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by Spatch
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Ideas on how IAPT could run better
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Ideas on how IAPT could run better

1) Good leadership, with people being picked out for their ability to manage people rather than out of seniority or being there the longest. -Probably the most important element. 2) As long as IAPT continues to hire PWPs out of a pool of ambitious, highly motivated psychology graduates with great ac...
by Spatch
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Applying to Clinical Psychology with an MSc Psychotherapy and psychotherapy work experience
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Applying to Clinical Psychology with an MSc Psychotherapy and psychotherapy work experience

From my perspective, it would be really helpful to get an idea of your current role and how you got to it. There are a lot of really good psychology grads on the forum who would really benefit in seeing the variety of roles out there, especially in the non-NHS settings where there isn't a huge amoun...
by Spatch
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Applying to Clinical Psychology with an MSc Psychotherapy and psychotherapy work experience
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Applying to Clinical Psychology with an MSc Psychotherapy and psychotherapy work experience

As you rightly say, the 2:2 issue will be something to consider, but you can get around that with a good performance in a conversion course or if you apply to those courses that put more emphasis on selection test. Your biggest issue will most likely be that your experience is more geared towards th...
by Spatch
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Which masters?? UK vs. EU, Neuropsychology vs. Psychosexology
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Which masters?? UK vs. EU, Neuropsychology vs. Psychosexology

Normally for someone with your qualifications and experience I would say that you would benefit from having paid employment that gives you experience and allows you to develop the skills and attributes you would need for a decent application. However, I am conscious of your limited time frame around...
by Spatch
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Choosing DClinPsy Thesis Topic
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Choosing DClinPsy Thesis Topic

Hello all, Our cohort are now tasked with deciding on a thesis topic, and I wanted to ask all you ‘qualified’s’ whether you found your choice of thesis topic helped/impeded/made no difference your job prospects? Did you study a topic linked to your ideal qualified job or elective placements? While ...
by Spatch
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 realization (inc discussion about aiming bigger)
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: 2020 realization (inc discussion about aiming bigger)

That is really helpful Miriam and has given me a lot to think about. Thanks for writing all of that. There are a lot of parallels with where I am at the moment, and one of the things I have noticed is that there is a well trodden path if you stay in the traditional NHS roles going from Band 7 upward...
by Spatch
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 realization (inc discussion about aiming bigger)
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: 2020 realization

3. That I can, and should, aim bigger! I am curious about what aiming bigger would look like for you. More impact? More resources? More income? Larger size of business? I have no doubt about your abilities to achieve this, but I would also be interested in what prompted that insight? I think I also...
by Spatch
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Lost and confused
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Lost and confused

There are so many things I have done wrong and I wish I knew about when I was still doing my undergraduate course but now I need to know where to go from here. While Miram and Hawke have given you practical tips, I would suggest you also reframe some of your beliefs around your progress and where y...
by Spatch
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career advice - PWP/AP/PhD
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Career advice - PWP/AP/PhD

Not sure if it is coincidence, the global political situation or whatever else, but I have had a few international folk approach me about the various pathways in UK clinical psychology recently. What I have come to realise is that rather than going backwards and forwards through forums, DMs and emai...
by Spatch
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Under which circumstances does a patient get referred to a psychologist (as opposed to a PWP, CBT counsellor, etc.)?
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Under which circumstances does a patient get referred to a psychologist (as opposed to a PWP, CBT counsellor, etc.)?

It seems very hard in this country to get access to mental health support. I myself have had issues in the past getting access and had to turn to charities like Mind. Under what circumstances does one get through to a clinical psychologist? Do you have to be incredibly severely distressed? Even the...
by Spatch
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Youtube videos for DClinPsy pathways
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Youtube videos for DClinPsy pathways

Have been watching a lot of Youtube channels at the moment and have come across a few interesting videos on the application process that I am going to start directing aspirants to. Maybe good to have a thread that has them for those who prefer to watch stuff rather than read texts or trawl through p...
by Spatch
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: educational psychology to clinical/counselling psych
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: educational psychology to clinical/counselling psych

You could go down the re-training route, but that is long and there may be better options. One possiblity is that you collaborate with a CP/Couns Psy and set yourself up as offering something that integrates educational and clinical psychology focussed around children and young adults. This could be...
by Spatch
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: HCPC Psychologist Protected title
Replies: 1
Views: 816

HCPC Psychologist Protected title

Just recieved this from the ACP. If anyone does have any relevant information, it can be helpful to flag up to the ACP. The ACP-UK Board are concerned that there is a general lack of understanding about psychologist titles. People generally do not understand the difference between someone who calls ...
by Spatch
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Government kickstart initiative for psychology grads?
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Government kickstart initiative for psychology grads?

Has anyone heard about the government's plans for jobs post the covid recession? Taken from https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rishis-plan-for-jobs-will-help-britain-bounce-back A new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme will also be launched to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for ...
by Spatch
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Current Issues in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Current Issues in Clinical Psychology

There is a difference between what working clinical psychologists view as issues (including limits to career progression, service under investment, role dilution, burnout) and the wider issues that impact on the profession. - How to deal with increasing mental health demand with increasingly limited...