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by mungle
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Where in the world can a UK ClinPsych work?
Replies: 5
Views: 3666

Re: Where in the world can a UK ClinPsych work?

Just looking up this topic for information about working abroad as a clin pscyh. It seems it's possible in Australia and NZ and might be possible in Euproe - does anyone have any knowledge about it in Europe?
by mungle
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What am I doing wrong? Feeling very stuck!
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: What am I doing wrong? Feeling very stuck!

I applied for a trainee PWP role, and got offered to attend an assessment day. I made it right through to interviews, however they did not offer me the post, as they said they were looking for people who wanted a long term career as a PWP. Whilst you want to act with integrity, do think about how e...
by mungle
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Research & DClinPsy
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: Research & DClinPsy

Lunathecat - I'm not sure whether it's about not liking research or not feeling confident in it. It is different in the doctorate as you are carrying out a project and discerning how to use and interpret stats or qual methods for the project rather than drilling knowledge and exercises on statistics...
by mungle
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: CPD using CBT approach
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: CPD using CBT approach

You could try the online streams from SDS Skills Development or Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.

There are also some free courses through Future Learn for introductions to CBT.
by mungle
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Where am I going wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2565

Re: Where am I going wrong?

My frustration has been the opposite - that I thought the job would be very varied and involved all the elements but it turned out to be therapy with a little bit of other work tagged on, at least until someone reaches a much higher level. The emphasis was on churning out therapy sessions or maybe a...
by mungle
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Really struggling with trainee CWP role
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: Really struggling with trainee CWP role

Yes, I've seen similar service issues in PWP work. I'm glad to hear you have good supervision and hope you can use this to feel you can practice competently, have the support for risk issues and to practice ethically. If you're in a really difficult service, sometimes it just makes sense to move on ...
by mungle
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Working privately
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

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: 5434

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: 397

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: 567

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: 1810

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: 587

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: 475

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: 14
Views: 2098

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: 1195

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.