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by miriam
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 1338

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

Sounds like you've made your decision. But if you do a masters course, make sure it is credible and has a significant research/thesis component. Some masters courses are rubbish, and don't really prove your academic chops at all, they just take your money and have taught work and course work without...
by miriam
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 77430

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I've just shortlisted the first batch of 46 applications for our latest AP post, and only six of them (that's one in 8 applicants) met our basic requirements of a completed degree at 2:1 or better (or a completed conversion or postgrad qualification), a driving license, a year of relevant experience...
by miriam
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9302
Views: 1655882

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Lingua - I'm sorry for your loss. As Punkgirl said, try not to hold onto guilt when you did nothing that you could have predicted could be harmful and the likelihood is that you were not a causal factor, but in fact gave your cat as much love and happiness in its life as was possible. Make sure you ...
by miriam
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Assistant Psychologist: Matlock, Derbyshire
Replies: 0
Views: 1988

Assistant Psychologist: Matlock, Derbyshire

Job Description We have a vacancy in the Matlock area for an Assistant Psychologist to provide psychometric assessments that contribute to wider psychological assessments for care providers and/or the family court, to help with research activities and to support the wider service related to young p...
by miriam
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

True, but for many people it works out just fine and leads to a better paid and more secure professional status, doing something they care about more than the alternatives.
by miriam
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I've known plenty of people get onto clinical training one or two years after gaining their GBC qualification, and plenty of those have been after conversions. I'd be very wary of jaded people perpetuating the narrative of how long it takes and how poor your chances are, when plenty of people don't ...
by miriam
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 15
Views: 2394

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

As far as I can remember, I have neither used nor heard this term. However, it is really important to distinguish the level of autonomy, training and insurance coverage that an individual has, particularly in a service where there are a variety of professionals with different levels of training and ...
by miriam
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

That sounds like quite cynical advice. We have many members who have got onto training in clinical psychology after doing a conversion. If you have relevant experience beforehand, then you may need little after. If you have no relevant experience then you will be at the same starting point as the ps...
by miriam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career change - from clinical psychology to something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Career change - from clinical psychology to something else?

Hi, I'm due to qualify as a CP in September, and am considering job options at the moment. I'm sure that a full time job in the NHS is not for me, so I'm exploring the research/teaching route. Aside from this, does anyone have any ideas at all about other jobs outside of psychology (e.g. management...
by miriam
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Would my current experiences be of value ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Re: Would my current experiences be of value ?

Indeed. The 10+ years thing is myth. Strong candidates take 1-3 years to get onto training. Taking more than 5 years is rare, and you already have loads of relevant experience. What you need is GBC (which you'll get from a conversion) and to think like a CP and understand what the role involves (whi...
by miriam
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Swedish CP qualification - Work in UK
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Swedish CP qualification - Work in UK

There is currently a european agreement to mutually respect other state's qualification in psychology, and psychology is currently a shortage profession and a reason that would allow someone to immigrate. However, with Brexit looming it is hard to anticipate whether this will be the case in the futu...
by miriam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Are clinical psychologists automatically able to provide CBT?
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Are clinical psychologists automatically able to provide CBT?

For the past few years, CP training has included explicit competency in CBT and at least one other model of therapy, with some courses combining with some IAPT HI teaching, or going for professional accreditation in CBT. Prior to that doctoral CP courses included training in at least two models of t...
by miriam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal

What would you find more interesting? What would suit your life better at this stage? More of the same model and client group but at a more complex/skilled level, with a clear career path to fall back on and more pay, or seeing a different service and different client group, and potentially speeding...
by miriam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is learning support assistant relevant?
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Is learning support assistant relevant?

Fixed means their funding runs out, not that you can't leave earlier than the end point!
by miriam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is learning support assistant relevant?
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Is learning support assistant relevant?

I think it is relevant, so I'd accept, but then go to the AP interview and prioritise that if you get an offer.