Life as a clinical psychologist: What is it really like?

Life as a clinical psychologist: What is it really like?

by Paul Jenkins

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Considering a career as a Clinical Psychologist? This book is an ideal, jargon-free introduction for those wishing to find out more about working in this demanding but rewarding mental health profession. 


An accessible text that invites you to think critically about whether becoming a Clinical Psychologist is right for you, questioning and challenging your views and providing an honest perspective of life as a clinical psychologist. 


Written from personal experience of over 10 years working in applied psychology, with a unique knowledge of the practice, theory, and application of Clinical Psychology, Paul Jenkins provides a first-hand perspective, blending anecdotes with factual advice on the clinical academic culture. It is also packed with case studies which highlight a range of different career pathways (including in other mental health fields) and includes coverage of post-qualification life to gives the reader a sense of the career you can have after training. 

"If you are considering clinical psychology as a career, this excellent book is essential reading. Paul Jenkins describes the pathway to professional qualification, and all aspect of the job in an exciting and informative style." Alan Carr, PhD  Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781913453398
Publisher: Critical Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 132
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Paul Jenkins is currently a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Reading and Programme Director for the MSc Theory and Practice in Clinical Psychology, personally delivering teaching on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and psychopathology.  He is an accredited psychotherapist and has also worked in the NHS for over a decade as an applied psychologist.  He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles. 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Do you really want to be a clinical psychologist? Really?
3. The route to Clinical Psychology and ‘The Course'
4. Beginning the journey to clinical psychologist
5. To specialise or not to specialise?
6. Research and Clinical Psychology
7. Life beyond Clinical Psychology
8. Alternatives to Clinical Psychology
9. Looking forwards
10. Concluding notes

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