This is a blog of my experience working towards becoming a psychologist. Having completed Honours, the forth year extension to undergraduate studies, I am a minimum of two years from becoming a registered psychologist. I have a wide variety of research interests, and am also strongly drawn to clinical work. I really don’t know what my professional career will involve Hopefully my journey, whatever it end up looking like, will be an interesting one for others to learn from.
But the path to becoming a psychologist is not just about the nature of the next educational decision. I think that to be the most effective psychologist I can be, that it’s equally important to develop as a person, as someone with wisdom who lives in integrity with their values. As someone who is curious about people, their behaviour, their relationships, their experiences and their lives.
This blog will be about both dimensions of my becoming a psychologist. It feels a lot more comfortable to share only the intellectual aspect of the journey. But I’m convinced that authentically sharing the personal aspect will be of enough benefit to others to make the vulnerability worth it.