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by lakeland
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Prescribing rights for Psychologists
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Prescribing rights for Psychologists

The BPS are doing a consultation on whether psychologists should have prescribing rights. Deadline for comments is Monday. https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/internal-consultation-prescribing-rights I'm not sure where I sit (on the fence currently) but I'll have a read of the documents and see i...
by lakeland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Re: Access to a car?

I think we're broadly in agreement that it shouldn't be a requirement, but it would also be naive to think that it would be possible to find placements for an entire cohort of non drivers, because of the way services are set up. A nice challenge for Lancaster maybe! I did read a National Geographic ...
by lakeland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Re: Access to a car?

What would your solution be Richard?
by lakeland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Re: Access to a car?

I don't think it's the marker of a good psychologist - but I do think it reflects the NHS we work in, and have made it pretty clear from my experience that services exist where travel is needed during the work day, like rural services. Every day this week I've travelled to a client appointment becau...
by lakeland
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Re: Access to a car?

I'm probably a bad person for saying this, but a Band 6 NHS employee is fairly well paid and in most circumstances, they should be able to afford to run a car (I appreciate this may be different for people with dependants, single parents etc etc). Maybe I'm a total cow, but as someone who does drive...
by lakeland
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reference from a Counselling Psychologist
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: Reference from a Counselling Psychologist

I had a Forensic Psychologist for mine and got an interview and a place.
by lakeland
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: number of places versus number of applicants
Replies: 22
Views: 3095

Re: number of places versus number of applicants

I feel like Lancaster is the most inclusive of courses - in terms of their minimum criteria so that doesn't surprise me.
by lakeland
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: MSc ClinPsy Graduate - need some career advice PLS

Have you looked for nursing assistant / support worker / healthcare assistant roles? I think you might have to start there to gain experience and knowledge of the UK healthcare system and then apply for Assistant Psychologist / RA / PWP roles once you have some experience. The jobs you're currently ...
by lakeland
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Former inpatient looking for DClin application advice
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Former inpatient looking for DClin application advice

No advice to add to what Lingua has said -other than I'd have a look on Twitter as there are a lot of trainees and qualified CPs talking about their own experience, so it shouldn't be a red flag. For example, @camspamalam is a great place to start, have a look at her excellent blog and the people sh...
by lakeland
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I think workingmama's post probably summarises quite nicely how the experience you have prior to the conversion course is likely to make a difference in how quickly following course completion you get on training. I imagine it's easier for someone who has done a lot of work with people in some sort ...
by lakeland
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Wiki: IAPT
Topic: A Week in the Life of an IAPT Low Intensity Worker
Replies: 4
Views: 19122

Re: A Week in the Life of an IAPT Low Intensity Worker

Punkgirl this was such an interesting read - I felt exhausted thinking about how many people you have to see and how much you have to hold in your head about different people. Here's hoping you get some protected admin time - so important.
by lakeland
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: The Cathartic thread - rant here!
Replies: 922
Views: 297243

Re: The Cathartic thread - rant here!

I hate writing notes. I feel like they take so long. I know they're important but they're the worst part of the job. Grr.
by lakeland
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 5983

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Contrarian wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:42 pm
He's full of beef.
Con! A very on brand post for you. Hope everything is going well.
by lakeland
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Fixed term contract and pregnancy
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Fixed term contract and pregnancy

If you have any NHS employment prior to this post, this will count towards your entitlement too.
by lakeland
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I want to do too many things!
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: I want to do too many things!

What is appealing to you about each of the career paths? I think there's definitely potential for activism within Psychology and I wonder if you'd find social work quite constraining in reality - based on my experience of working with social workers, they always seem overwhelmed and overworked. I su...