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by mungle
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Advice for getting onto HI training with OT qualification
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Advice for getting onto HI training with OT qualification

It's a while ago now but most HIs came from core professions in the IAPT services I worked in. Broadly, I'd imagine the following might be helpful: experience using psychological models with clients e.g. co-facilitating a CBT/mindfulness/ACT group, knowledge of CBT, experience of supervising others,...
by mungle
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: PWP PG Cert interview.
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: PWP PG Cert interview.

HI Sinitta, You're not asking for and the rules of this forum don't allow the sharing of interview questions (and that would lead to unfairness and potentially not the best person being selected) but I can talk in general terms of preparation. Before any such interview you might want to re-visit why...
by mungle
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

I It’s often the career of choice to people who don’t want to take the tough A level sciences and do medicine but want a similarly well paid career with the prestige attached. I actually find this rude, presumptive and juvenile. Most of us CPs pursued CP because we wanted to carry out the role of a...
by mungle
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Have any APs successfully gotten onto a HI CBT course?
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Have any APs successfully gotten onto a HI CBT course?

It's difficult as you'd need the KSA portfolio or a core profession. Usually KSA portfolios require PWP training and 3 years+ as a PWP. However, it may not be impossible. Sometimes non-IAPT services may fund therapist training but that is increasingly rare but might be worth asking about.
by mungle
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What do i do next? Study or Work?
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: What do i do next? Study or Work?

You could try counselling, art/drama/music therapy (masters FT over 2 years or PT over 3 years), PWP work etc. There is also graduate MH Nursing, OT, Social Work, Youth Work etc. These will also give you a core profession should you want (potentially paid via the NHS) training in a therapy after a f...
by mungle
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Open University Psychology degree.
Replies: 12
Views: 1452

Re: Open University Psychology degree.

Yes, translate your OU mark into the degree classification and go by the degree classification. OU degrees are valued but you will need a minimum of a 2:1 to have a decent chance and try and get as a high a 2:1 or a First if you can.
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: teaching experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: teaching experience

As Maven says. Also, talk to local University psychology departments who might have some ad hoc VL work/seminar leading etc. These often aren't advertised but might be enough. See if you can offer a guest lecture to them on your area of expertise.
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I just give up on a psychology career?
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Re: Should I just give up on a psychology career?

Also, remember to draw on what you have learnt I your current role that is applicable to CP e.g. leadership, working with teams, understanding governance, theory-practice links etc.
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1660564

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1. It's been a while since a client has been this late 2. CPD is great but after a day of training I'm on catch up for the rest of the week 3. Singed up to a hobby once a week which is great but each week I think...I could just sleep this evening....and yet I'm really glad I go 4. Only 1 episode of ...
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Clinical Audit assistance
Replies: 2
Views: 1589

Re: Clinical Audit assistance

It is quite possible to teach yourself most of clinical audit - look at books, the HQIP website, google etc. Also, one on the role look up the clinical audit team within the NHS Trust- they may even have training sessions you can attend or meet with you 1:1. They might be called clinical audit, clin...
by mungle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Part time training
Replies: 7
Views: 4533

Re: Part time training

It's great to see a part time route starting and I hope it is the start of many more. I've come across so many people who ruled out CP as a profession as they could not train part-time and I hope it will help with diversity and self-care within the profession.
by mungle
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Second chance from widthdrawn from interview?
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Re: Second chance from widthdrawn from interview?

I don't know how far you need to travel but what an awful shame. I'm guessing you've already looked at national express coaches, megabus and advance and ticket-splitting on the trains.
by mungle
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career change - from clinical psychology to something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Career change - from clinical psychology to something else?

Research Fellow, Lecturer, Research Advisor in the NHS, NHS or Health Management, Public Health Consultant, Project management in healthcare Behaviour Insight, move into industries that might value psychology insight/research skills - marketing, human interface in technology, management consultancy,...
by mungle
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

Re: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be

Yes your experience is relevant but also show how your interest has developed and been shaped over the years. Such a question also offers your the opportunity to demonstrate you understand what is involved in being a CP. Why a CP and not a MH Nurse, OT, CBT Therapist, Psychoanalyst, Researcher etc.
by mungle
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or AP job
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Masters or AP job

I'd also agree wit taking the AP job. You can always choose to do the masters later or part-time alongside work but it's better experience than a volunteer placement and they pay you rather than the other way round! Seek out opportunities to do an audit, help with service evaluation, even get involv...