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by Spatch
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

It is dispiriting watching other people progressing in their careers and meeting life’s milestones such as buying houses and having children – both of which require job security and a good income to do – whilst you linger in low paid jobs for a very long time with no real chance of progression apar...
by Spatch
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

Over the years I've learned that academic success means nothing in the clinical world, and real respect has to be earned at a personal level in each new job irrespective of your job title or seniority. Amen. I recall one CMHT I was working in, where it was a really charismatic, caring and intellige...
by Spatch
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Calling people "non-qualified(s)"

In he teams I have worked in it’s been fairly standard, but applied to a range of professionals. So non-qualified would refer to student nurses, HCAs, APs, medical students, technical instructors, or basically anyone who didn’t have the level of autonomy or accountability that comes with being a ful...
by Spatch
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Locuming in IAPT as a newly qualified CP??
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Locuming in IAPT as a newly qualified CP??

By the by point: In my view Clinical Psychology owes its success and predominance partly to the disillusion that courses are instilling on their graduates that they are expects, know everything, they are the better than all the other applied psychologists, etc, so be mindful of that! In my experien...
by Spatch
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Clinical psychology on Shortage Occupation List
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Clinical psychology on Shortage Occupation List

In May, the Migration Advisory Committee reviewed the Shortage Occupation List -the jobs where a national shortage is recognised, and therefore priortised for immigration purposes. Interesting, Clinical Psychology is now proposed to be put back onto this list after a decade of being off it. You can ...
by Spatch
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

My partner doesn't think it is worth my time pursuing this career option. He has argued that it is too competative, takes too long and ultimatly even if I do get through the training and get qualified, working as a part time psychologist would only bring in, what, around 17-18,000 a year at best? I...
by Spatch
Tue May 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 3625

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

I share some of those fears too, especially around the rise of the populist right wing, and the disenfranchised. My view is still that we need to adopt a range of approaches to tackle this, and I think breaking down what is happening does help (me and others) with this. I really like this article th...
by Spatch
Fri May 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 3625

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Likewise the paradox of tolerance I agree with this, but if I recall correctly Popper does mention that rational arguments are a big part of that shutting down intolerance, and not suppressing intolerant utterings without taking into account the public concensus. However, he does also state that yo...
by Spatch
Fri May 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 3625

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Do neither of you see the implicit bias and misogyny here? As Miriam pointed out in the other thread, this plays into the 'irrational emotive woman' versus 'cool-headed logical man' trope. So many intelligent, articulate women have made a case against what Peterson has written, but it gets dismisse...
by Spatch
Fri May 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 3625

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Really thoughtful post Miranda. For me, taking the time to really listen to his rationale (and RESISTING the temptation to immediately get offended) has been a useful exercise. I realised that I didn't actually have much of a rebuttle for - or even really considered - many of his points (i.e. the da...
by Spatch
Fri May 17, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 5147

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

Thanks for all your comments and critiques. There is a lot to think about, and some very good points about where the responsibility of emotional labour lies. I find myself somewhat conflicted. Ideally, I would like to go through each point raised systematically and address them with my view. However...
by Spatch
Fri May 17, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?
Replies: 49
Views: 3625

Re: Jordan Peterson - why do practitioners not like him?

Quiz: Are you Jordan B. Peterson? Hey, we all know what the hectic world of clinical psychology is like. Between managing your caseload, having to reschedule supervision for the 3rd time and explaining to NHS managers why you need a room and can't conduct therapy in a car park, it is understandable...
by Spatch
Wed May 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 5147

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

I am a bit disappointed in how this thread developed. I think we could have easily engaged with the points raised by MrO860 on his terms, without needing to no platform based on evidence and systematic dismantling (and to be fair Miriam does go into this). Yet, I can't help think there was an opport...
by Spatch
Tue May 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment
Replies: 64
Views: 5147

Re: Issues with Diversity in Clin Psy Trainees Recruitment

If you are from a low income family/household, are you more likely to apply to a funded course that pays a salary, or one where you have to pay your fees and work for free? One of the key arguments in trying to prevent the withdrawal of funding for DClinPsy training is that this would disadvantage ...
by Spatch
Tue May 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Help me fix my covering letter to get that first AP position
Replies: 13
Views: 1219

Re: Help me fix my covering letter to get that first AP position

I want to start by saying you have clearly done a lot, performed and will have picked up several valuable skills. I can also see why you would be frustrated, as I reckon your covering letter would be fairly well recieved in other industries. However, in psychology you are up against a really strong ...