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by laurenr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Summer psychology work (and has anyone come across "NeuroSupport Services"?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Summer psychology work (and has anyone come across "NeuroSupport Services"?)

I had a summer job at a summer playscheme for children with learning disabilities when I was between years in my degree. They're set up for seasonal workers. I would also be unsure about a self-employed support worker role - particularly around would you have to register as self-employed or sort you...
by laurenr
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?

My first degree was in Neuroscience - got a 2:1. Did a masters conversation course to Psychology at Sussex (distinction) and got onto training 3 years later. It's not impossible.
by laurenr
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Getting things done / Covering the cost of running the site.
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Re: Server migration and paid member tier proposal

Hi Miriam Thank you for migrating the site so we get a better service. I was having a think about your proposal and thinking a subscriptions offers good value for people who want to get onto training. However I wonder if there is any incentive for qualified CPs to pay for this kind of service as we ...
by laurenr
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Experience in private practice
Replies: 3
Views: 2117

Re: Experience in private practice

My two pre-training AP posts were private companies. I got both of them by sending my CV to CPs and companies who may employ APs and a covering letter asking them to consider me if they ever got any AP posts, research work or internship opportunities. It's very alien when you're used to applying for...
by laurenr
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Another qu for current Surrey trainees!
Replies: 3
Views: 3203

Re: Another qu for current Surrey trainees!

Hi all I wondered if anyone was able to help - I was wondering how many days holiday we get (seems we don't get our contract for ages)? Also, placements seem to still operate between Christmas and NY - do I assume we therefore need to take holiday to if we want to be off then or in practice does it...
by laurenr
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Hampshire/ Dorset Assistant Group
Replies: 2
Views: 2499

Re: Hampshire/ Dorset Assistant Group

If you contact Paul at Psychology Chartered in Havant, I understand he has started an AP group.
by laurenr
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Don't know what to do next
Replies: 5
Views: 3559

Re: Don't know what to do next

I wouldn't downplay your experience - I think you have a lot of hands on experience with a range of clients. Maybe think of applying for AP posts? The only way to get good at being an AP is to work as one! I found it easier to get interviews with private companies when I was an AP and got a job base...
by laurenr
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: BPS Guidelines for the Employment of Assistant Psychologists
Replies: 23
Views: 16654

Re: BPS Guidelines for the Employment of Assistant Psycholog

PeteR wrote:Hello,

If anyone could PM me these guidelines I would be very grateful!

Thank you.
Did you get an answer? I would like them too please!
by laurenr
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Putting WISC-V materials online- illegal or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 4248

Re: Putting WISC-V materials online- illegal or not?

Just wondering what people's thoughts about this were? As far as I remember from when I used the WISC-V as an assistant in CAMHS the WISC-V materials are protected and should not be shared in the public domain, also I thought the results are only meant to be interpreted and reported by a qualified ...
by laurenr
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Assistant Groups
Replies: 220
Views: 156001

Re: Assistant Groups

I've heard there's a new Hampshire AP group starting in Havant, near Portsmouth. It's being run by some APs in a private company called Psychology Chartered and it's on 17th November. The info is here http://psychologychartered.co.uk/blog/c ... hologists/
by laurenr
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Advice on starting a blog?
Replies: 12
Views: 9116

Re: Advice on starting a blog?

Great to hear Tyrus, well done! To expand on miriam's points about blogging thoughts you want to organise - it can help to link a blog with a twitter account, not just for advertising your content but also for those thoughts that aren't quite in depth enough for a blog post but still on your centra...
by laurenr
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Personal Independence Payments
Replies: 6
Views: 4944

Re: Personal Independence Payments

Thank you as Astra says PIP is a non means tested benefit paid by the DWP and can be spent on whatever the individual wants including things like therapy. Personal budgets are allocated through social services and I am much less knowledgeable about this but I gather the money is allocated to the in...
by laurenr
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Recommendations for clinical / biology heavy MSc conversion?
Replies: 3
Views: 2302

Re: Recommendations for clinical / biology heavy MSc convers

I did a conversion at Sussex about 6 years ago. I believe the courses have similar structures in general because those are the minimum courses you have to do to get GBR. Some courses which require you to have psychology credits to get onto the course may have more flexibility in which modules you ca...
by laurenr
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Personal Independence Payments
Replies: 6
Views: 4944

Re: Personal Independence Payments

I'd be interested in knowing what you are "allowed" to buy with it. I've been working with someone who wants to buy extra support for during lunch break, and has been apparently told by their social worker that they aren't allowed to buy this with their payment. Simiarly, I met someone who had been ...