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by alexh
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: PapReq: A tipping point for measurement based care
Replies: 1
Views: 2050

PapReq: A tipping point for measurement based care

Does anyone have access to this article from the America Psychiatric Assoc's PsychiatryOnline journal? A Tipping Point for Measurement-Based Care. Author(s) Fortney, John C; Unützer, Jürgen; Wrenn, Glenda; Pyne, Jeffrey M; Smith, G Richard et al. Source Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.); Feb 2...
by alexh
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Dispute with management over contract
Replies: 9
Views: 6079

Re: Dispute with management over contract

It is very common for trusts to ensure contractors leave before the two year period elapses because of the rights they gain at this point. Sloppy in HR terms to give a contract that would take a contractor over two years. If you're at 21 months plus then they're possibly in a panic and frantically t...
by alexh
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: What's right with the BPS?
Replies: 3
Views: 3467

Re: What's right with the BPS?

I have had exactly the same experience trying to find out what they are doing in relation to pre qualification career structure. Very frustrating.

Hopefully the royal college or separate clinical psychology organisation ideas take off.
by alexh
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: DClinPsy hopeful 2:2 degree but 17yrs experience.
Replies: 9
Views: 5585

Re: DClinPsy hopeful 2:2 degree but 17yrs experience.

Hi there. Firstly, does your behavioural science degree give you GBC/GBR? I think to be successful you would have to target applications to the few courses which may accept you. Check the minimum criteria for each course (on their pages at chpccp) carefully. I would've thought Lancaster and maybe So...
by alexh
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Unite or Unison?
Replies: 7
Views: 11351

Re: Unite or Unison?

Does anyone know if either unite or unison are active, or preparing for action in respect of the funding arrangements for clinical psychology training in the future?
by alexh
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Pay negotiations
Replies: 3
Views: 3687

Re: Pay negotiations

If you can argue that your previous experience means you meet the knowledge and skills framework (KSF) for the role you might stand a chance of entering at either the first or second gateway point rather than the base point. You might speak to the lead psychologist in the team and then team manager ...
by alexh
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: UK Citizen Applying from Abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Re: UK Citizen Applying from Abroad

I was classed as ordinarily resident in a similar position (visiting research scholar, j1 visa), although I had already returned to the UK and lived here for 2 years when I was successful. I was assessed for fees by the university which was very worrying but turned out OK. I had to demonstrate my in...
by alexh
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: AP Restraint Training
Replies: 10
Views: 6273

Re: AP Restraint Training

Two things.
1. Isn't that a serious incident? You could have been seriously injured or killed in two minutes. I hope it is being investigated
2. I'm glad it worked out but if you have the chance to escape danger you should take it in future.
by alexh
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PsyD and being a psychologist in the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 3538

Re: PsyD and being a psychologist in the UK

I have never heard of someone transferring between programs in the UK or from abroad, I wondered sometimes if it has ever happened. Because the course structures differ it could be quite complicated to arrange in such a way that all the competencies are covered. Maybe it would be viewed differently ...
by alexh
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Good idea to disclose MH issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 4547

Re: Good idea to disclose MH issues?

Is it an experience that has made you a better candidate for training?

I think it has the potential to be and may well be important. Do not merely disclose, reflect on the experience so that it answers that question.
by alexh
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT Evidence-Based CBT Formulations
Replies: 14
Views: 14512

Re: IAPT Evidence-Based CBT Formulations

Self-Compassion or self-esteem might be a more important question.
by alexh
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Conditional job offer withdrawn "due to funding". Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 5107

Re: Conditional job offer withdrawn "due to funding". Advice

I think we ought to distinguish between the legal and practical situation so as to be clear.

If you have met the conditions then you have a contract (offer+acceptance=contract). The remedy for breaching this is the salary for the notice period. Unfortunately that is usually not worth pursuing.
by alexh
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: The use of "consultant" as a professional title
Replies: 23
Views: 11461

Re: The use of "consultant" as a professional title

I'm in favour of control of the term consultant as applied to protected titles, with good clear assessment. I'm interested in further regulation of titles that imply psychotherapist, counsellor or practitioner psychologist. I'm not sure total control of psychologist is possible. I don't see how you ...
by alexh
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: The use of "consultant" as a professional title
Replies: 23
Views: 11461

Re: The use of "consultant" as a professional title

Miriam, I have a question regarding point 1. What power would prevent the use of consultant before non protected titles? A new law or hcpc power? If anyone may call themselves a psychologist how would they be stopped from adding whatever prefix they like before it, consultant, consulting, senior, hi...
by alexh
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Can a conditional job offer be revoked?
Replies: 5
Views: 5126

Re: Can a conditional job offer be revoked?

I find the various guidance and opinion about conditional offers confusing where there is a delay in meeting a condition. A conditional offer is a contract. If the conditions are met it cannot be revoked, this is breach of contract. If they are not met, eg an unsatisfactory reference then it is null...