Search found 175 matches

by hawke
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Band 7 / 8a progression
Replies: 13
Views: 6141

Re: Band 7 / 8a progression

Thanks for your feedback everyone, it has been helpful to get a more systemic perspective on what feels like a more personal and interpersonal dilemma. And to get the warnings about the potential perils to look out for of moving up a band too soon. I was offered the 8a post, so looks like I'll have ...
by hawke
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: HI CBT reading recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 867

HI CBT reading recommendations

Hello, I was wondering if any IAPT HI therapists could recommend any resources (papers, books, websites etc) that particularly relate to the protocols used in IAPT, or provide me with a list of the protocols you use (e.g. Dugas GAD protocol, or Clark & Wells for social anxiety). My CBT training ...
by hawke
Mon Nov 07, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Band 7 / 8a progression
Replies: 13
Views: 6141

Band 7 / 8a progression

I am interested to hear people's experiences of progressing from band 7 to 8a posts, particularly in the current climate of staff shortages and seemingly fast staff turnover. For example, how long are people tending to stay in band 7 posts these days? Are people changing posts/trusts or mainly progr...
by hawke
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Do any of the courses offer an unofficial part-time route?
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Do any of the courses offer an unofficial part-time route?

I had my course extended due to a disability, but it was definitely a case of waiting until I was struggling enough (i.e. off on long-term sick leave) before it was suggested to me as part of a phased return. The university extension was easy, and several of my cohort had extensions on individual as...
by hawke
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: HI trainee contract requiring you to stay post qualifying
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: HI trainee contract requiring you to stay post qualifying

We had a 6 month clause in our PWP contracts. I've also seen clauses where failure/dropping out of the course means you have to pay back course fees, but I don't think that was acted upon after a couple of trainees did fail and left the service. This sounds like something a union might be able to ad...
by hawke
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 29
Views: 11946

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

It does make we wonder if there would be scope for a graduate scheme for aspiring psychologists, where the NHS/HEE could centrally fund band 4/5 AP posts and band 6 associate/trainee posts and recruitment/allocation be managed regionally. A bit like some of the IAPT courses or the current doctoral c...
by hawke
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Guidelines on the employment of APs
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

Re: Guidelines on the employment of APs

I couldn't find anything more official than this when I looked into this recently for a university assignment for my training.

This survey and its references may be of interest to you - https://acpuk.org.uk/guidelines_versus_reality/
by hawke
Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Parity among trainee CP’s?
Replies: 8
Views: 1967

Re: Parity among trainee CP’s?

My trust changed our expenses policy half way through our training (without actually telling us!), so definitely not a national policy there.
by hawke
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Ticking the 'disability' box
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Ticking the 'disability' box

On the other hand, my emotional mind is not ready to be seen as "a person with a disability" - I am reluctant to identify in that way for now, I guess! That really resonates with me! I had (have!) a lot of internalised stigma to work through around disability, which is increasingly being ...
by hawke
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Ticking the 'disability' box
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Ticking the 'disability' box

I have a chronic condition that causes fatigue and pain. Similarly to you, much of the time I manage without much noticeable day-to-day affect on my job, but can have flare ups where I can't work. I ticked the box, as the definition of disability includes long term conditions that affect day-today- ...
by hawke
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Adequate experience from less standard routes
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

Re: Adequate experience from less standard routes

I've never heard of APT - they may not be a 'scam' (i.e. you may learn some interesting things) but I doubt they will help you get a job within psychology. I did an accredited level 2 counselling skills course early on in my career at my local college. My job paid for half of it as I could use the s...
by hawke
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: No Doctorate - What's the plan B?
Replies: 9
Views: 3329

Re: No Doctorate - What's the plan B?

Thanks for the reply Miriam, Won't my MSc Clinical Psychology and my current experience working with individuals with mental health be enough to apply for a HI post? You might be eligible for a Trainee HI post. Some applicants will have a core profession - this used to be the majority but I think t...
by hawke
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Nursing Applicant - Reference Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: Nursing Applicant - Reference Advice

I had just changed jobs when I applied, so I used my previous supervisor as my clinical reference for the application and put a note explaining that they were in a better position to comment on my work as they had known me longer. When I was offered a place the NHS trust required a reference from my...
by hawke
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 934
Views: 327683

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I'm experiencing my first real episode of disability-related systemic discrimination. The extra life admin and the delays to normal processes (like being recruited into my first qualified job) are ridiculous. I feel totally drained of energy and time. Right now, clinical psychology and the NHS do no...
by hawke
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career path - advice appreciated
Replies: 10
Views: 2274

Re: Career path - advice appreciated

Firstly, to me it sounds like you have a lot of clinical experience, so my initial reaction was not 'you need more clinical experience' to get interviews for the doctorate. Do you have access to a clinical psychologist to give you some feedback on your application? If not, an AP role in the NHS woul...