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by hawke
Wed May 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Help me fix my covering letter to get that first AP position
Replies: 13
Views: 1579

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

I would go with:

I hold a (insert class) degree in (insert degree title) that confers eligibility for GBC.
by hawke
Wed May 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Do I have a shot at getting onto a clinical psychology course with these grades?

Bear in mind the reason they ask for high grades for the doctorate - you will be doing doctoral level assignments and research. Deadlines come thick and fast, and you will be juggling multiple things at once. If the academic side of things does not come easy to you, it will be a hard 3 years. My exp...
by hawke
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Wellbeing in IAPT
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Wellbeing in IAPT

I've had a good experience in IAPT in the past. We were an IAPT+ NHS partnership service which gave us a bit more freedom. Rather than putting all of our efforts into screening people out of the service and fighting with secondary care, we instead introduced new pathways to meet the needs of the are...
by hawke
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected due to my childhood trauma
Replies: 10
Views: 3293

Re: Rejected due to my childhood trauma

I'm really sorry to hear you've been through this. I also feel disappointed in the profession if this is really a true reflection of their views. I talked about personal and lived experiences with physical and mental health and life in my own interview, and felt it was valued, as it has been in many...
by hawke
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Outcome Measures
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Outcome Measures

My current placement use this one - https://www.reqol.org.uk/p/overview.html Yes I have been considering this one! How is it used - do they do the full version during the first and the last session and the short one in between? It's fairly new to the service, but generally the 20-Q version is used ...
by hawke
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Outcome Measures
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Outcome Measures

My current placement use this one - https://www.reqol.org.uk/p/overview.html
by hawke
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Working with clients who embellish
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Working with clients who embellish

I worked with a young teenager from a similar background who also used to embellish. It was a secondary school setting, rather than a therapy setting. I never directly challenged him - I went with a behavioural approach and tried to think in terms of reinforcement. His lies were generally about fake...
by hawke
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: BSc Psychology v. MSc Conversion

I did a psychology conversion course, and like others would also recommend it above a BSc. Quicker, cheaper, teaches you a higher level of academic skill, more mature peer group. If you have a choice, go for one with a greater emphasis on research, and definitely pick a masters over a PGDip. The onl...
by hawke
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs

Also just thinking about time scales - the doctorate would require you to have at least 1 year work experience, if not more realistically 2-3+. Most people are in their mid to late twenties by the time they start. Add on 3 years for the doctorate itself and you are looking at a long journey to achie...
by hawke
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Online therapy or remote psychology jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Online therapy & online psychology jobs

Sounds like a lovely and very achievable ambition! The doctorate, as it stands, would qualify you to do CBT and one other type of therapy (which would depend on the uni). It would also give you lots of other skills in research and leadership. So the short answer is yes. However if you only want to d...
by hawke
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Anxiety in interviews
Replies: 16
Views: 1740

Re: Anxiety in interviews

I've posted about this a couple of times - have a look back through my posts and have a read of the relevant threads. If you avoid interviews though, the fear will get worse not better! I only improved after I stopped avoiding them - particularly the more subtle avoidance behaviours that sabotaged m...
by hawke
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: *INTERVIEW - Help!* - Clinical Support Worker
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: *INTERVIEW - Help!* - Clinical Support Worker

It sounds like the young people will be asking you questions. Depending on how involved they've been in the process, they may have written the questions themselves, or they may have been given questions by the service. Either way, your answers need to make them feel like you would be a good person t...
by hawke
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Interview adjustments/alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Interview adjustments/alternatives

I have a long-term health condition that means there are some environmental things that make a huge difference to me. Lighting is the thing that makes the biggest difference to me, so I always ask for that to be considered. While there are other smaller things, I agree with previous posters that too...
by hawke
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Evidence for clinical psychologists
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Evidence for clinical psychologists

Thank you both. I will definitely check out that study when it's published, esuma. I was really hoping that someone had done the audit/research you suggest, lingua, but it seems not. Future research I'd love to do!
by hawke
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Evidence for clinical psychologists
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Evidence for clinical psychologists

I am wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of any evidence for the effectiveness of clinical psychologists? Not about therapy/psychological services in general, but specifically about the job role in the UK or similar countries. It's purely for curiosity, and the laziness of not conducti...