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by Spatch
Mon May 06, 2024 8:52 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Best route to the DClinPsy
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: Best route to the DClinPsy

I am going to come at this from a slightly more oblique angle and from a broader perspective. I have started to think the best route to training is probably one that looks beyond the horizon of a DClinPsy and towards what kind of psychologist you want to be. Part of the journey involves knowing who ...
by Spatch
Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:42 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Will my PhD benefit my journey to DClinPsy?
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Will my PhD benefit my journey to DClinPsy?

I did a very hard neurosciency PhD with a clinical population and it hugely benefited my journey to my DClinPsy. It helped for a few reasons beyond the clinical subject matter/clinical experience including it being evidence that I could actually plan, execute and complete a doctorate, research indep...
by Spatch
Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: Wiki: The path to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK
Topic: Statement of Equivalence
Replies: 0
Views: 12256

Re: Statement of Equivalence

The Statement of Equivalence was an alternative route to becoming a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in the UK for those who obtained their professional qualifications overseas. It is no longer in operation since the HCPC took over statutory regulation of applied psychologists. Those people who have...
by Spatch
Fri Mar 01, 2024 10:11 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: 'Outdated' Personality Psychometric Assessments
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: 'Outdated' Personality Psychometric Assessments

I think you would always go back to the reliability and validity of the psychometric tools, and the utility of them in clinical practice. While there is some merit in cognitive assessments needing more uptodate standardisation and adjustment to current population norms (as well as having more cultur...
by Spatch
Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:41 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Difference between clinical psychologist and high intensity cbt therapist?
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Difference between clinical psychologist and high intensity cbt therapist?

Probably the best answer to this is for you to read "What is Clinical Psychology?" by Llewllyn and Murphy. It outlines the discipline's fundamental orientation, but also gives many examples of clinical psychologists in non-therapy roles. NHS service oriented documents aren't usually the be...
by Spatch
Sat Jan 06, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Recently qualified, unsure of specialism
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Re: Recently qualified, unsure of specialism

At Band 7 there are a lot of options and often a high churn rate as people want to move up to 8a and onwards relatively quickly. A good way to sample a variety of different specialisms is to sign up to do locum work or actively look for maternity cover or secondment filling posts. These can not only...
by Spatch
Sun Nov 12, 2023 7:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Severe dislike (hatred?) of current stage of training
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Severe dislike (hatred?) of current stage of training

In my experience most trainees find the research component of the DClinPsy the most challenging aspect of the course. It's the scale and breadth of a doctoral level research project that you have to fit in alongside a full time job. Bear in mind for the vast majority of researchers, that research pr...
by Spatch
Fri Sep 08, 2023 9:08 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: inpatient psychology - supervisor search
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: inpatient psychology - supervisor search

There is a Psychologists in Private Practice Facebook group, which may be a good source of suggestions for this. Think availability depends on your level, as you will probably find more potential supervisors if you are band 7 but fewer if you are an 8d.
by Spatch
Tue Sep 05, 2023 8:28 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: MSc Dissertation - does topic matter for doctorate applications?
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

Re: MSc Dissertation - does topic matter for doctorate applications?

In my experience, undergrad dissertations topics aren't really looked at in depth (apart from possibly the mark you get at the end) by most selectors. Bearing in mind you are going to be in a pool of applicants who have PhDs, and I am not sure how much even those are a focus. However, indirectly it ...
by Spatch
Thu Jul 20, 2023 7:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: How old is too old for training?
Replies: 34
Views: 29848

Re: How old is too old for training?

Generally, with an 'atypical' background it's far more about how you package and sell it as being useful for the profession. If you are from a PhD/data background, and you are able to push the envelope in terms of what you can do in terms of data and research you could potentially reflect that in yo...
by Spatch
Tue Apr 25, 2023 7:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: 2023 HEE DClinPsy funding
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: 2023 HEE DClinPsy funding

Hard to predict, but the main issue (and has been for a while) is the provision of high quality placements to meet the core competencies. Even if you were to increase commissions tenfold, or throw infinite money at the courses, it is pointless unless you have the corresponding supervisors and placem...
by Spatch
Sat Apr 22, 2023 5:24 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: I just can't get an assistant psychologist job.
Replies: 8
Views: 3316

Re: I just can't get an assistant psychologist job.

Coming back to your original question about what may be getting in the way of your AP applications.You mention in a prior post you haven't had a clinical psychologist look at your form, so I am assuming your current supervisor isn't one? That would be a quick and straightforward thing to remedy, and...
by Spatch
Fri Feb 10, 2023 6:19 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: KCL - Early Intervention in Psychosis MSc
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: KCL - Early Intervention in Psychosis MSc

I will caveat this by saying it was a while since I was there. I also didn't do an MSc, but did attend many of the lectures. The IoPPN was incredibly research focussed. That means there are a lot of really good clinicians and academics there and a lot of high level research going on including stuff ...
by Spatch
Fri Feb 03, 2023 5:17 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: UEL/CCCU Selection tests
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: UEL/CCCU Selection tests

This is really where varied experience and good supervision/ reflective practice comes into it's own. There isn't a blanket rule or surefire way to get the preferred answers, but it's more about having a deeper understanding and being able to see the implications of a particular judgment which makes...
by Spatch
Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Acknowledging Difficulties
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: Acknowledging Difficulties

Horrid experience, but potentially this stuff is golden when it comes to reflecting on what you don't want to be when you are meeting new people, supervising and training others. For me it is one of the most effective teaching tools, as often the examples are really memorable (I also used a lot of i...