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by maven
Wed May 16, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Chances of Being Accepted
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Chances of Being Accepted

It isn't about what you've done, but how you can reflect on it in your application and interview. But looking only at what you have written, it seems you lack substantive experience or clinical psychology supervision, so I'd seek those out. And bear in mind the two courses you've selected are amongs...
by maven
Wed May 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Got dream job now not sure I want it
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Got dream job now not sure I want it

If you love what you've been doing, why not postpone the training and see whether you still love it in a year?
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAP Application/Personal therapy disclosure
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: IAP Application/Personal therapy disclosure

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 ...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Changing role within applied psychology?
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Changing role within applied psychology?

There is some flexibility in role once you are qualified (eg counselling psychologists doing CP like posts) but I'm not aware of any means to change category as a lateral transfer. I believe that there used to be the ability to "top up" to the competencies and experiences of a different practitioner...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

Nope, quite the opposite. To do that particular job, the more experience and commitment to staying the better! For the profession as a whole maybe seeking out aspirational people is better, but there is no evidence I am aware of that intelligence or people skills or any other factor that would impac...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: A reason to be positive...
Replies: 157
Views: 42365

Re: A reason to be positive...

Sunshine and birdsong for me.
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 7980

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I'm talking about the exotifying/commodifying of BME children in social media. Like this tumblr collects. The point being that nobody takes photos of the children they've worked with in UK services, because of (appropriate) concerns about confidentiality and a lack of this same secondary motivation ...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Working as a self-employed AP - salary
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Working as a self-employed AP - salary

I would pay £11/hour based on actual working days (allowing for leave or sickness) and salary paid here. You might be able to reach £15 if you are experienced and there isn't much competition. But asking more than that seems a bit unrealistic to me given I can charge on an AP at £100/day to a friend...
by maven
Tue May 15, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 12
Views: 7980

Re: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

I just found a blog that captures my concerns about the seductive simplicity of solving international problems , rather than the mundane complexity of solving problems in our own country. I'd agree with the author about the fact that not only are people naive about what they can achieve in other cul...
by maven
Mon May 14, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: AP, but with no intention of qualifying?

AP posts are mainly designed as stepping stones towards clinical, and not many people who could secure a competitive graduate position like that would be satisfied with the low salary and lack of autonomy in the long term. But I've known one or two people who just loved the hands on nature of the jo...
by maven
Fri May 11, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Superstitions
Replies: 9
Views: 5542

Re: Superstitions

Saying "bless you" when you sneeze is just a superstition, but it feels weird to sneeze with someone else present and remain unblessed!
by maven
Fri May 11, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Clients answering phone during session
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Clients answering phone during session

Indeed, I'd ask with genuine curiosity whether they were expecting an urgent call and why they took a non-urgent one, as it seems like avoiding or devaluing the thing they are actually there to do.
by maven
Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Better BME representation in clinical psychology
Replies: 43
Views: 21066

Re: Better BME representation in clinical psychology

There are issues with xenophobia (that include the reaction to white eastern European immigrants) and with religious intolerance (that include antisemitism towards white people who have Jewish heritage, for example) but I'm not sure they are racism per se. It is easy to see the small impacts of prej...
by maven
Tue May 08, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Name 3 and then pass it on
Replies: 255
Views: 59585

Re: Name 3 and then pass it on

Mastiff
Maltese
Miniature poodle

(Thankfully someone in my office suggested Maltese and I have a friend with a mini-poo).

Name 3 flowers beginning with E.
by maven
Tue May 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Do we want a clinpsy conference? If so, what should it cover
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Do we want a clinpsy conference? If so, what should it cover

Thanks. That's a helpful comment.

I guess I assumed that most people who sign in use "read new posts" to see everything added since their last visit like I do. But I think we've mentioned it on our twitter/facebook too.