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by hawke
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

I have found it quite liberating to be called this! I moved from a job with "senior" in the title, where I was expected to be the expert and felt a bit isolated and trapped between management and front line staff. It's quite nice to have a "trainee/non-qualified" title to permit me to be in the lear...
by hawke
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I will respectfully disagree with the PP about the frequency with which the students on the 'research oriented' courses have MSc or PhDs. Whilst some universities cohorts may have a larger number than others of trainees with postgrad qualifications, certainly some of the research oriented courses h...
by hawke
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Masters or not? Experience and postgraduate certificate under my belt.

I would suggest having a look at some universities you are interested in and looking at their short-listing criteria. Realistically with a low 2:1 you will need to demonstrate academic/research potential in another way, and universities will vary based on what they include in this part of their shor...
by hawke
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal

I went from Senior PWP straight to the doctorate. There are several people on my cohort with IAPT experience - 1 was a HI therapist, but the rest of us were PWPs. Everyone had other experience outside of IAPT - for example, I worked in schools so had experience of a different client group. One uni I...
by hawke
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Is learning support assistant relevant?
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Is learning support assistant relevant?

I did some of my work experience as a pastoral worker in a mainstream secondary school. It's very helpful in terms of experience working with young people and I really valued the people skills I learned. But I didn't get any supervision or psychological training - in fact, with a psychology degree y...
by hawke
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Opinions - what else should I be doing?
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Opinions - what else should I be doing?

I found it helpful to break things down by 3 areas: academic, clinical and personal. Nothing is essential, but in my experience, you either need to be a good enough all-rounder, or have one particular area where you shine above and beyond other applicants. Often, it's not about getting more experien...
by hawke
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Is my training equivalent to that of a high intensity PWP
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Is my training equivalent to that of a high intensity PWP

Firstly, there is a difference between 'high intensity' and PWPs: High intensity = CBT therapist = step 3 Low intensity = PWP = step 2 And in answer to your question, it would depend on the service. The latest IAPT best practice guidance states that all PWPs should hold the IAPT PWP qualification, a...
by hawke
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy
Replies: 9
Views: 4132

Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

I'm on a doctorate course that doesn't offer an accredited CBT route - and indeed, I'll soon be a 1/3 of the way through without doing any formal CBT as it wasn't my placement or supervisor's speciality, although I've got got 3+ years as a PWP underpinning my CBT experience. Can anyone give more det...
by hawke
Wed May 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 5204

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Well, I'm going to intervene because this is my forum, and it doesn't exist so that people can perpetuate prejudice and ignorance. These aren't "radical views" these are well-established facts. None of us have any time for this poor disadvantaged white men nonsense. Outside of gamergate and MRA for...
by hawke
Wed May 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Help me fix my covering letter to get that first AP position
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

Re: Help me fix my covering letter to get that first AP position

I would go with:

I hold a (insert class) degree in (insert degree title) that confers eligibility for GBC.
by hawke
Wed May 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?

Bear in mind the reason they ask for high grades for the doctorate - you will be doing doctoral level assignments and research. Deadlines come thick and fast, and you will be juggling multiple things at once. If the academic side of things does not come easy to you, it will be a hard 3 years. My exp...
by hawke
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Wellbeing in IAPT
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Wellbeing in IAPT

I've had a good experience in IAPT in the past. We were an IAPT+ NHS partnership service which gave us a bit more freedom. Rather than putting all of our efforts into screening people out of the service and fighting with secondary care, we instead introduced new pathways to meet the needs of the are...
by hawke
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected due to my childhood trauma
Replies: 10
Views: 2758

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: 384

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: 384

Re: Outcome Measures

My current placement use this one - https://www.reqol.org.uk/p/overview.html