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by maven
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part-time/Distance Learning MSc Psychology Conversion Course
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Part-time/Distance Learning MSc Psychology Conversion Course

Indeed. Any BPS accredited conversion is fine, but as well as getting the highest possible mark you'll need to build up your experience to compete with other applicants, and if you look at our polls that normally takes 2-3 years, rather than one!
by maven
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Fixed term contract and maternity
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Fixed term contract and maternity

Just wanted to say thanks again to everyone who has commented. I have addressed things with the course now- I confirmed in the one e-mail that I accepted the place and also told them about the pregnancy and said that I would need therefore to discuss options. I’m glad I did because it is a great we...
by maven
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Biting off more than you can chew
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Biting off more than you can chew

I used to work with a CP who use to "close" days in her calendar or new referrals to her caseload if she reached certain thresholds very assertively. I think she would have had a sense of how many hours she wanted to work per week, and then looked at current commitments and worked out whether they a...
by maven
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Finished uni - unsure on what to do next?
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Finished uni - unsure on what to do next?

Indeed, get some relevant paid work! Residential care work (with children in Care, or older people with dementia, or people with learning disabilities) is usually pretty easy to come by, but you could also look on most of the job websites and in the local paper for roles like care assistant, classro...
by maven
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Conversion course and AP jobs
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Conversion course and AP jobs

Undergrad or similar qualification conferring GBC is the normal wording, and a conversion is fine.
by maven
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP job - unusual circumstances? is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: AP job - unusual circumstances? is this normal?

If its the job I think it is, then its an awesome job with a great supervisor who used to be a service lead in the NHS. You do get to interact with clients and professionals in a set up like that, but by nature it is more isolated than being part of a bigger team. It would definitely be a great step...
by maven
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Join the DCP Pre-Qualification Group!
Replies: 10
Views: 14302

Re: Join the DCP Pre-Qualification Group!

The PQG is very active on twitter, so I'd contact them that way. But they definitely still exist!
by maven
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 449

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

I'd suggest looking for posts outside the NHS. Roles in prisons, secure facilities, education or residential care providers might be a good stepping stone, and AP posts outside the NHS are often less competitive - especially if you find ones that only advertise on their own websites, or apply to the...
by maven
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Applying for 2019 Clinical Doctorate
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Applying for 2019 Clinical Doctorate

Corono27 is right that this forum section is not about applications or plans, it is about the doctoral courses themselves. There is a welcome thread where people are introducing themselves, and a whole forum section about applications. But we also have mega-threads where people post the experience t...
by maven
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

I'd just call them systemic barriers. And clinical courses have worked hard to develop selection processes that are as free of bias as possible and assessment days that draw on knowledge and skills, rather than the prestige of your experiences, so it is being actively looked at in terms of selection...
by maven
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

That isn't discrimination. I don't think you do these genuine systemic issues justice by using the wrong terms to describe them.
by maven
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

I agree there is an issue, but as firegal says unpaid work is absolutely not a requirement to progress in the profession, and plenty of people get onto the doctorate without it - in my experience the majority. Voluntary work is less expensive than doing an MSc, which costs money as well as time, so ...
by maven
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: What role to go for?
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: What role to go for?

I'd say wait and see what happens tomorrow, and then have a think about which role you'd enjoy most, and feel you'd learn most from. In a tie-break pick longer contract, better pay, or a service you know will deliver on their promises.
by maven
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: LD reading for HCPC eval?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: LD reading for HCPC eval?

I think Eric Emerson was the go to guy in the field of intellectual disability.
by maven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Access to qualified forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Access to qualified forum?

You need to email clinpsyforum@gmail.com from a work email address giving your HCPC details and forum username. Then we add you to the group.