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by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group tasks in interviews..
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: Group tasks in interviews..

You seem to be asking a lot of questions, without trying to see what is already on the forum. There is an article in the first issue of Aspire about group tasks.
by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Personal suitability questions?
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Personal suitability questions?

Soliciting or providing questions or answers for interviews is against our rules and undermines the fair selection process.
by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: CAMHS Interview
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: CAMHS Interview

What good looks like in psychological services for children, young people and their families was a recent BPS publication that is available free from the BPS shop with lots of information about the delivery of children's psychological services. I know because I was lead author for chapter 9 on chil...
by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Placements
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Placements

You need to tell people what you can offer them and their service, not what you want to get from them!
by maven
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion

I think the average psychology undergraduate course is pretty poor at providing any employable skills, even for people who do it as their undergraduate degree. An MSc with a good research weighting, and ideally a placement might be somewhat better. Find a way to publish a paper, and then you've adde...
by maven
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?
Replies: 26
Views: 4491

Re: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?

I don't think it is designed as a parallel pathway to clinical psychology. I think it is designed as another lower level cheaper alternative that might be able to take on some of the workload and let the qualified CPs focus on the most complex cases and the indirect roles. So as I understand it they...
by maven
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs

Bear in mind that online therapy you are competing with counsellors and therapists with much lower qualifications, so the expectations of cost per session from consumers are much lower, and they may not see the advantage of using a CP if the price is higher than the competition. CP training really i...
by maven
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Where do I start looking for CPD/training/conferences etc?
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Where do I start looking for CPD/training/conferences etc?

The BPS has regular events, and they are heavily subsidised for members, but not promoted that widely outside of the membership (though you can find them on the website). The ACP has a launch conference coming up. Then there are interest groups related to the population you work with. For example AC...
by maven
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Anxiety in interviews
Replies: 16
Views: 1455

Re: Anxiety in interviews

Given you were prepared to consider doing a master's degree on the other thread, which presumably costs thousands of pounds, I wonder why you are unwilling to spend some of that same money on therapy if that is the barrier to professional development?
by maven
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters clinical health psychology
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Masters clinical health psychology

I don't think it would add much, but it might cost you a year and quite a lot of money! If you are getting interviews then you need to address what you can do better in the interview, rather than going back to look at what might land you interviews. Looking at your other thread, you know the barrier...
by maven
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Anxiety in interviews
Replies: 16
Views: 1455

Re: Anxiety in interviews

Hello, Yes I am aware of that and have been through CBT when I was a lot younger and it really didnt work for me- partly due to the nature of the therapy session. I am planning to do some of these things myself, having the previous experience and knowledge of CBT it hopefully will help. And I am go...
by maven
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: 2:2 and AP post experience- is it enough for a doctorate??
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Re: 2:2 and AP post experience- is it enough for a doctorate??

I can see that it is now 18 months on from your original question. Is clinical psychology still your goal? If so, it might be helpful to know what experience you have gained since posting. I think you'd need to pick very carefully if you want to apply for clinical training, as even with an MSc many ...
by maven
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Bangor
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Bangor

There is one thread for clinical application progress, so this thread is being locked unless anyone else wants to post about fee status, and the posts about interviews/progress have been moved to the progress thread.
by maven
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Any Advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Any Advice?

We've got wikis full of other job options for graduates, as hardly anyone gets an AP post without substantive experience in care or support work, a research post, or another first-step-on-the-ladder position. But thirty isn't old, in fact it's barely above average for starting training, so let that ...
by maven
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9281
Views: 1642817

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

My fellow Assistant colleague is awfully confident and taunts me by saying he'll be successful his first time applying as he's so lucky and walked into his Assistant job with no experience - when it's unlikely I will be successful this time (second attempt). It sounds like the kind of hubris that c...