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    I am applying to my local PCT trust for some Psychology work experience before uni. Apparently I may be able to get some outside of the Child and Family department (confidentiality issues). Does anyone know what sort of thing I should ask to do or if I don't ask, what sort of thing I would be given to do?
    Would it most likely being a case of just shadowing a psychologist?
    Thanks.
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    Shadowing Psychologists pretty much never happens. As a non-graduate, your work experience is essentially limited to voluntary work in a mental health environment. Either that or some lame admin job that a Psych will try and fobb you off with.
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    I so thought 'wex' was a typo. :getmecoat:
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    I so thought 'wex' was a typo. :getmecoat:
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Shadowing Psychologists pretty much never happens. As a non-graduate, your work experience is essentially limited to voluntary work in a mental health environment. Either that or some lame admin job that a Psych will try and fobb you off with.
    Hmph. Would you even say it's worth asking for some then?
    Do most people have relevant Psych work experience when they apply for uni or is it more general stuff?
    Yourself for example?
    I really don't know what the psych admissions tutors are looking for, I suppose :confused:
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    (Original post by missaphrodite)
    Hmph. Would you even say it's worth asking for some then?
    Do most people have relevant Psych work experience when they apply for uni or is it more general stuff?
    Yourself for example?
    I really don't know what the psych admissions tutors are looking for, I suppose :confused:
    I guess there's no harm in asking, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.

    When people apply to Psych, they tend to have very general work experience not really relevant to Psych. I didn't really have any when I applied.

    I would suggest looking on do-it.org and finding a voluntary placement that is mental health related. Befriending is a good one, for example.
 
 
 

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