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by mungle
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Working privately
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Working privately

As above, there are things you would need to organise to work privately. Many of the other advantages and disadvantages are similar to anyone who is self-employed: Security, regular income and sick pay versus autonomy and flexibility. In terms of the nature of the clinical work: In a service you are...
by mungle
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Video Interviews
Replies: 21
Views: 5147

Re: Video Interviews

Having done online therapy, also think about how you can convey warmth and still communicate non-verbally even when your whole body is not shown. Also, check what's visible in the background!
by mungle
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: BPS Fees
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: BPS Fees

The BPS new year always seems to start in January with new fees being due for the year. Worth giving them a ring.
by mungle
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can you do research full-time after a DClinPsy?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Can you do research full-time after a DClinPsy?

You could go for a lecturing post - these are easier to get with a clinical psychology background and can be done at some Unis without publications or a PhD but you will probably spend the vast majority of the time teaching and being overworked. If you're early on in the dclinpsy and sure it's not f...
by mungle
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Re: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?

There are now doctoral/postgrad student loans and people get part-time jobs alongside (can't imagine this ever being possible on a clinical psychology doctorate!). I've known people be able to count their existing paid job (e.g. as a AP) as a large portion of placement time but this depends on the c...
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: 434

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: 291

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: 13
Views: 1465

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: 969

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: 931

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: 1634

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: 1240

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: 1538

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: 9313
Views: 1665469

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: 1666

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...