I started this blog in my Honours year (2011) to mark the journey and to help keep its challenges in perspective. When I began my Clinical PhD in 2012, I decided to keep going with the blog. Now that I’ve completed my training, the focus of the blog is shifting a bit, but continuing to grow. Read on for an eclectic mix of posts about the day to day training involved on the road to becoming a psychologist, the experience of completing a PhD and the journey of an early career psychologist.
You can click on the ‘Honours Year‘ tab to follow the I faced, battles won and occasional tips shared in my Honours year. For some light-hearted fun don’t forget to check out Psychology Honours the Musical, You know you are an Honours student when… and A very serious topic…Stationery Part 1 and 2.
If you click on The PhD Years you can follow the marathon that was my five year journey to become a researcher and practitioner in psychology. These posts cover everything from beginning to learn about psychological testing and becoming a tutor to research a lá moon boot! Probably the most important post for anyone contemplating a PhD now or in the future is this one here: Contemplating a PhD? Please read this.
The Early Career section features my latest posts covering my journey as a psychologist following the completion of my postgraduate training. I cover the job hunt, transition from student to practitioner and learning to support people managing suicidality. There’s also a rather long post that explains all the different things a psychologist actually does in their day to day working life.
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