25 November 2015

Image of Visiting speaker provides insight into a career in Clinical Psychology

Diana Luk, a trainee clinical psychologist visited our Psychology students to provide them with an insight into the various types of psychological therapies that are available to treat mental health conditions.

Diana passed on her experience and knowledge gained through her work with IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) speaking to students about the psychological treatments used for conditions such as depression and schizophrenia, talking specifically about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  This information is particularly useful as it is directly related to the A-Level students’ scheme of work and they will be assessed on this topic in their examinations during the summer.

Diana also looked at ‘A day in the life of a Clinical Psychologist’ to provide further insight into what to expect from a career as a Clinical Psychologist and discussed a number of interesting case studies including a patient with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and a patient with a phobia of choking.

Students found the talk very interesting and commented on how it gave them a clearer understanding of the education that is involved in becoming a clinical psychologist.

Tags: A Level Psychology Enrichment Career Pathways

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