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by kazrw
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Poor Interview Feedback?
Replies: 2
Views: 2126

Re: Poor Interview Feedback?

I would take on board anything that was helpful and seems true of you more generally, and ignore anything that felt inaccurate. I once had really critical feedback from an interview which really impacted on my interview confidence for years. Thinking back to it now, it was really inaccurate, and ove...
by kazrw
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Experiences outside the NHS
Replies: 5
Views: 3515

Re: Experiences outside the NHS

I agree that does actually seem more of a 'role', service and current climate issue than the Nhs. I think similar roles in private companies would provide similar experiences and in fact you may find it is worse in terms of pressure, staffing, and burn out. However, I'm not for a second suggesting t...
by kazrw
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Experiences outside the NHS
Replies: 5
Views: 3515

Re: Experiences outside the NHS

Hi Jason, You don't say what you are doing now or what you don't like about the nhs. That info might be helpful so people know what you are hoping for. I also disliked working for the nhs after working in various services and am much happier/more suited to private companies, I've worked in supported...
by kazrw
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Any current Sheffield trainees?
Replies: 4
Views: 3227

Re: Any current Sheffield trainees?

Hi lily pad, I've recently finished training at Sheffield in the past few years. I would advise thinking carefully about the options you have.i commuted from Leeds and found this difficult as the roads into Sheffield are very congested ( in my opinion more so than leeds or Manchester). I believe the...
by kazrw
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Are AP posts the be all and end all?
Replies: 4
Views: 3409

Re: Are AP posts the be all and end all?

Just to agree with the above, absolutely not the be all and end all. My experience was very similar to yours when i got on clinical training, having also had a forensic background...and I never had an AP post. It really will depend on making the most of the experiences, gaining everything you can fr...
by kazrw
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: 96 Applications, 7 interviews, no ap post....
Replies: 14
Views: 10700

Re: 96 Applications, 7 interviews, no ap post....

I'm sorry I can't offer any advice but I can understand the frustration. It sounds like you have been just pipped to the post and as frustrating as it is, maybe just keep on trying. I do feel your pain as I had the exact same problem for qualified posts (never went for AP posts or i'm sure I would h...
by kazrw
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT or Assistant Psychologist route?
Replies: 23
Views: 15671

Re: IAPT or Assistant Psychologist route?

What did you decide to do Benjj? Good luck whatever your decision was. I've just seen your post but my advice would have been to do whichever you think you are most likely to enjoy and learn from. Although the AP route is the most common/ traditional route it is certainly not necessary to have an AP...
by kazrw
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Edinburgh additional questions.
Replies: 16
Views: 6897

Re: Edinburgh additional questions.

Hi Maddy, I've never applied for Edinburgh but from your post I would assume that the whole research process including recruitment and assessment involved using psychological principles so talk about those! Easier said than done i know!
by kazrw
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How does an American become a UK psychologist/psychiatrist?
Replies: 14
Views: 8170

Re: How does an American become a UK psychologist/psychiatri

Hi, I'm afraid i don't have specific knowledge of the transfer process from the US to the UK. However, i thought i would inform you of the process of becoming a psychologist in the UK. I would recommend having a good read around the forum to give you a greater idea of clinical psychology, alternativ...
by kazrw
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reference email (experience)
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Re: Reference email (experience)

The guidelines do stipulate that you can't, as referenced above. However, the guidelines stated this when i applied 3years ago. I had no choice but to supply a gmail account (or similar..i cant remember exactly), as my supervisor was self-employed. I explained this in the additional information sect...
by kazrw
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: CV/Cover letter
Replies: 1
Views: 3230

Re: CV/Cover letter

Hi, I'm not sure if you have had any replies via personal message to this? Firstly, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get the post, it is tough when you have your heart set on something. I am willing to look over your cv/cover letter if that would be helpful. I am in my final year of clinical traini...
by kazrw
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interventions Facillitator interview advice
Replies: 4
Views: 4042

Re: Interventions Facillitator interview advice

I had a similar task around 8 years ago for an interventions facilitator. I did something similar to the previous post, in that i had a task for the interviewers to do which was interactive and also asked them some questions, whilst putting my own thoughts across. I got the job and some extremely po...
by kazrw
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Which stats test to use
Replies: 8
Views: 4485

Re: Which stats test to use

My first thoughts were chi square, I don't think you can do ANOVA's with percentages as it looks at means but i may be corrected by someone with more stats knowledge than me!
by kazrw
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Recovery Worker Rethink or STR worker NHS...
Replies: 5
Views: 4520

Re: Recovery Worker Rethink or STR worker NHS...

Wow really well done...3offers is amazing..i did housing worker, then group interventions facilitator in a prison, trainee forensic psychologist then onto clinical training...not one of my posts was in the nhs and it gave me more options of leadership/training/consultation than may have been possibl...
by kazrw
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Recovery Worker Rethink or STR worker NHS...
Replies: 5
Views: 4520

Re: Recovery Worker Rethink or STR worker NHS...

Firstly congratulations on two job offers! I agree with the above post. Go with the job you would enjoy the most, both have excellent transferrability. Personally, I would say this career can be a long road, so go with the one that gives you the best work/life balance whilst providing job satisfacti...