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by Alex
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Edinburgh Interview Feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Edinburgh Interview Feedback

If notes are made about your performance and stored you are legally allowed to request it is my understanding although if I am incorrect I am happy to withdraw that :) Alex - I found your whole response very strange to be honest. I posted it here because it is a forum related to clinical psychology...
by Alex
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Edinburgh Interview Feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Edinburgh Interview Feedback

Unless you are looking for emotional support or to vent your anger, I am not sure why you have posted this. Surely, you need to be addressing this with the Edinburgh course - if you want feedback only they can help you with this or if you are unhappy with their response time then they are ones to co...
by Alex
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Second chance from widthdrawn from interview?
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Second chance from widthdrawn from interview?

A panel probably can just about remember who they interviewed, let alone applicants they never met.
by Alex
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: HI therapist vs AP for clin psych as a long term goal

I think completing HI training before clinical is beneficial. The reason being getting excellent grounding in CBT (some cbt teaching on doctorates are not very comprehensive at say the least) means that you can choose to focus on many other options in clinical training such as electives in systemic ...
by Alex
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: 'Why do you want to be a CP' - How honest should I be

I don't think it is problematic to say this in interview. However. What is important is how you reflect on this choice and impact.
by Alex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Essex interview feedback 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Essex interview feedback 2019

Hi Pink Freud, thank you for your thoughtful comments, knowing how stretched the interviewers are and that often feedback is brief gives me a much more realistic picture. For some reason all the people I had spoken to about the interview process had gotten telephone feedback, so I thought I hadn't ...
by Alex
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Essex interview feedback 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Essex interview feedback 2019

I am surprised at the level of entitlement that you have - you have been given feedback albeit brief, which considering how overstretched many courses are with managing general running of course and high number of interviewees, it is a miracle in itself! Some courses have no given feedback at all in...
by Alex
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Has anyone got on to Dclin doctorate with a 2.1 on a Msc Conversion psychology course ?

Just to counter the posts you read - I got on to doctorate within a year after graduating, first time applying and only had a support worker role. I didn't go to a fancy uni, I didn't have an AP post and just missed a first. My advice is to keep focused and work on the tendency to worry.
by Alex
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy
Replies: 9
Views: 4317

Re: BABCP CBT accreditation during DClinPsy

BABCP accreditation is the gift that keeps giving -it has opened up so many opportunities as a psychologist in jobs (not just iapt), supervising, teaching and training. You can confident in CBT competency at end and as Bela said you can get past over as a supervisor if not babcp accred in some servi...
by Alex
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I stick this out with the hopes of gaining entry into training in mid 30s or drop off now ?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Should I stick this out with the hopes of gaining entry into training in mid 30s or drop off now ?

My relationships are falling apart as no one wants to know someone who just earns very little and who puts everything into one thing. Sounds like therapy could be a good option? There is no rush to be in a helping profession, whether clinical psychology or something else. It is important to be fair...
by Alex
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

Just a few points: - you don't need an AP to get on course - as Miriam stated statistically more likely to get on course than get an AP post (once you meet minimum requirements) - applicants have a tendency to idealise CP - it is just a job and a hard job, you will likely to be happy doing other job...
by Alex
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: HI training - 2 full years with PWP qualification? Previous experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: HI training - 2 full years with PWP qualification? Previous experience?

I think the 2 year mark was set up because they want to their training investment returned and to stop the pwp workforce haemorrhaging too quickly. From the NHS employer perspective, why would they train up a PWP for them to shortly leave the post?
by Alex
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected due to my childhood trauma
Replies: 10
Views: 3060

Re: Rejected due to my childhood trauma

This is very bizarre - childhood trauma in itself shouldn't exclude someone from training. It is shame they did not gave you the detailed feedback you needed which could you help in the future. I wonder what it was in the interview that signalled that they did not think training was for you. I suppo...
by Alex
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 1036

Re: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs

Hello, My dream is to be able to use Psychology to eventually work as a digital nomad, and be able to work from anywhere in the world as an online-based psychologist (instead of having a practice in a specific location). I have found a couple psychologists from the US and Germany who provide online...
by Alex
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Access Scheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: Access Scheme?

I've recently been offered a training place, which I'm naturally over the moon about! So now I turn to thinking about the logistics of beginning a course, possibly relocating and losing my inner London weighting. I read something in the Alternative Handbook about an Access Scheme which means that t...