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  • 1. School of Human Services and Social Work Psychology and Social work Jerry Zhi Current:Griffith University Brisbane Queensland From:Urumqi XinJiang COPSY交流会, 25 March 12
  • 2. Introduction 3yrs+ Experience Life in Logan, South Brisbane Queensland Psychology in Australia Australia Psychologist Accredited Council Australia Association Social Work Employment in Australia--Allied HealthSunday, 25 March 12
  • 3. Some bits of myself Completed a diploma of Community Welfare in 2010 in Melbourne (2yrs) moved to Brisbane for Bachelor of Psychology and Social Work in Griffith University 2011 (3yrs+) Currently, I’m in my 3rd year. I will be graduating in December 2013 and becoming eligible for membership of Australia Association Social Work Future Plan: Social worker(AASW)- Clinical Psychologist 1yr Honour+2yrs Master or 3yrs Phd / 2yrs internshipSunday, 25 March 12
  • 4. Volunteer and Field Placements Victoria AIDS Council, Aged Care(Melbourne) Uniting Community Care/Lifeline ( Working with children who have disabilities, such as Autism, intellectual disability, ADHD etc.) University casual staff ( academic skills, social events and GI mates)Sunday, 25 March 12
  • 5. Karakan Karakan- non-government organisation Working with people who have mental health problems Services:Housing and Individual support Recovery-oriented Respect, Partnership, HopeSunday, 25 March 12
  • 6. Life in Brisbane Logan, south Brisbane. Pacific Islanders, Disadvantaged Community Social Work 1 (CBT) /First Australian& Social Justices (Critical theory, Racism, Neo-liberalism) Differences between SW and PsychologistSunday, 25 March 12
  • 7. Psychology in Australia “Psychology is a popular field of study in Australia and is taught at universities in every state and territory” (APS, 2012). “Demand for psychologists continues to grow in schools, hospitals, academic and applied research settings, law courts, prisons, defence forces, private practices, consulting firms, market research companies - the list goes on” (APS,2012)Sunday, 25 March 12
  • 8. Peak BodySunday, 25 March 12
  • 9. Counselling psychology Clinical neuropsychology Clinical psychology Community psychology Educational and developmental psychology Forensic psychology Health psychology Organisational psychology Sports psychology For further info psychology/Sunday, 25 March 12
  • 10. Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) complete 6yrs of education and training before being eligible for general registration to practise as a psychologist 3yrs undergraduate+1yr honour( Qualifications from China will be assess by Psychology Board of Australia )Sunday, 25 March 12
  • 11. APAC Cont’ 2yrs internship(Supervised, Paid employment as a provisional psychologist) 2yrs+ Master/ Phd studies (limited positions) Scholarships are available for International students (P.S for some of unis, Macquarie Uni) Eligibility for scholarships: GPA, English Proficiency ect.Sunday, 25 March 12
  • 12. Membership: 4yrs undergrad/ 2yrs Master with a social/behavioural/human services/ psychological background Be eligible for membership straight after the study (IELTS 7 or 3yrs English-based tertiary levelSunday, 25 March 12
  • 13. Social Work Group Facilitation Ethics and Professional Practice Working in communities/ Counselling Psychology organisation Leadership Human Services Structures/ Human Services Process Critical Reflective Practice Social Construction of Welfare Placement/Practicum 17weeks +18Weeks Case Management First Australian& Social Justice Social work theories( Mar/ Micro)Sunday, 25 March 12
  • 14. Psychology Biological Psychology Psychological Assessment Personality and Individual Differences Research methods &Statistics Social Psychology Electives(Free/Listed Cognition in both PSY and SW) Memory&Learning Honours Abnormal PsychologySunday, 25 March 12
  • 15. Immigration& Career Prospect IELTS Overall band 7/8 in each component Many jobs are available in the field( mental health, disability, aged care, hospitals, rural and remote areas etc)Sunday, 25 March 12
  • 16. Q&A??? Cheers!!!!! AASW-Social worker APS-Psychologist(in any fields) Good on ya!!!!!Sunday, 25 March 12