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by Spatch
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Part time training
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

Re: Part time training

This is such a positive development and it's been a long time coming. While many trainees do end up doing their training part time, it's often highly reactive to things like illness or maternity leave, and it's great that a route is being put together that is part time from the ground up. Like Ell s...
by Spatch
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is there any non-essential experience you would recomend to me?
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Is there any non-essential experience you would recomend to me?

I think this is a really good question. When people are starting out, the majority of their experience tends to centre around the "clinical" rather than the broader "psychologist" part of the role, but the reality is that once you are qualified the higher up you go (especially beyond Band 7) the les...
by Spatch
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: number of places versus number of applicants
Replies: 22
Views: 1729

Re: number of places versus number of applicants

I think it was higher for the course I selected for, but then again it was at a University that was quite well known internationally, so had a fair few candidates who I suspect applied for institutional prestige rather than understanding the nature of a DClinPsy and their own readiness for training.
by Spatch
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Publications and Dissemination section
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Publications and Dissemination section

As posted in another thread, I used to short list. It was in 2015, so may be a bit out of the loop. First, every course has a different emphasis so that plays a part. However, IIRC there was a bit of a hierarchy which roughly went High Tier: Peer reviewed article in high impact top journal (Lancet, ...
by Spatch
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Unexpectedly seeking an alternative career
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Unexpectedly seeking an alternative career

Sorry to hear that you are in the situation that you are in. That's a horrible place to be, and it's brave and self-aware to come to the conclusions that you have. Back in the day, I used to hold a seminar with trainees about potential work options outside of the usual NHS Band 7 and upward ladder, ...
by Spatch
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Career Change from Data Science?

I am a current trainee, also from a science degree background and a love of playing with numbers and information, although I can't profess to have the same level of skill. I have found that my interest in using data to improve services has not been shared by other trainees, who are much more intere...
by Spatch
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Change from Data Science?
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Career Change from Data Science?

I know that getting onto the doctoral training program is incredibly competitive, so I have a couple of questions: - At the moment, I'm focussing on getting clinical work experience – working as an HCA now and intending to apply for AP positions as soon as I am close to the end of my conversion deg...
by Spatch
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 707

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

It is dispiriting watching other people progressing in their careers and meeting life’s milestones such as buying houses and having children – both of which require job security and a good income to do – whilst you linger in low paid jobs for a very long time with no real chance of progression apar...
by Spatch
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

Over the years I've learned that academic success means nothing in the clinical world, and real respect has to be earned at a personal level in each new job irrespective of your job title or seniority. Amen. I recall one CMHT I was working in, where it was a really charismatic, caring and intellige...
by Spatch
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

In he teams I have worked in it’s been fairly standard, but applied to a range of professionals. So non-qualified would refer to student nurses, HCAs, APs, medical students, technical instructors, or basically anyone who didn’t have the level of autonomy or accountability that comes with being a ful...
by Spatch
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Locuming in IAPT as a newly qualified CP??
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Locuming in IAPT as a newly qualified CP??

By the by point: In my view Clinical Psychology owes its success and predominance partly to the disillusion that courses are instilling on their graduates that they are expects, know everything, they are the better than all the other applied psychologists, etc, so be mindful of that! In my experien...
by Spatch
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Clinical psychology on Shortage Occupation List
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Clinical psychology on Shortage Occupation List

In May, the Migration Advisory Committee reviewed the Shortage Occupation List -the jobs where a national shortage is recognised, and therefore priortised for immigration purposes. Interesting, Clinical Psychology is now proposed to be put back onto this list after a decade of being off it. You can ...
by Spatch
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

My partner doesn't think it is worth my time pursuing this career option. He has argued that it is too competative, takes too long and ultimatly even if I do get through the training and get qualified, working as a part time psychologist would only bring in, what, around 17-18,000 a year at best? I...
by Spatch
Tue May 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 4367

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

I share some of those fears too, especially around the rise of the populist right wing, and the disenfranchised. My view is still that we need to adopt a range of approaches to tackle this, and I think breaking down what is happening does help (me and others) with this. I really like this article th...
by Spatch
Fri May 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 4367

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Likewise the paradox of tolerance I agree with this, but if I recall correctly Popper does mention that rational arguments are a big part of that shutting down intolerance, and not suppressing intolerant utterings without taking into account the public concensus. However, he does also state that yo...