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by Spatch
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Degree pedigree
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Degree pedigree

I’m not really a university snob (wouldn’t be considering it otherwise) but my worry is that if I ever did go for the doctorate I would be potentially putting myself at a disadvantage. So now I’m a bit cautious. I notice that the marketing in some of the newer universities offering the conversion a...
by Spatch
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Biting off more than you can chew
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Insecure overachievers

Managed to get my hands on an online copy of the actual book, which gives far more information and insight into the phenomenon. Some good bits, relevant to our discipline are below taken from Chapter 6 of Leading Professionals (Empson, L. 2017). Sorry for the lengthy blocks of text, but the book is ...
by Spatch
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Advice on someone with no clinical experience!
Replies: 36
Views: 12540

Re: Advice on someone with no clinical experience!

I am glad to hear it worked out for you, and also that you came back here to tell us. Sounds like quite a journey. It is heartening to hear about the BME support group helping you. I can see how that could be a major source of support, and wish there were more of them around at all levels of the pro...
by Spatch
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Clinical psychologist wanting to get back into research
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Clinical psychologist wanting to get back into research

Hi. I'm a clinical psychologist who would really like to get back into doing research (my true passion). Does anyone have any advice about how to go about this? in terms of paid work, it would have to be part-time as I have a good income as a self-employed clin psych and can't give this up as I'm t...
by Spatch
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected 5 times, am I overreacting?
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: Rejected 5 times, am I overreacting?

Do you get any consistent feedback from interviews? Generally courses are quite good at giving developmental feedback from the various panels and activities. I do get concerned about the wider impact of people being interviewed repeatedly and rejected. Or even if they just apply repeatedly. Even if ...
by Spatch
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?
Replies: 26
Views: 2752

Re: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?

Again,can only talk about Scottish CAAP. The syllabus contains all the elements you have listed (at least the Adult course). Some people will regard this role as a ‘career stop’. However there are several who are satisfied with it. Career progression may mean different things e.g. CAAPs can be supe...
by Spatch
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Keeping well during DClinpsy Application
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Re: Keeping well during DClinpsy Application

I found it helpful to read Irrelevant Experience: The Secret Diary of an Assistant Psychologist by Spatch Logan. It was easy to read, relatable, and really funny at times. Thanks for the plug and it's rewarding to hear it helped you. I am just wondering how people keep themselves well during the ap...
by Spatch
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Scrambled Eggs

One of the things that may be useful to reflect upon is why you want to shift from academic history to clinical psychology. Understanding your motivation will play a significant part in whether or not you will be attractive as a candidate for clinical training courses. From their perspective, course...
by Spatch
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Opinions on using notes in an interview

It brought to mind that scene in the Untouchables, where Sean Connery and Kevin Costner need to recruit a new team member. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8mHfcpMQsI Note it's not the actual answer given (and for the record I would never advocate anyone pull a gun on an interviewing panel), but it'...
by Spatch
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?
Replies: 26
Views: 2752

Re: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?

I have several thoughts about such para-professional psychology roles. While, I do think there does need to be a range of para-psychology roles and disciplines (like you do with Physician assistants, or HCAs for nursing), its the execution and operational elements I have questions about. Firstly, is...
by Spatch
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions

I wonder if something else is being played out here; the way CBT has evolved and developed over the last 50 years and what we see as a single unified approach is actually the combination and refinement of lots of different elements and potentially comes from lots of different traditions and sources....
by Spatch
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Re: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications

I have no doubt that BME candidates can find it harder to secure a post if competing for one, but I'm not sure how a potential applicant's ethnic origins make it more or less likely that a post in the right specialism and geography would become vacant or be created/funded with the right timing. Unl...
by Spatch
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Re: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications

It’s not necessarily writing an application or interview. It’s just having a suitable post come up.
by Spatch
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Anyone ever 'transferred' from a DClin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Anyone ever 'transferred' from a DClin?

It’s helpful to think of a trainee post as a job with a particular company (nhs trust) rather than a course of study. Much in the same way you wouldn’t expect to transfer to a similar job with Virgin Atlantic in another location if you worked for British airways, a course with an individual ethos an...
by Spatch
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Have you heard of...
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Have you heard of...

I do agree that a new therapy does need to be developed (and welcomed) but forgive my ignorance here which I am surely about to reveal, why doesn't he conduct a randomised control trial? The cynic in me says it is to do with expense and would most assuredly detract from his time selling the trainin...