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by mungle
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Have any APs successfully gotten onto a HI CBT course?
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Have any APs successfully gotten onto a HI CBT course?

It's difficult as you'd need the KSA portfolio or a core profession. Usually KSA portfolios require PWP training and 3 years+ as a PWP. However, it may not be impossible. Sometimes non-IAPT services may fund therapist training but that is increasingly rare but might be worth asking about.
by mungle
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What do i do next? Study or Work?
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: What do i do next? Study or Work?

You could try counselling, art/drama/music therapy (masters FT over 2 years or PT over 3 years), PWP work etc. There is also graduate MH Nursing, OT, Social Work, Youth Work etc. These will also give you a core profession should you want (potentially paid via the NHS) training in a therapy after a f...
by mungle
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

Yes, translate your OU mark into the degree classification and go by the degree classification. OU degrees are valued but you will need a minimum of a 2:1 to have a decent chance and try and get as a high a 2:1 or a First if you can.
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: teaching experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: teaching experience

As Maven says. Also, talk to local University psychology departments who might have some ad hoc VL work/seminar leading etc. These often aren't advertised but might be enough. See if you can offer a guest lecture to them on your area of expertise.
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I just give up on a psychology career?
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: Should I just give up on a psychology career?

Also, remember to draw on what you have learnt I your current role that is applicable to CP e.g. leadership, working with teams, understanding governance, theory-practice links etc.
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9302
Views: 1655660

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. It's been a while since a client has been this late 2. CPD is great but after a day of training I'm on catch up for the rest of the week 3. Singed up to a hobby once a week which is great but each week I think...I could just sleep this evening....and yet I'm really glad I go 4. Only 1 episode of ...
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Clinical Audit assistance
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Re: Clinical Audit assistance

It is quite possible to teach yourself most of clinical audit - look at books, the HQIP website, google etc. Also, one on the role look up the clinical audit team within the NHS Trust- they may even have training sessions you can attend or meet with you 1:1. They might be called clinical audit, clin...
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Part time training
Replies: 7
Views: 4211

Re: Part time training

It's great to see a part time route starting and I hope it is the start of many more. I've come across so many people who ruled out CP as a profession as they could not train part-time and I hope it will help with diversity and self-care within the profession.
by mungle
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Second chance from widthdrawn from interview?
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Re: Second chance from widthdrawn from interview?

I don't know how far you need to travel but what an awful shame. I'm guessing you've already looked at national express coaches, megabus and advance and ticket-splitting on the trains.
by mungle
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career change - from clinical psychology to something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Career change - from clinical psychology to something else?

Research Fellow, Lecturer, Research Advisor in the NHS, NHS or Health Management, Public Health Consultant, Project management in healthcare Behaviour Insight, move into industries that might value psychology insight/research skills - marketing, human interface in technology, management consultancy,...
by mungle
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be

Yes your experience is relevant but also show how your interest has developed and been shaped over the years. Such a question also offers your the opportunity to demonstrate you understand what is involved in being a CP. Why a CP and not a MH Nurse, OT, CBT Therapist, Psychoanalyst, Researcher etc.
by mungle
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or AP job
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Masters or AP job

I'd also agree wit taking the AP job. You can always choose to do the masters later or part-time alongside work but it's better experience than a volunteer placement and they pay you rather than the other way round! Seek out opportunities to do an audit, help with service evaluation, even get involv...
by mungle
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)

Good luck with your studies. It is usually fairly straightforward to get some work but it is unlikely to be AP roles straight away or continuously. Once you do get to the 'highly relevant' pre-training roles you might find you have gaps between contracts but can fill these with agency care/support w...
by mungle
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Help writing article - lived MH experience applicants & trainees wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Help writing article - lived MH experience applicants & trainees wanted

Just seen this on Twitter and thought it might appeal to some clinpsy members (I have no connection to this!): Minorities Group @MinoritiesGroup Our MH organiser @camspamalam is looking for aspiring & trainee psychs who are interested in helping to write an article on the experience of applying to t...
by mungle
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Will a placement year and a First be enough experience to apply for AP posts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Advice please:))) - post UG

Congratulations on graduating and achieving a First. AP posts are competitive but this in itself is not a reason to avoid applying for them. Draft a core personal statement that is reflective and with a high standard of writing. Do carefully proof read it!Then ensure you tailor it to each job and cl...