Routes and Experience for a Clinical Psychologist

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feelslikesummer1
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In September I'm doing a 3 year undergraduate course in Psychology and really want to follow a clinical psychology path after this. I'm not too sure where I could find experience to get onto this career path. I know that these courses are extremely competitive so I just wanted to know if there was any volunteering or skills I could improve on to increase my chances
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Try volunteering with a mental health charity e.g papyrus or Samaritans.
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(Original post by feelslikesummer1)
In September I'm doing a 3 year undergraduate course in Psychology and really want to follow a clinical psychology path after this. I'm not too sure where I could find experience to get onto this career path. I know that these courses are extremely competitive so I just wanted to know if there was any volunteering or skills I could improve on to increase my chances
You're right it is very competitive. But if you're determined and consistent, you can succeed.
Clinical psychologists work with a wide variety of clients. Those with acquired brain injuries, schizophrenia, children with learning disabilities, adults with autism etc. As long as you're volunteering or working with clients in that capacity then that'll be good experience for you.
A support worker role might be possible. You could get a bank or agency role that would give you very flexible hours, working around your studies.
Getting an assistant psychologist role seems to be the key to be successful in that field.
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You're better off focusing on getting a 1st in your undergrad, while volunteering is good, it doesn't really count towards 'relevant experience' required for the DCLinPsych ,which you obtain largely after undergrad
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