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by hawke
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs
Replies: 6
Views: 218

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: 218

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: 657

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: 270

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: 613

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: 658

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: 658

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: 1158

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: 702

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: 384

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.
by hawke
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or alternative postgrad qualification?
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Masters or alternative postgrad qualification?

I'm sorry to hear you've been having a tough time. I hope you're starting to feel better, and I'm glad the university has been supportive. In terms of the doctorate, I think it would depend on which university you applied for, as they all have different short-listing criteria. Some put a lot of emph...
by hawke
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: phd to clinical doctorate
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: phd to clinical doctorate

Your reasoning really resonates with me - I also started off as a secondary teacher, before becoming a PWP, and had a few frustrated years of not really knowing what I wanted to do, followed by a couple more frustrated years of knowing I wanted to do the DClinPsy but finding it difficult to get ther...
by hawke
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Contractual obligation
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: PWP Contractual obligation

I've seen them from 6 months to 2 years on paper, but never actually enforced.
by hawke
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Therapist Burnout
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: Therapist Burnout

Oh I feel for you - I'm a recently ex-PWP, it's a tough job. Firstly, know that you are not alone in feeling burnt out - this study found that two thirds of PWPs experienced burnout. It's nearer to half in other NHS psychology practitioners, if the stats are to be believed. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih....
by hawke
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??
Replies: 8
Views: 1901

Re: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??

I would suggest looking closely at how courses short list. Although no university is easy, some may be better matched to you. For example, I did better with courses that used shortlisting exams, and got nowhere with courses that just looked at my application.