IAP Application/Personal therapy disclosure

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roslo
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IAP Application/Personal therapy disclosure

Post by roslo » Mon May 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Hi guys!

I want to apply for PWP course at UCL, but I believe I have very little experience/qualifications compared to some people here. Therefore, I would like to know if you guys think I have any chance/should still apply for it.

- MsC conversion Psychology
- Health and Social Care Level 3
- couple of months volunteering Victim Support
- Honorary Support worker at a CMHT from Jul-2017 to May-2018 - once a week
- Administrator CMHT - 2 years


Please let me know your thoughts on it? How could I use that for my application?

Also, someone told me it is worth disclosing your own experience with therapy (in case you have been under therapy for more than a year or so) - Is that correct? Relevant?

Thank you!

:) :D

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Re: IAP Application/Personal therapy disclosure

Post by maven » Tue May 15, 2018 3:45 pm

It seems like you have some relevant experiences and would lose nothing by applying. As to disclosing personal experience of using mental health services, we've discussed that a lot elsewhere. I don't think the length of it is very relevant compared to whether you have learned something about being a recipient that makes you a better practitioner, and whether your own issues are well enough managed or resolved that it would bring those strengths without bringing too much unhelpful resonance into the position.
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