Doctorate in Health Psychology (Plan B)

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ElizabethB
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Doctorate in Health Psychology (Plan B)

Post by ElizabethB » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:08 am

Hi all,

I'm thinking about potential back up/plan B options, just in case I never get anywhere with my DClinPsych application :roll: :oops:

Thanks for reading! :D
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Post by damnsaiyan » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:54 pm

I'm seriously considering going down this route as well. Although I haven't done Stage 1 just yet.

Not to hijack Elizabeth*'s thread, but do most qualified health psychologists end up in research? Most jobs I've seen in the area are aimed at Clinical and Counselling Psychologists...
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Post by noodle » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:34 am

Yeah most I know work in research. Also i've heard of people doing consultation and some working in public health. I think it depends a lot on the role you have when you do the doctorate, if its more clinical you've got more chance with more clinical post doc jobs...

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Post by Rainbow-rano » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:26 am

We have 2 in our service working clinically. One of them is still in training actually, but they do see clients/run groups etc.

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Post by damnsaiyan » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:37 pm

I think this is possibly the direction I want to end up going in then...

So tough to decide! Part of me thinks that if I start the health psychology route, it will be hard to get into clinical positions (as I have an interest in mental health as well!). Decisions, decisions :roll:

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Post by DrFurbs » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:03 am

I was considering this option but hmmm, unsure. Bristal UWE ( Stage 2 Health psychology ), bit cheaper mind.

http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/c84141/2010

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Post by BlackGirlLost » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:45 pm

You can get sponsorship to train to become a Health Psychologist now. One of my former undergraduate alumni friends is training in health psychology. From what I have heard is that PCTs are campaigning to improve health through the use of focus groups and other agendas in healthcare. My friend got a job in health improvement or something within a PCT and asked if they could train in health psychology and they are now training for Stage 2 within the PCT.

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Post by damnsaiyan » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:31 pm

Elizabeth*, what requirements do they have for the fast track? Thinking down the line, if I go into Health Psychology, that's something I hope I'm eligible for! I'll have one year's paid experience in the field, and 1.5 year's voluntary research experience, as well as a different MSc, and then (if I do it), the Health MSc. If I can shave off half a year off Stage 2 that would be great! :lol:

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Post by damnsaiyan » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:05 pm

Oh wow, that's a lot of experience!

:oops: I think I'll forget the fast-track idea cos I don't have anything like that! :lol:

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Post by Dr.Dot » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:10 pm

It might be better to find out what the requirements are to be permitted onto the fast track route, before ruling it out. It is possible that it is less than what Elizabeth* has, in this area.
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Post by astra » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:17 pm

And may vary from course to course too.

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Post by miriam » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:51 pm

And it may also be that you can present your experience to look equally impressive to a stranger!
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