5885

Re: Course epistemologies

The line when I was at UEL was that "psychological problems are best understood in a social and cultural context" .. but that didn't necessarily mean that they should be understood from a social constructionist perspective. Social constructionist ideas are given lots of air time at UEL but I would s...
by matt.berlin
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Being Reflective
Replies: 3
Views: 3117

Re: Being Reflective

I'm going to do that annoying thing psychologists do and answer questions with questions... One of the things that stuck out for me in your post was you saying that you had a lot on in various ways. It made me wonder whether you feel like you have the time or energy at the moment to "be reflective" ...
by matt.berlin
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Differences in course requirements/procedures
Replies: 7
Views: 3511

Re: Differences in course requirements/procedures

If there was broad agreement across all the courses on the CP role and associated competencies, it would seem as if it should be possible to agree on valid selection criteria. And courses would continue to have their own style, reflecting the particular philosophy and research interests of teaching...
by matt.berlin
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: International Applicants from the EU
Replies: 13
Views: 4817

Re: International Applicants from the EU

I am from EU too. I have the same problem, but I thought to give it a try. I am also applying to HPC directly to see where I stand in the UK system. I have done everything in my country, so I guess it's very difficult. I didn't have the option of the UK in my mind when I was studying, but my future...
by matt.berlin
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: International Applicants from the EU
Replies: 13
Views: 4817

Re: International Applicants from the EU

I have known plenty of trainees from other EU countries (outside of the UK and Ireland). However, I think most had already been working in the UK prior to starting training. Legally, they can't require EU nationals to have lived and worked in the UK previously, but as Miriam has said: you would be l...
by matt.berlin
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Positive behaviour support
Replies: 10
Views: 7731

Re: Positive behaviour support

My experience was similar - I think for me the only real explicit references were in LD teaching. And I wouldn't say we covered it in a way that you would have been able to go out and do some without doing extra learning first.
by matt.berlin
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any EU psychologists?HPC application or doctorate?
Replies: 8
Views: 5592

Re: Any EU psychologists?HPC application or doctorate?

The first issue is: are you qualified to practice as a clinical psychologist in your home country? In the UK, "clinical neuropsychology" is not regulated by the HCPC. However, you need to be a clinical or educational psychologist first to be able do specialist neuropsychology training (here's some i...
by matt.berlin
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any EU psychologists?HPC application or doctorate?
Replies: 8
Views: 5592

Re: Any EU psychologists?HPC application or doctorate?

Information for EEA and Swiss applicants for HCPC registration: www.hcpc-uk.org/apply/eeaandswitzerland/
by matt.berlin
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: What fees do I charge for Consultancy Work???
Replies: 10
Views: 9216

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

A minor thing, but I would estimate an hourly rate as annual salary / 223 days (an estimate of annual working days without weekends, 27 days annual leave and bank holidays), divided by 7.5 hours for a working day. Times by whatever multiple you feel is reasonable. As for private practice therapeutic...
by matt.berlin
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Refused travel expenses because I declined the job
Replies: 17
Views: 13666

Re: Refused travel expenses because I declined the job

I've not known travelling expenses to be paid for NHS interviews in London. In fact, adverts often explicitly say they don't pay expenses. Perhaps because the NHS in London assumes everyone lives in London and has a travelcard on their Oyster. However, this case seems a bit harsh if they suggested t...
by matt.berlin
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Probation period
Replies: 5
Views: 3321

Re: Probation period

I think my contract did have a standard NHS probationary period though I can't remember what that was. Nothing much was made out of it, as far as I can remember - no fanfare to mark the end of it. I do know one person who had to leave the job because they failed their first year (we are given one op...
by matt.berlin
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: BPS / HCPC with international degree - who matters most?
Replies: 22
Views: 17772

Re: BPS / HCPC with international degree - who matters most?

Anyone can call themselves a psychologist in the UK - you don't need GBC, or even any study in psychology (or any other subject) whatsoever. However, to use one of the protected "practitioner psychologist" titles such as clinical psychologist or counselling psychologist, you need to be registered wi...
by matt.berlin
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Homoworld film
Replies: 14
Views: 8528

Re: Homoworld film

To slightly derail, I have a recommendation for a feature film that I think addresses some of the issues that homoworld tries to and in quite a sophisticated (and less in your face) way: Weekend - it's also quite the romantic film. For me the two main characters in the film together sum up so many o...