Why Indeed Is Better Than NHS Jobs For Finding Jobs

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week, we have a slightly different article for all you Psychology Graduates. We believe the best strategy in finding your perfect job in 2019 is to not solely rely on NHS jobs. We have found in our experience (and the experience of many) that Indeed gives Psychology Graduates way more opportunities than NHS jobs. This is why we thought to write this article, to give graduates some handy tips in getting ahead of the crowd before these competitive jobs adverts close. Within this article, we discuss why we think that Indeed is better than NHS jobs. Continue reading Why Indeed Is Better Than NHS Jobs For Finding Jobs

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How To Build A Psychological Service

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week’s guest article is from Dr Amber Elliot who is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist who took the brave steps of stepping out on her own to develop her social enterprise. Amber explains how she worked in a Looked After & Adopted CAMHS service which ultimately led her down the path of starting her own service. This is her journey of how she started The Child Psychology Service (TCPS). Continue reading How To Build A Psychological Service

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

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 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

Timeline: Clinical Psychology Doctorate Application Process

It’s that time of year again. You know that air of optimism from Psychology Graduates feeling confident that this is “Their Year” to get onto the Clinical Psychology Doctorate. Nevertheless if you’re a recent graduate (and anything like I was), you probably have never heard of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate. This inspired us to make a timeline for all you “new” Psychology Graduates to the application season. Within this article we will discuss each stage of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate and when you are likely to hear from the different Universities. Continue reading Timeline: Clinical Psychology Doctorate Application Process

Mind-set of an Assistant Psychologist

I hear a lot of Psychology Graduates and Students speak about what it takes to be an Assistant Psychologist. You hear so many different answers to this question; however not a lot about the mind-set you develop as an Assistant Psychologist. Most Assistant Psychologists find it difficult to acknowledge that there thought processes and thinking has changed considerably since they first took on the role as an Assistant. This gave us the idea of researching the main mental paradigm shifts nearly all Assistant Psychologists go through to give Students & Graduates an idea of what’s to come. Continue reading Mind-set of an Assistant Psychologist