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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:
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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|Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland|
|►||The Changing World of Work|
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|►||Changing Career Direction|
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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).
Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.
Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.
This course is designed for students who have prior knowledge and experience of working with adults who are continuing their education, as trainers in the private sector, or with people who may have learning disabilities.
The course will give you a greater understanding of all aspects of education and training both in the formal and informal sectors. Students will learn about the key theories underpinning education. community development and organisational learning.
The course will focus on both the practical and theoretical skills necessary to deliver quality education and training. The programme covers curriculum development, teaching and learning methodologies and the use of information technology in education and training.
At the end of year Two of the B.Sc. in Education and Training, students may choose to either progress directly into their final year or to register for an optional extra year after which they will complete their final year.
Students who complete the course in three years will graduate with the B.Sc. in Education and Training, while students who register for the optional Year Three will complete the course in four years and graduate with an award of B.Sc. in Education and Training (Further, Adult and Continuing Education). Graduates of the four-year course will be recognised by the Teaching Council as qualified Teachers of further education. See page 114-115 of the DCU prospectus for further information.
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|DC235 - Education and Training
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Students are offered an optional Year Three programme which combines a Teaching Placement, a focus on Professional Development and Reflective Practice
Graduates enter careers in Education Training, Pre-School, Community and Adult Education in the Public and Private Sectors.
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