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by WindWhisperer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Starting a post at band 6 before VIVA and HCPC registration
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Starting a post at band 6 before VIVA and HCPC registration

We had three people in my cohort who started their qualified posts at Band 6 and then moved up to 7 - Me, becuase HCPC "lost" my application so it was delayed and I had to stay at a Band 6 for 3 months, the other two were people who unfortunately failed the Viva so needed to resubmit their theses be...
by WindWhisperer
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Older + working + Clin Psych
Replies: 17
Views: 9049

Re: Older + working + Clin Psych

Honestly I don't think it's do-able or even advisable. Most courses will actually specify either through the clearing house description or through the contract you sign at the beginning that DClinPsy is a full time course and that you are expected to not engage in additonal employment during this ti...
by WindWhisperer
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Exeter - neuropsychology pilot scheme
Replies: 4
Views: 4361

Re: Exeter - neuropsychology pilot scheme

Hiya, just to clarify I'm not from the Exeter course, but South Wales (my course) is considering doing the same thing in the near future. Just to clairfy though it wouldn't be the QICN that trainees come out with, as to enrol for the QICN you have to already be a qualified clinical psychologist with...
by WindWhisperer
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What To Do...
Replies: 3
Views: 2603

Re: What To Do...

I was the same as Kathryn - Before my first AP post in OA I really didn't think I'd enjoy it and by my own admission had a lot of preconceptions about what it would be like... instead I loved it so much that six years later I've sought and gained my first qualified post in older adult settings. It m...
by WindWhisperer
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Placement areas / commute times
Replies: 7
Views: 4880

Re: Placement areas / commute times

Your point about city commuting is so true Loula!! I've been on placements that are 25 miles away and taken 25 minutes to get to (as I lived close to the motorway and so was the placement), but my current placement in Cardiff is less than 4 miles from my door (my first 'local' placement) but can eas...
by WindWhisperer
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Placement areas / commute times
Replies: 7
Views: 4880

Re: Placement areas / commute times

Hi Jack, Your best bet is to go to the Clearing House website where you submit your application - https://www.leeds.ac.uk/chpccp/ You can read up about each course centre on here and I'd imagine most, if not all courses will publish some information about where trainees can be expected to be placed....
by WindWhisperer
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: South Wales 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 11214

Re: South Wales 2016

I'll PM you Richard :)
by WindWhisperer
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Courses with selection tests - no personal statement
Replies: 28
Views: 14907

Re: Courses with selection tests - no personal statement

From Clearing House: Surrey & Salomon's (same information is given for both) Following the written test, an interview short-list is prepared by the Programme Team. This is primarily based upon written test scores. I interviewed at Salomons four years ago, so it might well have changed since then......
by WindWhisperer
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: BPS Guidelines for the Employment of Assistant Psychologists
Replies: 23
Views: 15298

Re: BPS Guidelines for the Employment of Assistant Psycholog

Got them, thank you so much MarkM. (Not sure if my reply sent as it's showing as sent and also still stuck in my outbox?!) Clearly I'm having a bad computer week! I emailed the BPS yesterday and they sent me a broken link, didn't explain why the guidelines have disappeared and then told me that I ne...
by WindWhisperer
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: BPS Guidelines for the Employment of Assistant Psychologists
Replies: 23
Views: 15298

Re: BPS Guidelines for the Employment of Assistant Psycholog

Thanks Randomswirls, unfortunately the links in that thread don't work either for the old or revised guidelines. Not wildly helpful of the BPS to take down the old guidelines and not put up new ones in my humble opinion. I've tried doing searches of the BPS webiste but nada so far. The search contin...
by WindWhisperer
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: BPS Guidelines for the Employment of Assistant Psychologists
Replies: 23
Views: 15298

BPS Guidelines for the Employment of Assistant Psychologists

Happy Thursday all! Not a request for a paper per se, but I've been searching for days and literally found nothing. Have been trying to find the guidelines in part to resolve a current issue where I'm based but also as I will need to recruit an assistant psychologist come October time and would valu...
by WindWhisperer
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Cheeky Favour-Successful Personal Statements
Replies: 17
Views: 10351

Re: Cheeky Favour-Successful Personal Statements

Exactly what Maven said. And in addition to that I'd note that the training courses are individual and therefore look for differing attributes in trainees - a personal statement that makes you seem attractive as a potential trainee to one course might not tick boxes for another, so there's not that ...
by WindWhisperer
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: getting AP posts
Replies: 12
Views: 5332

Re: getting AP posts

Oh Rhubarb Crumble I really feel for you having been there myself a few years ago. I had a 6 month unemployment gap between my Masters ending and managing to get a research assistant post (having done 2 assistant psych posts before my Masters) and I remember going to 13 interviews for assistant psyc...
by WindWhisperer
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: South Wales 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 11214

Re: South Wales 2016

I was going to say something as well Hermione87! Firstly, congrats to all for getting places! :D Secondly I would offer a mildly cautious heads-up to anyone hoping to rely purely on public transport for the majority of training: I'm a current third year trainee on the South Wales course, and althoug...
by WindWhisperer
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: What's your other career plan?
Replies: 178
Views: 65900

Re: What's your other career plan?

I'm about to qualify this year and have been lucky enough to secure a post that I'm really excited to start in October. However I was always told to have a plan B so if it all goes pear-shaped in the future: 1) Butterfly farmer 2) I'd actually love to work for Boots. Not sure if it's the snazzy unif...