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by Alex
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Access Scheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Access Scheme?

I've recently been offered a training place, which I'm naturally over the moon about! So now I turn to thinking about the logistics of beginning a course, possibly relocating and losing my inner London weighting. I read something in the Alternative Handbook about an Access Scheme which means that t...
by Alex
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student
Replies: 15
Views: 3079

Re: counselling doctorate as alternative for mature student

The fact is the clinical path is uncertain - it could take a year to get on or it could take 4-5 years or never :shock: It is whether you are willing to take your chances. You will be employable once qualified as a counselling psychologist - I haven't know them having a problem in getting work. I ha...
by Alex
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to equal opportunities information during selection?
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

Re: Access to equal opportunities information during selecti

They are probably doing it to ensure diversity when selecting. In HR terms it is called 'positive action': When can an employer take positive action? Employers can take positive action to help people with a particular protected characteristic if: they’re disadvantaged in some way in relation to work...
by Alex
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Clinical reference
Replies: 6
Views: 3470

Re: Clinical reference

3 or 4 sounds OK? I would be surprised most people had all 5s - that would be unrealistic. I would question a reference that had all 5s. This is all good experience for clinical training! You will have much feedback in training from clinical psychologists that you will not like and will be upsetting...
by Alex
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: BABCP full accreditation
Replies: 5
Views: 3121

Re: BABCP full accreditation

No, you are only provisionally accredited if you apply. It takes a year (or more with the slowish of their processing!) of further supervision and CPD to apply for fully accreditation.
by Alex
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I'm a mature student and I REALLY want to become a CP
Replies: 12
Views: 9401

Re: I'm a mature student and I REALLY want to become a CP

Have you spoken to any qualified clinical psychologists in terms of what it is like day to day? Your statements 'I want this more than anything i've ever wanted' and 'I've decided it's time to make waves on my dream' worry me. My initial advice is not the idealise the profession. Whilst I hear your...
by Alex
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I'm a mature student and I REALLY want to become a CP
Replies: 12
Views: 9401

Re: I'm a mature student and I REALLY want to become a CP

Have you spoken to any qualified clinical psychologists in terms of what it is like day to day? Your statements 'I want this more than anything i've ever wanted' and 'I've decided it's time to make waves on my dream' worry me. My initial advice is not the idealise the profession.
by Alex
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Difficult dynamics in the workplace
Replies: 6
Views: 4406

Re: Difficult dynamics in the workplace

Personally I would move on and change job. I would make up a reason with a kernel of truth. Psychologists move about all the time and work in short-term contracts. By the time you leave it will probably be 6 months. May the service won't get another psychologist but thats not your problem they have ...
by Alex
Tue May 09, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I have social anxiety - could I be a clinical psychologist?
Replies: 20
Views: 8575

Re: I have social anxiety - could I be a clinical psychologi

Social anxiety is a treatable condition - people do recover. I do not know whether you have had the right sort of help, has been limited or you have had no therapy at all? My advice would be to seek out cognitive behavioural therapy - step 3 IAPT High Intensity workers are usually very familiar with...
by Alex
Mon May 08, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Science confirms psychology students are lovely
Replies: 1
Views: 2004

Re: Science confirms psychology students are lovely

haha or it suggests that psychology students are truly Machiavellian! Lying and deceiving on the questions knowing it would be good to look good for people trust them (for their own ends).
by Alex
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Question for qualified CPs
Replies: 10
Views: 5162

Re: Question for qualified CPs

Um, I probably should do some reading then... I do tend to work more than my 18.5 hours, so maybe the small amount of reading I do at work kind of counts as outside work hours? I am sure Ell is just being modest - she doesn't want to mention the 6 hours after work of pure reading and note taking ;)...
by Alex
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: The wait: How many times have you refreshed your email?
Replies: 2
Views: 2606

Re: The wait: How many times have you refreshed your email?

I'm not sure if I am the only one (probably not), but I have been obsessively refreshing my emails - even though I know that not much can change in less than one second - I have been so distracted just waiting to hear back. I thought waiting for the shortlisting would be the hardest part, but it tu...
by Alex
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: The PWP role
Replies: 8
Views: 4313

Re: The PWP role

The PWPs I have worked with did not often complain about their job. I noticed that the ones that had the most compassion for the clients fared better in the service and enjoyed their work more. As well as having boundaries with what was in their remit. It sounds like you had a terrible time Myotai f...
by Alex
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Forensic Psychology - Advice on what jobs
Replies: 7
Views: 4725

Re: Forensic Psychology - Advice on what jobs

Maybe go for a HCA in an acute mental health ward or PICU - I think it would look good. Shows you can tolerate high stress situations with dramatic presentations. Then you could build up for when a low or medium secure ward post is available. Also, don't forget the forensic clients are everywhere ;)...
by Alex
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Dispute with management over contract
Replies: 9
Views: 5224

Re: Dispute with management over contract

Do you belong to a union? You can get legal advice and representative. You really need professional help. Layman perspective- after over a year - two years I thought you they had to either offer you redundancy or a position in the company with a similar role. I also assume that they are legally boun...