3 Skills Before You Apply For Assistant Psychologist Roles

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. It’s that time of year again where many Assistant Psychologists are about to leave their posts to take up their places on the clinical doctorate. This means that there will be a fresh batch of hopefuls looking to fill their spots, which could be you.  However, how do you know if you’re ready for an AP role? Within this post we will explore the 3 qualities you NEED to have before applying for AP roles. Continue reading 3 Skills Before You Apply For Assistant Psychologist Roles

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Why All Psychology Graduates Should Work In Private Practice

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Lately we’ve received a lot of questions from recent Psych Grads who are new to the field asking about the difference between NHS experience and Private Experience (we did write an article about this which was called NHS Experience VS Private Experience). They appear to have this pre-conceived misconception that working for private companies is bad and the only way to progress is through solely working in the NHS. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FALSE which gave us the inspiration for this article. Within this post, we will discuss the benefits of working within the private sector and how Psych Grads can flourish in these types of environments. Continue reading Why All Psychology Graduates Should Work In Private Practice

What Will Psychology Look Like In 2030?

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Lately, we’ve been noticing some trends within the world of psychology which are very exciting. So much so that we thought that we should write an article on the topic (partly to give you information and partly to say “we told you so” in 10 years’ time). With the ever-changing world, we know how scary it can be to try to navigate through and succeed within this space. That’s why we thought we’d give you our thoughts and predictions on things to look out for in the years to come. Continue reading What Will Psychology Look Like In 2030?

How NOT To Get An Assistant Psychologist Job

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week’s article is all about how NOT to get an Assistant Psychologist Job. Lately we’ve received loads of messages from Psych Grads about how impossible it is to get an AP role. This article will highlight some of the reasons why you’re not getting these types of roles along with tips on how to correct this and land that ever elusive AP role.  Continue reading How NOT To Get An Assistant Psychologist Job

How To Get Back Into A Career In Psychology

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Lately, we have received many requests to write an article for those career changers who aspire to be psychologists. This can be a very confusing and scary time in a person’s life when they are considering changing careers! This was one of the motivators for us to write this article to help those experiencing this. Within this post, we will explore the 3 main steps you need to take to transition from your current field, into the world of Psychology. Continue reading How To Get Back Into A Career In Psychology

What To Expect In A Trainee PWP Interview

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Ok so it’s coming to that time of year again, where you might start to see an influx of Trainee PWP positions ready to start in September. Now for some of you, you may have applied before and received an interview but due to not being prepared, fell short of getting a place. Nevertheless, as always, PsychAssist is here to help! Within this post, we will explore What to Expect in A Trainee PWP Interview. Continue reading What To Expect In A Trainee PWP Interview

Does the NHS Pay Rise Mean the End of Clinical Psychology Training?

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. The past couple of weeks we have received many questions from ASPIRING psychologists enquiring about the new NHS pay rise for staff. The main concerns people had, were the potential implication this could have on the current funded places on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate course. This is something that we have actually thought about and therefore we thought we would gain the opinions of Qualified Psychologists. Within this post, we will explore whether the new NHS pay rise for staff means the end of funded Clinical Psychology Doctorate places. Continue reading Does the NHS Pay Rise Mean the End of Clinical Psychology Training?