The Young Psychologist Programme

The Young Psychologist Programme

London • Ages 15-18

17th - 18th October / 14th - 15th November 2020
University College, London (UCL) OR Live & Online

The Young Psychologist Programme takes students aged 15-18 on an immersive exploration through the inner workings of the human mind. You will take part in a series of interactive simulations, seminars and Q&A sessions under the guidance of successful psychologists from some of the profession’s most interesting areas: clinical, forensic, business and sports psychology.

The programme includes an opportunity for you to understand the psychological state of a criminal about to stand trial and use cognitive behavioural therapy to treat patients*.

The programme takes place over two days – Saturday dedicated to "Clinical & Business Psychology" and Sunday to "Forensic & Sports Psychology". You can choose to attend either one or both days. 

You can also choose to attend this programme EITHER in-person (at UCL) OR live online (via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform).

Attendance will give you an edge over other aspiring psychologists in the race for the best jobs and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your UCAS application.

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HIGHLIGHTS
 

    An Immersive Experience of Psychology:

    • Expert psychologists will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including: 
    • Advising police during a live hostage negotiation
    • Communicating effectively with patients during a CBT session 
    • Deploying psychological techniques to win the "hearts and minds" of consumers
    • Devising a 'game plan' for a sports team to enhance players’ performance on match day

    Career Coaching for Future Psychologists:

    • You will be trained on how to fulfil your career ambitions in psychology
    • An action plan of how to gain get to the top, starting now
    • Coaching by experts on A-level/IB, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; application and interview techniques

        An Audience With Top Psychologists:

        • Q&A time with a panel of high-ranking psychologists to ask your burning questions
        • Psychologists from the following areas of expertise: clinical, forensic, business and sports
        • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

          Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

          • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, research, communication, and real-life application of theoretical concepts
          • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

          *Patients will be played by actors. Mental health data is fictionalised but based on the real experiences of our professional psychologists

          Programme Format & Options:

          The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. A full timetable can be found below. You can choose to attend this programme EITHER in-person (at UCL) OR online (via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform). Both options are identical in content and are delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions.

          The in-person programme takes place in a UCL lecture hall. The online programme involves the same content as the in-person one and offers the same opportunities to interact with our professionals.

          The in-person and online options take place on different dates; you can decide which one to register for. Full dates and locations are listed further down this page.

          Programme Fee:

          In-Person Programme

          £135/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £250/student for both days. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

          Online Programme

          £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days. Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

          For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

            TIMETABLE
            DAY ONE: CLINICAL & BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY
            11.00am The World of a Psychologist - Psychology as an understanding of human experience
            - Psychology and its various disciplines
            - The pressure and expectations
            11.30am The Clinical Psychologist - Coaching by clinical psychologists on how to effectively connect with your patients during therapy
            - Analyse psychological conditions using cognitive behavioural therapy
            - Recommend the best treatment plan for your patient
            1.30pm Lunch Break
            2.30pm The Business Psychologist: Organisational Psychology - Explore the psychology which underpins successful organisations
            - Analyse case studies of companies who got it right and those who didn’t
            - Consult on policies to generate effective and sustainable performance from your organisation and its individuals
            3.15pm The Business Psychologist: Consumer Psychology - Learn how blue-chip companies deploy psychological techniques to win your business
            - Identify the habits and desires of a business’s customer base
            - Devise winning brand and marketing strategies
            4.00pm Career Coaching: Clinical & Business - Your path to becoming a successful psychologist, starting now
            - A-level/IB, university & subject choices
            - How to get the most impressive work experience
            4.45pm Panel Discussion - Live panel Q&A with psychologists from various disciplines
            - Key questions answered
            - Receive valuable advice
            5.30pm Close

            *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

            DAY TWO: FORENSIC & SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
            11.00am The Future of Psychology - Explore the role of Psychologists in fields as varied as crime prevention, climate change and user experience
            - Psychology and VR: understand how cutting-edge technology is at the forefront of developments in the industry
            - Understand the range of career opportunities available to you
            11.30am The Forensic Psychologist - Assess the psychological state of a murderer in a criminal law trial
            - Consult with police during a high-stakes hostage negotiation
            - Coaching by forensic psychologists on how to serve as an expert witness in court
            1.30pm Lunch Break
            2.00pm The Sports Psychologist - Advise a sports team, implementing strategies to improve teamwork and performance
            - Learn how to best support athletes to cope with intense pressure and problems with focus
            - Coaching by experienced sports psychologists on how to create a winning game plan for match day
            4.00pm Career Coaching: Forensic & Sports - Your path to becoming a successful psychologist, starting now
            - A-level/IB, university & subject choices
            - How to get the most impressive work experience
            4.45pm Panel Discussion - Live panel Q&A with psychologists from various disciplines
            - Key questions answered
            - Receive valuable advice
            5.30pm Close

            *exact programme format subject to change without notice

            Venue & Dates

            Live & Online: 17th October - 18th October 2020

            You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

            Live & In-Person: 14th - 15th November 2020

            University College, London (UCL)
            The Cruciform Building
            Gower Street
            London
            WC1E 6BT
            United Kingdom

            Click here to see a map

            WHO CAN ATTEND?

            This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

            There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

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            We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.

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