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by alexh
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: HCPC registration vs Experience
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: HCPC registration vs Experience

If the Clinical associate role becomes a reality it might be a better equivalent to the non doctoral European qualifications.
by alexh
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Locuming in IAPT as a newly qualified CP??
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Locuming in IAPT as a newly qualified CP??

My impression when I have visited some IAPT services or when CPs who work in them spoke to our training cohort about their roles, is that they can have high expectations of their CPs. I did not think it would be a good fit for me to have a lot of potentially experienced CBT therapists looking 'up' a...
by alexh
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Opinion on thieves and other low-grade crime committers
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Opinion on thieves and other low-grade crime committers

Yep, just not woke enough to use correct language when you have been the victim of a theft. Must try harder. :)
by alexh
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How to get a reference from companies with HR minimum reference policy
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: How to get a reference from companies with HR minimum reference policy

If your supervisor is not a CP or is not familiar with the process it will be worth flagging this to them as early as possible in case the think they cannot do this, or are likely to refuse based on these policies.
by alexh
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Putting down my experience on paper
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Re: Putting down my experience on paper

I suppose I could look at the competences that the DClinpsy looks for, and work back from there looking to address how I meet those? You suppose rightly. This is an excellent strategy for any application or interview. You could also write longer reflective pieces on your support and HCA work and re...
by alexh
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Formatting thesis using someone else’s data
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Formatting thesis using someone else’s data

Secondary analysis is very common, you should be able to find some published examples fairly easily I would've thought. The format is essentially the same as any other paper or thesis though. Personally, I like to see the situation made explicit and the main article referred to, it helps to avoid do...
by alexh
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Assistance please - should I accept PWP trainee position?
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Assistance please - should I accept PWP trainee position?

In your trust there'll be a staff 'bank', it may have a different formal name like temporary staffing solutions. It's how staff take on extra shifts and the trust fills gaps, like an internal agency system. Your colleagues should know how you access it. It should be very easy to find support worker ...
by alexh
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Applying psychological theory in different working environments
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: Applying psychological theory in different working environments

Do you think about antecedents, behaviour and consequences/contingencies? When there appears to be a problem could you ask yourself, who is this behaviour a problem for? Where there is a problem that is difficult to manage within the existing team/system, can you advocate for referral to an ID commu...
by alexh
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Assistance please - should I accept PWP trainee position?
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Assistance please - should I accept PWP trainee position?

A bird in the hand is worth...?

Lots of trainees have been PWPs. The experience seems to be considered valuable by selectors. It also gives you an alternative career route to the doctorate.

Have you tried picking up additional AP work in different teams in the same trust, or bank AP work?
by alexh
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Struggle to find AP job ; considering PWP work.. advice please!

I think the role as set out is relevant experience for AP jobs and eventually for DClinPsy. Although I have some reservations about the role, thinking back to when I was applying for AP jobs I'd definitely have considered applying. I expect over-qualification will not be an issue. The bottlenecks in...
by alexh
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Desperately seeking advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Desperately seeking advice

I recall feeling a bit of a loose end and being a spare part when I first started my AP role. No login, not familiar with the role and projects that were ongoing. It was especially bad as I overlapped with my predecessor who it appeared knew everything and everyone. The role was somewhat loose and i...
by alexh
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: Group task at interview

What do you think the utility of a group task is from the selector's perspective? What are they looking for?
by alexh
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: maternity leave discrimination?
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: maternity leave discrimination?

Are there other benefits to taking it? I suppose having acted up will stand you well when applying for substantive posts. Is it competitive? if, as must be tempting, you decline, will they easily fill the post anyway? Personally I think it's a petty scam and you should decline to do band 8 work and ...