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by maven
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: LD reading for HCPC eval?
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: LD reading for HCPC eval?

I think Eric Emerson was the go to guy in the field of intellectual disability.
by maven
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Access to qualified forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Access to qualified forum?

You need to email clinpsyforum@gmail.com from a work email address giving your HCPC details and forum username. Then we add you to the group.
by maven
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Support Worker Development Program NHS interview help
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Support Worker Development Program NHS interview help

It sounds like a good first step on the ladder job, and any position can be relevant experience if you make the most of it, but it will also open doors to experiences that are more overtly psychological. As to soliciting (or providing) questions for a specific position, that's against forum rules as...
by maven
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: LiveChat event 2018: University of Surrey team online Q&A
Replies: 23
Views: 1198

Re: LiveChat event 2018: University of Surrey team online Q&A

This thread will remain on the forum in open access. When conversations happen in the LiveChat space someone has to manually archive them. But that isn't how this Q&A has been formatted. Some people may have worried they missed the chat as it was structured as a forum Q&A, rather than a real time ev...
by maven
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Job adverts
Topic: Getting that elusive post
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Getting that elusive post

I thought I would share some insider information about how to get that elusive first foot on the ladder position, or to step up to your first AP position. This is based on many years of shortlisting for positions in various organisations, advertised in various places. 1) NHS jobs is highly competiti...
by maven
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: maternity leave discrimination?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: maternity leave discrimination?

I'd get union advice, or speak to ACAS, as this sounds like dodgy ground, especially as I've seen quite a few people gain 8a posts shy of 24 months experience - two I've worked with included who were able to secure 8a posts after 8 months and 12 months respectively.
by maven
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: Publications for the new issue of Aspire!
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Publications for the new issue of Aspire!

Yes, we are still collecting contributions until the end of the month at least, and there will be another issue within 6 months even if it doesn't fit within the current issue.
by maven
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Dual qualification - CP and Counselling Psychology
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Dual qualification - CP and Counselling Psychology

Presumably you need to contact the HCPC and evidence that you meet the criteria for a CoP also - though I'm not sure why you'd want to, as I don't think it would open anything up that isn't available to you as a CP...
by maven
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PWP post or Assistant Psychologist?
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: PWP post or Assistant Psychologist?

Worry about it if/when you get offers from both and once you have a feel of both roles and services.
by maven
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Overqualified - rejected for honorary AP post

Indeed, look outside the NHS and you step outside most of the competition.
by maven
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Assistant Psychologist - UK or abroad?
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Assistant Psychologist - UK or abroad?

I don't think many of us know the American system. For progress towards being a CP in the UK, experience here is generally the best possible option. But setting aside all issues of equivalence and career progression and thinking purely about quality of life, I think there is a lot to be said for Can...
by maven
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: When do I need the necessary experience by?
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: When do I need the necessary experience by?

There is no prescription of a year's experience. Some courses have a minimum to be eligible for short-listing, but the key is what you get from the experiences and how you can reflect on them. There is nothing prohibiting you from applying, and many courses with assessment days don't have minimum re...
by maven
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can working in administration be a good form of experience
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Can working in administration be a good form of experience

I'd generally say admin jobs are a poor way to get experience, but this one at least sounds like it has some thought about referral information, some contact with service users and the possibility to conduct an audit. So it might be alright. You could always apply and then find out.
by maven
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Service evaluation/independent audit
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Service evaluation/independent audit

It sounds like an interesting question with findings that would be applicable in UK services to me. Seeing whether the referrer can judge the likelihood of attendance/engagement is a good question. If you wanted it to be broader, I might be tempted to also pick up some other information from the sam...
by maven
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Voluntary AP positions on weekends
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Voluntary AP positions on weekends

Negligible in my experience.