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by Spatch
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Have you heard of...
Replies: 9
Views: 304

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: 6
Views: 864

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: 304

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: 485

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: 668

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: 7
Views: 565

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: 7
Views: 565

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: 823

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: 907

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 ...
by Spatch
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Very very disheartened
Replies: 7
Views: 2298

Re: Very very disheartened

Universities want our money, the student is in the driving seat, asking what course is best for them etc. I can see this happening with the DClin. Its happening already in some universities offering paid places..but they are taking the proverbial in terms of fees. I think the NHS funding for DClin ...
by Spatch
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Biting off more than you can chew
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Biting off more than you can chew

If this was raised in therapy context I would start by exploring “why?” before “how?” For me the reasons someone engages in an activity as well as the consequences for not engaging would guide what needs to be done, one’s priorities, as well as inform how things can be approached.The logistics can c...
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: 415

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: 522

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: 64288

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: 64288

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...