conversions: psychology in education vs psychology

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m4ddie
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conversions: psychology in education vs psychology

Post by m4ddie » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:14 pm

Are psychology in education conversions treated differently to straight psychology conversions? If they're both accredited by the BPS I mean. Would I be at a disadvantage?

Thanks! :D

hawke
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Re: conversions: psychology in education vs psychology

Post by hawke » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:58 pm

I have a MEd Psychology of Education and am currently a clinical psychology trainee - I got interviews for 5 of my 8 applications. Try to pick more clinical modules, assignments and research if possible - e.g.. stress, autism, LD, counselling. I have found my knowledge of some areas of clinical is weaker than some of my peers, but having an educational understanding brings a different perspective that is useful in other ways.

m4ddie
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Re: conversions: psychology in education vs psychology

Post by m4ddie » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:24 pm

hawke wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:58 pm
I have a MEd Psychology of Education and am currently a clinical psychology trainee - I got interviews for 5 of my 8 applications. Try to pick more clinical modules, assignments and research if possible - e.g.. stress, autism, LD, counselling. I have found my knowledge of some areas of clinical is weaker than some of my peers, but having an educational understanding brings a different perspective that is useful in other ways.
oh thank you this is really useful :) so you didn't do psychology at undergrad at all?

hawke
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Re: conversions: psychology in education vs psychology

Post by hawke » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:48 am

m4ddie wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:24 pm
hawke wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:58 pm
I have a MEd Psychology of Education and am currently a clinical psychology trainee - I got interviews for 5 of my 8 applications. Try to pick more clinical modules, assignments and research if possible - e.g.. stress, autism, LD, counselling. I have found my knowledge of some areas of clinical is weaker than some of my peers, but having an educational understanding brings a different perspective that is useful in other ways.
oh thank you this is really useful :) so you didn't do psychology at undergrad at all?
No my undergrad was something totally unrelated, and my work experience was a mix of education and mental health.

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