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by hawke
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected due to my childhood trauma
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Rejected due to my childhood trauma

I'm really sorry to hear you've been through this. I also feel disappointed in the profession if this is really a true reflection of their views. I talked about personal and lived experiences with physical and mental health and life in my own interview, and felt it was valued, as it has been in many...
by hawke
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Outcome Measures
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Outcome Measures

My current placement use this one - https://www.reqol.org.uk/p/overview.html Yes I have been considering this one! How is it used - do they do the full version during the first and the last session and the short one in between? It's fairly new to the service, but generally the 20-Q version is used ...
by hawke
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Outcome Measures
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Outcome Measures

My current placement use this one - https://www.reqol.org.uk/p/overview.html
by hawke
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Working with clients who embellish
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Working with clients who embellish

I worked with a young teenager from a similar background who also used to embellish. It was a secondary school setting, rather than a therapy setting. I never directly challenged him - I went with a behavioural approach and tried to think in terms of reinforcement. His lies were generally about fake...
by hawke
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion

I did a psychology conversion course, and like others would also recommend it above a BSc. Quicker, cheaper, teaches you a higher level of academic skill, more mature peer group. If you have a choice, go for one with a greater emphasis on research, and definitely pick a masters over a PGDip. The onl...
by hawke
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs

Also just thinking about time scales - the doctorate would require you to have at least 1 year work experience, if not more realistically 2-3+. Most people are in their mid to late twenties by the time they start. Add on 3 years for the doctorate itself and you are looking at a long journey to achie...
by hawke
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Online therapy & online psychology jobs

Sounds like a lovely and very achievable ambition! The doctorate, as it stands, would qualify you to do CBT and one other type of therapy (which would depend on the uni). It would also give you lots of other skills in research and leadership. So the short answer is yes. However if you only want to d...
by hawke
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Anxiety in interviews
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Anxiety in interviews

I've posted about this a couple of times - have a look back through my posts and have a read of the relevant threads. If you avoid interviews though, the fear will get worse not better! I only improved after I stopped avoiding them - particularly the more subtle avoidance behaviours that sabotaged m...
by hawke
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: *INTERVIEW - Help!* - Clinical Support Worker
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: *INTERVIEW - Help!* - Clinical Support Worker

It sounds like the young people will be asking you questions. Depending on how involved they've been in the process, they may have written the questions themselves, or they may have been given questions by the service. Either way, your answers need to make them feel like you would be a good person t...
by hawke
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview adjustments/alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Interview adjustments/alternatives

I have a long-term health condition that means there are some environmental things that make a huge difference to me. Lighting is the thing that makes the biggest difference to me, so I always ask for that to be considered. While there are other smaller things, I agree with previous posters that too...
by hawke
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Evidence for clinical psychologists
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Evidence for clinical psychologists

Thank you both. I will definitely check out that study when it's published, esuma. I was really hoping that someone had done the audit/research you suggest, lingua, but it seems not. Future research I'd love to do!
by hawke
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Evidence for clinical psychologists
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Evidence for clinical psychologists

I am wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of any evidence for the effectiveness of clinical psychologists? Not about therapy/psychological services in general, but specifically about the job role in the UK or similar countries. It's purely for curiosity, and the laziness of not conducti...
by hawke
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: BPS QCoP route?
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: BPS QCoP route?

I'd second checking the PWP hours. In my old service, people tried to use them for BACP accreditation and for private Cbt training courses, and were not allowed to do this.
by hawke
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Have you heard of...
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Have you heard of...

In my previous job working in the third sector, we had a hypnotherapist on the board. I like to think I'm an open minded skeptic, but he totally shot me down when I asked for evidence for what he was claiming hypnotherapy could do. I later looked it up and found evidence contradicting his claims. I ...
by hawke
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Recommended reading for working with older teenagers with attachment difficulties
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Recommended reading for working with older teenagers with attachment difficulties

When I worked in secondary schools, Louise Bomber was my boss' obsession. You could also have a look at The Solihull Approach, they have a manual for practitioners for school age children.