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Careers In Psychology

Below you will find an exciting list of career opportunities in Psychology

Clinical Psychologists specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of psychological problems (e.g. phobias, behavioural problems, disabilities).

Clinical Neuropsychologists specialise in brain functions and impairments and the effects on behaviours. Qualifications: Masters of Psychology, Doctor of Psychology.

Counselling Psychologists focus on therapy for a range of personal and interpersonal difficulties. They work with individuals, couples, families, and organisations.

Educational & Developmental Psychologists offer specialist skills in the areas of educational programs, such as learning difficulties & disabilities, childhood and lifespan development.

Forensic Psychologists offer assessment, intervention and advice in legal and criminal matters. Qualifications: Specialist program not offered at UOW

Organisational Psychologists specialise in workplace issues (e.g. recruitment, training, career development, technological change).

Sports Psychologists focus on motivation and effectiveness in sport and exercise. They work in sporting institutions, with sporting teams, or in private practice.

Career options with a 3-year major include: Personnel services, Human Resources, Organisational psychology, with government agencies or private enterprise.

Last reviewed: 13 July, 2016

Upcoming Colloquium

Psychology Colloquia Autumn Session 2018
Wednesday 12:30-13:30 41-104 (except where noted for week 3)

Week 3: 14 March. Note different location: 32.G01 (IHMRI)
Professor Annette Sterr
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
School of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK
Topic:  Mobile EEG to study neural processes in real life settings
Location: 32.G01 (IHMRI)

Week 4: 21 March
Dr Peter Leeson
School of Psychology, University of Wollongong
Topic: Gaming/addiction

Week 6: Research week No seminar

Week 8: 25 April ANZAC day No seminar

Week 10: 9 May
Dr Jenny Richmond

School of Psychology, University of New South Wales
Title: Do the eyes have it? Using eye-tracking to measure memory in infancy and childhood.

Week 12: 23 May
Dr Kiley Seymour
School of Psychology, University of Western Sydney
Topic: Vision/Schizophrenia
 


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