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by hawke
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Burnout in colleagues
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Re: Burnout in colleagues

Thanks for this reply. It certainly made me reconsider my assumption of burnout being a bad thing, rather than perhaps a necessary temporary response to a tough situation that ultimately means you can survive in the NHS for the long-term.
by hawke
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Has anyone been performance managed out of IAPT due to not meeting targets?
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: Has anyone been performance managed out of IAPT due to not meeting targets?

Like it or not, IAPT (or its commissioner) is obsessed with targets! You talk about being given 'the means' to meet the recovery rate - appropriate cases, number of sessions etc. In many ways, these are just IAPT-wide (NHS-wide?) issues. So while definitely unfair (to staff and patients!), I am not ...
by hawke
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Burnout in colleagues
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Burnout in colleagues

I have noticed a senior colleague at work seems burnt out. The service is going through a tough time as a whole, but even more than others, they seem very over-worked and focused purely on the targets with minimal visible compassion for clients or staff. I don't have any dealings with them directly,...
by hawke
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Career Progression
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Career Progression

miriam wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:34 am
In my experience men rise faster than women, and generally end up in 8B/8C posts within 10 years of qualifying.
Out of interest, why do you think this is, Miriam? Obviously this is true in many careers, but is there anything specific about clinical psychology / male CPs?
by hawke
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Are distance learning BSc courses viewed differently by admissions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: Are distance learning BSc courses viewed differently by admissions?

I did 60 credits with the OU in 2011 (when they didn't offer GBC accreditation, but also had much lower fees!), as this was the easiest way to get on to a conversion Masters. To be frank, I learnt far more from the OU textbooks than I did on the Masters at the brick uni, and I always go back to my O...
by hawke
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Objective advice sought
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Objective advice sought

My personal strategy with jobs and courses has been to do the thing that keeps my options open in the widest way. I've always had Plan Bs and always picked generalist options over specialist. It's partly because I have been indecisive about exactly what I want to do, and there are lots of jobs withi...
by hawke
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: What are your values?
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: What are your values?

The ones I've done best in were the ones where I was honest - as clichéd as it sounds! In my most recent (and successful) interview, I found myself talking about traits I hope I inherited/learned from my Dad who recently passed away, an a-gendered housemate and a telling off my boyfriend got for usi...
by hawke
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: How much can trainees afford in rent?
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: How much can trainees afford in rent?

I managed living on my own in a studio flat in the centre of an expensive city on a band 4 salary, so definitely do-able on a band 6. It just depends what your other outgoings are and what quality of leisure you are used to. My standards have risen since then, but I'm still aiming to buy/rent somewh...
by hawke
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Would really love some guidance, feedback and general comments

In terms of experience, you will need much more than that. Although the courses generally say a minimum of one year's experience, in practice most people have a lot more than this, often in multiple roles with different client groups and often involving direct experience of therapeutic work. You als...
by hawke
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1763

Re: Birmingham 2018

Congratulations!!!! Here's the link - no idea why it's not searchable, I'll make you all admins so you can figure out what settings are wrong! I was thinking once the deadline passes, I'll email the course admin team and ask them to send it out to people who might not be on the forum as well. https:...
by hawke
Wed May 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1763

Re: Birmingham 2018

I've set up the FB group - search for 'Birmingham DClinPsy 2018' and it should come up. If not, PM me!
by hawke
Sun May 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1763

Re: Birmingham 2018

Great! Looks like FB wants me to invite someone else before I set it up, so if someone PMs me their email address, I'll add you to it.
by hawke
Fri May 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1763

Re: Birmingham 2018

Hello Maddy!
I am officially now a definite for Birmingham - various bureaucratic hoops being met first of course.
Shall we do the facebook group thing that the other uni courses seem to be setting up?
by hawke
Thu May 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Birmingham 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1763

Re: Birmingham 2018

Hello! Congratulations for getting a place! I am technically waiting to hear the result of a reserve place offer - the decision is probably made for me, but I am not 100% sure which I would accept if I did have the choice - but I think Birmingham is the most likely place for me in September! I inter...
by hawke
Thu May 10, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Is it all made up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: Is it all made up?

Wow, what an interesting conversation starter! You talk about 'large gains' (not) being made... I think the reality of services, particularly the NHS, is that most therapy on offer is short-term. Whatever NICE guidelines suggest, services never seem to offer the full dose of treatment - or even offe...