Join TSR now and get all your career questions answeredSign up now

Clinical psychology - work experience? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Im taking a gap year to earn some money, before going to study psychology at uni. i want to gain some relavent work experience, i know theres loads of threads about this, but theyre saying mixed things. some say work experience isnt essential, but i was under the impression psychology was a competitive subject choice, so surely it would be best?
    what places are best to try? obviously hospitals, i could try but where else? has anyone done work experience for psychology degrees and found it helpful etc? any help would be great
    x
    • PS Helper
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    For undergraduate courses, work experience isn't essential, but obviously it does help.
    If you are looking to get into Clinical Psychology you will need it, and because of its competitiveness it would be a good idea to start looking at things you can do.
    Basically, anything with people is good. Hospitals, care homes (especially with people with dementia), MIND, working with people with drug/alcohol problems etc.
    Try searching on www.do-it.org.uk.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    are there any types of work experience which would look better than others? eg. a care home better than with charities etc?
    • PS Helper
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by katechar_X)
    are there any types of work experience which would look better than others? eg. a care home better than with charities etc?
    If I were you, at this stage I would choose the thing that you are most interested in doing - anything would be good experience.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by katechar_X)
    are there any types of work experience which would look better than others? eg. a care home better than with charities etc?

    when i applied to unis, i had work experience at a Clinical Psychology service where I worked alongside an assistant psychologist.....if you can get this type of experience it would be great.....or you can also get experience at a local hospital (which i did), and talk to the patients about their illness etc...you will learn and improve new skills that would be helpful to study psychology and become a psychologists
 
 
 
Poll
Is GoT overrated?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.