Carina T.

Assistant Psychologist
Happy to mentor
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About me

Carina T.
Psychology
Psychology
Undergraduate
Alcuin
2013
Romania

My employment

Assistant Psychologist
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom
Healthcare
Large business (250+ employees)
2017
2017

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A day in the life of a Assistant Psychologist in the United Kingdom

Assistant Psychologist working with children and adolescents @NELFT

What I do

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service:
• Assessment, group and individual therapeutic interventions in children and adolescents
• Participation in cognitive and ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) assessments
• Clinical audit/service evaluation
• Digital app resource development

Skills I use and how I developed them

Quite a mixture of skills: organisation, administration, and research skills for databases and clinical audits, clinical skills for individual therapy and group interventions, general things like time management and prioritising. I think I started developing some during my degrees, then developed them more and still am through doing things, taking on challenges, getting a bit uncomfortable even.

My advice to students considering work

Assistant Psychologist jobs are VERY competitive. I was very lucky. Just apply and apply and apply and get experience anywhere you can. Do research assistant hours in your departments, volunteer, do bank healthcare assistant shifts, get a lot of diverse experience. And then be able to show what you've learned.

Next steps...

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