Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Interview

Discuss what to expect in job and course interviews, what topics might be covered, how to manage anxiety, and how to get the desired result!
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WilliamsonE
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Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Interview

Post by WilliamsonE » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:38 pm

Hi guys,

I have just finished my undergraduate and have an interview for a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in a couple of weeks time. Would appreciate some advice on what to expect during the interview and any helpful tips would be great!!

Thanks!

Emily

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Re: Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Interview

Post by kiora » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:46 pm

hi, and well done!

http://cedar.exeter.ac.uk/media/univers ... dition.pdf

This is not an interview tip, but this is the manual so looking through it will give you a good idea of key aspects of the training: http://cedar.exeter.ac.uk/media/univers ... dition.pdf

I have never gone through the interview process for PWP roles so can't give specific interview advice but I'm sure someone more able to respond will do so :)

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Re: Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Interview

Post by WilliamsonE » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:54 pm

Thanks so much Kiora, that's a great help!!

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Re: Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Interview

Post by kiora » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:54 pm

You're welcome :)

I did once try for an AP role for working within IAPT, and I know that where I fell down in this was on my risk assessment and management knowledge, so I would be clear on how that works within IAPT specifically.

Also, hinters I was given from IAPT colleagues in prep for that AP interview were: having a good grasp of what IAPT is and the stepped care model, knowledge about the symptoms of anxiety and depression, knowledge of 5 areas CBT.

I had to give a presentation on stress according to a set of handouts- feedback I got on this was that I had done a good job in normalising, but that its important not to be too full of jargon so that's worth remembering for communication with clients. A friend also showed me the stress bucket and said it was used in her training- think along the lines of demands and resources to manage these:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=stres ... r-C937I%3D

Again, I have no PWP interview experience but that's something to get you started :)

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