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by Spatch
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Opinions on using notes in an interview
Replies: 11
Views: 589

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: 17
Views: 1138

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: 350

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: 1865

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: 1865

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: 866

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: 587

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...
by Spatch
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications
Replies: 15
Views: 1865

Re: Offering help reviewing applications for marginalised applications

Does anyone do this for marginalised qualifieds looking to make consultant?
by Spatch
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Have you heard of...
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Have you heard of...

Interesting points, and I hadn't come across BWRT before. This is what worries me Lingua; that psychologists are in fact using it on the NHS. The NHS have funded this one study that I have referred to which has used 6-8 participants and the person who has conducted the study has actually said; 'Brai...
by Spatch
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: "Selling" psychology
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: "Selling" psychology

Any tips on dealing with it? Partly, its going to be setting your own realistic expectations that people are going to think what they want to think, and most will come along believing the "myths" around any subject. You can't really control that, and the most helpful thing you can do is not to be t...
by Spatch
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: phd to clinical doctorate
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: phd to clinical doctorate

I have found this issue comes up a lot when people are thinking about pre-qualified clinical training experience, and I think that this is partly driven by how opaque the PhD route actually is. I completely can appreciate where the OP is coming from in viewing it as a way to stand out from the compe...
by Spatch
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Who is Spatch?
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Who is Spatch?

If I was that cynical, I would have fake posted something along the lines of “I read the book and I used what was in it to get onto training” or “the best bit is where they mention Ryan Goslings phone number”.
by Spatch
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Who is Spatch?
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Who is Spatch?

Is he the Banksy of the Psychology world or am I being dippy?
Banksy? I am flattered. That said, I do cause a lot of trouble across the South-West and am in the process of developing a self shredding psychology assessment report. (GDPR is taken quite seriously around here)
by Spatch
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Opening sentence for personal statement question 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: Opening sentence for personal statement question 1

As someone who has read a hell of a lot of those first lines, I would second Maven's view that freshness and originality is critical. You aren't going to get that canvassing a public forum, where anything said will most likely turn up on dozens of forms within a few weeks of it being posted. However...
by Spatch
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Biting off more than you can chew
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: Biting off more than you can chew

Like Miriam, I have been reading about the work of Prof. Laura Empson and felt it applies here. For those of you who haven't been following the work, Empson has researched high performers in various organisations. She observed the phenomenon of the "insecure overachiever", very bright and ambitious ...