Exploring Careers in Clinical and Counselling Psychology – Feb 4, 2013

Exploring Careers in Clinical and Counselling Psychology – Feb 4, 2013



The Department of Psychology recently held a career event for our undergraduate students. Exploring Careers in Clinical and Counselling Psychology involved a panel of experts considering questions such as: How can a degree help you to prepare for a career in psychological services or related areas? What resources and supports are available? What can you be doing now to gain experience? During the session, students had the opportunity to hear stories, receive suggestions, and ask questions from the following professionals:

Manal Guirguis-Younger
Professor in the School of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality, Saint Paul University

Ian Manion
Executive Director, Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Mental Health

Annmarie Nicholson
Director, Volunteer Services, Royal Ottawa Hospital

Alia Offman
Private Practice; Instructor & Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University

Holly Peters
Employment Advisor, Co-op and Career Services, Carleton University

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February 20, 2013 / 16 Comments / by / in
  • I was in class when this happenned…thanks for posting this 😀

  • This is absolutely amazing, so inspirational and I wish I had seen this earlier in my university career. I am all of a sudden motivated to study! Thank you, I really needed this!

  • I'm only thirty minutes into this and already loving it! Thank for posting this!

  • The panel was a wealth of knowledge! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Thank you so much for sharing this video to the public 🙂 
    Highly appreciated and greatly useful. 

  • Only 30 minutes in, but this video is probably a good example of survivor bias. These people are probably extremely driven, intelligent, and lucky – three qualities most people are probably not.  As a psychology major in the science program (not arts) I see a lot of interest by younger people and subsequently a high degree reassessment rate (people dropping this major). Graduate programs in the science fields are extremely competitive and notoriously difficult to "go all the way."

    Beware, there are far more people that do not make it than do.

  • I always feel there is so much ambiguity in this career, which makes it so difficult to actually become a clinical psychologist. Whereas if you go into psychiatry it is much more direct, albeit longer.

  • Thank you so much for posting this.

  • Thank you for posting this… it was very informative.

  • Thank you so much for posting this. This really placed some many unanswered
    questions into perspective

  • SG1

    Thank you for the post… I have had a lot of questions and doubt about certain programs and which ways to turn in regards to education and work experience, but this has clarified a lot for me… Let the learning begin!!!

  • Im going through tones of confusion, questioning whether im on the right path with my masters degree and watching this really helped me the F**k calm down and realise that i dont necessarily have to "go all the way" (even though that was my initial plan going into my current masters degree). Psychology programmes get tougher to get into with each stage and this video showed me that i just need to chill, keep exploring my options and my stars will surely align, there is no way that all these years of studying could go to waste.

    THANK YOU for sharing

  • Thank you for posting this! -MA

  • I would like to enroll for my PhD in Clinical Psychology (Mental Health Stream/Specialization). I know Texila for a decade now.

  • d Bhoomesh very nice

  • JT

    This was so enlightening and super enriching for me as someone figuring out what I want to do! So much information from people who have been in your shoes…definitely the best two hours I've put into myself in a while! Thank you for posting this 🙂

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