What to do next? Career advice!!

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What to do next? Career advice!!

Post by sanya96 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:10 pm

Hi there,

I am a current masters student studying applied clinical psychology and finish end of this month!
However, I have no idea what to do next my current experience is:

- Volunteer Co-ordiantor of a charity providing hydrotherapy to patients with neurological conditions
- Volunteering role for a charity which provides support to children and families with trauma

My degree has been very useful in providing my an insight into clinical psychology as I have done some roleplay with medical actors, my dissertation is with a neurological population and I have done in-depth formulation.
But I just don't know what job role to apply for once I finish? I am not sure if I have enough experience for an AP role. :(

Thanks in advance for any advice :D

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Re: What to do next? Career advice!!

Post by maven » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:21 pm

Almost no chance of getting an AP role, I'd say. So I'd focus on trying to get a paid post doing something relevant - working in a day hospital for older people with dementia, a group home with people with learning disabilities, a mental health ward, a children's home, a school, or a charity as a nursing assistant, care worker, rehab assistant, domiciliary carer, support worker or something like that. Or apply for research posts in a clinically relevant project or service if you've got good research skills.

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Re: What to do next? Career advice!!

Post by dilushi98 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:46 am

Where did you do your applied clinical Psychology degree? I am thinking of doing it at Bath, but dont know much about it. Was it good?

Thank you

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Re: What to do next? Career advice!!

Post by sanya96 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:13 am

@dilushi98 Hi, I am doing my masters at UCLAN (Preston) and I have found it to be generally quite good. I have learnt a lot about clinical psychology that I did not get taught at undergrad which has changed my values and a lot about interventions. Check your course if they have clinical psychologist teaching as this has been something that has been really helpful. Hope this helps.

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