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The Young Psychologist Programme

Live Online or In-Person Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
27th - 28th February 2021

Starts at 10.00am

Starts at 10.00am

In Person Date Only
13th - 14th March 2021

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Psychologist Programme gives students aged 15-18 an immersive experience of Psychology through a series of role-plays, seminars, simulations and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced psychologists over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’.

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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Internship 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 Fee, Format & Options

            You can choose to attend the programme either in-person at UCL or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

            Programme Fee:

            ‘Live Online’: £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £165/student for both days.

            In-Person: £295 for both days (we cannot offer a 1-day-only option for in-person due to Covid-19 prevention measures we have in place)

            Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

            Timetable

            DAY ONE: CLINICAL & BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

            DAY TWO: FORENSIC & SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

            DAY ONE: CLINICAL & BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY

            10.00amThe World of a Psychologist

            - Psychology as an understanding of human experience
            - Psychology and its various disciplines
            - The pressure and expectations

            10.30amThe Clinical Psychologist

            - Coaching by clinical psychologists on how to effectively connect with your patients during therapy
            - Analyse psychological conditions using cognitive behavioural therapy

            12.00pmLunch Break

            12.45pmThe Clinical Psychologist

            - Recommend the best treatment plan for your patient

            1.30pmThe 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
            - Analyse personality types in the work place and consult on best hiring practices

            2.15pmThe 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
            - Understand the importance of humanising business

            3.00pmCareer 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

            3.30pmPanel Discussion

            - Live panel Q&A with psychologists from various disciplines
            - Key questions answered
            - Receive valuable advice

            4.30pmClose

            *exact programme format subject to change without notice.

            DAY TWO: FORENSIC & SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

            10.00amThe 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

            10.30amThe Forensic Psychologist

            - Consult with police during a high-stakes hostage negotiation
            - Assess the psychological state of a criminal
            - Design a successful rehabilitation plan for the criminal

            12.15pmLunch Break

            1.00pmThe Forensic Psychologist

            - Carry out a post-treatment risk assessment with the criminal
            - Decide on whether he should be released or not and be prepared to be cross examined by the parole board

            2.00pmThe 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

            3.00pmCareer 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

            3.30pmPanel Discussion

            - Live panel Q&A with psychologists from various disciplines
            - Key questions answered
            - Receive valuable advice

            4.30pmClose

            *exact programme format subject to change without notice

            Venue & Dates

            Live Online or In-Person

            27th - 28th February 2021 / 13th - 14th March 2021

            Live Online: 27th - 28th February 2021 

            In-Person: 13th - 14th March 2021

            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.

            COVID-19

            The in-person programme will be run with strict Covid-19 prevention measures in place which have been modelled on the government’s guidelines for prevention in educational settings. You can view our measures here. In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is completely cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ programme and be refunded the difference in price.

            Testimonials

            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.

            Support

            If you are trying to register and the registration box is not appearing it is likely because of firewall restrictions on your desktop device. You may wish to try on your mobile device instead. Alternatively, please email info@investin.org with details of the programme you want to register for. We will reserve your place immediately and send you a link to pay by card online.

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