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by Cattius
Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: HIT Interview (job)
Replies: 2
Views: 4668

Re: HIT Interview (job)

Well done on getting an interview!! There's an awesome section in the main forum on interview questions. I found the gigantic list of questions useful to reflect and make notes on. Having 2 or 3 clients you've worked with recently to talk about is useful, sometimes interviewers ask about experience ...
by Cattius
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: HIT trainees starting in January
Replies: 2
Views: 5586

Re: HIT trainees starting in January

I'll be studying at Lancaster/Cumbria too 8)
by Cattius
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: HIT trainees starting in January
Replies: 2
Views: 5586

Re: HIT trainees starting in January

I can't quite believe it...

I AM!!! :D :D

I think I'm going to be based in Burnley.
by Cattius
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: HIT interviews
Replies: 3
Views: 6007

Re: HIT interviews

I appreciate the replies! Thank you. I thought myself it wasn't the best idea, and I didn't when I went for the interview. My concern was just the fine line of forgetting an important details vs looking like you can't remember/think for yourself.
by Cattius
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: HIT interviews
Replies: 3
Views: 6007

HIT interviews

Hi,

What do people think about referring to notes during the interview process?

For example, if you're asked for an example of clinical practice.

Does anyone have experience of referring to notes in an interview like this, or as an interviewer an opinion on how you would view this?

Many thanks!
by Cattius
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT or Assistant Psychologist route?
Replies: 23
Views: 15827

Re: IAPT or Assistant Psychologist route?

Just my 2p. I took a job as a PWP over an AP job 5 years ago (from being an RA). Taking this PWP job (permanent not fixed-term) actually changed my mind and I switched from wanting to be a CP to wanting to be a CBT therapist. I have 3 friends (2 through work) who have done the PWP training, worked a...
by Cattius
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Supervision Training
Replies: 11
Views: 12699

Re: PWP Supervision Training

I did PWP supervision training at UCLan. It was a specific course for HIT/CBT therapists, PWPs and any other health care/managerial background to specifically give clinical supervision and case management supervision for PWPs whilst they are training (and beyond). It was arranged through the univers...
by Cattius
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: IAPT Course
Replies: 3
Views: 8179

Re: IAPT Course

I've done the PWP course, I found it good. I work in an IAPT service, and I enjoy it. I know 3 people personally who've used PWP/IAPT as a stepping stone to CP, and several more who have used PWP to make the leap to CBT therapy. So, it is a very popular choice. As Geishawife said, there's tonnes of ...
by Cattius
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Average age getting onto PWP training?
Replies: 9
Views: 13260

Re: Average age getting onto PWP training?

I was 28 when I did my PWP training. I'd had a year out after college, done Psychology under-grad, a year in admin, a year in health care and 3.5 years being a research assistant (all the while trying to get an AP post!!).
by Cattius
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Recovery targets
Replies: 15
Views: 15841

Re: Recovery targets

Yeah, I spent most of it with my arms folded, saying "yeah, but" a lot, and generally being annoyed. It was more focused on us understanding and explaining the questionnaires well. Which there were a couple of good points. One being that if you just plonk it in front of them and grumble about us "ha...
by Cattius
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Recovery targets
Replies: 15
Views: 15841

Re: Recovery targets

How frustrating for you :( at least you're getting good feedback - don't forget them feeling "better" may not necessarily be "recovered" but it's what matters to them :) Have you been on any recovery training from your trust? The training I went on talked about talking to people about their scores a...
by Cattius
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 100th Post
Replies: 66
Views: 17935

Re: 100th Post

200th post :) after a very long absence!! Probably won't be back any time soon, as decided against applying for DClinPsy for at least 5 years... So hi and bye for now! :D
by Cattius
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Stay in AP post or go for PWP post?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4271

Re: Stay in AP post or go for PWP post?!

I apologise for my tone - stressful weekend. I haven't been on this site for about a year, as every time I expressed an opinion I was either told my facts were wrong, or had my comments pulled apart sentence by sentence, or it was decided by moderators that discussions/support I was involved in were...
by Cattius
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Stay in AP post or go for PWP post?!
Replies: 10
Views: 4271

Re: Stay in AP post or go for PWP post?!

As I said - several times - personally. All my personal opinion. I view LIW/PWP work as my pathway to HITs/CBT. I have read on this forum about qual DClinPsy grads struggling to get work (possibly a couple of years ago - could have changed now). I personally do not want to do any more fixed-term tem...