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by jamesivens
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: BABCP/IAPT standpoint on PWPs -> CBT
Replies: 38
Views: 16170

Re: BABCP/IAPT standpoint on PWPs -> CBT

baa wrote:as rare as rocking horse poo
that's a phrase I'll be using in the future!
by jamesivens
Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: BABCP/IAPT standpoint on PWPs -> CBT
Replies: 38
Views: 16170

Re: BABCP/IAPT standpoint on PWPs -> CBT

They're basically trying to keep people in the job by removing opportunities to progress. Can't they see how backwards that is? I'm not saying what is right or wrong, but I can understand why IAPT wants to keep its PWP workforce seeing as how much funding has gone in to it. you are so disadvantaged...
by jamesivens
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career progression for PWP
Replies: 3
Views: 2119

Re: Career progression for PWP

You are eligible to apply for high intensity training after 2 years of being a pwp
by jamesivens
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How soon is too soon to leave?
Replies: 14
Views: 4463

Re: How soon is too soon to leave?

Hello As you mentioned, you feel like there's two main problems with the work; 1)its not very challenging. 2)the boss is making your life hell on a daily basis. So what are your options? - leave. But as you say it looks good on paper. - don't do anything and stick it out for the next 3 months - talk...
by jamesivens
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: New Recruitment for London?
Replies: 40
Views: 13413

Re: New Recruitment for London?

I can kind of see your point there poandmove. when you say "someone with 4 years as mental health support worker and assistant psychologist plus 2 years as a PWP not getting shortlisted" I am inferring that this is your situation? in which case, I can see that it can be disappointing not to be consi...
by jamesivens
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Interview - please help
Replies: 2
Views: 2049

Re: PWP Interview - please help

It could be a big bonus to mention anything about diversity also.

best wishes

J.
by jamesivens
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP training, feeling alittle worried.
Replies: 7
Views: 6743

Re: PWP training, feeling alittle worried.

Hi Kjd I'd follow what arteta and baa have mentioned, and would add that the course intake is generally made up of a mixture of people from a variety of backgrounds. I'd say about 1/4 from our intake had been out of education for a number of years, and the IAPT courses will be aware of that. I think...
by jamesivens
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: GSH guides and forms
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: GSH guides and forms

No worries. Just reading back to my post I hope I didn't come across as a damp squib. In the contrary, i think its fun to be creative with materials, coming up with visual aids and metaphors for explaining interventions etc, and think it should be encouraged. We tend to bring ideas to meetings to sh...
by jamesivens
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: For all PWP workers how do you like the work you do?
Replies: 8
Views: 6900

Re: For all PWP workers how do you like the work you do?

congrats on the job Rachie, and glad you are enjoying the role River. I've been a pwp in the NHS for almost 2 years and find it, on the whole, enjoyable. We are encouraged to do 70:30 split of face:telephone work. But we're big on access, so its up to the patient as to how they want to get pwp suppo...
by jamesivens
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: GSH guides and forms
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: GSH guides and forms

hello the ones we tend to use in our service are; Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS self help booklets http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp Centre for Clinical Interventions http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/mhp.cfm and Get Self Help http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/ but i would check which materia...
by jamesivens
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Choosing between Assistant Psyc. and IAPT PWP Job Offers
Replies: 16
Views: 17057

For a balanced view.... I know that the PWP role in IAPT services can differ to some extent e.g. some are more phone based than face:face. However, there are lots of benefits to being a pwp. From my experience of being a pwp; - gained over 250hours clinical experience in 1.5 years (our service is ab...
by jamesivens
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: How long at Uni? (Low Intensity)
Replies: 5
Views: 2376

it will probably be slightly different for each uni but at UCL we started in Sept 09 and just finished the course in July 10. All the marks need to be moderated so probs be a qualified PWP in Sept.

So expect to qualify one year from the start date