This is a question I hear more and more Psychology Graduates ask me. This is the job role that would be ideal for any Graduate looking to put all the learnt theory into practice; however UNIVERSITIES DON’T PROMOTE THIS JOB ROLE ENOUGH in my opinion. I remember when I first decided I wanted to pursue a career in Psychology; I thought my days would consist of seeing clients and then formulating what they needed for the next session. I was shocked that it took me A WHOLE YEAR OUT OF UNIVERSITY to find such a job role that I could have jumped into straight away without needing a doctorate. If you’re interested in knowing what this magical job role consists of then read below on WHAT PWP’s ACTUALLY DO.
We wrote an article a few weeks back that received a lot of attention called Why You Shouldn’t Join The BPS!. As you know, PsychAssist aims to give all Students and Graduates a balanced view of life after University. Some of you may choose to join the British Psychological Society (BPS) and some of you may not. What matters is that you have ALL of the information, so you can make your own mind up. Within this article, we will explore the 3 Reasons why you Should Join the BPS.
Going into counselling psychology can be a demanding process. The investment you make in personal development comes with the need to take on constructive feedback and apply it to your learning on a daily basis. Like any other doctoral course, the expectations of academic and skill development are high. I have to say that I wouldn’t have it any other way. Setting out on the journey of becoming a counselling psychologist is challenging, but it is without a doubt the most eye opening and exhilarating process I have ever undertaken. As a current trainee, a few of the steps I have learned along the way I think will help those of you in the process of becoming a counselling psychologist, or considering it.