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by miriam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Experiences of Online MSc Psychology conversion wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Experiences of Online MSc Psychology conversion wanted

This post was potentially defamatory, as it was second hand opinion expressed as fact. In line with our policy, and my responsibility as the forum owner, I have therefore made minor edits to re-word the defamatory content. We also don't encourage swearing and unprofessional language, so I have remov...
by miriam
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: My Warts & All Journey to Becoming an AP
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: My Warts & All Journey to Becoming an AP

Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy your new post. It is better, as you say, to be realistic about AP posts being just another type of job and not the holy grail, but also to make the most of every experience and opportunity as there are many routes to clinical training and not all of them contain ...
by miriam
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2021 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 10266

2021 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Following the usual tradition this is your space to record your progress for 2021! This is the single thread in which you can post about hearing from courses, interview dates and your progress in the application process. Please do not post elsewhere on the forum, as we don't want to flood the rest o...
by miriam
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: New moderators, team members and volunteers required
Replies: 10
Views: 8756

Re: New moderators, team members and volunteers required

Thanks Jason, that would be great. You can click through from the menu button or one of the banner adverts to past issues of Aspire. We publish articles that are about your job role, reflections on your career journey, anonymised case studies, brief research write-ups, "week in the life" d...
by miriam
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Wiki: Models and types of therapy
Topic: Personal Constructs - the method (with an example)
Replies: 1
Views: 8880

Re: Personal Constructs - the method (with an example)

I wonder if we can run a similar demonstrator+volunteer to give an example of motivational interviewing or CBT?
by miriam
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: About the Wiki, and suggest new topics
Topic: The Wiki section is always up to date
Replies: 1
Views: 2618

Re: The Wiki section is always up to date

We need to do our annual check of the wiki, so if anyone wants to volunteer to help out, now is a good time!
by miriam
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: About the Wiki, and suggest new topics
Topic: Suggest other Wiki topics here
Replies: 87
Views: 64493

Re: Suggest other Wiki topics here

If there are any wiki topics that people would like to see, or any that need updating, please flag them here.
by miriam
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: The pros and cons of joining the BPS or ACP-UK
Replies: 1
Views: 7121

Re: The pros and cons of joining the BPS or ACP-UK

I have been updating this wiki. If you have any suggestions of things to add or wish to suggest any changes, please feel free to comment below before I recompile the wiki.
by miriam
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Person first vs identity first language
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Person first vs identity first language

Of course it would feel more natural to say "I'm autistic" than "I'm a person with autism" just the same as I'd say "I'm asthmatic" or "I have asthma" rather than "I'm a person with asthma", but it doesn't mean the same as wanting to be identified by...
by miriam
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Careers advice experienced CBT therapist
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Careers advice experienced CBT therapist

Commit, and worry about the choice if and when you get offered a place on training! You can never guarantee your life won't change 6+ months in the future.
by miriam
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Applying to Clinical Psychology with an MSc Psychotherapy and psychotherapy work experience
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Applying to Clinical Psychology with an MSc Psychotherapy and psychotherapy work experience

I agree with your general point, however I was commenting on the OP being paid £43k with an MSc to do student counselling, not disputing that some graduate roles pay £30k.
by miriam
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Applying to Clinical Psychology with an MSc Psychotherapy and psychotherapy work experience
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Applying to Clinical Psychology with an MSc Psychotherapy and psychotherapy work experience

I'd count yourself exceptionally lucky to be earning £43k with just an MSc, as from the short CV you've given even with a conversion I don't think you'd get shortlisted for most AP posts paying half that. The NHS band 8 posts will normally require a core profession, doctoral level training and/or ma...
by miriam
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2021 Manchester 'application does not meet the minimum entry criteria'
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: 2021 Manchester 'application does not meet the minimum entry criteria'

Indeed. It was their mistake and not yours, and good for others to see it is possible to query a rejection that does not seem factually based.
by miriam
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Assistant Psychologist / Fieldworker - Children's social care (west London and surrounds)
Replies: 0
Views: 501

Assistant Psychologist / Fieldworker - Children's social care (west London and surrounds)

About the position We have a vacancy for an Assistant Psychologist / Fieldworker to support our work in the Transforming Children's Social Care (BERRI) project, funded within a successful Innovate UK Smart Grant where we are developing tools to help identify and track the psychological needs of chi...