Online Community for Early-Career Psychologists
Are you a provisional psychologist, registrar or early career psychologist looking for a safe and like minded community where you can learn and build your skills? Let me tell you about what I have created.
Being a psychologist can be isolating. Unlike other professions, we can't go home at the end of the day and unpack the complexities of our role with others. Having other psychologists at the same stage of their career as you around you who just 'get it' is essential. This is why I over the time AM Psychology has existed I have always emphasised and cultivated community.
Following successfully hosting a vibrant and large Facebook group for over a year for early-carer psychologists, I decided to take this community to the next level. I have created a safe and secure platform away from social media (accessible via desktop and an app) where you can step in, drown out the noise, and connect authentically with others. As of December 2023, we have over 200 members in this community.
Let me tell you about what you can expect in this platform.
Video Podcast Series
My video podcast series is exclusive to this online platform. Each month I release a new episode where I have interviewed a notable psychologist about their area of practice. To keep it interesting I ensure to choose from a broad range of practice areas and deliver this in an informative and engaging style. Some of the topics we have coming up include: Chronic illness; Neurodivergence; Starting a private practice; Sex therapy; Working with children and developmental assessments; Eco-psychology; Treating Insomnia; Men's mental health; Forensic Psychology: Working with offenders; Queer and Gender Affirming therapy; and so much more!
Most of these episodes can be counted as CPD (so long as they fit with your learning plan).
Clinical Resource Library
Included on my platform is a library filled with bite-sized training videos and clinical resources I have developed exclusively for this platform. They are not resources or trainings I sell anywhere else.
What is particularly exciting is that I continue to add to this library twice per month. Each month I put out a poll to the group and you all get to vote on what resources you would like me to develop next for the platform!
Monthly Book Club
Each month my community chooses a book (typically with a psychology based theme) to read. We get together on a group video call every month to discuss the chosen book of the month. It is informal and casual and has been a fun way of connecting with others through shared interests.
Exam Prep Tuesday
'Exam Prep Tuesday' is a weekly service I run for those who are preparing for the National Psychology Exam. Each week I post a new exam-style question, everyone comments their guess, and then at the end of the day I provide the correct answer with the rationale. This has been a great learning exercise and many have found this a valuable way of learning and preparing for the National Psychology Exam.
I have spent time creating rooms to suit everyone's interests. This means when you join the community you can 'opt in' and 'opt out' of spaces according to your interests. At the present time we have rooms for:
-National Psychology Exam support
-Neurodiversity Affirming interest group
-Open Discussion Forum
-Post Registration Life
I am always open to suggestions for new rooms based on members requests.
My platform is by invite-only. I take the time to verify every applicant to uphold the integrity of the group. I do this because I want this platform to feel safe and authentic and different to what is typically experienced in online social media groups. I have a strict anti-bullying policy and when you show up in my space you are doing so with your real name, profile pictures, knowing that everyone there has had their AHPRA numbers verified. There are strictly no employers or supervisors allowed in my space to ensure everyone feels comfortable to talk openly.
So, what's the catch? Nothing, really. I have priced the platform incredibly low at $7.50 per week and this helps me cover the cost of running the platform. I have done this because I am genuinely passionate about supporting you on your journey. I wanted a space where you can learn and build your skills, access affordable CPD, and most importantly connect with a community of like-minded psychologists.
There are strictly no lock in contracts, cancel any time with no questions asked. Promise. To make sure it is the right fit for you I also offer a 4-day free trial so you can get a feel for the platform before you commit.
There are also options to access the community at a cheaper rate if you opt to pay monthly, six monthly, or annually.
Sound good? Apply on the link below. I look forward to connecting with you!