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by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions

Indeed, you've got a really odd set of expectations, that the public should understand the evidence base and that clinicians should know every therapy approach. I don't work with anxiety, I don't know this person. But I still stand by the fact there should be proper independent research evidence. Th...
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: What is the view on online/distance learning masters?
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: What is the view on online/distance learning masters?

I don't think distance matters. But having a research or thesis requirement as opposed to just being a taught course is pretty critical, and having a credible department who don't just give everyone great marks to bring in more customers should count more than it does!
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: The Claire Weekes Approach for anxiety related conditions

Just because some people report something worked for them doesn't mean that it is an effective treatment. Some people believe in homeopathy, but it simply isn't possible that it works beyond placebo effects. My standards for evidence are higher than anecdotal reports, and IMO people who don't evalua...
by maven
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What you're thinking v what you say
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: What you're thinking v what you say

I also winced when I read the OP. And just to be a pedant, swearing (even when replaced by asterisks) is against the rules of the forum. That isn't to say that I don't often think something different to what I say. Most recently "that's fine, take your time" when I mean "just tell me please, whateve...
by maven
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Workplace Bullying?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Workplace Bullying?

I wondered how this panned out? "My current service manager said I’d lose my pension" - if you haven't already checked, I can confirm this isn't true. You can have up to a 3 month break and still count as continuous service for the pension scheme and NHS rights. But you could always get it as unpaid...
by maven
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: PWP Trainee Role VS MH Nurse to get to CBT Therapist Role
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: PWP Trainee Role VS MH Nurse to get to CBT Therapist Role

Yes, and you can train as an approved mental health professional, a nurse prescriber, or a nurse manager. Some nurse therapists even get to consultant grades. So I'd agree that it opens more options for career progression and security, as well as more choices of where and how to work.
by maven
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Cohort demographics Essex and IoP?
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Cohort demographics Essex and IoP?

I'd take a look in the alternative handbook. But bear in mind that across the UK as a whole, most trainees are 20-30 (81% in 2017 intake, with very similar figures in previous years), and only 2% of trainees are over 40. That means that in each cohort of nearly 600 trainees there are only 10-15 trai...
by maven
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: placing a future role in doctorate application
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: placing a future role in doctorate application

You definitely can't make it a relevant experience entry, as you haven't done it to gain any relevant experience from yet. You could mention it briefly in the main paragraph (eg "I will be starting [post] in [date] and hope that this will [one line]") but I'm not sure it would add much as you haven'...
by maven
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Diagnosis and formulation article
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Diagnosis and formulation article

Full reference: European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Volume 2, 1999 - Issue 2. Link
by maven
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Clinical research coordinator vs research assistant
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Clinical research coordinator vs research assistant

Sounds like a good question to ask at interview to me. I'd assume that the coordinator is more administrative, and therefore lower in the research hierarchy than an RA, but I don't know for sure. I'll ask on twitter.
by maven
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: AP Interview Feedback from Employer?
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: AP Interview Feedback from Employer?

Congratulations! If you want one or more of them more than the job you've been offered, or if they pay more, have a shorter commute, or there is a clear reason you think they'd be more helpful to your career trajectory they might be worth attending. But if you are happy with what you've been offered...
by maven
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Project Group Work Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Project Group Work Advice

I'd say you do have to give it to them. You were paid by them to develop it for them, it isn't your intellectual property it is theirs. And they can't employ an AP without a supervising CP. So I'd turn it upside down and think that they value your content enough to want to keep it, and feel like you...
by maven
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PhD from a Canadian University
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: PhD from a Canadian University

You'll need to speak to the HCPC about whether you can gain equivalence for UK practitioner registration, and what that might involve. I don't know how it works these days, but I have definitely heard in the past of people doing supervised placements and case reports to fill in gaps in their clinica...
by maven
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Neuropsychology/Research
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Neuropsychology/Research

I'd think of IoP, UCL, Oxford, UEA, Manchester and Lancaster when I think of the more neuro/academic courses, but that's mostly informed by where the neuropsychs I've worked with have trained.
by maven
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: AP Interview Feedback from Employer?
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: AP Interview Feedback from Employer?

We usually phone the successful person, and then as soon as they accept we email everyone else.