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by kooky
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology VS Graduate Medicine
Replies: 34
Views: 24778

Tiggerman, medics will always be at the top of the healthcare hierarchy no matter how much people push the MDT ways of working. As an individual clinician or psychologist in a sense you are your own boss anyway. But just don't expect to be the boss of everyone! There will always be some sort of tens...
by kooky
Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology VS Graduate Medicine
Replies: 34
Views: 24778

Scotty there are currently only 4 unis where to can apply to which you only need UKCAT and a psych degree. These are KCL, Newcastle, Warwick, and Leicester. Damnsaiyan is correct that they tend to attract a huge number of applications for this reason. I would still avoid GAMSAT at all costs though. ...
by kooky
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Tough decision - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 2376

Unfortunately this is the way a lot of the courses shortlist for interview. Once you get to interview it is a different matter and you can reflect on your experiences. Having looked at a quite few shortlisting forms it is quite clear on some of them you get more points for variety over length of tim...
by kooky
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Tough decision - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 2376

Depends on much you want to get on the course as schizometric says it also depends on whether you are willing to make the sacrifrice and whether you consider it to be worth it. Unfortunately there seems to be plenty of people would are more than prepared to switch jobs half way across the country fo...
by kooky
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Pay freeze!
Replies: 21
Views: 8291

Hannah_c - yep you heard right about workers earning under 21k New dimension - pay freeze probably means that there will be no uplift in the annual cost of living rise. This is obviously going to affect spine points in the sense that they will stay the same without the cost of living increase each y...
by kooky
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Is psychology a racket?
Replies: 3
Views: 2413

Hi there, I can tell you that within the NHS there will be targets and "contacts" seeking wherever you go but there is "worth" in psychology. It sounds like a lot of the work you have been involved is more the maintanence and psychoeducation side of things rather than being therapeutic. Psychology s...
by kooky
Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology VS Graduate Medicine
Replies: 34
Views: 24778

Sos my mistake! It's me having a memory lapse! But you are right Petran. There is less and less focus on doing psychotherapy in modern psychiatrist everyday practice due to percieved costs. So if doing therapy is what interests you then becoming a psychiatrist isn't probably ideal. Though having sai...
by kooky
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology VS Graduate Medicine
Replies: 34
Views: 24778

Psychiatrists can specialise in psychotherapy and do psychotherapy/mental health orientated research! What about these notable medics? Beck (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)? Salkovskis (CBT for OCD), Bowlby (attachment theory)? Freud? Yalom? Adler (individual psychology), Jung? .......etc Options for...
by kooky
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology VS Graduate Medicine
Replies: 34
Views: 24778

I'm glad someone has the pay bit right. Actually from my calculations based on current and future NHS scales it looks a bit more like this CP - band 6 (25,472) x 3, band 7 (approx 32k, will be on finishing training from now), up to 80k+, most CPs on average get up to band 8b (45-55k, obviously this ...
by kooky
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychology VS Graduate Medicine
Replies: 34
Views: 24778

Hi fluffle As the others have said already CPs do also work in hospitals. But I think you mean you would value the opportunity to practially apply medicine. I think ultimately you have to think about whether or not you would regret it if you did not give it a go. Thats certainly how I felt. But befo...
by kooky
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Giving up?
Replies: 9
Views: 2971

Hi Elizabeth Ultimately the decision is one which hugely personal. The lengths that people will go to slightly improve their chances of an interview astounds me. As Spatch says it depends on what you want. I think it depends on how much you want to do CP and how much more time you are willing to inv...
by kooky
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Is selection really a 'lottery'?
Replies: 17
Views: 6665

There are obviously going to be differences between courses but then again there will be differences according to who you ask. Ask a current trainee or someone who is qualified and they will tell you it is fair and systematic. Ask someone who hasn't managed to get on despite years of trying and expe...
by kooky
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: What to do if I don't get a place this year..or ever!
Replies: 40
Views: 14055

1. how many times have you applied Three 2. how many time have you been offered interviews None! No idea what is wrong with my form, different unis say different things. 3. how long you plan to keep applying Depends on whether I hear anything this year or how fed up I get! 4. what alternative career...
by kooky
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Any high intensity IAPTers?
Replies: 9
Views: 4439

Hi Suki Yep that this is essentially it. To be honest I don't have that much further infomation on this as we keep on getting told different things. At the start of our course we were told that we wouldn't be accredited as CBT therapists by the uni, then this they said we would and now they aren't s...
by kooky
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Any high intensity IAPTers?
Replies: 9
Views: 4439

Yep I will be a high intensity worker, though no doubt IAPT or the BABCP or other body will want to change this like they did with the LIW. I stopped telling clients I am a high intensity trainee ages ago as all it does is create confusion. Doesn't mean very much as a title anyway! There is also som...