Supportive and Approachable
"When I arrived to begin my undergraduate course I was not disappointed with the department, university or the social life. I found all the staff in the department to be really supportive and approachable. I was also surprised by the wide range of optional course you could choose from including minors in other subjects. In my third year, I chose to take a module 'topics in clinical psychology', which was taught by staff and trainees from the Lancaster clinical psychology course. This experience helped me to decide that I wanted to pursue a career in clinical psychology."
Skills and Experience
"I am currently working as an assistant psychologist in a child and adolescent mental health service team (CAMHS). I work with children and adolescents with emotional and mental health problems. My duties include supervised clinical work - for example, I am currently delivering a desensitisation programme to a young person with a spider phobia. I also administer psychometric and cognitive assessments, and am involved in research and audit work."
"I really enjoy my job and am applying to do my postgraduate training in clinical psychology this year. Getting an assistant psychologist job is often very difficult and quite competitive. I believe that the skills and experiences I gained at university and Lancaster's reputation as a 'good' psychology department certainly helped get me where I am now."