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by Keyser_Soze
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 151799

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

Yes that's correct, it's from the HMRC, but the rebate is refunded via BACS, with your usual pay (so one very nice paycheck if you're lucky!).

I submitted by application about 3 weeks ago, I'll let you all know if I get anywhere with it.
by Keyser_Soze
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 151799

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

His rebate. Came in with his usual pay.
by Keyser_Soze
Sat May 30, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Any success for tax refund while training?
Replies: 210
Views: 151799

Re: Any sucess for tax refund while training?

I've just submitted an application for a rebate. A friend has just received his, and overall it took about 6 months from start to finish.
by Keyser_Soze
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: DSM-5 response
Replies: 52
Views: 19655

Re: DSM-5 response

I'd agree with that Gilly. There are a multitude of opinions about formulation and diagnosis within, nevermind between professions. It is rather concerning that rightly or wrongly, LJ has been positioned as the "architect" of the DCP DSM response and as such, her views are taken to be the gospel of ...
by Keyser_Soze
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: DSM-5 response
Replies: 52
Views: 19655

Re: DSM-5 response

What does everyone make of these? http://keithsneuroblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/clinical-psychology-anti-or-ante-science.html http://keithsneuroblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/fear-of-science_10.html Have to say, it doesn't sound like our profession is being very coherent in this debate, although it pai...
by Keyser_Soze
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists
Replies: 60
Views: 35110

Re: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists

Thanks Gilly. It's an interesting idea to wrestle with. I get the sense that the DCP is quite a messy structure to navigate, so can see why a Royal College may be appealing. That said, adding another organisation to the mix may confuse the public and other professionals so perhaps it would take us n...
by Keyser_Soze
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists
Replies: 60
Views: 35110

Re: Campaign for a Royal College of Psychologists

You'll have to excuse my naivety, but what precisely are the additional benefits of becoming a Royal College? I'm becoming increasingly aware of some of the shortcomings of the BPS, but feel a bit in the dark about what the alternatives would offer.
by Keyser_Soze
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Triage?
Replies: 8
Views: 3763

Re: Triage?

Hi 017746, I'm currently working as a PWP and we do a lot of triage in our service. In the context of primary care, a triage can be considered as a 'quick and dirty assessment', in the sense that you are trying to glean just enough information from the patient to establish their symptoms, so that th...
by Keyser_Soze
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Low Dissertation Mark
Replies: 12
Views: 22152

Re: Low Dissertation Mark

Look at the silver lining. You didn't get the mark you wanted for your dissertation. Why not try reflecting on this? Why didn't you do as well? Did you not quite get the theory? Were you juggling a lot? Were your stats just a little bit off? Did you select an inappropriate design? Why? What would yo...
by Keyser_Soze
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Spatch's guide for those of you about to start training
Replies: 19
Views: 6671

Re: Spatch's guide for those of you about to start training

I've booked the whole summer off before starting. I'm going to be skint but I can't wait to be free!!!!!
by Keyser_Soze
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Why is it impossible for PWPs to progress into HIT??
Replies: 19
Views: 12916

Re: Why is it impossible for PWPs to progress into HIT??

I think we'll have to agree to disagree here... ;)

Whoever is correct, I think it's too early to tell. Once IAPT matures as a service we'll have our answer!
by Keyser_Soze
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Teesside Course Structure
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Re: Teesside Course Structure

Hi there, I'm starting the course in September and have been wondering the same thing. I've spoken to a trainee there and found out the following: Mon-Tues: University days (occassional study days thrown in at times but mostly lectures). Wed - Fr: Placement (half a day for in-service reading/studyin...
by Keyser_Soze
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Why is it impossible for PWPs to progress into HIT??
Replies: 19
Views: 12916

Re: Why is it impossible for PWPs to progress into HIT??

It's interventions based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy. It is different from CBT, but the skills are relevant and a good working knowledge of CBT theory is required. I take your point Will, but don't completely agree with it. Could you give me a few examples of why it isn't CBT...
by Keyser_Soze
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Why is it impossible for PWPs to progress into HIT??
Replies: 19
Views: 12916

Re: Why is it impossible for PWPs to progress into HIT??

- Low intensity work does not equate to lower quality or lower skill level of the practitioner (different - yes, but not lower). - Assuming the above may create a scepticism around step 2 treatment which may lead to patients/service users being less engaged with the therapy as well as eliciting an ...
by Keyser_Soze
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Why is it impossible for PWPs to progress into HIT??
Replies: 19
Views: 12916

Re: Why is it impossible for PWPs to progress into HIT??

It isn't impossible at all, and many HITs are former PWPs. There is guidance around how much experience a PWP should have before being considered for HIT, with many trusts now being quite strict about only short listing those with two or more years post qualification experience. Though it may have ...