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by maven
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:11 pm
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: Re: What the difference between a PhD and the DClinPsy?
Replies: 0
Views: 21170

Re: What the difference between a PhD and the DClinPsy?

A PhD is an academic degree (in any subject) which you earn by carrying out a substantial piece of original research and by writing a thesis which is then examined orally. The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is a vocational training program which enables you to register as a Practitioner Psychologi...
by maven
Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:25 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Painful periods, hormonal contraception, and intolerance of uncertainty online study
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: Painful periods, hormonal contraception, and intolerance of uncertainty online study

I'm glad to see this topic getting research attention. However, to reinforce what Geishawife says, even your information sheet does not explicitly give details of your ethical approval or confirmation that it covers consent to recruit online. And we need the key information to identify you, your uni...
by maven
Sun Jul 16, 2023 2:41 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Would this job be relevant experience for IAPT?
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Would this job be relevant experience for IAPT?

It sounds likely to be a job that is mostly administrative, but with a relevant client group (and could possibly bring you into contact with mental health professionals). So it isn't a bad first step if you have no relevant experience, but you'll want to move into actual care work or research rather...
by maven
Sun Jul 16, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Mature students and challenges
Replies: 15
Views: 4658

Re: Mature students and challenges

Perhaps you should look at the actual form? There is a section for any other information at the end.
by maven
Wed Jul 12, 2023 3:49 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Mature students and challenges
Replies: 15
Views: 4658

Re: Mature students and challenges

If you read our guidance, you'll see that we don't permit sharing of information about interviews or selection tasks that is not in the public domain, as that would undermine a fair selection process (someone uncharitable could call it cheating). They will have provided you with the information they...
by maven
Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:59 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: I just can't get an assistant psychologist job.
Replies: 8
Views: 3549

Re: I just can't get an assistant psychologist job.

Hi Maven, This is a very serious response and thank you for taking the time to raise your concerns and give me a genuine answer. If I'm being completely honest, at first I felt like I was being "put down" but after reading your points on patient safety and the seriousness of potential imp...
by maven
Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Self-help for anxiety / excessive checking
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

Re: Self-help for anxiety / excessive checking

Fairly unlikely they'll still be looking 3 years later, and I'd say there is quite a lot more to CBT than "some easy exercises you can find online" but I'd second the advice to get professional help if OCD is interfering with your quality of life.
by maven
Sat Apr 22, 2023 12:09 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: I just can't get an assistant psychologist job.
Replies: 8
Views: 3549

Re: I just can't get an assistant psychologist job.

Sorry, but that makes my concerns bigger rather than smaller. If you said that on an application I'd put you straight in the "no" pile as a liability. It makes me think you haven't really thought about how much can be brought up for people by even such a simple exercise, and how changing p...
by maven
Thu Apr 20, 2023 8:09 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: I just can't get an assistant psychologist job.
Replies: 8
Views: 3549

Re: I just can't get an assistant psychologist job.

I suspect your applications are just not as good as you think they are. Has anyone reviewed one? Or maybe, based on your post, you sound like you are not able to recognise the limits to your current competence and are overclaiming or overstretching for your role.
by maven
Mon Apr 10, 2023 3:45 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Band 7 / 8a progression
Replies: 13
Views: 6356

Re: Band 7 / 8a progression

This is interesting because I do think it differs based on training. I was B7 for 18 months before securing an 8A and I was in this role for 15 months when I secured the 8B. I think you were extraordinarily lucky to get such rapid career progression to 8B. I know several really good psychologists t...
by maven
Tue Mar 14, 2023 1:40 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Masters vs experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: Masters vs experience?

An MSc isn't necessary, and your perception of most other applicants having one probably isn't reflected in reality (it was only a third who had a masters a few years ago, though I haven't checked recently). Likewise you feel "behind" whilst others will see you had a year as an honorary AP...
by maven
Tue Mar 14, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Formulation Resource - Applying psychology to literature and popular culture
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Formulation Resource - Applying psychology to literature and popular culture

It isn't a problem, as I'm sure the topic will be of interest, and if you've been a member previously it would make the balance of give and take feel a bit different. We've just had a few people who have joined just to self-promote, and I guess I'm jaded by having to deal with those over and over. I...
by maven
Mon Mar 13, 2023 12:36 am
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Formulation Resource - Applying psychology to literature and popular culture
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Formulation Resource - Applying psychology to literature and popular culture

You only weote sixteen words on this forum before you decided to use it for self-promotion. You might want to take a look at item 14 of our guidance for members: 14.) Do not advertise anything that could lead to your commercial gain without the permission of the moderators. Please don't spam the for...
by maven
Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Can I get onto a Trainee PWP role with a 2:2?
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: Can I get onto a Trainee PWP role with a 2:2?

I don't know the answer. But would it not be worth repeating your second year (or starting again on the second year of another course) if you have the potential to get a higher mark and open up wider career options? You could ask the university if there is anything they can do, given your mitigating...