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by Northernlad
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Has anyone got onto a PG Dip CBT course via IAPT?
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Has anyone got onto a PG Dip CBT course via IAPT?

I went down the PWP > High Intensity route, and of a cohort of 20+ high intensity trainees, the majority did the same.
by Northernlad
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Help - trainee pwp
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Help - trainee pwp

I would agree. Working as a PWP is a very stressful job and it is not unusual to feel out of your depth and overwhelmed with your caseload. Aside from supervision, are there any other trainees in your service that you could reach out to as a form or peer support?
by Northernlad
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: How likely for trainee PWPs to be offered a qualified post in the same team after training?
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: How likely for trainee PWPs to be offered a qualified post in the same team after training?

Was the post advertised as permanent or temporary? If it was as 12-month fixed term contract then this might indicate that it is just the training contract. It will be on your contract once you get that through or you could try and trace back to the advert if it's still viewable.
by Northernlad
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire-8
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire-8

Hi all

I don't suppose anybody has access to the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire-8. I have the full 28 question measure but I'm looking for the shortened version.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you
NL
by Northernlad
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: PWP career options and working abroad
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: PWP career options and working abroad

Hi Kbarys While I can't help you with your working abroad question, I can tell you that there are definitely some opportunities out there for PWPs to work remotely; particularly at the moment during COVID. It might be worth contacted agencies such as Sugarman MIND and Pulse as they sometimes offer s...
by Northernlad
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Advice for getting onto HI training with OT qualification
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: Advice for getting onto HI training with OT qualification

I completed CBT training in 2018 and there were OTs on my course with mental health backgrounds, so it certainly is possible!
by Northernlad
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Top up to Masters?
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Top up to Masters?

You can top up your diploma to a MSc at Teesside University too. You'll need to complete a research module and a dissertation.
by Northernlad
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Perinatal/postnatal mental health?
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Re: Careers in maternal mental health?

Many of the IAPT teams I have worked in have also had PWPs/HI therapists working into perinatal pathways.
by Northernlad
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

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

I was in a similar situation to you. I had spent a number of years in IAPT as a PWP, but in an attempt to broaden my experiences I had just commenced an AP role when a trainee HI therapist position came up. I had to balance up the experience I would have received as an AP with access to a clinical p...
by Northernlad
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy
Replies: 9
Views: 6048

Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

You can do this on the course I am on. Basically, CBT teaching counts toward the 450 CBT training hours required for accreditation and the 200 clinical hours can be made up on placement - but would mean elective placements would need to be very CBT-oriented. I'd imagine you would also need to write ...
by Northernlad
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Can I make it?
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

Re: Can I make it?

It sounds like you have accrued lots of relevant experience, particularly so early on into your undergrad! I did nothing of relevance during my undergrad so essentially started from scratch when I graduated. I am a first year trainee now, yet it probably took me slightly longer to gain a place than ...
by Northernlad
Mon May 27, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Seeking Guidance on Supporting Statement
Replies: 11
Views: 9046

Re: Seeking Guidance on Supporting Statement

Christine, I had lots of variants of an application but tailored to specific client groups e.g. one for child, AMH, older adult, forensic etc etc. This really worked for me and meant that I could fire applications in quickly as I only needed to make a few minor tweaks (if any) to suit the job I was ...
by Northernlad
Tue May 14, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Part time work as an AP and PWP
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

Re: Part time work as an AP and PWP

Yes, I did this. I worked as a PWP for 3 days per week and an AP for 2 days per week. Work-load wise this felt manageable. Particularly as I had worked as a PWP for 3 and a half years before I secured the AP role and was feeling a little burnt out in IAPT - so the AP role kept things fresh and helpe...
by Northernlad
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: 2:2 and AP post experience- is it enough for a doctorate??
Replies: 11
Views: 4661

Re: 2:2 and AP post experience- is it enough for a doctorate??

The Lancaster course doesn't have any specific requirements for applicants degree classification!
by Northernlad
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Experience/Application Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

Re: Experience/Application Advice

It can be tough deciding when to apply but I would advise only applying when it feels right for you; not based on when you feel your experiences match that of others. I remember when I first started out and how daunting it felt hearing stories of people who had years of experience without even getti...