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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: 6864

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: 1676

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: 295

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: 2432

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: 890

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: 2432

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: 4159

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: 2169

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: 498

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: 9308
Views: 1660757

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...
by maven
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Edinburgh 2019 Entry
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: Edinburgh 2019 Entry

That's entirely misrepresentative of what was said. You PMed me. I said we don't delete threads on the request of the OP if they have content that is of value to other members, but I specifically asked if you wanted to remove identifying details - given you seemed to have given anyone from that cour...
by maven
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Advice and experience
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Advice and experience

There are lots of day in the life type posts in the wiki from people in different posts, and there are entries in every issue of Aspire. You'll find a lot of the information you are looking for already on the forum if you search for it :)
by maven
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Scrambled Eggs

“It sounds to me that your primary interest is in therapy? While that's a large part of what we do as CPs, things are shifting and CPs are moving more towards leadership and service development roles. I'm a final year trainee and there's a tremendous push towards learning leadership skills, doing l...
by maven
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Edinburgh 2019 Entry
Replies: 8
Views: 2974

Re: Edinburgh 2019 Entry

And we don't swear. This is a professional forum.
by maven
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Scrambled Eggs

Being realistic, it seems unlikely to me that you'd gain a clinical training post from Germany. The posts are sponsored by the nhs, and designed to staff the nhs with clinical psychologists. When there are 20 or more applicants per place, they will be selecting people with a clear understanding of h...