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by miriam
Fri May 25, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: petition to improve access to CP's in the UK
Replies: 12
Views: 5089

I've signed it and circulated it, but it is a shame that the text of the petition is not made to have wider appeal (as at the moment it would be aimed at NHS staff, but could also apply to service users). It also could have made more of the evidence that we are helpful and good value for money, and ...
by miriam
Wed May 23, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Agenda for Change - Scotland
Replies: 18
Views: 10702

I think Scotland is effectively running a year or two behind England in implementing AfC and so has kept the assimilation points longer...
by miriam
Wed May 23, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Agenda for Change - Scotland
Replies: 18
Views: 10702

Oh, I understand it a bit better now, and its sort of acceptable (though I can understand your frustrations): the backpay will be based on you having commenced training whilst assimilation points were in force, and these will gradually be phased out. That will mean that third years "had" two years o...
by miriam
Wed May 23, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Agenda for Change - Scotland
Replies: 18
Views: 10702

I thought one of the key rules in AfC was that everybody doing the same post would be paid the same and that it would never happen that new recruits were paid more than existing staff? I'm growing increasingly cynical about a process that was supposed to make national equity, but has been applied so...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc CAMHS psychology - paid - Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 7791

MSc CAMHS psychology - paid - Scotland

Title: Trainees for MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People Employer: NHS Training Description: In 2007 an innovative partnership between NHS Education Scotland, the University of Edinburgh and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was pleasedto welcome the first cohort to this new one year ...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Psychology technician - Liverpool university
Replies: 0
Views: 1725

Psychology technician - Liverpool university

Saw this on the appmemo site and thought it was interesting for a graduate: Psychology Technician Employer: University of Liverpool Description: School of Population, Community and Behavioural Sciences Division of Clinical Psychology Psychology Technician Grade C £15,284 - £16,183 pa You will suppor...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Derren Brown
Replies: 31
Views: 11087

I prefer "street magic" that involves sleight of hand and cold-reading to those tricks that involve camera trickery and special effects... but I kind of think half the fun of magic is in spotting (or trying to spot) how it is done :D
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Voluntary Assistant Psychologist posts
Replies: 27
Views: 23421

I'm fully sympathetic to the principle that there should be more paid AP posts, and that we need to think more about the early stages of the career path when we try to increase diversity, but voluntary work is by no means necessary for career progression, it is a choice that some people make in the ...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: SPSS
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

You'd set it up so that you had each variable as a numeric or categorical one, with a label. Then you'd have one extra variable, called something like "notes" that is a string, into which you could add your jottings about that participant. You can't jot for each measure, unless you add a string vari...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Supervisor Problems!
Replies: 3
Views: 2924

First of all, my sympathy, that sounds horrible and not at all what being a trainee should feel like. You could speak to another qualified psychologist within your organisation, or to the BPS if either he or you are members, and also speak to personnel or service managers about the difference betwee...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: Choice and Partnership in CAMHS
Replies: 0
Views: 13003

Choice and Partnership in CAMHS

What is Choice and Partnership? Choice and Partnership is a way of managing supply and demand in CAMHS work. The idea is to avoid allocation meetings and waiting lists, and for referrals to be told to phone in and choose an appointment from a list. The first appointment, which is called the Choice ...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Prescribing art therapy - what are your thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 2098

I was in a pilot area for exercise on prescription and liked that as an idea (you'd get 10 sessions in a local sports centre for free on your "prescription"). I think the evidence from the evaluation was that it was as effective but with less side effects than anti-depressants for mild-moderate depr...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Course ratings
Replies: 43
Views: 20670

They do get BPS ratings, but there is not much difference between courses, and all courses confer the same qualification (if courses do not meet the BPS standard the accreditation is removed). Its never been the case that employers of qualified CPs have been able to (or wanted to) choose between app...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Voluntary Assistant Psychologist posts
Replies: 27
Views: 23421

I supervise a one-day-per-week volunteer AP. I meet with her most weeks, but we have formal supervision time of one hour per month. I'd love to find some money in our service to pay her, but we don't have any, so we are trying to offer CPD opportunities to make her contribution worthwhile for her (l...
by miriam
Tue May 22, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Clinpsy Successes and Progress - 2007
Replies: 109
Views: 46346

Congratulations :D It feels like good news for so many of the people who contribute to this board, and I'm so pleased for you all, Joanne and Dorothy especially.