Career advice re psychoanalytic therapy options

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Albina
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Career advice re psychoanalytic therapy options

Post by Albina » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:11 am

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for adding me in!

I'm wondering if you could help with some career advise. I moved to the UK a year ago. My educational background is in Psychology (I'm a graduate member of BPS). Currently I'm in psychotherapy training on part time basis in Moscow. I know this certification will not be accredited in the UK (I might try APCL accreditation though). I would like to continue my training in the UK in psychoanalytic psychotherapy starting maybe in 2020.

Currently I'm full time employed as administrator in Mental Health charity and working as bereavement volunteer in Cruse. I would really like to start with some clinical experience, but not sure if I can get roles with NHS as PWP or AP as they are very competitive. As I understand the AP role is mainly for those who wants to get onto a CP doctorate, please correct me if I'm wrong? I don't really want a doctorate, my career goal is to become a psychotherapist.

Could you please advise what could be my first steps to get a clinical job with my qualification and experience? Will I have a chance to get a PWP trainee role at all?

Thanks in advance! :) sorry for a long message
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Re: Career advise

Post by mungle » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:38 am

You'll need to ensure you have graduate basis for registration (GBR) with your degree (speak to the British Psychological Society) and then get relevant experience - see the rest of the forum for advice on experience.

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Re: Career advise

Post by miriam » Sun May 05, 2019 12:20 am

It would depend on your degree subject and grade, but a PWP post might be possible - but bear in mind the rapid conveyor-belt CBT probably won't fit at all with your interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy. That's not really considered an evidence-based model here, and isn't widely used outside private practice.
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Re: Career advise

Post by Albina » Thu May 09, 2019 11:17 am

miriam wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:20 am
It would depend on your degree subject and grade, but a PWP post might be possible - but bear in mind the rapid conveyor-belt CBT probably won't fit at all with your interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy. That's not really considered an evidence-based model here, and isn't widely used outside private practice.
Thanks Miriam :) agree that CBT doesn't fit my interests and career plan. I'm still trying to get a clinical experience for a start. I' keep applying for Support worker roles in NHS, hopefully I can get there soon :)

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