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by ell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Contractual obligation
Replies: 9
Views: 1722

Re: PWP Contractual obligation

I've heard of trusts making PWPs pay back portions of the training costs if they leave within a certain period after completing training. Not sure of the time period, but I suppose that's the same as having a contractual obligation to stay?
by ell
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: phd to clinical doctorate
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: phd to clinical doctorate

It may not just be what the course are happy with, but what your PhD supervisor/university is happy with. But also, the scope and scale of the DClinPsy research dissertation is much smaller than that of a PhD so it wouldn't be a case of directly transferring your work over. Furthermore, university r...
by ell
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??
Replies: 8
Views: 3460

Re: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??

Numerically speaking, the percentage of applicants that are successful in gaining a place varies quite a lot between courses, and you can find that info on the clearing house website. But as GeishaWife points out, different courses have different things they are looking for, and so it's not as simpl...
by ell
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Courses with Systemic Pathway
Replies: 11
Views: 4034

Re: Courses with Systemic Pathway

Oxford are going to be doing something along these lines, but I don't know the details. Worth checking it out.
by ell
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Group task at interview
Replies: 12
Views: 2115

Re: Group task at interview

At some point in most of our lives there are likely to have been times when we were equivalent to another candidate, and the other person was the one getting that phone call saying there was nothing different they could have done. Difference is you don't hear about it in that instance. With so many ...
by ell
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 297727

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I'm fed up with my manager making: b) racist comments: after a black client who is very sensitive about race after having faced discrimination at work in the past asked to join the table in the community centre that my manager was sitting at, said manager answered "no, this table's only for white p...
by ell
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Desperately seeking advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: Desperately seeking advice

It's great you've been able to take that step back and reflect in stuff a bit. It did sound like a tough start! It's also nice to hear you feel encouraged to see what happens. But don't feel you have to commit to doing it for a year. If you find after a few months it's making you really unhappy, or ...
by ell
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Desperately seeking advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: Desperately seeking advice

As Miriam says, discuss this with your supervisor and go from there. It's also not unusual for the first couple of weeks or so to spend the time shadowing and reading. It's more concerning that there is no job description and you haven't been properly told what you'll be doing once the you've done s...
by ell
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview
Replies: 16
Views: 12997

Re: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview

In one of the first interviewers I ever did (not even for a psychology job): Interviewer: Can you tell us a little bit about how you handle stressful situations? Me: *laughs nervously* ... *bursts into tears* Another interview - this time for a support worker role: Interviewer: This position can be...
by ell
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78155

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

In my experience, most AP jobs person specs (which are usually what an application is being rated against) are broadly the same (next time I'm on the computer I may download a few and see). Therefore you can write an application that hits the various person spec points, and then pop a tailored sente...
by ell
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: NHS matching salary and A/L
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

Re: NHS matching salary and A/L

But that bit about annual leave doesn't say the thing about breaks in continuous service? Only the sickness absence bit does?

However, I will certainly check it out properly, thanks for letting me know BC!
by ell
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: NHS matching salary and A/L
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

Re: NHS matching salary and A/L

Annual leave is cumulative and not dependent on continuous service, so you'd be fine there. Salary matching is dependent on line manager's discretion within trust policy, so need to check that out. You'd probably reset your sick leave allowance with a break in nhs service, and things like mat leave...
by ell
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 78155

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

Inventing that algorithm/automatic screening probably wouldn't be as difficult as persuading trusts to take it on.
by ell
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: NHS application - What am I doing wrong
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Re: NHS application - What am I doing wrong

Good to hear you've been proofreading and tailoring it to the specific job (you'd be surprised how many people don't think of that). Do you mention in your applications that you're hoping to go into CP? That may potentially put people off considering you, as it can look like you'll just leave after ...
by ell
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Content of different Doctorate courses
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: Content of different Doctorate courses

It's a good idea, as courses do differ in many different ways. I would recommend the Alternative Handbook for that kind of information. Also, courses change their content from time to time, and so the Alternative Handbook can give a more up to date account as it is remade every year.