Welcome to We All Wear it Differently, a podcast for early career psychologists. This is a welcome message and some background information about why I've started this podcast and what I'm hoping you'll all get out of it!
My mission is to create and provide a podcast interview series that informs, motivates and inspires early career psychologists (including psychology students) by exposing them to the broad and diverse world of psychology through the eyes of those who have come before them!
Training in psychology is dynamic, challenging, at times fun, and a lot of the time very hard work. In my experience, and that of many of my colleagues, sometimes this hard work – juggling course work, placements, research, and life stuff – can leave us feeling overwhelmed. In addition, our perfectionist tendencies (a psychologist trait we all know and love) can have a paradoxical effect and we sometimes finish our training lacking confidence and questioning our skills.
Staying motivated, passionate and engaged is important for enjoyment as well as success in your early career. I’ve found that talking and listening to experienced psychologists about their career journey really helped me to stay focussed and motivated to complete my training and work towards a career in psychology I’m passionate about. Not only that, our profession is so diverse, so I'm hoping you'll discover lesser known fields and learn about opportunities that await you! This is basically the stuff I wish I'd been listening to when I was training.
So have a listen and thanks so much for joining me on this journey.
Oh yeah – and make sure you subscribe to the podcast on your favourite podcast player to make sure you never miss an episode.
Wear it Differently!