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by myotai
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Realities
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

Re: Realities

The last post sounds a little like a promo from Exeter Uni....it is I am afraid wholly inaccurate and coated with that much sugar to make it unpalatable to someone like me - who has now left the role but had several years experience in it. How can you suggest its not a cul-de-sac when there is nowhe...
by myotai
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Struggling in IAPT service as untrained
Replies: 7
Views: 4633

Re: Struggling in IAPT service as untrained

Leave.... ....and leave ASAP. Contrary to the party line being towed religiously - the job is a dead end. Its simply not as advertised - effectively a con. Those aspiring to the 'role' need to find a way to discuss this with existing PWP's. Get it from the horses mouth and see what comes of that par...
by myotai
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 14194

Re: Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - thought

On a side note. The service I work for is taking on unqualified people as PWPs. They're leaving in droves as they're feeling overwhelmed and out of their depth. Not particularly ethical in terms of duty of care. Sad as they're lovely people meaning well.
by myotai
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 14194

Re: Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - thought

The PWP role is so restricted I'm unsure what an Asst PWP could do that has less interventions that the PWP role proper. Unless it involves performing as per the PWP role as advertised, for instance treating PHQ/GAD at 14 or below. Unlike the complex OCD, ADHD, and various personality disorders I wa...
by myotai
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Realities
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

Re: Realities

Good for you. However, I have seen too many good people become ill and burnt out due to the utterly mercenary way PWPs are treated and used as drones. People rarely speak out due to an inherent culture of fear with the NHS. It's scandalous and will come out in the end. Like I said, if you're plannin...
by myotai
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Realities
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

Realities

I cannot help but feel for the aspiring PWP's and their admirable enthusiasm in here. It might just be my experience over the last 7 years, but the reality of the role is so far removed from the green fields that are painted at university - I would likely never have applied if I'd have known it was ...
by myotai
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Hypochondriasis and PWP's
Replies: 13
Views: 5721

Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Hi,

Quick question, do PWP's as a rule treat Health Anxiety?

Thanks,

M...
by myotai
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: What is the weakest part of your KSA?
Replies: 0
Views: 2369

What is the weakest part of your KSA?

I wonder how others have tackled this question?

M
by myotai
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Got PG Dip - do I need a KSA ...?
Replies: 2
Views: 2257

Re: Got PG Dip - do I need a KSA ...?

Thought as much...thanks for getting back!
by myotai
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Got PG Dip - do I need a KSA ...?
Replies: 2
Views: 2257

Got PG Dip - do I need a KSA ...?

Someone has suggested that as I have a Post Grad Dip (Humanistic Counselling) I don't need t produce a KSA for a Hi CBT Trainee interview - can anyone confirm whether this is the case?

Thanks,

M
by myotai
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: The PWP role
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Re: The PWP role

Well, thats nice to hear. However its a MASSIVE rarity to hear that its actually working - and I have to be honest I am hugely skeptical. I can't see how you can be in an IAPT service that works as you describe. Stepping up is such a rarity it might as well not be an option, and as for a manageable ...
by myotai
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: The PWP role
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Re: The PWP role

<......tumbleweed......>

Not a single reply

That's very telling!
by myotai
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: The PWP role
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

The PWP role

A simple question; Does anyone have a really very positive experience of this role where they're supported, have a realistic and manageable caseload and only ever treat presentations that match those that they were taught and told they would be treating at University - presuming you have completed t...
by myotai
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Escaping IAPT
Replies: 33
Views: 24693

Re: Escaping IAPT

jamesivens wrote:there's loads of cbt jobs these days in different settings and services which you would be able to work in. BABCP jobs website is a good place to look, plus all the other general job searches through google etc
Like what?
by myotai
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP - lack of support
Replies: 3
Views: 3287

Re: Trainee PWP - lack of support

Nothing will change. the PWP role has descended into an un-recognizable conduit for exploitation. I have been doing this a while now and FINALLY have found a way out of this careered cul-de-sac. My advice, start looking for a way out of this utterly hideous trap! Sorry, but if you don't find out soo...