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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: 174

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: 342

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: 398

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: 221

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: 6853

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: 622

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: 2415

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: 3005

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: 2415

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: 3005

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: 3005

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...
by Spatch
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?
Replies: 12
Views: 856

Re: How much free time as a final year Bsc undergrad?

I wonder if a cohort difference may be being played out? As someone who is more of Maven's generation than the new graduates, I think lectures may be quite different experiences than people going through the system today. 'When I were a lad', the largest lectures would have about 80 or so people (an...
by Spatch
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP or Assistant PWP?
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: AP or Assistant PWP?

When you are starting out it's easy to get hung up on the content of a job, but the further I progress in my career I have realised it's often the context of the role that is far more important. A prestigious job on paper may be quite destructive if the team is toxic, the workload punishing or the p...
by Spatch
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Would a Counselling MSc help to get AP jobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Would a Counselling MSc help to get AP jobs?

I was just wondering, if I changed my mind about becoming a Counsellor after completing the course, would the MSc help me to gain jobs as APs or RAs? Or would they be placing more value on other types of training/jobs? There isn't a straightforward answer to this, as it will depend on the opportuni...
by Spatch
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Advantages of therapy delivered by a CP
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: Advantages of therapy delivered by a CP

from a purely therapeutic intervention, what would potentially make a CP better at delivering those therapies? I would echo Miriam's comments, and always cite Roth and Fonagy's work in What works for whom: A critical review of psychotherapy research . In a nutshell, its more about therapeutic rappo...