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Presentation by Victoria Absalom-Hornby, part of the Careers in Psychology event at The University of Manchester, March 2010.

Presentation by Victoria Absalom-Hornby, part of the Careers in Psychology event at The University of Manchester, March 2010.

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  • Work Experience and Volunteering Victoria Absalom-Hornby Slides from Psychology Careers Event March 2010 All of our handouts are copyright MLP, Careers and Employability Division
  • Victoria Absalom-Hornby
    • Experience:
    • Acute mental health nursing assistant 2003-2005
    • BSc Hons Psychology in 2004
    • Assistant Psychologist post in older adult 2004
    • MIND volunteer in 2004
    • Assistant Psychologist post in child and adolescent 2005
    • Research Assistant 2006
    • PhD student 2007-2010
    • PG Dip CBT 2009
    • Primary Care Cognitive Behaviour Therapist 2010
    • Lecturer (MSc Clinical & Health) 2010
  • Qualifications & skills
    • Initiative
    • BSc or degree level with GBC
    • MSc, PG Dip, Doctorate (PhD, PsychD courses)
    • Clinical and research skills
    • Professional conduct (BPS, 2009)
    • Therapist / research qualities
    • Knowledge, Skills & Attitude
    • Professional membership (BPS, BABCP)
  • Research Experience
    • Full spectrum: from completing a national ethics application & attending the meeting
    • Liaison – selling the research & recruitment at research sites
    • Interviewing & assessment measures
    • Data input & analysis
    • Interpretation & write up
    • Submitting papers to Journals
    • Presenting at professional conferences
    • Overcoming the problems in research & defending the research
  • Research Assistant TIPS
    • Look within the University for staff who share your research interests
    • Contact people – email, knock on doors, network within your research community
    • Show willing to do research
    • Offer to volunteer- almost always leads to paid work
    • Sign up to UoM job vacancies: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/research/
  • Clinical Experience
    • Working with a range of clients: children & families, adults, older adults, learning difficulties
    • Different areas: primary care, secondary care, forensic services, prisons, voluntary sector, NHS, private healthcare
    • Different presentations: anxiety, depression, psychosis, self esteem, trauma, eating disorders, image disorders, learning problems, crime, violence and aggression, substance misuse, personality disorders….
  • Clinical skills
    • Demonstrating key skills:
    • Assessment
    • Formulation
    • Intervention
    • Evaluation
    • Working professionally and competently throughout with appropriate clinical supervision
  • Skills : Assessment, formulation, interventions, evaluation, liaison, SPSS, report writing, ethics, professional conduct, communication. Skills : Reflective, organised, mindful, motivated, assertive, respectful, teamwork. Skills : Evidenced based practice, awareness, learning, updating knowledge, new approaches, autonomy. Skills : Dedicated, productive, decisive, continued professional development, teaching, supportive. Training Clinical supervision Research Clinical work Assistant Psychologist role
  • Assistant Psychologist TIPS
    • Get clinical supervision by a psychologist
    • Push for more responsibilities
    • Get experience with all client groups
    • Make contacts – network!
    • Be aware of different routes: CBT, Counselling, Educational, Clinical, Occupational, Forensic, Sport, Health psychology!
    • Useful contacts:
    • British Psychological Society (BPS) www.bps.org.uk
    • Manchester Assistant Psychologist Group (MAPG) [email_address]
    • Psychology Society (UoM) www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/research/PSG/
    • [email_address]
    • NHS advertised posts www.jobs.nhs.uk
  • Psychology Society (PsiSoc)
    • PSG was set up in 2006 by two research assistants feeling isolated in the world of research.
    • The group co-ordination has now developed into a team of psychology minded individuals from clinical and research areas within the University.
    • Each co-ordinator has a full time job or studentship in addition to running PsiSoc and each give their free time to the group on a voluntary basis.
    • PsiSoc run monthly meetings and events to support psychology interested individuals and provide Psi magazine with useful information.
    • Our next meeting: April 26 th about clinical psychology skills in the UK and Australia (Coupland 1 building, 12-1pm)
    • After the success of our last debate, look out for our next PsiSoc debate – Spring 2010!
    • [email_address]
    • www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/research/PSG/
    • Facebook: request to join