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by Spatch
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Lost and confused
Replies: 4
Views: 242

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: 359

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: 477

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: 738

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: 392

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: 700

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: 496

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: 298

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...
by Spatch
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread
Replies: 21
Views: 7345

Re: Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread

In my recent AP post I did not have a supervisor, as there was no lead Psychologist at my site, which means I had no one to ask for advice when I was unsuccessful in my doctorate application this year, and thus don't really know how to improve next year. This lack of understanding to why my written...
by Spatch
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can anyone explain to me why a large proportion of counselling psychologists work in private practice ?
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Can anyone explain to me why a large proportion of counselling psychologists work in private practice ?

I don't have any robust evidence about the reason for this, although I there are counselling psychologists at all kinds of levels within the NHS. However, when I was doing my DClinPsy, I spent quite a bit of time with the DCounPsy trainees at the same university and observed the following: - Whereas...
by Spatch
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2677

Re: Where am I going wrong?

Well here's the problem. I'm going to be studying at the University of Bristol soon and, as far as I can tell, they do not have any clinical psychology modules. It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that aspiring clinical psychologists look at these courses and their utter lack of clinical subject...
by Spatch
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3231

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

OP you may benefit from reading Martha Stark's Modes of Therapeutic Action . Although the book is more about the underlying mechanisms of therapy, she proposes an interesting framework of 3 models about how different types of therapy are conceptualised. Taken from the blurb Model I is about knowledg...
by Spatch
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2677

Re: Where am I going wrong?

On my conversion course I met several people who had enrolled in the belief that clinical psychology was basically a prestigious and well-paid type of counselling, and that educational psychology was therapy with children. They weren't prepared for the science and research methods involved (especia...
by Spatch
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3231

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

Good to see you old timer. It's been too long. It sounds to me like you are advocating 'the personal is political' here, which is nice, haven't seen that in a while... can you please explain to me how you see that working as a therapeutic tool when it was essentially designed as an ongoing political...
by Spatch
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Social justice and psychotherapy
Replies: 37
Views: 3231

Re: Social justice and psychotherapy

I love, love, love these kind of theoretical posts, and wish there were more of them. My sense is that this vision of cultivating individual rationality – you might call it cognitive robustness – is rooted in a paradigm of enlightenment liberalism. Firstly, I would argue that post enlightenment libe...