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by Spatch
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 8146

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Realised too late that the main thing seemingly being tested here was how to take tests – the key was to get an answer WRONG once you were doing well… Instead, I tried to answer the question, which when up against a clock and, clearly, hard questions take longer than easy questions, means that you ...
by Spatch
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Integrity in Codes of Ethics and Conduct
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Integrity in Codes of Ethics and Conduct

Here are a few integrity related dilemmas: - You are working with a service user and you clinically feel that they need more sessions, the evidence collated suggests this and your clinical supervisor also agrees. However, your service has a strict limit on how many can be offered which your manager ...
by Spatch
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Can you do research full-time after a DClinPsy?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

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

Some good advice above. There are folk coming off a DClinPsy who go into full time research either as research therapists, post docs or academics. I would also add there is the option for DClinPsys to apply for the MRC fellowship to develop a research career which is an amazing opportunity and reall...
by Spatch
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: PhD thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: PhD thoughts

I would ask anyone about their motivations to do a PhD, and consider what they hope to get out of it. In contrast with DClinPsys, the bottleneck with PhDs begins once you actually are awarded your doctorate and you start looking for permanant posts. The pyramid is fairly brutal if you want to go dow...
by Spatch
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Clinical psychology on Shortage Occupation List
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Re: Clinical psychology on Shortage Occupation List

Well, if the proposed Skill point immigration system is implemented people with PhDs going for shortage occupation jobs will score highly on the new system. (They would still presumably need to demonstrate they meet the HCPC competencies though if they want to work as a practitioner psychologist I g...
by Spatch
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"
Replies: 101
Views: 56724

Re: Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"

With all the coverage of mental health, responsibility of care and the related issues around Caroline Flack and Jeremy Kyle, I wonder if there is a potential Guardian article in this issue. Anyone know a good journalist, or would be willing to submit something themselves? However, to give them their...
by Spatch
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: UEL assessment test
Replies: 13
Views: 1859

Re: UEL assessment test

If those tests are going to be effective, they are going to have to have high ceilings and the ability to discern between people who may have PhDs. They aren't designed to be aced, so with the additional pressure of having a limited timeframe I would expect almost everyone sitting them will struggle...
by Spatch
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: How did people pay rent and support themselves doing a counselling psychology doctorate ?
Replies: 3
Views: 592

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

From my limited experience, I have seen counselling psychology doctorates funded in lots of different ways. Some have had funding from parents, especially those who were younger and international students. I had the impression that in their family culture it was their duty was to fund their children...
by Spatch
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Clinical psychology on Shortage Occupation List
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

Re: Clinical psychology on Shortage Occupation List

From speaking to my colleauges who trained in the US and transferred over here, my impression is that it would probably be harder for a UK trained clinical psychologist to gain licensure in the US than vice versa. I have a lot of respect for the PhD research focussed + practicum US route especially ...
by Spatch
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: overseas trained clinical psychologist - HPC registration
Replies: 24
Views: 15631

Re: overseas trained clinical psychologist - HPC registration

I am thoroughly confused...doesn't HCPC registration require a doctorate? Unless it has been changed since these posts (?) The HCPC website lists: Standards of education and training Level of qualification for entry to the Register: Professional doctorate for clinical psychologists. Professional do...
by Spatch
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Vocabulary
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Vocabulary

I found it reminiscent of the quick and dirty VIQ tests like the NART and WTAR that were called 'premorbid' (but I suspect is called something kinder now). Interestingly, for me there was some convergent validity with other full scale batteries I have taken at various times across my life. That may ...
by Spatch
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

We all know looking at acceptance rates doesn't tell the full story - although you are absolutely right to mention them. However, the BPS are being dishonest by not warning prospective students of the acceptance rates. Psychology is already oversubscribed, do they really need more applications to t...
by Spatch
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

Mathan, I think you make some very valid points. I guess I would point out that other AHPs do have similar issues such as counselling, psychotherapy or anywhere else where there is a split between NHS workforce commissioner and a separate educational provider. The reason why there is a closer match ...
by Spatch
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Major amendments on research thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Major amendments on research thesis

We have to be clear we are talking about a very small number of trainees as the situations you are describing are comparatively rare. The vast majority of trainees pass or get minor corrections, submit corrections on time and qualify with minimal issues. As you often state, selection generally works...
by Spatch
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Major amendments on research thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Major amendments on research thesis

I'm being asked by trainees who've been given major amendments to DClinPsy research, what official policy there is (perhaps at BPS or ACP-UK or GTiCP) about employment situation if you can't qualify at end of funded period and means to raise complaint re course research supervision? I am of the sch...