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by miriam
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 29
Views: 5027

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

Indeed, Ell. There are lots of ways of being part of the NHS (or voluntary, social impact or private sector) and part of the sources of help and support for people with psychological distress or additional needs. It isn't CP or failure, but a whole spectrum of career options in which we can achieve ...
by miriam
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 29
Views: 5027

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

Indeed, my much-recommended animation of music and life* sums up that idea of how fulfilled we will be at some future point when we just complete the next step... *I've linked an excerpt from the original Alan Watts lecture, rather than the animation for a change. Whilst I do believe in education fo...
by miriam
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 29
Views: 5027

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

I completely agree and empathise with the original poster imonkk. Psychology as a profession and as an undergraduate degree course need a major overhaul. There is vast dishonesty from universities, employers and the BPS around the career prospects of psychology graduates and the value of a degree i...
by miriam
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Guidelines on the employment of APs
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Guidelines on the employment of APs

I can raise this with the ACP-UK to see if they will issue an update. But do chase the BPS, including the PQG, to get a ratified current version from them too.
by miriam
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Finding people patronising
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Finding people patronising

Oh, glad it isn't only me! I felt totally gaslit by one AP who kept being super sympathetic to all the reasons he felt I was being an inadequate supervisor, whenever I raised concerns about his work.
by miriam
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Finding people patronising
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Finding people patronising

I think supervision skills and personality vary person to person, team to team and context to context - rather than necessarily profession to profession. I'd like to think psychologists value supervision and have particular training and thoughtfulness about it, so I've mostly had and heard positive ...
by miriam
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: AP interview after being reserved
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: AP interview after being reserved

To add to the comment above: My latest pair of AP/fieldworker posts had 135 applicants (105 for one location, 30 for the other) who met our minimum criteria. I first cut that down to people who wrote a tailored application, and then to people who seemed to care about our client group. I then ranked ...
by miriam
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: AP Salary
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: AP Salary

I think you should try. You may not be successful but if you have done AP jobs previously it is worth asking the question, even if those were outside the NHS. Yeah, you have nothing to lose by asking, and if your prior roles were similar you are likely to have competencies that are transferable. I ...
by miriam
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I'm a third year CP trainee... not sure I want to stay in clinical psychology
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: I'm a third year CP trainee... not sure I want to stay in clinical psychology

The other thing that might be helpful is talking to occupational health, your supervisor or a suitable mentor, therapist or coach about your own anxieties. I think that drive to fix everything, or the anxiety about not being good enough, or being an imposter are a) pretty widespread, if varied in ho...
by miriam
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: If you want me to review your application (2021)
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Re: If you want me to review your application (2021)

Hi Miriam, just seen this post now, really good of you, by any chance do you think you'd have time left to review my application after the donation of course? I won't be doing any that arrive after the end of Sunday, but I've done all the ones I've been emailed now, so I've replied to the people wh...
by miriam
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Parity among trainee CP’s?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Parity among trainee CP’s?

Yes, it is the job that determines the band, not the person in it. However, the point within the band can vary between people in the same post according to their experience. It should be the case that long service can impact points within a band, or whether you qualify for additional leave days. Som...
by miriam
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Civil Service Diversion or PWP?
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Civil Service Diversion or PWP?

The way you write your OP suggests you have a strong preference for the civil service role over the PWP job, which is the only interview you've been offered that is closely aligned to CP. I'd do both interviews and see how you feel about the roles, the people you'd work with, the working environment...
by miriam
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: AP Salary
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: AP Salary

It is the job that determines the band of pay, not the person in it, so you can't argue on the basis you have previously earned more, and there is no discretion to choose to divert from the codified pay scales. Rightly or wrongly, they are only obligated to take into account NHS experience within th...
by miriam
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: I'm a third year CP trainee... not sure I want to stay in clinical psychology
Replies: 9
Views: 773

Re: I'm a third year CP trainee... not sure I want to stay in clinical psychology

No problem. I'd ask a few of the academic posts that interest you whether they'd consider a clinical doctorate. It isn't the same as a PhD, but it has about a third overlap and some other skills that might be handy, so it might work equally well in some roles. Or there might be options to gain a PhD...
by miriam
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 114
Views: 99567

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

It isn't binary. They could give broader grade spread without being super-elitist. They could still take on a large number and diversity of individuals and support the range of people who are good potential additions to the health and social care workforce to gain knowledge related to psychology, wi...