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by miriam
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Reflecting on a decade outside the NHS
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Reflecting on a decade outside the NHS

The end of this month will be the 10th anniversary of when I left the NHS. Would anyone be interested in the idea of a webinar/discussion about what I've learnt about social entrepreneurship, running a psychology business, and trying to change the world for the better? If so, you are in luck, as tha...
by miriam
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Fake Counsellors and Psychologists
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Fake Counsellors and Psychologists

Indeed, a hot topic for me, and one I've actively campaigned on for some time. You'll see I recently posted in the thread that Fenella linked above too.
by miriam
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Experience & GBC accreditation
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Experience & GBC accreditation

I think it is worth applying, but the level of competition does mean that CP supervision and directly relevant experience, as well as research experience (or even better a publication) make your odds of securing interviews higher, so it may be that you'll need to get a year or two more experience. B...
by miriam
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: How likely for trainee PWPs to be offered a qualified post in the same team after training?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: How likely for trainee PWPs to be offered a qualified post in the same team after training?

Let's wait and see if this is just one region or course, or a widespread thing. I've only ever heard of the CAP course in Scotland having a one year rule for the local clinical course.
by miriam
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"
Replies: 107
Views: 64161

Re: Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"

I just thought I'd mention that the ACP-UK are still actively looking into the issue of the harm done by "psychologists" who are not HCPC registered practitioners and the lack of public protection. Since I first posted on this issue in 2007, about the appalling Individual Clinic for Eating...
by miriam
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

I'd echo what has been said above and just want to add three things: 1) The psychology conversion - are you doing this through the OU? If yes, it's worth seeing (it could be done in the past) if by adding an extra module and using transferred credit from your open degree, you could do it as a OU ps...
by miriam
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: My undergrad degree & past are difficult to explain!

I think you can tell the story you told us - that you didn't find your subject niche or have the recognition of your own attentional deficits in the past, but that now you do have a subject you are passionate about and the medication/insight/strategies that address your needs you are showing yoursel...
by miriam
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Overwhelmed in new 3rd sector role
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Overwhelmed in new 3rd sector role

This isn't about you, or any evidence that might suggest you are in some way inaddequate. You can't pour out services with nobody offering the training and support to replenish you. This sounds like a dangerous set-up, and one you need to report to CQC. No degree of masochistic self-sacrifice can ma...
by miriam
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 929
Views: 306809

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

To the driver of the blue Porsche who drove me off the road earlier today, I hope you get home safely. Thanks to your IDIOTIC overtaking manoeuvre myself and my daughter nearly didn't! Sorry to hear that. I hope you and your daughter are okay? I don't tend to like Porsche drivers, as in my experien...
by miriam
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Ability to apply for AP posts before graduating?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Ability to apply for AP posts before graduating?

it is somewhat disheartening to be told the thing you have worked so hard for (i.e., grades and extra experience) for the past 4 years is not a selling factor Those things are very important, and put you ahead of people that don't have those things. I guess what we are saying is that in an era of m...
by miriam
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Apply for a CAAP course or chance my luck with DClinPsy or NES Stage 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Apply for a CAAP course or chance my luck with DClinPsy or NES Stage 2?

I should say lastly that if you are a CAAP who is accepted onto the DClin in Edinburgh or Glasgow, NES recognise your existing competencies and will cut 1 placement out of your training so you only do 2 years and 7 months on the DClin as opposed to 3 😊 That's a really helpful and interesting post, ...
by miriam
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 91
Views: 95656

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

As it says in many places on the forum, there isn't a secret formula consistent across all shortlisters. It is just the result of market forces - the competition for these posts is very high, so the minimum criteria listed are often nowhere near as high as the threshold at which the top handful of p...
by miriam
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Ability to apply for AP posts before graduating?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Ability to apply for AP posts before graduating?

If the criteria are for a graduate with GBC, then I'd not shortlist anyone who hasn't got their degree in hand. And the likelihood that I'd shortlist a brand new graduate without a year (WTE) of relevant experience for an AP post is pretty negligible. But the main barrier is probably how you write y...
by miriam
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: 1 Year Job Search...
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: 1 Year Job Search...

We've had loads of posts that cover all of this, so why not use the search feature? There is even a wiki about do I have to deal with poo or violence to get on the ladder? and one about what jobs are relevant, and one on a day in the life of a support worker, and lots of discussion in the forum abou...