Helping provisional psychologists

Welcome to our first blog – Becoming a psychologist

Hello and Welcome to the Provisional Psychologist Hub (PPH)! PPH is founded by myself, Leza Sullivan and Susie Upton, Psychologists, Board Approved Supervisors and Psychology Practice Owners. Both Susie and myself completed the 4+2 pathway to become fully registered psychologists. We remember only to well how hard that journey was to full registration but equally we know how valuable the learning experience is (although it felt like the steepest learning curve!).

I remember so vividly my first client – an adult male with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who was on court ordered medication following criminal charges for arson. To say I was overwhelmed was an understatement. I remember saying to my supervisor – ‘what do I do, I don’t even know what I am suppose to ask at intake!’ I remember the look of concern in her eyes – like ‘what do you mean you don’t know what to do at intake’. I felt completely unprepared for this role, a role...

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