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by Spatch
Sat May 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Increased number of training places
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Increased number of training places

If the report is correct there are 140 places extra places in England for September 2020, which if you average across courses are 4 to 5 more places. However, I doubt it will work like that with commissioning regions deciding on different proportions to courses - so some large courses could have 6 ...
by Spatch
Sat May 30, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Increased number of training places
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Increased number of training places

Thought I would put this up as it is really good news for future applicants. ACP-UK is delighted to announce that Health Education England will be funding a 25% increase in clinical psychology training places on English doctoral programmes from this autumn. This represents an additional 140 fully fu...
by Spatch
Fri May 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Reflective application help for AP / RA positions
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Reflective application help for AP / RA positions

From searching this site I recognise it's important to be reflective in applications, however, I was wondering if anyone could give any tips on this? Others may disagree with me, but I would argue that good reflection would come across very differently in an AP post than an RA application. In fact,...
by Spatch
Mon May 25, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Failed DClinPsy - what next?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Failed DClinPsy - what next?

Horrible place to find yourself. I know it's rare - I had a look around the forum and only found on recent-ish thread. Still, I was wondering whether there is anyone here who feels able to discuss their own experience of course failure, or whether anyone knows anyone else who failed the doctorate. I...
by Spatch
Sun May 03, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Alternatives to Jordan Peterson

From what you describe, Harris O’Malley at Drnerdlove.com is someone to look into. A good antidote to toxic masculinity, good relationship advice And genuinely helpful self improvement, he is the best anti Peterson I can think of.
by Spatch
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

Glad you found it thought provoking. In the meantime, I agree and you have certainly softened my attitude. I suppose my contention has evolved from "I really dislike the use of GMAs" to "I believe diversity of selection processes between courses is optimal for both the selection of a diverse range o...
by Spatch
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical Psychologist Applying for Psychologist Therapist Job?
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Clinical Psychologist Applying for Psychologist Therapist Job?

This technically applies to me (8b Clinica Lead), and it does happen, especially in situations where there is greater flexibility. The thinking behind this is often "well, we would like to get a clinical psychologist ideally, but we can't guarantee that any will apply for this post, and we would rat...
by Spatch
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Is there scope for high intensity therapists to be scientist practitioners?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Is there scope for high intensity therapists to be scientist practitioners?

This will depend on what you mean by a scientist practitioner. There is no reason why you couldn't learn to practice scientifically (i.e. draw from an evidence base, read scientific literature, evaluate your own work or that of others) or be involved with clinical audit and sevice evaluation. This i...
by Spatch
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 1943

Re: Coronavirus

It would be helpful to get an idea about how mental health services are currently operating. In my opinion, the guidance from the NHS/Public Health England has been quite vague, and as someone responsible for making decisions about the psychologists within my service, I am conscious of introducing s...
by Spatch
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Essex interview feedback 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3429

Re: Essex interview feedback 2019

One thought I just had was perhaps using service user representatives (who have been on interview panels are paid and have training) to give feedback if clinicians are too busy.
by Spatch
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread
Replies: 12
Views: 4588

Re: Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread

Thanks for posting, and I suspect a lot of people will empathise with your situation. The thing that strikes me is that, despite the outcomes, you must be doing a lot right in order to just be getting interviews for DPhils, PhDs and DClinPsys. If your applications are getting that far, I there are e...
by Spatch
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Essex interview feedback 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3429

Re: Essex interview feedback 2019

I am on both sides of the fence here, but I do think we need to consider the mental health of applicants more. I also think it's a false dichotomy for qualifieds to use the "It's either your feedback or someone elses therapy session" line. As I have become older I have increasingly realised it's inc...
by Spatch
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread
Replies: 12
Views: 4588

Disappointment and rejection 2020 megathread

I would like to try something new. As the progress thread starts to pile up with various colours, and as people may not want to dampen other people's success in other threads, I was thinking it may be helpful to have a space to reflect and process those (the majority) that it hasn't gone well for. S...
by Spatch
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Converting Canadian degree to UK psychologist
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Converting Canadian degree to UK psychologist

I think its tricky, because in some Canadian states there is variance about whether you can practice with an MSc level qualification. For any foreign trained psychologist coming in, I would recommend they seek out a BPS International Route to assess what competencies that need to be evidenced. The e...
by Spatch
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Can you get onto the doctorate if you're bad at stats?
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Can you get onto the doctorate if you're bad at stats?

Beyond the above point about getting through the research component of the course, I would be thinking more about how will your longer term career pan out. Unless you want to end your career on a Band 7 therapy focussed role (in which case you would be far better off training as an IAPT CBT therapis...