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by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 290636

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

While I am happy to have been offered two Assistant Psychologist interviews, I am frustrated and upset that I am going to have decline one of them as they are on the same day and at similar times. The locations are at least an hour and a half apart, meaning it just wouldn't be possible for me to go...
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Where to look for jobs
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: Where to look for jobs

Indeed, Reed and other general recruitment sites get AP job adverts. St Andrews is a fairly large employer you haven't listed. Also jobs.ac for academic and research experience, and then google with your local town/county for care and support work to pick up residential care services for people with...
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: How easy is it to get an HCPC registration for a clinical psychology masters from India?
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: How easy is it to get an HCPC registration for a clinical psychology masters from India?

I've interviewed Indian CPs applying for posts here (as both APs and CPs), and the training really doesn't cover the same things, and the role is quite different in practice too. During our training we do a doctoral level piece of research, and six 6-month placements that give a really wide range of...
by maven
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Beginning the journey
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Beginning the journey

Indeed, as Geishawife says, horizon gazing loses the value of the present, like watching a gig through videoing it on your mobile phone. So, you should just let go of that idea, and try to enjoy each stage and make the most of it. But I'd also say the timeline is unrealistic. Loads of people get som...
by maven
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on the Clinical Associate Psychology Masters?
Replies: 26
Views: 4500

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

I think it's become the de-facto standard that DClin applicants have a Masters (or even PhD) level award to evidence the first test. I don't think that's true. I see plenty of people who get onto training without a postgrad qualification (and like yourself, I'm sceptical about the value of many of ...
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions

Indeed, you've got a really odd set of expectations, that the public should understand the evidence base and that clinicians should know every therapy approach. I don't work with anxiety, I don't know this person. But I still stand by the fact there should be proper independent research evidence. Th...
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on online/distance learning masters?
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: What is the view on online/distance learning masters?

I don't think distance matters. But having a research or thesis requirement as opposed to just being a taught course is pretty critical, and having a credible department who don't just give everyone great marks to bring in more customers should count more than it does!
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions

Just because some people report something worked for them doesn't mean that it is an effective treatment. Some people believe in homeopathy, but it simply isn't possible that it works beyond placebo effects. My standards for evidence are higher than anecdotal reports, and IMO people who don't evalua...
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

I also winced when I read the OP. And just to be a pedant, swearing (even when replaced by asterisks) is against the rules of the forum. That isn't to say that I don't often think something different to what I say. Most recently "that's fine, take your time" when I mean "just tell me please, whateve...
by maven
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Workplace Bullying?
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Re: Workplace Bullying?

I wondered how this panned out? "My current service manager said I’d lose my pension" - if you haven't already checked, I can confirm this isn't true. You can have up to a 3 month break and still count as continuous service for the pension scheme and NHS rights. But you could always get it as unpaid...
by maven
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: PWP Trainee Role VS MH Nurse to get to CBT Therapist Role
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: PWP Trainee Role VS MH Nurse to get to CBT Therapist Role

Yes, and you can train as an approved mental health professional, a nurse prescriber, or a nurse manager. Some nurse therapists even get to consultant grades. So I'd agree that it opens more options for career progression and security, as well as more choices of where and how to work.
by maven
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Cohort demographics Essex and IoP?
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Cohort demographics Essex and IoP?

I'd take a look in the alternative handbook. But bear in mind that across the UK as a whole, most trainees are 20-30 (81% in 2017 intake, with very similar figures in previous years), and only 2% of trainees are over 40. That means that in each cohort of nearly 600 trainees there are only 10-15 trai...
by maven
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: placing a future role in doctorate application
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: placing a future role in doctorate application

You definitely can't make it a relevant experience entry, as you haven't done it to gain any relevant experience from yet. You could mention it briefly in the main paragraph (eg "I will be starting [post] in [date] and hope that this will [one line]") but I'm not sure it would add much as you haven'...
by maven
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Diagnosis and formulation article
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Diagnosis and formulation article

Full reference: European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Volume 2, 1999 - Issue 2. Link
by maven
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Clinical research coordinator vs research assistant
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Clinical research coordinator vs research assistant

Sounds like a good question to ask at interview to me. I'd assume that the coordinator is more administrative, and therefore lower in the research hierarchy than an RA, but I don't know for sure. I'll ask on twitter.