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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

Teaching Award Spring Session 2018

Congratulations to:
Best Lecturer:  Dr Samantha Reis
Best Tutor:  Erin Mison
As voted by the students 

Women in Health and Medical Research


Dr Esther Davies won the Dame Bridget Ogilvie Research/Clinical Excellence Award, which recognises the excellence of a woman researcher who has demonstrated high impact in their respective field.
Congratulations Esther.  Read more about women in Health and Medical Research

Psychology Colloquium

Autumn Session 2019
Wednesday 12:30-13:30
Location 41.104

Week 5: Friday, 5 April, room 41.153
Professor Roberto Caldera
Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg
Neural Representations of Faces are Tuned to Eye Movements

Week 6: 10 April
Vicky Nicholls
School of Psychology, UOW and Bournemouth University
Visual attention in naturalistic scenes

Week 7: RESEARCH WEEK

Week 8: 1 May
Dr Colin Palmer
School of Psychology, UNSW
Perceiving other people's direction of gaze

Week 11: 22 May
Dr Tim Byron
School of Psychology, UOW
Can't Get You Out of My Head: The Familiar and the Repetitive in Involuntary Musical Imagery
 

Recent Publications 

Chan, A.Y.C., & Morgan, S-J. (2018) Assessing children's cognitive flexibility with the Shape Trail Test. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0198254. 

Van Bergen, P., Bird, A., Andrews, R., (2018), ‘What do you earliest childhood memories say about you?’, The Conversation, 21 August 2018.

Marceau EM, Meuldijk D, Townsend ML, Solowij N, Grenyer BFS. (2018) Biomarker correlates of psychotherapy outcomes in borderline personality disorder: A systematic review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 94, 166-178.

Grenyer, B.F.S
., Bailey, R., Lewis, K.L., Matthias, M., Garrety, T., Bickerton, A. (2018) A randomised controlled trial of group psychoeducation for carers of persons with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders Mar 5:1-15. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2018_32_340. [Epub ahead of print]

Kelly, P. J., Robinson, L. D., Baker, A., Deane, F. P., Osborne, B., Hudson, S., & Hides, L. (2018). Quality of life of individuals seeking treatment at specialist non-government alcohol and other drug treatment services: A latent class analysis. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 94, 47-54.

McGillion, M., Pine, J.M., Herbert, J.S., & Matthews, D. (2017) A Randomised Controlled Trial to Test the Effect of Promoting Caregiver Contingent Talk on Language Development in Infants from Diverse SES Backgrounds. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 1122–1131. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12725