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by maven
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Route to Counselling Psychology
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Route to Counselling Psychology

Welcome Meld. You don't need another MSc, you need relevant paid experience, IAPT is one option But yes, clinical psychology is highly competitive and you don't mention your degree or MSc marks, which will be an important factor in your likelihood of progressing. I'd suggest you read the wiki and a ...
by maven
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Local councillor and DClinPsy training?
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Local councillor and DClinPsy training?

Also, I'd have a really good think about what you want to do the most. Because politics can also be a route to helping people to be happier and more successful in their lives, and allows you to make a difference in ways that are wider and more impactful - and at times more immediate - than through p...
by maven
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Local councillor and DClinPsy training?
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Local councillor and DClinPsy training?

If you don't have extensive relevant experience, it would be very difficult to gain a place on a clinical training course immediately after a conversion course. Lancaster is a good choice in having less formal requirements of experience, and greater focus on diversity, so it is worth a shot. But the...
by maven
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Local councillor and DClinPsy training?
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Local councillor and DClinPsy training?

I'd say the likelihood of getting both happen at once is very low, and presumably there would be a means to step down if you had to. So I'd worry about it if it happens.
by maven
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Clinical psychology doctorate SPAIN or UK?
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Clinical psychology doctorate SPAIN or UK?

The clinical psychology training programmes in the UK are 3 year doctorate level courses, with six six-month placements to learn about different client groups and models of service delivery, and a doctoral thesis at the standard of a PhD but with 1/3 the breadth. I'd say that it is at a higher level...
by maven
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Lost and confused
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Lost and confused

Yup, as Mungle says, easier to get experience now than to make up for a lower mark at undergrad because you put too much focus on gaining experience early. Try to just enjoy the journey, focus on what you are doing now and make the most of the opportunities that present themselves, and worry less ab...
by maven
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How useful are online training courses? (CPD)
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: How useful are online training courses? (CPD)

Indeed, I doubt any CP shortlisting for an AP post is going to think a £180 course is better than a free online training, and I'm not sure that any therapy training that isn't accredited and doesn't involve developing and demonstrating the interpersonal skills to engage with people in distress has m...
by maven
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Should I apply for jobs that list an NVQ as an essential requirement?
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Should I apply for jobs that list an NVQ as an essential requirement?

Thanks for the update. So it seems like the NVQ wasn't essential, and your degree and/or other skills and experiences can be considered equivalent.
by maven
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Employment/Identity checks
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Employment/Identity checks

They are supposed to check physical copies of passports and other documents, rather than just see copies of them, and they are supposed to do checks to evidence right to live and work in the UK - all of these things are legal obligations on employers. Whether they are willing to postpone these until...
by maven
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Assistant Psychologist Interview - Memory Services - your help please :)
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Assistant Psychologist Interview - Memory Services - your help please :)

The forum rules are not only pinned to the main "about this forum" section, and referred to in many posts, but they are emailed to every person in the welcome PM. So there is no excuse not to be aware of them.
by maven
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Pre-Qual - Volunteering to do Cognitive Rehabilitation Exercises
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Pre-Qual - Volunteering to do Cognitive Rehabilitation Exercises

I'd be surprised if you couldn't get relevant paid work with 5 years of support work after a psychology degree - so you need to get someone to look at how you are tailoring your applications (or do some mock interviews if you were getting interviews but not posts) to see what is going wrong. As to t...
by maven
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP NHS application help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Trainee PWP NHS application help needed

You should probably also get someone more experienced to read one of your applications. You'd be surprised how much distance there can be between what people think they are doing in applications and what others see in them.
by maven
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Preparing for an AP Interview at Combat Stress - Please Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Preparing for an AP Interview at Combat Stress - Please Help!

Soliciting or providing information about the content of interviews is against the rules of this forum. If you have a specific question or idea, then post it and focus on that. But we exist to level the playing field, and believe in fair selection processes, so we will not provide insider info to ce...