Get Prepared to Commence

Provisional Psychologist Hub receives a significant number of inquiries from students and recent graduates seeking guidance on the path to general registration. To address these questions, we've crafted a comprehensive 5-part series. This series is designed to empower you with the skills to choose the right pathway, craft strong job applications, excel in interviews, conduct effective client sessions, create case formulations, and plan for treatment. Completing this professional development series before your first job as a provisional psychologist will give you a valuable head start in your career.


Pathways to Registration
(Part 1)

What pathway should I take and what is involved? 
There are multiple pathways to registration and it's important to take the time to decide on your pathway before commencing study. We have taken the time to outline the varying pathways to registration and some important considerations you should take before commencing. This series of webinars and audio recordings will breakdown the complexities and thoroughly explore the eligibility criteria, resources required, supervisor based assessments and the steps you need to take to get started. 

  • 5+1 Internship Pathway¬†
  • Postgraduate Professional Psychological Qualification Pathway¬†
  • Other: Recommended pathway to registration in Australia for Overseas Qualified Psychologists¬†

Preparing for Psychological Practice
(Part 2)

I am looking for work, where do I start? 
This 3 part series commences by helping you identify where to look for the right roles and what those roles should include. We will explore the role requirements in the differing pathways to registration so you are informed on what to look for and most importantly, why! 

Once you know what to look for it is important to ensure that your application and online profile give you the best chance of success. We will discuss the important considerations, how to leverage your experience, how to gain experience, along with a range of hints and tips to get your application stand out. 

Finally, we will start to prepare for that important first interview. What to look for before you attend, ways to build confidence and ensure you have the tools that allow you to present your best self when you are in the room. Interviews go both ways so it's important you ask all the right questions before making the decision to commence a role. 


Initial Semi Structured Interview
(Part 3)

How do I know what do do when I have my first client? 
Conducting your first session with a client can be daunting for even a high performing student. In this e-seminar, you will learn about conducting effective semi-structured initial interviews. We provide useful tips to assist you in building a strong therapeutic alliance with your adult and child clients while collecting necessary psychosocial information required for you to assess and formulate their presenting issues. You will receive templates to assist you develop your own intake processes. 

This workshop is the first step you will take to prepare for your first work role in psychological practice and will build your confidence before you attend your first interview. 


Case Formulation
(Part 4)

I have gathered sufficient information what do I do next? 
 A case formulation is the hypothesis you will develop about the causes, and continuing influences of your client's psychological, interpersonal, and behavioral problems. It can also be referred to as clinical formulation or problem formulation and is the next step once you have gathered sufficient information from your client. 

In this e-seminar we explore the primary components of case formulation. An overview is provided about the theoretical underpinnings of case formulation including the different approaches. We discuss how to collaboratively conceptualise clients presenting issues in practice and use your formulation to guide treatment planning. Case study examples are provided as part of the inclusions for this workshop. 


Treatment Planning
(Part 5)

How do I give the treatment plan the best chance of success? 
In this professional development e-seminar we discuss issues pertaining to treatment planning. The workshop will commence with an overview of key ethical considerations for treatment planning as well as ideas for incorporating diagnostic assessments and symptom screening, to assist in informing the selection and delivery of evidence-based therapies. Finally, You will receive examples of how to structure your sessions and how to plan for treatment termination and relapse prevention.