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by hawke
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: BPS QCoP route?
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: BPS QCoP route?

I'd second checking the PWP hours. In my old service, people tried to use them for BACP accreditation and for private Cbt training courses, and were not allowed to do this.
by hawke
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Have you heard of...
Replies: 9
Views: 1748

Re: Have you heard of...

In my previous job working in the third sector, we had a hypnotherapist on the board. I like to think I'm an open minded skeptic, but he totally shot me down when I asked for evidence for what he was claiming hypnotherapy could do. I later looked it up and found evidence contradicting his claims. I ...
by hawke
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Recommended reading for working with older teenagers with attachment difficulties
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Recommended reading for working with older teenagers with attachment difficulties

When I worked in secondary schools, Louise Bomber was my boss' obsession. You could also have a look at The Solihull Approach, they have a manual for practitioners for school age children.
by hawke
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Masters or alternative postgrad qualification?
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Masters or alternative postgrad qualification?

I'm sorry to hear you've been having a tough time. I hope you're starting to feel better, and I'm glad the university has been supportive. In terms of the doctorate, I think it would depend on which university you applied for, as they all have different short-listing criteria. Some put a lot of emph...
by hawke
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: phd to clinical doctorate
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: phd to clinical doctorate

Your reasoning really resonates with me - I also started off as a secondary teacher, before becoming a PWP, and had a few frustrated years of not really knowing what I wanted to do, followed by a couple more frustrated years of knowing I wanted to do the DClinPsy but finding it difficult to get ther...
by hawke
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Contractual obligation
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: PWP Contractual obligation

I've seen them from 6 months to 2 years on paper, but never actually enforced.
by hawke
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Therapist Burnout
Replies: 4
Views: 1687

Re: Therapist Burnout

Oh I feel for you - I'm a recently ex-PWP, it's a tough job. Firstly, know that you are not alone in feeling burnt out - this study found that two thirds of PWPs experienced burnout. It's nearer to half in other NHS psychology practitioners, if the stats are to be believed. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih....
by hawke
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: Easiest ClinPsy Docs/ Unis to get into??

I would suggest looking closely at how courses short list. Although no university is easy, some may be better matched to you. For example, I did better with courses that used shortlisting exams, and got nowhere with courses that just looked at my application.
by hawke
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: phd to clinical doctorate
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: phd to clinical doctorate

I would suggest contacting a few universities to get their opinion, but mine is that it probably wouldn't be that simple. Different course requirements, different supervisors, different ethics boards (NHS and university)... I think it could get quite messy, and I can imagine a lot of universities ju...
by hawke
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Biting off more than you can chew
Replies: 12
Views: 2097

Re: Biting off more than you can chew

That quote really rings true for me, having worked in Iapt too. There's a real secrecy from managers about clinical hours, so you're always left with a sense that someone else is doing more than you - and so you up your own hours, sometimes just to feel like you're doing your fair share. But the end...
by hawke
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Reserve following Interview for AP roles
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Re: Reserve following Interview for AP roles

It's a standing joke amongst my friends and family that I come second in every interview I go for! I lose count of the number of times I have been told I gave a good/great interview but someone else was just slightly better in some way. Firstly, congratulations on getting the interviews and reserve ...
by hawke
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Choosing modules for clin Psy masters
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Choosing modules for clin Psy masters

Personally, I think the research pathway would be more valuable. 35 days work experience is not very much in application terms, and could be made up for by a couple of months working full time afterwards. Research is a much more valuable academic skill that would be difficult to attain outside of a ...
by hawke
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP payment
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: PWP payment

I've had pay dates vary from the 15th-28th of the month.
by hawke
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 2189

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

Fair enough, I should not be using a term with a specific legal meaning to describe this. Is there better terminology to describe these systemic issues? Using the word discrimination in a looser non-legal sense though, my concern remains the same though - that there is a systemic problem with recrui...
by hawke
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Classism in Clinical Psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 2189

Re: Classism in Clinical Psychology

Classism suggests that there is prejudice against lower class applicants for posts or training. I've seen no evidence that is the case. I would question whether there is indirect indiscrimination at play here, though, rather than direct prejudice. While we all work hard and make sacrifices for the ...