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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: 731

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: 444

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: 363

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: 595

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: 580

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: 595

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: 922

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: 1066

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: 1378

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: 1132

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 ...
by alexh
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Objective advice sought
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Objective advice sought

There's no dilemma here if you want to do a dclinpsy. One masters is totally relevant and improves your chances. The other is barely relevant, possibly even slightly harmful to your chances. I expect the selectors for the anatomy masters would be equally bewildered if you told them you intend to do ...
by alexh
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Content of different Doctorate courses
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Content of different Doctorate courses

Yes, it relies on trainee responses. No responses means no inclusion.
by alexh
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: What are your values?
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: What are your values?

Do a value clarification exercise. Reflect on the choices you have made in life and try to unearth the values that underpin those choices. You could complete the VIA Survey of Character Strengths - https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/testcenter and refelct on the results. I agree with hawke...
by alexh
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Living abroad
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Living abroad

It's not primarily about nationality, it's about being 'ordinarily resident' and 'settled' according to specific legal definitions for immigration purposes. The fact that you've moved within the EEA is important in that EEA and UK citizens should be treated the same (at the present time) for establi...