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by LIWY
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Daily Mirror report on unpaid Assistant Psychologist roles
Replies: 13
Views: 9318

Re: Daily Mirror report on unpaid Assistant Psychologist rol

As far as I know Lambeth (SLAM) made many of its paid counsellors redundant back in 2012 and since then the counselling workforce is mostly made up of unpaid trainees, this section of the IAPT service is run by a private therapy centre. It was all in the local paper at the time but it didn't stop it...
by LIWY
Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Do IAPT trainee posts count towards BACP accreditation?
Replies: 1
Views: 5755

Re: Do IAPT trainee posts count towards BACP accreditation?

I had a colleague who was a trained counsellor and they told me that PWP sessions can never count towards BACP accreditation but Hi trainee sessions can. Your best source of info is to phone BACP though I'd have thought.
by LIWY
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP qualified pre April 13, did you receive accelerated pay?
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

PWP qualified pre April 13, did you receive accelerated pay?

From the introduction of Agenda for Change up until 1 April 2013 there was a provision for accelerated pay progression (preceptorship), where a newly qualified worker at Band 5 could progress up one increment after 6 months if they fulfilled KSF. Does anyone know if any NHS services included PWPs/lo...
by LIWY
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: What is it really like to work in IAPT?
Replies: 13
Views: 12224

Re: What is it really like to work in IAPT?

I agree with what others have said here - there's such a lot of variation in the way services are commissioned and delivered eg targets, no. of sessions, supervision frequency, level of experience amongst recruits, groups, telephone or face to face. I have worked in 2 services as a pwp and it was a...
by LIWY
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: What is it really like to work in IAPT?
Replies: 13
Views: 12224

Re: What is it really like to work in IAPT?

I don't see how that question can be neatly answered and summed up in a chapter. As witnessed by reading through this forum, services vary tremendously depending on who runs them, who funds them, the strengths of the personalities within and their individual agendas.
by LIWY
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: High intensity ksa
Replies: 5
Views: 4619

Re: High intensity ksa

BACP accreditation is a lot of work in terms of what you have to produce, no easier or less work than a KSA, in fact, probably more. If section 4 is really the only section you think you are lacking in then I wouldn't worry as it sounds like you are already covered for 3 models of those listed. I kn...
by LIWY
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: ClinPsy vs HI (Iapt)
Replies: 12
Views: 8235

Re: ClinPsy vs HI (Iapt)

The Hi programme is an intensive CBT programme for practitioners with a core profession to learn specific CBT protocols for specific disorders with a small element of theory so that Highs can develop their use of evidence based practice. Utterly different from D.clinpsy.
by LIWY
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: where are all of these Hi IAPT posts?
Replies: 14
Views: 6189

Re: where are all of these Hi IAPT posts?

The NHS has long had unpaid counselling, psychotherapist and counselling psychology trainees on placement paying for their own training as well as working unpaid. IAPT has been unprecedented in increasing paid training in primary care mental health. With the move to AQP it is no surprise at all that...
by LIWY
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Reference cost me a job! Is this allowed?
Replies: 33
Views: 26367

Re: Reference cost me a job! Is this allowed?

Good news that you secured a better position in the end. As far as legal action, I know it is not an issue for you now but it must be possible because these days you will be hard pushed to find any company in the private sector that will write character references as they fear being sued - this bega...
by LIWY
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: High Intensity to ClinPsyc?
Replies: 4
Views: 4628

High Intensity to ClinPsyc?

I was talking to a colleague who is a High Intensity CBT therapist who went into that with GMHW experience. They were saying that they have applied twice for clinical since high qualification and not been offered an interview. It got me thinking that I have known a lot of GMHWs and PWPs go on to cli...
by LIWY
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Council tax
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: Council tax

When I did it we counted as full-time and uni gave us a letter confirming this - got council tax exemption and student railcard :-)
by LIWY
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP Interview Experiences
Replies: 17
Views: 17840

Re: Trainee PWP Interview Experiences

Sammy - sounds like you are really well qualified for the post, I'm not surprised you got interviews so firstly perhaps it is important to go in with belief that you are good enough? Sorry to hear it did not go further for you this year. As far as "waffling", panel will have to write in every box ho...
by LIWY
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP - 2013
Replies: 208
Views: 58985

Re: Trainee PWP - 2013

I need to try and phone UCL today to chase what's happening with letters/start dates etc - my job are getting very annoyed with me for not being able to say when I'm going to be leaving. They're already doing me a favour by letting me leave before the end of my notice period, so I really don't want...
by LIWY
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee PWP - 2013
Replies: 208
Views: 58985

Re: Trainee PWP - 2013

Welcome to urban IAPT boys and girls. Chaos, delays and being expected to change all plans with no notice. Hence the massive attrition from the PWP role where you do this at a pay scale lower than everyone in your service is doing it. Hopefully you'll all be able to do your bit to improve things - i...