Why The Clinical Doctorate Isn’t For Me….Serkan’s Story

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Recently, our friend Serkan has gone through a huge transition in his life. He decided to no longer pursue the CLINICAL DOCTORATE! However, his reasoning is quite a sound when you take into consideration his thought processes. This is why within his article, he explains why he came to this decision and why others should consider the same. Continue reading Why The Clinical Doctorate Isn’t For Me….Serkan’s Story

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Why Admin Staff Will Make or Break Your Career

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. In this week’s article we talk about a crucial topic that could make or break your career. Within services, admin staff are widely underrated and quite frankly undervalued by services. This is also something that Graduates really take for granted which could be detrimental to your progress within your chosen discipline. This week, we explore Why Admin Staff Will Make or Break Your Career. Continue reading Why Admin Staff Will Make or Break Your Career

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

What to Expect in an Initial Clinical Assessment

We at PsychAssist receive so many questions from Psychology Students/Graduates around life after graduation. Recently we received a barrage of messages around what actually happens when a client comes into a service for the first time. For many, this is a real source of anxiety as many psych grads become overwhelmed with a sense of Imposter Syndrome once they are face to face with a service user. Nevertheless, PsychAssist is here to alleviate any concerns you have around what to do in an Initial Clinical Assessment. Within this post we will explore the main themes within every Initial Assessment so you can prepare for when you are eventually doing these types of assessments. Continue reading What to Expect in an Initial Clinical Assessment

How to choose which DClinPsy Course is Right for You

As many of you are aware, it’s Clinical Psychology Doctorate Application Season, which means a very stressful time for many of you. This is where PsychAssist comes in as we aim to answer any questions you may have on this topic. For many, this is a daunting process and one of the most frequent questions we hear are “how do I choose which University is right for me?” Of course everyone is different, but there have been recurring themes we hear from qualified Clinical Psychologists, around how they chose which University was right for them. Within this article we will explore the factors you should consider when choosing your four university choices. Continue reading How to choose which DClinPsy Course is Right for You

MYTH BUSTING THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORATE

If you haven’t heard already, ITS CLINICAL DOCTORATE APPLICATION SEASON, and here at PsychAssist were on a mission to give all you Doctorate hopefuls all the information you need. Now this post was one we have waited a long time to publish. Over the years, we have heard some absolutely outrageous MYTHS by Psychology Graduates who one day hopes to get onto clinical training. We therefore decided to, once and for all, get rid of the myths frequently told to Psychology Graduates about getting onto the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Course. So here are just a few that we have heard; I guarantee you’ve heard some of these as well. Continue reading MYTH BUSTING THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORATE

What to Expect in A Clinical Doctorate Interview

As you may be aware, IT’S CLINICAL DOCTORATE APPLICATION SEASON! Which probably means that you’re stressing about getting your application in, whilst silently hoping that this is your year to get onto the course? Nevertheless, have you ever asked yourself, “What actually happens at a Clinical Doctorate Interview?” This is something may of Psychology Graduates ask; however there is hardly any information out there on this topic. Within this post we will discuss the 3 main elements of ANY Clinical Doctorate Interview. Continue reading What to Expect in A Clinical Doctorate Interview