Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Elaine MacDonald from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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  Elaine MacDonald

Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!

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TR001-WR
Arts (subject option: World Religions and Theology)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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4 Years
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420 580*

2015 Points

420 580

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Study as a single honour subject (TR008) or in combination with one other subject within the two - subject moderatorship (TSM) programme. TSM is a joint honours programme; both subjects are studied for three years and one subject only is studied in the fourth and final year.


 
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This course is part of a Two-Subject Moderatorship (TSM). Follow this link for specific subject requirements and CAO application codes

The following are the CAO codes used for CAO applications to specific two-subject combinations for TCD from 2015:
CAO Code Title Points 2015
TR133  World Religions and Theology/Classical Civilisation  420
TR136  World Religions and Theology/English Literature  530*
TR137  World Religions and Theology/French  420
TR139  World Religions and Theology/German  435
TR140  World Religions and Theology/Greek  420
TR142  World Religions and Theology/History  515*
TR143  World Religions and Theology/History of Art and Architecture  440
TR144  World Religions and Theology/Modern Irish  420
TR146  World Religions and Theology/Latin  N/A
TR149  World Religions and Theology/Philosophy  435
TR150  World Religions and Theology/Psychology  580*
TR151  World Religions and Theology/Russian  420
TR152  World Religions and Theology/Sociology  470*
TR153  World Religions and Theology/Spanish  475*
TR102  Ancient History and Archaeology/World Religions and Theology  420
TR156  Early Irish/World Religions and Theology  515
TR310  Film Studies/World Religions and Theology  455*

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Careers outcome will be influenced by the combing subjects selected, art critic, research, exhibition management.



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