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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: 543

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: 531

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: 1262

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: 1150

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: 1389

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: 2698

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: 1262

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: 1879

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: 2041

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: 505

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: 1132

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: 1981

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: 1981

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 ...
by hawke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 73449

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I'm not sure about that... I went to a rubbish state school and got taught covering letter/personal statement and also had 2 lectures on it at a (top, admittedly) non-Russell university. Fair enough, I have to admit I was basing my assumption on personal experience and an over-reliance on the Guard...
by hawke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 73449

Re: Shocking true confessions - My Selection Hell

I wonder if this contributes to the lack of diversity in psychology? These soft skills are exactly the kind of thing a grammar/private school and Russell group University teach you. It must be hard(er) to catch a break if no one has ever taught you how to write a good covering letter / personal stat...