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Getting Started as Women in Psychology RECORDING ONLY

Event number: 18732
1.5 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Chair Carmel O'Brien, Panel Dr. Alexis Kambouropoulos, Natasha Vanags-Smith, Ursula Benstead, Heather Gridley

Please note this is a recording of a Webinar held 7 June 2017

This webinar will provide an opportunity for emerging psychologists to gain an understanding of the process of transitioning from study to practice and employment.  Panellists with a thorough knowledge of the paths to registration and to commencing as a practitioner.  

This webinar introduces new members, especially students and recent graduates, to the psychology profession, and explores some of the issues facing women as beginning psychologists. Participants are encouraged to send in questions for the panel ahead of time about any starting out issues, including:

  • Paths to registration: 4+2, 5+1, Masters and Doctorate degrees
  • Managing the transition process from graduate to practitioner
  • Requirements for PsyBA registration/endorsement and APS membership/college membership
  • Finding work as a provisionally registered psychologist (private practice, agency work, academia, etc.)
  • Fair play in the volunteer and professional training sectors
  • Getting started in private practice – or not?
  • Supervision and mentoring
  • Membership of the Women and Psychology Interest Group
  • There will also be opportunities during the live webinar to register questions for the panel.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this activity participants will have

  • Practical strategies for approaching study and employment, and explain issues to be considered when establishing a counselling practice.   This will include issues related to supervision and ethics.


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About the presenter(s)

Carmel O'Brien: Convenor, Women and Psychology Interest Group
Dr. Alexis Kambouropoulos: Cairnmillar Institute
Natasha Vanags-Smith: Early career psychologist currently working as a youth mental health clinician at Headspace
Ursula Benstead: Psychologist in Private Practice and in the community service sector
Heather Gridley: Manager of Public Interest, APS. Former Lecturer VUT

Online registration


Start date: 7/6/2017
End date: 1/12/2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm


WPIG subscriber $10
WPIG student subscriber $10
APS member $40
APS student member $10
Non APS member $40

Registration closes 6 June 2017


APS - Women and Psychology Interest Group - National Committee
Contact Carmel O'Brien