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by LIWY
Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Trainee HI - 2013
Replies: 70
Views: 25110

Re: Trainee HI - 2013

I couldn't apply for this as I work part-time due to caring responsibilities and am going to have to go down developing myself with the senior PWP route I think to get on. I really wish they'd think about people who have to work part-time and make a two year route, it would help with diversity too I...
by LIWY
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: London High Intensity Trainee posts
Replies: 6
Views: 3402

Re: London High Intensity Trainee posts

Hey Ferris congrats on your interview :D i've also got one for HI London in a couple of weeks time. My friend who has her interview today (and doesn't have a core profession) was told in her initial email invite to fully complete the KSA and submit it to them via email two days prior to interview s...
by LIWY
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: London High Intensity Trainee posts
Replies: 6
Views: 3402

Re: London High Intensity Trainee posts

Hi LIWY, Thanks for your reply. I replied to the email yesterday but have not had anything back yet. I'll give them a ring tomorrow but didn't want to pester them so was hoping others might have some information. In the email it asks me to bring passport, 3 photos and core academic qualifications, ...
by LIWY
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: London High Intensity Trainee posts
Replies: 6
Views: 3402

Re: London High Intensity Trainee posts

Is the email one that you can reply to? I think I'd reply to the invite and ask what, if anything, you are expected to bring to the interview for the KSA evidence? Did they ask you to bring anything else like passport, certificates etc.? Good luck for the interview! Was it your first choice service?
by LIWY
Sat May 11, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Next London Recruitment?
Replies: 38
Views: 13128

Re: Next London Recruitment?

Amusicum wrote:I haven't seen any PWP vacancies advertised for London and I've been looking for the last 6 weeks! Am I missing something?!
Do you mean trainee? Two London services on NHS jobs today advertising for qualified.

I expect the next London wide trainee ad will be out in the near future.
by LIWY
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Montessori Education - (Informed) Opinions/Experiences?
Replies: 14
Views: 7199

Re: Montessori Education - (Informed) Opinions/Experiences?

Lots of my friends' children at Montessori as it is the nearest primary. For the most part, parents are happy. For a couple of friends' sons it was dreadful but that may just have been down to the school not picking up on their dyslexia rather than anything else, and they would have struggled at any...
by LIWY
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP London Application Status
Replies: 116
Views: 42226

Re: PWP London Application Status

I just thought I'd have a look at the workingforwellness website (linked to earlier in this thread) to see if there was any discussion about if more training would be funded in London 2013/2014 academic year and the site seems to have disappeared. Anyone know if it is just down or if the organisatio...
by LIWY
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Downbanded PWP jobs on nhs jobs today
Replies: 16
Views: 11413

Re: Downbanded PWP jobs on nhs jobs today

I assume "non-qualified" PWPs don't do any client work? I also assume we're talking about anyone off the street who may or may not have a psychology degree and may or may not have any other professional training. So it could literally be almost anyone? Forgive my facetious ignorance. They are certa...
by LIWY
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Downbanded PWP jobs on nhs jobs today
Replies: 16
Views: 11413

Re: Downbanded PWP jobs on nhs jobs today

I can't help but note the irony that this is exactly what various counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists were saying about the PWP role when it was rolled out and they were right because I have had to fight hard to not to take on some cases or do extra triages where it was clear that the s...
by LIWY
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Downbanded PWP jobs on nhs jobs today
Replies: 16
Views: 11413

Re: Downbanded PWP jobs on nhs jobs today

Thanks Hettie for the "inside" info. I never know what I think about downgrading salaries, on the one hand, if people will work for the money, you could say that it is market forces, but if salaries keep going down, we all sabotage ourselves in the end. Here's hoping that these "Assistant PWPs " hav...
by LIWY
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Downbanded PWP jobs on nhs jobs today
Replies: 16
Views: 11413

Downbanded PWP jobs on nhs jobs today

Came across this advert today for "Assistant PWP" - never heard of such a thing so had a look and it pretty much looked to me like a Band 5 PWP job without the training, to be paid at Band 4. http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/vacdetails.cgi?selection=913064903 They also advertised for Band 5 PWPs with ...
by LIWY
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: PWP Trainee Interview... Advice please?
Replies: 16
Views: 11955

Re: PWP Trainee Interview... Advice please?

Ahh right thank you i'll read up on that :-) I just don't want a question that will really baffle me and i won't have a clue how to answer so i'm trying to read up as much as possible (probably too much) and remember everything! I'm a little knocked back in confidence after my last interview as i t...
by LIWY
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Emma Kenny, Jo Hemmings and concerns re "Celebrity psychologists"
Replies: 103
Views: 60667

Re: Therapy/Therapists media portrayal and Emma Kenny

Wonder what happened to the original dissertation? Bit late now but just seen Dexter series 6 which features a police psychiatrist. Watched the Samantha Brick interview. Interesting how she looked far less attractive in the Daily Mail newspaper than she did on the programme, typical for that misogyn...
by LIWY
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Funding your own CBT diploma
Replies: 3
Views: 3240

Re: Funding your own CBT diploma

I think that you would first be best to speak to the course providers to find out if your AP work would qualify for the entry criteria for the MSc. A lot of AP work would not. Here's what Royal Holloway say about entry for instance "The Diploma accepts applications from individuals who possess a rec...
by LIWY
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: NHS reforms and IAPT
Replies: 17
Views: 8276

Re: NHS reforms and IAPT

That sounds a nightmare, I know of another area where there are 7 services running under AQP. Main winner appears to be the IT services company providing the software to them all. 7 companies to bill rather than 1. False economies all round.