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by hawke
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: *INTERVIEW - Help!* - Clinical Support Worker
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

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: 1514

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: 1604

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: 1604

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...
by hawke
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: BPS QCoP route?
Replies: 4
Views: 2738

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: 2958

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: 1179

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: 1023

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: 1835

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: 1803

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: 2358

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: 4001

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: 1835

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: 2842

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: 2788

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 ...