Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Elaine MacDonald from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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Elaine MacDonald

Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!

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Posted on July 5, 2017

Key Dates for Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships
Interested in an apprenticeship in Cavan or Monaghan? Apprentices earn while they learn and build valuable work-ready skills in a chosen occupation. Apprenticeships open up exciting and rewarding careers, with learning grounded in the practical experience of undertaking a real job.

For details on apprenticeships in Cavan and Monaghan contact Gaye McGuigan Tel: (049) 4353956 Email: gayemcguigan@cmetb.ie

Traineeships

  • Outdoor Activity Instructor
  • OEM Engineering Technology
  • Hospitality Traineeship
  • Laboratory Techniques

One year long Traineeship programmes combine formal training with extensive workplace placement. All traineeships include:

  • Industry recognised certification (QQI and/or City and Guilds)
  • Meal and travel allowances
  • Other allowances may also be payable

Contact Siobhan Mulleary Tel: (049) 4353963 Email; training@cmetb.ie

Key Dates to note for Traineeships

OEM Engineering Traineeship
Closing date - Friday 7th July
Course details here

Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship
Round 1 offers will be made in the coming weeks. Applications are still accepted for vacant places.
Course details here


Laboratory Techniques Traineeship
Information Event and Interviews - Tuesday 15th August in Monaghan Institute.
Course details here

Hospitality Traineeship

Applications are still accepted for this traineeship and interviews will be scheduled in August.


Course details here

Free Focused Full-Time Training Programmes
Full range of free full-time training programmes including courses in Welding, Construction, CSCS, Dry Lining, Steel Fixing, Shuttering Skills (Formworks), Logistics, Smart Technologies, Administration, Train the Trainer, Career Planning, Catering, Horticulture, HGV, Forklift and Bus Driving.

Contact Siobhan Mulleary Tel: (049) 4353963 Email; training@cmetb.ie


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