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by Spatch
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: The privatisation of mental health: how good services are turning in favour of the rich
Replies: 1
Views: 317

The privatisation of mental health: how good services are turning in favour of the rich

Really interesting article in The Conversation which raises several interesting points including precarious working conditions for therapists, access via wealth, the damage that IAPT may be doing and the lack of respect mental health practitioners recieve. Check it out here: https://theconversation....
by Spatch
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Self-employed work as a Clinical Psychologist
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Self-employed work as a Clinical Psychologist

It is increasingly common, especially as posts are downbanded or working conditions on the ground become harsher in some services. Although most CPs work in your typical Band 7/8 NHS roles, there is a proportion of qualified CPs who are becoming disillusioned with the NHS and more and more do start ...
by Spatch
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 62227

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

You say these could be considered small details, but, to me at least, a good standard of written English is no such thing. It is an important aspect of what we do to communicate effectively and poor written language skills on an application will mean that person will not make the cut. If that's too...
by Spatch
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 62227

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

Although I do agree with what qualifieds have posted above, I do think it's unfair to expect candidates to know what we know. Of course we know what goes into a good AP application form because we are on the other side of that table, and have already been through the various barriers and checkpoints...
by Spatch
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 87
Views: 62227

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

In the future (if it doesn't exist already) I am convinced there will be an A.I or algorithm that will: a) immediately kick out the application if it exceeds a certain number of typos. b) detect if an application is a scattergun application or appropriately tailored. c) auto deselect people without ...
by Spatch
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Getting things done / Covering the cost of running the site.
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Re: Getting things done / Covering the cost of running the site.

Might there be some mileage approaching the new Association for Clinical Psychology and seeing if they want to support/collaborate with ClinPsy in any way? They may be more amenable to this than the BPS. I do wonder about how sustainable ClinPsy is in the longer term, because you have already gone b...
by Spatch
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Health psychology doctorate jobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Health psychology doctorate jobs?

Does it have to be a health psychologist supervising you?

If a clinical psychologist/research psychologist could supervise you design, implement and evaluate an intervention in a health care setting I may be able to help. Drop me a Pm.
by Spatch
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1601

Re: Let's talk about money

To follow up on a few things. CEng in civil engineering is the chartership route that I'm aware of, where there's several routes to qualification and a doctorate or even masters level study is not required. Heck, you can qualify as a technician without a degree. It's still a closed shop for safety's...
by Spatch
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PhD grants
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: PhD grants

Lingua Franca is right about the most straightforward way to get a funded PhD. However, you could also approach potential supervisors in advance in an area you are interested in, and then collaborate to secure funding on a proposed project. Universities often have pots of money for specific research...
by Spatch
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1601

Re: Let's talk about money

I'm hazy on the history of CP in Britain, but my understanding is that at one time the training was set at MSc level. I don't know why the change occurred. I would recommend the book Clincal Psychology in Britain a Historical Perspective by John Hall, which goes into the backstory and complex histo...
by Spatch
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1601

Re: Let's talk about money

It's certainly a funny, convoluted route to CP qualification. I do think that, perhaps, NES and whatever the other UK equivalent bodes are ought to look jointly at a more straightforward pathway (maybe along the same lines as pharmacy, which has an equivalent NHS grade structure to CP) with a speci...
by Spatch
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology
Replies: 22
Views: 4927

Re: Mental Health Nurse working towards Counselling Psychology

There are pockets where we are less wanted/accepted or seen as a much more mixed bag (and therfore a 'rsik'- you less sure of what you getting). For example depsite being qualified and a lead in my service (and well regarded by my clinical colleagues locally) I am not eligible to be one the qualifi...
by Spatch
Mon May 21, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Is it all made up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

Re: Is it all made up?

I'm new to the forum and just trying to stimulate some conversation and discussion so I hope no one is offended by this, but lately in my work I've been feeling more and more that therapy is all just made up? Beyond certain natural sciences, almost everything is "made up" including (but not limited...
by Spatch
Mon May 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Chances of Being Accepted
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Chances of Being Accepted

am thinking of applying for the DClinPsy at Kings College London and University College London. I am wondering if anyone may be able to tell me what my chances are of being accepted (at least for an interview) with the following qualifications and experience: Those two courses you mention are known...
by Spatch
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Counselling psychologist - is it a realistic career?
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: Counselling psychologist - is it a realistic career?

Having thought this through properly, I wonder if the 900 refers to all trainees at anytime, not 900 starting each year would make more sense. Therefore may well be 350 (ish) + independents is a more realistic number. Sorry for any confusion. I would be inclined to think of it as a cummulative tota...