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by maven
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?
Replies: 17
Views: 1137

Re: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?

I've increasingly heard of para-psychologists who have no training beyond their original degree and some experience in graduate roles being asked to fulfil autonomous roles doing direct therapeutic work with vulnerable people. How can a psych grad with a year of care work go into a school or a job c...
by maven
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Psychology Degree Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Psychology Degree Advice

Pay close attention to how things are marked, discuss as much as possible with supervisors, read widely, and don't try to juggle too many extra curricular things as well as your academic work.
by maven
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

Sounds like you need to get help to address your anxiety, rather than interview adjustments?
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Online Sleep Study Seeking Participants!
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Online Sleep Study Seeking Participants!

You cannot recruit here without complying with the rules in the pinned post, which include giving details of your ethical approval and supervisor in the forum post. Please add this information (or post it below and I'll paste it into the OP if the editing window is closed) or I will remove the links...
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Trying to get my head around auditing
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Trying to get my head around auditing

Yup, you've got it. Only thing I'd add is that anything involving randomisation (eg whether a person gets allocated to an intervention or a control group) or a change of practise for the purposes of gaining knowledge is research and requires ethical approval, even when it is set within the context o...
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Working/volunteering during undergraduate degree
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Working/volunteering during undergraduate degree

There are sometimes placements you can do over the summer holidays, or you could get paid bank or support work during this time, and then if you feel like it wouldn't compromise your degree you could drop it down to just one shift a week, perhaps at the weekend or one evening. My other half worked 8...
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 921
Views: 286629

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

While I am happy to have been offered two Assistant Psychologist interviews, I am frustrated and upset that I am going to have decline one of them as they are on the same day and at similar times. The locations are at least an hour and a half apart, meaning it just wouldn't be possible for me to go...
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Where to look for jobs
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Where to look for jobs

Indeed, Reed and other general recruitment sites get AP job adverts. St Andrews is a fairly large employer you haven't listed. Also jobs.ac for academic and research experience, and then google with your local town/county for care and support work to pick up residential care services for people with...
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: How easy is it to get an HCPC registration for a clinical psychology masters from India?
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: How easy is it to get an HCPC registration for a clinical psychology masters from India?

I've interviewed Indian CPs applying for posts here (as both APs and CPs), and the training really doesn't cover the same things, and the role is quite different in practice too. During our training we do a doctoral level piece of research, and six 6-month placements that give a really wide range of...
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Beginning the journey
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Beginning the journey

Indeed, as Geishawife says, horizon gazing loses the value of the present, like watching a gig through videoing it on your mobile phone. So, you should just let go of that idea, and try to enjoy each stage and make the most of it. But I'd also say the timeline is unrealistic. Loads of people get som...
by maven
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?
Replies: 17
Views: 1137

Re: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?

I think it's become the de-facto standard that DClin applicants have a Masters (or even PhD) level award to evidence the first test. I don't think that's true. I see plenty of people who get onto training without a postgrad qualification (and like yourself, I'm sceptical about the value of many of ...
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions

Indeed, you've got a really odd set of expectations, that the public should understand the evidence base and that clinicians should know every therapy approach. I don't work with anxiety, I don't know this person. But I still stand by the fact there should be proper independent research evidence. Th...
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on online/distance learning masters?
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Re: What is the view on online/distance learning masters?

I don't think distance matters. But having a research or thesis requirement as opposed to just being a taught course is pretty critical, and having a credible department who don't just give everyone great marks to bring in more customers should count more than it does!
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions

Just because some people report something worked for them doesn't mean that it is an effective treatment. Some people believe in homeopathy, but it simply isn't possible that it works beyond placebo effects. My standards for evidence are higher than anecdotal reports, and IMO people who don't evalua...
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

I also winced when I read the OP. And just to be a pedant, swearing (even when replaced by asterisks) is against the rules of the forum. That isn't to say that I don't often think something different to what I say. Most recently "that's fine, take your time" when I mean "just tell me please, whateve...