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Psychology Talk

  1. 1. Psychology Workshop Careers Service
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>Overview of Career Options in </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Outside Psychology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Format <ul><li>What are 2004 Graduates doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Main Professional Divisions in Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Description/Entry/Training </li></ul><ul><li>Information Sources </li></ul>
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. What jobs are they doing? <ul><li>Care Assistant Brothers of Charity </li></ul><ul><li>Special Needs Assistant Brothers of Charity </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Assistant CABAS </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Care Assistant Camphill Community </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Psychologist NHS </li></ul><ul><li>Special Needs Teacher School of Autism </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Lecturer UCC </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2004 graduates-further study University College Cork <ul><li>MA (Forensic Psychology) </li></ul>University College Cork <ul><li>Higher Diploma in Management and Marketing </li></ul>University Abroad <ul><li>MSc (Occupational Psychology) </li></ul>University Abroad <ul><li>Masters in Occupational Psychology </li></ul>Trinity College Dublin <ul><li>Music and Media Technology </li></ul>St. Patrick's College Drumcondra <ul><li>Graduate Diploma in Education </li></ul>Other Abroad (non-University) <ul><li>MSc (Work and Organisational Psychology) </li></ul>Mary Immaculate College Limerick <ul><li>Postgraduate Diploma in Education </li></ul>
  7. 7. Professional Divisions <ul><li>Clinical Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Health Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Neuropsychology </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Sport Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Psychotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Research </li></ul>
  8. 8. Professional Recognition <ul><li>Steps to becoming a Chartered Member of BPS </li></ul><ul><li>Society-accredited first degree </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited professional postgraduate training and supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Judged ‘fit to practice’ independently </li></ul><ul><li>Entry on Register of Chartered Psychologists (Relevant Division) </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of above steps </li></ul><ul><li>allows use of title “CPsychol” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Clinical Psychology <ul><li>Clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental Health Problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research in Mental & Physical Illness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Severe Learning Difficulties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serious and enduring anxiety and depression, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Year Society-accredited training course </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Basis for Registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant experience essential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiercely competitive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good degree 1.1/2.1 (BPS accredited) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Counselling Psychology <ul><li>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.) </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual/Group/Family Counselling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional Distress/Depression </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accredited MSc in Counselling Psychology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BPS Diploma in Counselling Psychology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Basis for Registration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Honours Degree 2H1 or 1H for most P.G. courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in personal counselling </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Educational Psychology <ul><li>Educational psychologists are concerned with children's learning and development, working mainly in schools, with teachers and parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational problems: Learning difficulties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social or emotional problems at school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three year, full time, professional training course leading to a Doctorate in Educational Psychology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This training will comprise academic and practical experience. The Doctorate courses are accredited from September 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Basis for Registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honours Degree 2H1 or 1H </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant Experience Essential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View bps website for information on training in Scotland </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Educational Psychology - IRL <ul><li>Only one PSI recognised Postgrad in Ireland: </li></ul><ul><li>UCD MA EdPsych (via Education dept not Psych dept) </li></ul><ul><li>Year 1 – Teaching emphasis Year 2 – Psychological emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Routes to entry: 4 places only year 1 via Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Jointed by 8 in second year </li></ul><ul><li>12 Graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Must be finished Degree and hold GBR </li></ul><ul><li>High Honours Degree 2H1 or 1H plus relevant work experience </li></ul><ul><li>GBR + Teaching Qualification = exempt 1 st year </li></ul><ul><li>(No plans to change course to Doctorate for foreseeable future) </li></ul><ul><li>Application Closing Date : End January 2007 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Forensic Psychology <ul><li>Forensic psychologists undertake their work in the criminal and civil justice field. It is one of the fastest growing areas of employment of psychology graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in Criminal and Civil Justice Field </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BPS Diploma in Forensic Psychology or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc in Forensic Psychology followed by Stage 2 of the BPS Diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two years supervised practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honours Degree in Psychology eligible for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Basis for Registration </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Health Psychology <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T he study of behaviour relevant to health, illness and health care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc in Health Psychology (Part I of the training) or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stage 1 of the Society’s Qualification in Health Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Years in supervised practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honours Degree, 2.1 or 1H </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Basis for Registration / Relevant Experience </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Neuro-psychology <ul><li>Neuro - s c ience involves clinical specialists trained in the assessment, management, treatment and needs of people with head injuries and other neurological disorders. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A ssessment, M anagement, T reatment and S ervice needs of people with neurological disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry/Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Basis for Registration / Relevant Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-qualification training that gives eligibility for gaining Registration as a Chartered Psychologist. This would normally be in Clinical or Education Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary then to complete an additional Society accredited course in Neuropsychology (2 years part-time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No funding available - enquire from the courses about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>possibilities for financial assistance </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Occupational Psychology <ul><li>Occupational psychologists are concerned with the performance of people at work and in training, how organisations function and how individuals and small groups behave at work. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P erformance of people at work and in training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H ow organisations function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H ow individuals and small groups behave at work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Years in supervised practice + BPS Certificate in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MSc in Occupational Psychology + 3 years supervised practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading to Chartered Occupational Psychologist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Honours Degree in Psychology eligible for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Basis for Registration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant Experience </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Sport Psychology <ul><li>The practical application of psychology to sports-related issues such as motivation, performance and the dynamic of team work. Not yet an official BPS chartered career. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application of psychological principles to problems and training in a wide range of sports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Postgraduate training and expertise in sports psychology that fulfill BPS criteria for Registration as a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Honours Degree in Psychology (GBR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant Experience </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Psychotherapy <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Some psychologists train in Psychotherapy but it is not yet an accredited area </li></ul><ul><li>There are many theoretical frameworks for treating a wide range of mental/emotional and sometimes physical conditions e.g. Freudian, Gestalt, Jungian etc. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Teaching & Research <ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Research Institutes </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology modules in wide range of colleges and courses e.g. Business, Health Care, Education, Social Science etc. </li></ul><ul><li>PhD required for Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Masters is usual minimum for other areas </li></ul>
  21. 21. Teaching Training in Ireland <ul><li>Postgraduate Course in Primary Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18 month course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 colleges:Mary I, Limerick / St. Patricks,Drumcondra/ Colaiste Mhuire, Merino / Froebel College, Blackrock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only allowed apply to one college. Apply direct. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be graduate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview half English / Irish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Closing dates – Usually 1 st week in December </li></ul>
  22. 22. Teaching Training in UK Higher education institutes offering PGCE courses that admit psychology graduates are listed on website Guidelines for applying :
  23. 23. <ul><li>Clinical Psychology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D.Clinical Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (12 places in 2006; part-sponsored by Health Board) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D.Psych.Sc. (Clinical Psychology), UCD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(10 places in 2006; part-sponsored by Health Board) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Professional Courses in Ireland
  24. 24. <ul><li>Educational Psychology: </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Educational Psychology UCD </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Psychology: </li></ul><ul><li>MSc in Occupational Psychology QUB </li></ul><ul><li>MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology DCU (next intake 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Psychology (Social & Organisational) UCD </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling Psychology: </li></ul><ul><li>MSc in Counselling Psychology TCD </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Counselling Psychology UCC </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Forensic Psychology UCC </li></ul><ul><li>Further information on </li></ul>Professional Courses in Ireland
  25. 25. <ul><li>Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology, </li></ul><ul><li>University of Leeds,15 Hyde Terrace, Leeds , SL2 9LT , </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 0113 233 2737 Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Educational Psychology, Employers Organisation for Local Government, Layden House, 76 - 87 Turnmill Street , London , EC1M 5LG. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>The Irish Association for Counselling & Therapy, </li></ul><ul><li>8 Cumberland Street , Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin , </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01-230 0061 , Fax: 01-230 0064 , </li></ul><ul><li>Website: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>T he British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, </li></ul><ul><li>BACP Office, 1 Regent Place, Rugby,Warwickshire, CV21 2PJ. Website: </li></ul>Information Sources
  26. 26. <ul><li>United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy 167-169 Great Portland Street LONDON W1W 5PFT: </li></ul><ul><li>www. ukcp </li></ul><ul><li>The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), CX House, 2a Corn Exchange Place, Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 6717122 </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>The British Psychological Society, St Andrew’s House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7DR Tel: 0044 116 254 9568 Fax: 0044 116 247 0787 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] Website: </li></ul><ul><li>The British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Chelsea Close, Off Amberley Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 4HP. </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>Information Sources
  27. 27. Other Career Options outside Psychology <ul><li>HR & Training </li></ul><ul><li>Media / Business/ Consumer Behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Other Areas </li></ul><ul><li>- Research & </li></ul><ul><li> Administration </li></ul><ul><li>- Law </li></ul>
  28. 28. Human Resources & Training <ul><li>Personnel/HR Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Psychologist </li></ul><ul><li>Employee relations officer </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Opportunities Officer (In larger companies) </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic psychologists (Prison & probation service) </li></ul><ul><li>Training & Development Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Trainer / Lecturer for Training Consultancy firm </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Consultant (Employment agency) </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment & Selection Manager ( In-house) </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Diploma in Personnel Management (CIPD) </li></ul><ul><li>Diploma in Training & Development (IITD) </li></ul><ul><li>MBS - Human Resource Management (UL) </li></ul><ul><li>MBS – Human Resource Strategies (DCU) </li></ul><ul><li>Diploma in Safety, </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Welfare at Work (DCU) </li></ul><ul><li>MBS – Human Resource Management (UCD) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Postgraduate Courses in HR / Training
  30. 30. Media / Business/Consumer Behaviour <ul><li>Advertising Agency Planner </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>and Group Facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Film/TV/Video–(ie Researcher) </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasting/ Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul>
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. Postgraduate Courses - Business & Media <ul><li>H.Dip. in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Studies (UCD, UL, NUIG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Studies – IT (UCD) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MA in Public Relations (DIT) </li></ul><ul><li>MSc in Advertising (DIT) </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Journalism (DCU, DIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Masters Prog. Smurfit Business School </li></ul>
  33. 33. Postgraduate Courses Business & Media (Continued) <ul><li>MA in Film & Television Studies (DCU) </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Film Production (DIT) </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Film Studies (UCD) </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Media Studies (DIT) </li></ul><ul><li>MA in Political Communication (DCU) </li></ul><ul><li>MA in English Literature & Publishing (NUIG) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Other Areas: Administration/Research / Law <ul><li>Public Service </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-State Bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals/Health Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Research Institutes </li></ul><ul><li>Solicitor / Barrister </li></ul>
  35. 35. Postgraduate Courses Research/Administration / Law <ul><li>MA in European Social Policy Analysis (NUI,M) </li></ul><ul><li>M.Phil in Social Work Research (TCD) </li></ul><ul><li>MSc in Social Research Skills (UUJ) </li></ul><ul><li>HDip in Legal Studies (DIT) </li></ul><ul><li>LLB/LLM Masters in Law (UCC) </li></ul><ul><li>LLB Grad entry (UL) </li></ul><ul><li>LLM Masters in Law (TCD) </li></ul>
  36. 36. Other career options - Postgraduate Conversion Courses <ul><li>Some UCC examples…………. </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Diploma in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management & Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting & Corporate Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing & Rural Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business and Financial Information Systems </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>Multifunctional Hall – 9 th February 2006 11.00 – 4.00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>UCC Departments and other university admissions offices will be exhibiting </li></ul>UCC Irish Postgraduate Fair 2006
  38. 38. Further Resources <ul><li>Careers Services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Books / UCC Career Publications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AGCAS / AGSCI Publications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job Files </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Careers Advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appointments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Duty Adviser </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact us: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-4 Brighton Villas, Western Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Mon – Thurs 9.30-5.00 pm/ Fri: 9.30–4pm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 021 4902349 Email: </li></ul></ul>
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