Psychology Students Need To Know About These Things When They Finish Studying

** In Collaboration**  Sometimes as when we are in the midst of studying, we can put all of our focus into the projects we are doing now, and forget all about what we aim to do when we have finally completed our degrees. That is why it’s important to remind ourselves not only about the opportunities that lie ahead but also the possible issues as well. Read on to find out more. You don’t have to become a therapist. Yup, I’m sure you have had that conversation a million times! You know the one where as soon as someone finds out you are studying psychology that they assume you that you will become clinical or counselling psychologists that see patients! Of course, it’s crucial to remember that there are many other options available as well such as forensic psychological, conservation psychology, educational psychology, and you may even choose to work as a psychological consult in the corporate world. All of which roles a quite a lot different than the traditional 45-minute client appointment model. If you do want to be a therapist, you will need a properly fitted out office. That is not to say, however, that becoming a clinical or counseling psychologist isn’t a great choice. Although, if you do plan to do this you will need to find the right premises and kit in out in the correct way. In fact, for those working with patients that are […]

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How to answer: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

The question “what do you want to be when you grow up” sends shivers down the spine of all senior high school students, as well as many, many adults! It is an important question and to answer it I think there are four things you need to do. 1) Really, really research your prospective career paths. This is particularly important if the jobs you are considering require courses (tafe, university etc.) which cost a lot of money and consume a lot of time. The type of questions you need to answer include; is there multiple job opportunities where you live (if you are not willing to travel), what do you actually have to do to get a job (for example to be a clinical psychologist in Australia you must complete a three year undergraduate degree, one honours year, two years of a masters degree + two years supervision- that is eight years of hard work and competition that many people are not aware of!), are there particular aspects of the job that will clash with your personality (for example academia research can be extremely critical, and if you are a person does not handle criticism well, that is something you would need to consider) and also what type of lifestyle does the job entail?… which leads me to my second point. 2) It is important to consider the type of lifestyle that you want. What I mean by this is your career has […]

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