Questions In My First Assistant Psychologist Interview

Hello and WELCOME BACK to PsychAssist. Within this article, we explore the 10 questions asked in a recent Assistant Psychologist interview. This is a very honest account of one of the PsychAssist team members interview which will hopefully give you an insight into specific types of questions that may be asked in AP interviews. Hopefully this will help you in your journey. Continue reading Questions In My First Assistant Psychologist Interview

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Why Assistant Psychologist Positions Are Dying Out!

Hello & WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week’s article is all about something that we have been noticing in the past couple of months. Assistant Psychologist roles seem to be on the decrease. Recently, we have been asking why this is happening and 3 main themes have been coming up quite a bit. Therefore, we will explore Why Assistant Psychologist Positions Are Dying Out! Continue reading Why Assistant Psychologist Positions Are Dying Out!

How To Get An Assistant Psychologist Job With NO Experience

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. We receive lots of messages from Psychology Graduates asking how they could land their first Assistant Psychologist job? Often, they will say things like “I don’t have any AP experience” or “How do you get experience without having experience?” We know how stressful this can be so we thought we could lend a hand in this department. This is why we thought we’d give you some secret tips on how you can get an Assistant Psychologist job without having experience. Continue reading How To Get An Assistant Psychologist Job With NO Experience

What It’s Really Like Working In An Inpatient Hospital!

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week we have another great entry by Serkan all about his experience of going from an HCA to an ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGIST within an adult inpatient service. Serkan gives some really amazing tips for Psychology graduates who wish to pursue a career in mental health all from his own experiences of working within the field. This truly is an amazing article! Continue reading What It’s Really Like Working In An Inpatient Hospital!

The Pros & Cons Of A Permanent Contract

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. We know that one of the struggles of being a Psychology Graduate is the constant shifting of job roles and populations. We get told on a regular basis that in order to get onto a Psychology Doctorate course, you must have experience in many different populations. However, what about those who managed to bag a little bit of security by gaining a permanent contract? I mean, what happened to being an inch wide and a mile deep? Why is there such scarcity when it comes to employers giving psychology graduates permanent contracts? This is why we thought we’d explore the Pros & Cons of a permanent contract and whether this should be the way forward for our profession. Continue reading The Pros & Cons Of A Permanent Contract

Are PWP’s The New Assistant Psychologists?

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Lately, we have received a lot of messages from recent Psychology Graduates asking whether they should pursue Assistant Psychologist jobs or to go down the PWP route. This is a very controversial topic but one that we thought we had to address as it is a question many Psychology Graduates have. Within this article, we will explore whether or not PWP’s are becoming the new AP’s. Continue reading Are PWP’s The New Assistant Psychologists?

NHS Experience VS Private Experience

This is an age-old question that we seem to be asked over and over again. “PsychAssist I’ve been offered a job but it’s within a private service and I don’t know if this will hinder me in the future as it’s not a NHS post. What should I do?” Sound familiar? Ok before we get into the pros and cons of working in private practice or the NHS, you must know one thing. BOTH TYPES OF SERVICES ARE VALUED EXACTLY THE SAME IN THE EYES OF YOUR FUTURE EMPLOYER! You will not be hindered if you opt to take a position within a private service or even a charity. As long as you display the ability to reflect on your experience then you’ll be fine. Continue reading NHS Experience VS Private Experience