AP vs PWP

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hjd118
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AP vs PWP

Post by hjd118 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:56 pm

Hi I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

I am currently a band 5 Assistant Psychologist in a specialist service. I applied to the DClinPsych this year and had an interview but I wasn't successful.

I am thinking about my next steps as I would like a change (change of job, change of city). I have an interview for a trainee PWP post which would be band 4 for a year. I'm not sure if this would be a step forward or back? As I feel there are more opportunities for career progression in IAPT e.g. becoming a senior PWP etc. It would also be good to gain more skills in delivering CBT and the chance to move to a different area of the country.


Any thoughts would be helpful! Thank you

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Re: AP vs PWP

Post by miriam » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:34 pm

Worry less about what other people might think and do what you will enjoy!
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Re: AP vs PWP

Post by Kabrem » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:55 pm

hjd118 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Hi I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

I am currently a band 5 Assistant Psychologist in a specialist service. I applied to the DClinPsych this year and had an interview but I wasn't successful.

I am thinking about my next steps as I would like a change (change of job, change of city). I have an interview for a trainee PWP post which would be band 4 for a year. I'm not sure if this would be a step forward or back? As I feel there are more opportunities for career progression in IAPT e.g. becoming a senior PWP etc. It would also be good to gain more skills in delivering CBT and the chance to move to a different area of the country.


Any thoughts would be helpful! Thank you
I think it’s really important to progress whilst working towards getting on to the dclin but just as important to do what you enjoy. PWP is a great steeping stone to get on to the dclin but a full career in its own right (to an extent) so that’s a great step. But there’s also other AP roles also research orientated roles too.

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Re: AP vs PWP

Post by mungle » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:38 am

1. What would you enjoy the most?
2. Where would you develop the most? (skills, understanding, reflection, knowledge of the profession etc.)
3. What do you want to do in 5 years time and which will help you get there

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Re: AP vs PWP

Post by hjd118 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:27 am

Thank you for the advice. I accepted the trainee PWP position in the end :)

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Re: AP vs PWP

Post by Kabrem » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:53 pm

hjd118 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:27 am
Thank you for the advice. I accepted the trainee PWP position in the end :)
Congrats! Which trust will you be working in?

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