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1 Objective Psychology Workshop Careers Service Overview of Career Options in Professional Psychology Outside Psychology Format First Destinations of 2002 Applied Psychology Graduates In employment 38% What are 2002 Graduates doing? Main Professional Divisions in Psychology Professional Recognition Description/Entry/Training Information Sources Total Surveyed 41 Response Rate 70.7% Summary of Results Present Situation Total In employment 11 In further study or training 16 Not available for employment 2 Total 29 Not available for employment 7% In further study or training 55% What jobs are they doing? 2002 graduates-further study Hdip in Guidance & Counselling UCC Social Care, Community & Youth Worker Primary Teacher Special Needs teacher Southern Health Board Brothers Of Charity St Mary s Hospital Kerry Parents & Friends Scoil Oilibheur, Ballyvolane Masters in Business Studies MSc in Pyschology Medicine Masters in Law (LLM) Grad Diploma in Primary Education Dentistry DCU Overseas UCC NUI,G Mary I UCC PhD in Organisational Psych. DCU

2 Professional Divisions Clinical Psychology Counselling Psychology Educational Psychology Forensic Psychology Health Psychology Neuropsychology Occupational Psychology Sport Psychology Psychotherapy Teaching & Research Professional Recognition Steps to becoming a chartered member of BPS Society-accredited first degree Accredited professional postgraduate training course on Register of Chartered Psychologists (Relevant Division) Completion of above steps allows use of title CPsychol Clinical Psychology Clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being. Mental Health Problems Research in Mental & Physical Illness Severe Learning Difficulties Serious and enduring anxiety and depression, 3 Year Society-accredited training course Fiercely competitive Good degree 1.1/2.1 (BPS accredited) Significant relevant experience CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORATE UCD - There are 10 places on the programme for which typically there are over 100 applications each year. Health Board sponsorship of approximately eu 11,000 per annum is available for these places to cover fees. In addition the student is paid >eu 30,000 per annum in salary. 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 are hoping to increase from 6 to 12 places this year. Counselling Psychology 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.) Individual/Group/Family Counselling Emotional Distress/Depression BPS Diploma in Counselling Psychology Other postgraduate courses with exemptions from this Good (BPS accredited) degree 2.1 for most P.G. courses Participation in personal counselling Educational Psychology Educational psychologists are concerned with children's learning and development, working mainly in schools, with teachers and parents. Educational problems: Learning difficulties Social or emotional problems at school 1 Year Society-accredited training course 1 Year in supervised practice Good degree (BPS accredited) *Teaching Qualification *Two years teaching experience

3 Educational Psychology - IRL Only one PSI recognised Postgrad in Ireland: UCD MA EdPsych (via Education dept not Psych dept) Year 1 Teaching emphasis Year 2 Psychological emphasis Routes to entry: 10 places per year via Interview (A) Teaching Qualification & experience = exempt 1 st year (B) Psych Hons degree & 1 year H.dip = exempt 1 st year (C) Psych Hons degree & 18 month Primary Post-grad = exempt 1 st year (D)Psych Hons degree & work experience (No recognised teaching qualification after. 4 places only for over 100 applicants.) Forensic Psychology 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 Work in Criminal and Civil Justice Field BPS Diploma in Forensic Psychology or BPS accredited training course in Forensic Psychology followed by Stage 2 of the BPS Diploma Honours degree in Psychology (BPS accredited) Health Psychology 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. The study of behaviour relevant to health, illness and health care 1 Year Society-accredited training course 2 Years in supervised practice Good (BPS accredited) degree, 2.1 for most PG courses Neuro-psychology Neuro-science involves clinical specialists trained in the assessment, management, treatment and needs of people with head injuries and other neurological disorders. Assessment, Management, Treatment and Service needs of people with neurological disorders Training Check with BPS for details of new course which is being developed at present Post-qualification specialisation following clinical training (may be available to other divisions) Occupational Psychology 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. Performance of people at work and in training How organisations function How individuals and small groups behave at work 1 Year FT/2 PT Society-accredited training course and 2 Years in supervised practice or 3 Years in supervised practice + BPS Certificate in Occupational Psychology Good degree in Psychology (BPS accredited) Sport Psychology 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. Application of psychological principles to problems and training in a wide range of sports Postgraduate training and expertise in sports psychology that fulfill BPS criteria for Registration as a Chartered Psychologist Good degree in Psychology (BPS accredited)

4 Psychotherapy The psychological treatment of a wide range of mental and physical ills 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. Teaching & Research Universities Research Institutes Psychology modules in wide range of colleges and courses e.g. Business, Health Care, Education, Social Science etc. PhD required for Universities Masters is usual minimum for other areas Teaching Training in Ireland Professional Courses in Ireland Postgraduate Course in Primary Teaching 18 month course 4 colleges:mary I, Limerick / St. Patricks,Drumcondra/ Colaiste Mhuire, Merino / Froebel College, Blackrock Only allowed apply to one college. Apply direct. Closing dates Usually 1 st week in December Clinical Psychology: D.Clinical Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin (Currently 6 Health Board sponsored places. May increase to 12) D.Psych.Sc. (Clinical Psychology), UCD (10 Health Board sponsored places) Professional Courses in Ireland Educational Psychology: MA in Educational Psychology, MSC in Developmental & Educational Psychology Occupational Psychology: MSc in Occupational Psychology, UCD QUB QUB Courses awaiting Professional Accreditation Diploma /MA in integrated Psychotherapy UCC MA in Forensic Psychology UCC MA in Behavioural/Cognitive Psychotherapy UCC MA in Health Psychology UCC Information Sources Clearing House for Postgraduate Course in Clinical Psychology University of Leeds,15 Hyde Terrace, Leeds,SL2 9LT, Tel: Clearing House for Educational Psychology Lauden House, Turmill Street, London, EC1M 5QU. The Irish Association for Counselling & Therapy, 8 Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin, Tel: , Fax: , The British Association for Counselling BACP Office, 1 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PJ. Website:

5 Information Sources United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Great Portland Street LONDON W1W 5PFT: F: E: The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), CX House, 2a Corn Exchange Place, Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2. Tel: The British Psychological Society, St Andrew s House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7DR Tel: Fax: Website: Other Career Options outside Psychology HR & Training Media / Business/ Consumer Behaviour Other Areas - Research & Administration -Law Human Resources & Training Personnel/HR Manager Occupational Psychologist Employee relations officer Equal Opportunities Officer (In larger companies) Forensic psychologists (Prison & probation service) & Development Officer Trainer / Lecturer for Training Consultancy firm Recruitment Consultant (Employment agency) Recruitment & Selection Manager ( In-house) Postgraduate Courses in HR / Training Diploma in Personnel Management (CIPD) Public Relations Institute of Ireland Diploma in Training & Development (IITD) MBS - Human Resource Management (UL) MBS Human resource Strategies (DCU) Diploma/MBs in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (DCU) MBS Human Resource Management (UCD) Media / Business/Consumer Behaviour Advertising Agency Planner Market Research Analysts and Group Facilitators Film/TV/Video (ie Researcher) Broadcasting/ Journalism Public Relations Publishing 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, 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 : Advertising, pretesting & compiling consumer profiles based on buyer behaviour. Planning brand and communication strategies.

6 Postgraduate Courses -Business & Media H.Dip. in Business Studies (UCD, UL, NUIG) International Marketing (DIT) Business to Business Marketing (DIT) Applied Communications (NUI,G) Business Studies IT (UCD) MA in Public Relations (DIT) MSc in Advertising (DIT) MA in Journalism (DCU, DIT) Marketing Masters Prog. Smurfit Business School Postgraduate Courses Business & Media (Continued) MA in Film & Television Studies (DCU) MA in Film Production (DIT) MA in Film Studies (UCD) MA in Media Studies (DIT) MSc in Broadcasting (DIT) MA in Journalism (DCU, DIT) MA in Political Communication (DCU) MA in English Literature & Publishing (NUIG) Other Areas: Administration/Research / Law Public Service Semi-State Bodies Educational Institutions Hospitals/Health Boards Research Institutes Solicitor / Barrister Postgraduate Courses Research/Administration / Law H.Dip.in Sociology & Social Research (UCD) H.Dip/MA in Social Services Administration (UCC) H.Dip/MA in Public Management (IPA) Diploma/MA in Administration &Law (UUJ) MA in European Social Policy Analysis (NUI,M) M.Phil in Social Work Research (TCD) MSc in Social Research Methods (UUJ) Hdip in Legal Studies (DIT) LLB/LLM Masters in Law (UCC) LLB Grad entry (UL) LLM Masters in Law (TCD) Other career options - Postgraduate Conversion Courses Some UCC examples. Higher Diploma in Computer Science Management & Marketing Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing & Rural Development Irish Heritage Management Business and Financial Information Systems UCC Irish Postgraduate Fair Multifunctional hall February 5 th at 12. UCC Departments and other university admissions offices will be exhibiting

7 Further Resources Careers Services: Information Room Books / UCC Career Publications AGCAS / AGSCI Publications Job Files Video Internet Access Careers Advice Appointments Duty Adviser Contact us: 3-4 Brighton Villas, Western Road Open Mon Thurs 9.15 to 5/ Fri Tel: or Keep in touch Drop in Visit our website at

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