First Destinations of 2004 Applied Psychology Graduates Faculty of Arts BA (Applied Psychology) Total Surveyed 39% Response Rate 74% Summary of Results Present Situation Total In employment 16 In further study or training 11 Not available for employment or study 2 Total 29
Clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being.
Areas of Expertise
Mental Health Problems
Research in Mental & Physical Illness
Severe Learning Difficulties
Serious and enduring anxiety and depression,
3 Year Society-accredited training course
Graduate Basis for Registration
Relevant experience essential
Good degree 1.1/2.1 (BPS accredited)
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORATE UCD - Approx. 10 places on the programme for which typically there are over 100 applications each year. Closing date is 10 th February 2006 Interviewing process to commence in March 2006 App. Form: http://www.ucd.iepsychologypgcoursesdpsychsc.html The students work on placements for the 3 year course in St John of Gods or within the Health Board and get block release Each academic year and then day release each week to attend lectures. Trinity – Approx. 12 places for 2006 Application date and application form not yet available – stay in touch with Psychology Dept. Fees part-sponsored by Health Board
The application of psychology to working collaboratively with people across a diverse range of human problems and life events to empower people to consider change (ie. helping people manage bereavement, working with mental health issues and disorders etc.)
A new & evolving area involving the practice and application of psychological methods to the study of behaviour relevant to health, illness and health care. For example, the study of how patients adapt to illness.
Areas of Expertise
T he study of behaviour relevant to health, illness and health care
MSc in Health Psychology (Part I of the training) or
Stage 1 of the Society’s Qualification in Health Psychology
2 Years in supervised practice
Honours Degree, 2.1 or 1H
Graduate Basis for Registration / Relevant Experience
The psychological treatment of a wide range of mental and physical issues by a number of different methods. Treatment is carried out with individual patients or clients usually via a long series of intimate discussions over some years
Some psychologists train in Psychotherapy but it is not yet an accredited area
There are many theoretical frameworks for treating a wide range of mental/emotional and sometimes physical conditions e.g. Freudian, Gestalt, Jungian etc.
Consumer Behaviour The study of Consumer Buyer behaviour via Market Research is a key decision making input to all Marketing Advertising, PR, Media and other promotional or persuasion - related business practices .Two sample job areas which directly use psychology degrees are: Market Research – Graduate Trainee Programme : Commission qualitative (small groups, deep in depth open ended questions) & quantitative research (mass market surveys sampling a significant % of the desired target population). Present findings to clients. Advertising – Planning Department : Ad pre-testing & compiling consumer profiles based on buyer behaviour. Planning brand and communication strategies.